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Gesture biometrics

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According to media reports, gesture-based biometrics are evolving rapidly, their usage primarily being associated with mobile devices and near field communications (NFC). The concept...

Changes in border control

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All over Europe the face of border control at airports is changing. The conventional checkpoints with border officers in inspection booths are gradually being...

The Estonian ID card

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The idea of an Estonian national identity document in the shape of a card came up back in 1997. As a young generation and...

Current aspects in machine authentication of security documents

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In part 1 of this publication Ulrich Schneider and Uwe Seidel discussed the current situation regarding the application of machine authentication systems to security...

Avoiding amorphousness

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Since the start of the century, the dramatically increased need for adequate border protection and control as well as for effective identification procedures in...

Personalization of ID documents

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Laser marking of ID documents is increasing. Mandated in European Union driving licences, selected by governments on every continent to personalise over one fifth...

Mobile biometrics

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Modern mobile devices such as smartphones are equipped with a variety of sensors, ranging from motion measurement and GPS to biometric sensors. Some experts...

LIVE BLOG: Oklahoma Mobile ID App Decommissioned and more news…

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To find news about a specific state, click on the state abbreviation here: For news about a specific US Territory, click on the US...

Greece Has Begun Issuing a New Generation Passport

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Greece has launched a New Generation Passport, with a new design and advanced security features. The Hellenic Police Headquarters, National Passport and Secure Document...

Solomon Islands’ Sophisticated New 50 & 100 Dollar Banknotes

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The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has issued new, upgraded $50 and $100 banknotes. The new notes have been in circulation since December 28, 2023. The traditions...

China’s 2024 Lunar New Year Commemorative Banknote

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In preparation for the 2024 Lunar New Year on February 10th, The People’s Bank of China began issuing new 20 Yuan commemorative banknotes last...

The Rarest Passports of the Modern Era

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As headline news highlights the world’s most powerful passports, two passports quietly exist as the world’s rarest passports: the diplomatic and service passports of...