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brexit campaign

UK campaign for travel after Brexit

The United Kingdom’s government has launched a new campaign to help its citizens who wish to travel to the European Union after the Brexit...
real id

All US states now REAL ID-compliant

After more than 15 years since the REAL ID Act was passed, all 50 US states are now in full compliance issuing these cards. The...
social media

Part 2: Cybersecurity risks of social media

In this article, we continue with the theme of examining the threat vectors that are posed to social media platforms. Read Part 1 of...
eu id

EU wants e-ID for citizens

European Union leaders will reportedly ask the European Commission to develop an EU-wide public electronic identification system to access cross-border digital services. EURACTIV reports the...

‘Counterfeiting flourishes in COVID-19 crisis’

New reports stress the dangers of buying fake products online during Covid-19, says a global trade body, which is driving demand for more investment...
portland ban

US city passes extensive facial recognition ban

Portland, Oregon, has banned the use of facial recognition technology by local government – including the police – and businesses such as retail stores,...
dominican republic banknote

Dominican Republic releases new peso note

The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (BCRD) says new DOP 2,000 banknotes have been put in circulation in the country. Dominican newspaper Listin Diario...
biometric scanners

TSA tests biometric ‘self-service’ scanners

The USA’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing a new touchless “self-service” technology that matches a traveller’s live photo with the photo on their...
uk quarantine

UK adds 7 Greek islands to quarantine list

Travellers arriving in England from seven Greek islands will need to self-isolate upon their return. Grant Shapps, UK transport secretary, said holidaymakers returning from Lesvos,...
social media

Part 1: Cybersecurity risks of social media

When one thinks of a cyberattack, very often, the image of a hacker going after servers and databases in order to gain the Personal...

Kenya Kicks Off Digital Identity Pilot Program [Update]

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

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

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

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

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...