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Part 2: What is the blockchain?

Important considerations of the blockchain There some important things to keep in mind about the blockchain, which are as follows: It is used in large,...
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American Airlines launches app to scan passports

Passengers travelling with American Airlines can now check-in using the airline’s app to scan the chip on the back page of their passports and...

Tracking issues in travel documents

The technical standards for machine readable travel documents (MRTDs) have existed for nearly four decades, as originally published by the International Civil Aviation Organization...
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8 myths of compatible optics debunked

What are fibre optics? As devices become interconnected with another, especially as the Internet of Things (IoT) further evolves, network connections will have to become...
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Banks in Thailand to use facial recognition

Banks in Thailand have been allowed to use biometric facial recognition to authenticate customers for remote account opening. The Bangkok Post reports six banks in...
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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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Taiwan puts digital ID on hold

Taiwan is delaying its planned launch of a new digital ID system due to complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan News reports. According to...

Qualcomm, Google working 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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Part 1: US 2020 Census

Kristin Stanberry As I write this article, the US Census Bureau has just completed the 2020 Census, which is quite an accomplishment during the COVID-19...