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The weakest link

Presenting a genuine and authentic travel, residence and/or identity document is no guarantee of the true identity of the holder. The weakest link in...
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Who has world’s most powerful passport?

The Japanese and Singaporean passport was named as the "world's most powerful" by a British consultancy this year. The Nikkei reports that Japanese citizens, however,...

Big data: from marketing to safer streets

Intelligence-led policing has been around since the 1990s, but as elements such as profiling are still controversial and there are no universally established procedures...
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Former Tonga PM guilty in passport scandal

Lord Tu’ivakano, former prime minister of Tonga, has been found guilty on three charges, including making a false statement for the purpose of obtaining...

Smart card middleware technology

Smart card middleware is a software component connecting a smart card with an application such as a web browser. In this article, Markus Hoffmeister...

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Global Passport Fees in 2021

Passports are a necessity in today’s global world, and so are the fees one has to pay for such travel documents. In the best...