privacy

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Why Civil Rights Groups Are Warning Against ‘Big Data’

Brian Fung | The Washington Post | February 27, 2014

The backlash against the government's use of bulk phone records for intelligence purposes has been led mostly by technologists used to speaking the language of privacy. But a new push by civil rights organizations to challenge "big data" — both in the public and private sectors — is highlighting how the abuse of data can uniquely affect disadvantaged minorities. Read More »

Why Open Drug Discovery Needs Four Simple Rules For Licensing Data And Models

Antony J. Williams, John Wilbanks, and Sean Ekins | PLoS Computational Biology | September 27, 2012

As we see a future of increased database integration, the licensing of the data may be a hurdle that hampers progress and usability. We have formulated four rules for licensing data for open drug discovery, which we propose as a starting point for consideration by databases and for their ultimate adoption. Read More »

Why Privacy Policies Are So Inscrutable

Marcus Moretti and Michael Naughton | The Atlantic | September 5, 2014

The agreements of the 50 most popular websites in America are composed of 145,641 words. This is why...

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Why Should We Even Care If The Government Is Collecting Our Data?

Rebecca J. Rosen | The Atlantic | June 11, 2013

Kafka, not Orwell, can help us understand the problems of digitized mass surveillance, argues legal scholar Daniel J. Solove. Read More »

Why We Have An Open Wireless Movement

Adi Kamdar | Electronic Frontier Foundation | October 30, 2012

EFF believes open networks are crucial in hurricane-affected areas
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Why We Should All Worry About Being Tracked Online

James Ball | The Guardian | February 11, 2013

'Riot' software developed to monitor people on social networks is as sinister as it sounds. We need legal safeguards, and fast Read More »

Why We're Still Waiting On The 'Yelpification' Of Health Care

Lindsay Abrams | Atlantic | October 18, 2012

Reviewing doctors -- what seems like a simple, effective way to empower and inform patients -- isn't so straightforward. Read More »

Will PRISM Hinder State And Local Open-Data Efforts?

Colin Wood | Governing | June 13, 2013

In recent years, many state and local governments have put effort into open data projects that would inspire developers to create apps and find ways to use public data to bring value to their communities. Read More »

Windows 8 Is Watching You

Rebecca Greenfield | Atlantic Wire | August 24, 2012

Playing around with the manufacturers' version of the not-yet-widely released Windows 8, programmer (and hacker) Nadim Kobeissi discovered that the operating system "tells Microsoft about everything you install" and does that "not very securely." Read More »

Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install, Not Very Securely

Nadim Kobeissi | http://log.nadim.cc | August 24, 2012

This is a very serious privacy problem, specifically because Microsoft is the central point of authority and data collection/retention here and therefore becomes vulnerable to being served judicial subpoenas or National Security Letters intended to monitor targeted users. This situation is exacerbated when Windows 8 is deployed in countries experiencing political turmoil or repressive political situations...
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Without Sharing, Big Data Is Nothing

Zack McCartney | Healthcare IT News | September 4, 2013

Industry insiders say developing open data exchange was the key to unlocking big data’s potential Read More »

Your iPhone Is Tracking You Again

Rebecca Greenfield | Atlantic Wire | October 11, 2012

The iPhone 5 and any phone running iOS 6 not only by default tracks users for advertising purposes, but also makes it difficult to opt out. After Apple told developers to stop tracking users with the UDID system, basically eliminating this privacy breach completely, it has implemented a new targeting system. [...] Read More »

Your Medical Records Are An Open Book

Linda Gorman | National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) | June 7, 2013

Bloomberg is reporting that states hungry for revenue and flush with the power to requisition individual medical records are moving to capitalize on the value of that information by selling the information in them to all comers. Read More »

Your TV Is Spying On You

Brian Fung | Nextgov | June 28, 2013

Political messaging is moving back to the living room. After an election in which Internet tactics seemed to captivate the public, political strategists are turning—or perhaps more accurately, returning—their attention to television advertising. Read More »

“OK Glass: Hand Me The Scalpel, Please…” GoogleGlass During Surgery!

Rafael J. Grossmann | @ZGJR Blog | June 20, 2013

Obviously, the one of the MAIN concerns regarding the use of Google Glass during surgery, with live streaming of data, would be to take every measure and to ensure the privacy of the patient’s health information (PHI). Read More »