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.

Seeking to promote itself as a notably modern, secure and efficient nation, Jamaica is investing in digital ID — and,…

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U.S. DoD says Hikvision tied to China’s military

It was a secret list everyone in Washington and Beijing knew about. The list spotlighted hidden government sponsorship of firms…

 

Chinese researchers take top honors in cartoon face recognition challenge

A Chinese entertainment company last week announced the winners of its challenge to write biometric algorithm models that can detect…

 

Will COVID-19 birth global digital IDs? It’s a nice dream…

It is best not to expect the COVID-19 pandemic to push world governments to create interoperable digital identities, even though…

 

Linux Foundation group that could improve privacy of facial biometrics adds members

A new data-security group founded by the Linux Foundation — and a new school of thought on data protection —…

 

Lines hardening in the battle for facial recognition’s use by law enforcement

A moratorium on use of biometrics for surveillance by all federal agencies was proposed last week by two U.S. Senators…

 

Bringing order to biometrics purchases and use by police to be a tough fight

New federal legislation that would sic science on biometrics in policing faces a nearly vertical climb even as a majority…

 

FTC debate: Really fight today’s violators or find more crime to be overwhelmed by

Reflecting the reality of consumer data harvesting, if not the mood of said consumers, the Federal Trade Commission has said…

 

Consumers blind about their data — and want Uncle Sam and businesses blind too

A survey conducted in several of the major Western technology economies illustrates how consumers have abdicated control over their data…

 

Minimalist’s dream or nightmare? Researchers apply ‘deepfake’ to sketching

Chinese and Hong Kongese researchers have developed software they call DeepFaceDrawing, and the name is a good description of what…

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