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Security Holograms Win at International Awards

New optical authentication solutions for a high denomination African banknote and an ID document were joint winners at the Excellence in Holography Awards 2022,...

Bank of Central African States Launches Redesigned Banknotes

The Bank of Central African States (BEAC) put into circulation a new series of redesigned XAF (franc) banknotes on 15 December 2022, to celebrate...

Barbados Puts 2022 Banknote Series Into Circulation

On December 5, 2022, the Central Bank of Barbados put a new series of banknotes into circulation. The new notes represent the following denominations:...

Technology Protects E-Passports From Quantum Computer Attacks

Ground-breaking security controller technology from global semiconductor developer Infineon Technologies protects the biometric and demographic data contained in an e-passport from both conventional and quantum computer...

IN Groupe Unveils Seychelles’ New Biometric Passport

Renewal of a 20-year partnership IN Groupe has been a privileged partner of the Seychelles government for over 20 years and has won the latest...

Social Media in the Workplace (Part 3)

So far, this series has explained how a the use of social of media makes a business vulnerable to Cyberattackers but how a social...

Swiss Passport Gets a Fresh Design, Modern Security Features

Switzerland has a new passport, issued by the Swiss government starting October 31, 2022, featuring a fresh new design that blends aesthetics with cutting-edge...

New Nigerian Banknotes with Modified Colours, Security Ink

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled modified banknotes in the denominations of 200, 500, and 1,000 Naira. The new banknotes will be...

The Use of Social Media in the Workplace (Part 2)

A previous article explained that while social media has transformed the way companies promote their products and services, it also makes them a target...

10 Interesting Passport Facts To Share

 Click on the to view the slideshow fullscreen. Learn about Tom Topol’s new e-book, Let Pass or Die: Passport History (2nd Edition)

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...