ISRAEL Border Control Clearance

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As I just learned from my friend Avi, Israel has a new system of Border Control Clearance and is not stamping your passport any more when entering or leaving the country. Instead you will get a so called “Border Control…

Who is Georg von Bekesy?

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Georg von Bekesy was born in Budapest, Hungary on June 3, 1899; he died in Honolulu on June 13, 1972. He was the only Nobel Prize winner to ever work at the University of Hawaii. His hobby was collecting art…

Identity and Identification

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Identity and Identification – another great lecture from Gresham College… Identity and Identification Professor Jane Caplan Overview You may know who you are, but how do I know that you really are who you say you are?  How are you going to prove…

How Powerful is Your Passport?

How Powerful is Your Passport? click the map to see full picture Even in our digital world, a 3X5 inch paper booklet we call the passport dominates our ability to travel between countries. But no two national passports are created…

US Passport Philippines Islands

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US Passport Philippines Islands Here comes another US Passport Philippines Islands. This passport was issued 1930. As mentioned earlier in another article these types of US passports are rare too find and not many US citizens know today that the…

Infineon beefs up e-passport chips

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Infineon beefs up e-passport chips Here some technical information on the chips which are used in recent biometric passports and a outlook what will come… Infineon’s SLE78 security controller is being used to forge high-speed e-passports with high bit rates…