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UK Police Granted Powers to Run Facial Recognition Searches

In a quiet amendment to a new criminal justice bill, the UK government has granted police the authority to conduct facial recognition searches on a vast database containing images of all 50 million driving licence holders in the country.

Technical Features - January 26, 2024 midnight

New Product Launch from Regula

Regula Forensics has unveiled the spectrometer-microscope Regula 5006, a two-in-one device tailored for advanced forensic scrutiny of identity and other secure documents.

Technical Features - December 22, 2023 midnight

Fingerprint Technology – Bigger is Better

In his article ‘Emerging Fingerprint Technologies for Smartphones’ (see IDN January 2023), technology consultant Dr Alan Hodgson predicted that in response to the need for better fingerprint recognition on devices, technology suppliers would be looking to increase the size of their biometric sensors. And he was right!

Technical Features - December 1, 2023 midnight

Vision-Box Installs eGates at Ezeiza Airport

Multinational technology company, Vision-Box, has deployed its Seamless Journey Platform in the new terminal at Ezeiza, Argentina’s largest international airport by passenger numbers.

Biometrics - July 3, 2023 midnight

Apple on the Biometric ID Trail Again

While the tech giant, Apple, is essentially a consumer electronics firm that produces stylish smartphones, laptops, desktops and TVs, it is also a big user of biometrics to verify the identity of the user. Even more than that, it has never shied away from following other research areas that involve identity as a service.

Free - July 3, 2023 midnight

Continuing Efforts for Greener Cards

The inaugural Cash & Payments Sustainability Forum (organised by Reconnaissance International) created the ideal venue for cash, ID and other secure document manufacturers to showcase their efforts to put our industry on a more environmentally sustainable footing.

Technical Features - June 8, 2023 midnight