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Civil registration Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The civil register of Bosnia and Herzegovina was introduced to enable citizens to obtain their breeder documents in any municipality rather than just the...

Advances in holography

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Holography dates back to 1947, when Hungarian/British scientist Dennis Gabor working at British Thomson-Houston in London discovered the principle of holography while working to...

Wanted: Look alikes

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We live in a time where ID documents are authenticated more and more frequently, with the chip becoming an increasingly popular security feature. Prior...

Transforming transportation with technology

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The widespread prevalence of technology has permeated the airport business, especially when it comes to transaction handling. Everyday transactions have become more efficient thanks...

The world is flat

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It was in 2003 when I bought my first old passport at a flea market in Kyoto, Japan. It was a wonderful Japanese document...

US Biometric and Identity Intelligence Programme

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The advancements in modern forensic capabilities have enabled law enforcement officials to quickly identify the details of who caused an incident and how it...

Does money make you ill?

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Let’s face it: money is dirty. As banknotes are passed from hand to hand, people are exchanging not only a form of payment, but...

Identity, Authority and Attribution System

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A model is a metaphor; a construct of philosophical indirection that is especially useful in understanding new and/or complex concepts. It can be quite...

Surplus to requirements

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The first electronic passports were issued more than eight years ago. Many thought that the introduction of e-Passports would signal the demise of traditional...

Mobile biometrics

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Today, there is a variety of smartphones on the market. For many people, the smartphone has become an essential part of their professional and...

Kenya Kicks Off Digital Identity Pilot Program [Update]

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Update: Just a month after Kenya launched the rollout its new digital identity pilot program, the country’s High Court has ordered the process be...

The UAE Introduces a New 500-Dirham Polymer Banknote

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The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has announced the issuance of a new AED 500 (500-Dirham) banknote made of polymer. The announcement came...

Biometric Technologies of the Future: Earlobe Recognition

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Expert author Ravi Das has, in previous articles, described DNA recognition and Gait recognition as physical biometric technologies of the future. Here, he presents...

Argentina Upgrades Its Relatively New 2,000-Pesos Banknote

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On November 7, just months after issuing its first 2,000-pesos banknote, the Banco Central de la República Argentina (BCRA) has put into circulation an...

Busted: Belgian-Greek Network Smuggling Migrants with fake IDs

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The following news story was released by Europe’s Border Security Report earlier this month. Authorities in Belgium and Greece have dismantled a network that was...