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New 200-Dirham Banknote Celebrates Morocco’s Independence

The Central Bank of Morocco (Bank Al-Maghrib) recently issued a new 200-Dirham banknote to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the country submitting its Manifesto...

New IHMA Security Image Register is Launched

The secure registry of holographic images, established by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) to safeguard hologram copyright and underpin the use of holograms...

The Story Behind MIRAGE™, HID’s Window-based Security Feature

When the Kingdom of Bahrain launched its first ePassport last year, we were fascinated by one of its special components: the MIRAGE™ window-based security...

DOVID Designers at IQ Structures are Supported with AI

IQ Structures, a research and manufacturing organization focused on controlled nanostructures, a member of IQS Group, has started using artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance...

The World’s 25 Most Powerful Passports for 2024 [Update]

Which countries have the world’s most powerful passports? There are several ways to assess this. One measure is the number of countries a holder can...

Philippine National ID & 1,000-Piso Note Win Regional Awards

The PhilSys national ID card (PhilID) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) P1,000 polymer banknote won awards at the 2023 High Security Printing...

A Preview of Kazakhstan’s New Family of Banknotes

Starting this year, the National Bank of Kazakhstan will start rolling out an all-new family of banknotes. The new series of “Saka style” notes...

Argentina Upgrades Its Relatively New 2,000-Pesos Banknote

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...

Top Cybersecurity Incidents of 2023

The trend of Cyberattacks and breaches continued to gain steam in 2023. WeLiveSecurity.com has compiled a report detailing 10 of the biggest security incidents...

Kazakhstan Issues 10,000 Tenge Commemorative Banknote

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the introduction of its national currency, the tenge, Kazakhstan put a commemorative banknote into circulation on November 15,...

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...