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us immigration

US Homeland Security expands biometric collection

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to expand its use of biometric data for immigration purposes. DHS says it wants to publish...

Holograms for brand protection

Dr Paul Dunn Innovative developments in materials and advanced processes, together with a desire to seek out new applications, ensure commercial holography continues to feature...
taiwan passport

Taiwan releases new passport design

The Taiwanese government has released a new design for the country's passport. The new design highlights the English word for "Taiwan" in the hope it...
facial recognition

US airport to test facial recognition at check-ins

An airport in Atlanta, Georgia, plans to test facial recognition at domestic flight check-in counters. Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the trial at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport forms...
health passport

ROQU Group launches COVID-19 ‘Health Passport’

The Irish-based ROQU Group has launched Health Passport, a world-first digital platform designed to facilitate increased COVID-19 testing for businesses and the public. ROQU Group...
malta id

Malta launches new biometric IDs

Malta is introducing new biometric identity cards for its citizens. Newsbook reports Malta’s IDs will be polycarbonate cards with many security features to prevent tampering. The...
hungary travel

Hungary recloses borders to internationals

Hungary has become the first country in the Schengen Area to reclose its borders for internationals after an increase in the number of COVID-19...

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...