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France wants to be front-runner in facial recognition ID app

France will be the first European country to use facial recognition technology to give citizens a secure digital identity. But given the high privacy stakes,...
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Security ink discovered to prevent counterfeiting

Indian scientists have developed a special safety ink that can prevent counterfeiting of banknotes and identity documents. After exposure to UV light of a certain...

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...

Driving mobile services

If you’ve hired a car in the UK over the last few years, you will have probably been asked for a ‘check code’ by...

Interpol reports ‘alarming rate’ of cyber attacks

An Interpol assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on cyber crime has shown a significant target shift from individuals and small businesses to major...

Face verification robustness & camera-subject distance

After the international standardisation working group responsible for machine-readable travel documents (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC17/WG3) raised the question whether magnification distortion of facial images affected the...
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South Korea launches digital driver’s licence

South Korean telecommunication companies have launched a digital driver's licence that will come in the form of a QR code and bar code. The plans...
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Biometrics at heart of Brexit border control

Biometrics will be at the heart of the UK’s planned border control policy. Science Direct reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to introduce a...

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History of the EU and its Laissez-Passer

After the Second World War, Europe was troubled. Two bloody wars had been fought on the continent. European countries had been making war against...