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Qualcomm, Google work on on-phone ID card API’s

During the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm’s Jesse Seed, senior director of product management security, and Google’s Sudhi Herle, head of Android platform...
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US restricts visas for employees of Huawei

Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, announced visa restrictions on employees of Chinese technology companies, including Huawei. The US "will impose visa restrictions on certain...

A new anti-counterfeiting technology

These days, luminescent materials are widely used as anti-counterfeiting measures in security documents. When exposing a banknote to ultraviolet light the illuminants can be...

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...

How to reduce e-waste and save the environment

Introduction As technology keeps advancing at a rapid pace, so does the useful life of these devices. For example, on average, there is a new...

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...

Overlay innovations

With increasing global travel and the advancing sophistication of organised crime and counterfeiters, passports must become ever more sophisticated in order to offer protection...
Vein Pattern Recognition

Vein Pattern Recognition ‘most versatile biometric’

In Part 1 of this series, Ravi Das introduced Vein Pattern Recognition, believed to be giving serious competition to the most traditional biometric modalities....

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Sorting Machines of Globalization: The Redefinition of Border

As the city torn by the Iron Curtain, Berlin uniquely represents the end of a world structured by border separation. In the fall of...