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Tracking issues in travel documents

The technical standards for machine readable travel documents (MRTDs) have existed for nearly four decades, as originally published by the International Civil Aviation Organization...

Security by Design: Split Fountains Redux

Joel Zlotnick, Jordan Brough and Troy Eberhardt Reverse engineering of document artwork is a critical prepress activity for sophisticated counter­feiters that print by offset lithography...

Will Brexit lead to regained sovereignty?

When on 23 June 2016 a small majority of the UK voters voted in favor of leaving the EU – in fact on the dissolution...

Can the grid protect us from terror?

In the aftermath of horrific events such as the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Nice, Manchester, Kabul and London or anywhere else, many of...

Internet of Things

The digitalisation of industrial processes dominates the present industrial developments and has started to change our lives dramatically. On the way to self-organising factories,...

Optical security media

Increasing the security and utility of national identity programmes is one of the most pressing concerns of governments around the world, driving the evolution...

Science delivers input for identity domain

The organisation and management of a country’s national identity infrastructure and of identity information by companies and institutions requires the constant attention of both...

Blockchain technology

In 2008, a white paper titled ‘Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System’ mysteriously appeared under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Said paper explained the infrastructure...

The future of identity management

Being able to prove one’s identity is a prerequisite for administrative, social and economic inclusion in the modern world. Citizens lacking a recognised form...

Augmentiq

AUGMENTIQ is an independent con­sultancy practice specialising in delivering innovation and strategic advice to enhance security at airports, ports and international borders. We work...

LIVE BLOG: Florida terminates its Smart ID mobile app and more news…

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

UAE Extends Passport Validity to 10 Years for Adults Age 21+

The validity of United Arab Emirates passport for citizens aged 21 years and older has been extended from the present five years to 10 years from...

Why Corporate Boards Should Prioritize Minors’ Data Privacy

Whether your company wants to let kids in or keep them out, companies must now comply with expanding digital privacy and safety laws set...

King Charles III Banknotes Due Out June 5, 2024 [Updated]

Early this year, we published this preview of the U.K.'s new banknotes featuring a portrait of King Charles III. The new banknotes went into...

Japan’s New Banknote Series

In 2022, we published a preview of Japan's new family of banknotes. The new notes were released on July 3, 2024. Here we have...