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The Kingdom of Tonga Issues a New Banknote Series

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) launched Tonga’s latest series of banknotes on December 4, 2023, commemorating the birthday of the Kingdom’s King...

Morocco Issues a Redesigned 100-Dirham Banknote

The Central Bank of Morocco (Bank Al-Maghrib) has issued a redesigned version of its 100-Dirham banknote, ushering in a new family of banknotes. The new...

UK Government To Roll Out eVisas Throughout 2024

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) are developing a digital immigration system by replacing physical documents with the eVisa, which is an online record of...

Austria is Now Issuing a New Generation Passport

Beginning December 1, 2023, Austria began accepting applications for its new-and-improved passport. The Austrian government worked with experts from the Ministry of the Interior,...

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...

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...

Security Banknote Hologram Wins International Trade Award

An advanced banknote showcasing the best in micromirror and hologram integration, has won the ‘Best Applied Security Product’ category at the Excellence in Holography...

Provisional Agreement on European Digital ID Reached

The Council of the European Union issued the following press release on November 9, 2023. With a view to ensuring a trusted and secure...

Biometric Technologies of the Future: Gait Recognition

Gait recognition is the next potential biometric which is being looked at very closely as a viable technology of the future. Gait recognition, simply...

LIVE BLOG: US Virgin Islands’ new Limited-Purpose DL, ID card for non-citizens

To find news about a specific state, click on the state abbreviation here: For news about a specific US Territory, click on the US...

New State-of-the-Art Banknote Security Feature: Nanoswitch™

On July 20, 1969, more than 500 million people around the world watched the Moon landing, the “great leap for mankind.” This was a...

The Evolution of Veridos’ New Lumen ID Echo Security Feature

Earlier this year, Veridos, a global leader in identity solutions, delivered the new state-of-the-art Macau Electronic ID which includes the company’s new Lumen ID...

Argentina Releases a New 10,000-Pesos Banknote

The Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA) put a new $10,000 banknote into circulation on May 7, 2024. Argentina’s ongoing high inflation necessitated...

The Menace of Deepfakes: Part 2

In a previous article, Cyber expert Ravi Das defined Deepfakes, the algorithms behind them, and the damage they can inflict on their victims. Here...