Articles By Jim Nash

Jim Nash is a business journalist. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, Investors Business Daily, Robotics Business Review and other publications. You can find Jim on LinkedIn.

Software apparently can guess a person’s surname with some certainty by just looking at their face with enough accuracy to…

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NYPD not true blue when it comes to facial recognition transparency

The worst-case scenario for those who want police to use a controversial facial recognition service is playing out. News is…

 

Biometrics, kiosk firms build machine that might help addicts into recovery

A newly announced partnership between a vein biometrics vendor and kiosk builder is delivering automated opioid-dispensing machines designed to curb…

 

Secret biometric ‘migrant database’ in UK has privacy advocates uneasy

A UK publication alleges that a unit in the national government has built a secret biometrics database with information on…

 

Digital ID programs are only as good as the planning that goes into them, say activists

Having bought into promises of a rapid economic rise with digital IDs, nations, particularly developing countries in the southern hemisphere,…

 

US Army seeks base entry control biometrics proposals

U.S. Army officers want proposals for two biometric access control systems and one biometric data cleaning application. One proposed project,…

 

Balancing the ‘power over’ and ‘power to’ when it comes to biometrics and humanitarian aid

Incessant debate in research circles about how best to deliver global humanitarian aid is not pausing when it comes to…

 

A push to make a DHS biometric program permanent

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are again pushing legislation that would make a decade-old biometric border-protection pilot program…

 

More biometrics laws, more tactical advice, too little about trust

The debate over police use of facial recognition continues without an obvious end. A few states — the latest is…

 

NY schools facial recognition system sticks around the courts

The New York Civil Liberties Union is fighting a motion to dismiss its challenge to a facial recognition system in…

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