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Advances in holography

Holography dates back to 1947, when Hungarian/British scientist Dennis Gabor working at British Thomson-Houston in London discovered the principle of holography while working to...

TransUnion Predicts Post-Pandemic Synthetic Identity Fraud

TransUnion has published new research suggesting that synthetic identity fraud has decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Synthetic identity fraud mixes genuine and fake information to create...

Mobile Driver’s Licenses Gain Traction in the U.S.

The number of U.S. states offering mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) is growing rapidly, with five already implemented and three more official digital IDs expected...
facial recognition

China’s facial recognition 5G glasses

Customs officers in Shenzhen, China, now have biometric facial recognition 5G-powered glasses to scrutinize people crossing the border. The Standard reports that the technology has...

Disruptive technologies in personal identification

In 2012, Smithers Pira published a major new study called ‘Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Personal Identification to 2022’1. The target of the...

CBP introduces Simplified Arrival at key Mexico-U.S. borders

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the implementation of Simplified Arrival at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa pedestrian border crossings in...
internet of things

Part 2: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Our last article introduced the concept of the Industrial Internet of Things, also known as the “IIoT” for short. In this article, we examine...


Ravi Das There is no doubt that the smartphone is a vital aspect of modern life. We have discovered the convenience of online shopping using...

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History of the U.S. Passport: Part 4

In this new series of articles, Tom Topol—passport expert, collector, and author of Let Pass or Die—chronicles the fascinating history of the U.S. Passport. So far...