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Artificial Intelligence & Political Campaigns (Part 1)

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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?

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(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

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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

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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...

Kenya Kicks Off Digital Identity Pilot Program [Update]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...