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Holography for ID security

In the face of continued reports about fake identity documents and the ‘skills’ of counterfeiters to reproduce passports, driving licenses and other official papers...

3D Printing, counterfeiting and risk

Joel Zlotnick, Elizabeth Gil, Jordan Brough and Troy Eberhardt In recent years, 3D printing technologies have been increasingly adopted for a wide range of product...

Digital identities

Multiple states in the United States and multiple countries in the European Union have been working on digital identity apps. Governments around the world...

Recent impact in Optical Machine Authentication

Continuing our trilogy on optical machine authentication (previous parts please see Keesing issues 57 and 58 ), this article focusses on future perspectives...

Mobile Identity

The Virtual ID is the Dutch initiative for a non-physical identity credential. The goal of the Virtual ID is to become a mobile representation...

Driving mobile services

If you’ve hired a car in the UK over the last few years, you will have probably been asked for a ‘check code’ by...

Facial identity verification

The scientific study of facial identification in Psychology is of practical relevance to security operations and police investigations in which establishing the identity of...

Sometimes Nature Trumps Tradition in ID Document Design

While the world increasingly runs on technology, nature is making an unexpected appearance in some countries’ passports and other ID documents. Portraits of monarchs...

Suriname Adds SRD 200 and SRD 500 Denomination Banknotes

The Central Bank of Suriname has added two new denominations to the country’s family of banknotes. The new notes, SRD 200 and SRD 500,...

Zimbabwe Unveils a New Family of Banknotes: The “ZiG”

Effective April 8, 2024, Zimbabwe has a new family of banknotes nicknamed Zig, which stands for “Zimbabwe Gold.” The ZiG currency replaces a Zimbabwean...

Peru Adds a 200-Soles Note to Its Newest Banknote Family

Peru’s newest family of banknotes now has a new member: the 200-soles note, which was put into circulation in December 2023. The Central Reserve...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois allows gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses and ID cards

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