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facial recognition

Russian schools get facial recognition cameras

facialFacial recognition-equipped cameras will reportedly be installed in over 43,000 Russian schools, The Moscow Times reports. Cameras have already been installed in over 1,608 schools...
schengen visa

Schengen Visa cost drops for Belarusians

Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office and Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says Belarus and the...
schengen visa

Schengens urged to resume overseas visa operations

The European Commission has urged the Schengen Member States to resume visa operations abroad as soon as possible. Schengen Visa Info reports the commission recommended...
us canada border

Families reunite due to Canada-US exemptions

Families separated on opposite sides of the Canada-US border since mid-March due to the border closure to stop the spread of the COVID-19, are...
spain travel

German travel scheme helps Spain tourism revival

Nearly 11,000 German travellers will visit the Balearic Islands in the next few days as part of a pilot scheme to help revive Spain’s...
eu travel

EU launches website for COVID-19 travel info

The European Commission, executive arm of the European Union, has launched a website to provide up-to-date information on the region’s travel restrictions. CNBC reports the...
covid-19 airports

List of airports marked safe amid COVID-19

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has compiled a list of airports around the world that have taken the necessary measures for lessening the...
artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence & the SOC

Introduction On a daily basis, the news headlines keep pouring out stories about the number of cyberattacks that are taking place. In fact, every day,...
new zealand coronavirus

Borders still closed in ‘virus free’ New Zealand

New Zealand has lifted almost all of its COVID-19 restrictions after reporting no active cases in the country. BBC reports New Zealand has moved to...
uk coronavirus

COVID-19: Many still say no to UK travellers

The majority of the 27 European Union Members States and the four Schengen Associated Countries – Iceland, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein – have said...

US States Embrace mDLs to Fight Fraud Amid Privacy Scrutiny

In an era dominated by smartphones, the necessity of carrying physical driver’s licenses or ID cards may soon become obsolete. Across the United States, the...

LIVE BLOG: AAMVA’s Mobile Driver License Digital Trust Service is Live

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

A Major Milestone for Nigeria’s National ID Card System

Nigeria’s National Identity Management System has reached a significant milestone: It is ready to start issuing multipurpose national ID cards through the self-service online...

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,...