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OneButtonPIN: Authentication Tool for the Visually Impaired

Academics from University of Waterloo and Rochester Institute of Technology have addressed the limitations of the most common biometric modalities, developing a new authentication...

What are the key features of a modern electronic passport?

Over the last years, more and more countries decided to switch to polycarbonate for the data page of their new electronic passports. The main...

Global Passport Fees in 2023

Passports are a necessity in today's global world, and so are the fees someone has to pay for a travel document. In the best...

Jordan Launches New Banknote Series with 1 Dinar Note

The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) is redesigning and upgrading its banknotes for the first time since 2002. In the new (fifth) series, the...

Isorg FAP30 Optical Fingerprint Sensor Certified by FBI

Limoges, France, January 9, 2023 – Isorg, a pioneer in Organic PhotoDetectors (OPDs) and large area image sensors, today announces the FBI certification of...

Physical and Behavioral Biometric Technologies: Part 2

We kicked off this series with an overview of two methods used to verify an individual's identity: physical biometrics and behavioral biometrics. Armed with...

Upgraded $10 Bahamian Banknote Breezes Into Circulation

On December 15, 2022, the Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBB) put into circulation an upgraded version of the $10 banknote, making it the latest...

2023: Year of Europe’s single digital ID wallet

The new year, 2023, has officially begun, so what’s in the pipeline for our partners in identity? The much-talked-about arrival of a single European ID...

Physical & Behavioral Biometric Technologies: Part 1

Today’s biometric technologies are sophisticated methods of proving the identity of an individual. These technologies fall into two broad categories: physical biometrics and behavioral...

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...