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Artificial Intelligence & Political Campaigns (Part 1)

Here in the United States, one of the most popular and most attended events to watch are the Presidential Elections that take place every...
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Rwanda’s Deadline to Upgrade to e-Passport Extended to 2022

Analogue (non-electronic) Rwandan passports will no longer be valid effective 28 June 2022. This is one year beyond the original deadline of 28 June...

Strategies for Optimizing Planchettes

Introduction Prior work on security fiber optimization discussed security fiber characteristics and combinations of diverse security fiber types together in one substrate.  Planchettes are tiny...

11 Principles for Interoperable Digital IDs

The Digital Identity Working Group (DIWG) has published a set of 11 principles to guide the development of interoperable digital identity programs. The DIWG...

Why Secure Coding is Key for Small Businesses (Part 1)

Today’s small businesses (SMBs) are launching a plethora of web-based apps not only to make their tools easier for customers to access, but also...

Banknote-like Print Honors Czech Hockey Legend Jágr

Czech hockey legend Jaromír Jágr is being feted with a commemorative print in the form of a banknote bearing his likeness and illustrating his...

Field Test of a “Digital Nightclub App” in the UK

Age verification company 1account has launched a pilot program of the 1account ID app at the Tru Nightclub in Camberley, Surrey in the United Kingdom. 1account claims:...

What’s the Status of the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill?

(Image shown is one artist’s imagining of the Harriet Tubman banknote.) Every February, Americans celebrate Presidents Day as well as Black History Month. This seems...

Medical Devices at Risk for Cyberattacks

With the Cybersecurity world focused on Phishing, attacks to Critical Infrastructure, and Ransomware, there is one area that is just as vulnerable, perhaps more:...

IRS Gets Backlash Over Plan to Use Facial Recognition Tech

Late last year, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it would implement facial recognition technology to authenticate the identity of people creating...

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,...

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...