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Milestones in 100 years of the passport photo

2015 was the 100th anniversary of the passport photo, but it was unfortunately not much communicated or even celebrated. Only the British newspaper The...
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Strategies for optimisation of security fibres

Joel Zlotnick, Traci Moran and Tyra McConnell Counterfeit Deterrence Laboratory Office of Fraud Prevention Programmes Bureau of Consular Affairs US Department of State Security fibres and planchettes are among...

FIDO: A secure alternative for electronic IDs?

Dr Bernd Zwattendorfer & Navneeta Deo Infineon Technologies Electronic IDs (eIDs) are typically the means of choice for securing online identification and authentication processes in data-sensitive...

EU initiatives in the ID document domain

In 2016, the EU Commission published its ‘Action plan to strengthen the European response to travel document fraud’. This article will discuss some major...

Current and valid passports on eBay

As a historian and collector of old passports, eBay is, of course, one of the sources where I find my collectibles, but also relevant...