Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Leonardo Da Vinci’s DNA

July 1, 2018

original announcement here:
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-05/tca-ldv050316.php Rumors that they will make his DNA public very soon.

DNA by numbers

June 26, 2018

https://www.forensicmag.com/article/2015/10/dna-numbers)
work related to DNA leakage in daily life

To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their sewers

June 16, 2018

To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their
sewers https://CEN.ACS.org/environment/water/monitor-health-citiesresidents-look-further/96/i18 Urban metabolism metrology & wastewater-based epidemiology. Big application is measuring illicit drugs. Interesting #privacy issues.

Analyzing 1.1 Billion NYC Taxi and Uber Trips, with a Vengeance

May 22, 2018

Thoughts on @R_Thaler & @CassSunstein’s Nudge
http://BLOG.gerstein.info/2018/05/thoughts-on-thaler-sunsteins-nudge.html General points about human decision making, with practical
implications for one’s day-to-day life HT @Rozowsky

Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

May 18, 2018

Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets
https://www.CBSnews.com/news/digital-photocopiers-loaded-with-secrets Suspect people will increasingly think of the “data residue” that unwittingly leave on things – & want to be clean! #Privacy HT @ProfLHunter

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“Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive – like the one on your personal computer – storing an image of every document copied, scanned, or emailed by the machine.

In the process, it’s turned an office staple into a digital time-bomb packed with highly-personal or sensitive data.

If you’re in the identity theft business it seems this would be a pot of gold.

“The type of information we see on these machines with the social security numbers, birth certificates, bank records, income tax forms,” John Juntunen said, “that information would be very valuable.”” “}}

Opinion | The Latest Data Privacy Debacle

March 25, 2018

Latest Data Privacy Debacle, by @Zeynep
https://www.NYTimes.com/2018/01/30/opinion/strava-privacy.html Explains how #privacy is not solely an individual decision. Even well-informed consent is not sufficient protection. Great example of how aggregating @Strava use inadvertently compromised military base locations
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“If so, you probably checked a box to accept the app’s privacy policy. For most apps, the default setting is to share data with at least the company; for many apps the default is to share data with the public. But you probably didn’t even notice or care. After all, what do you have to hide?

For users of the exercise app Strava, the answer turns out to be a lot more than they realized. Since November, Strava has featured a global “heat map” showing where its users jogged or walked or otherwise traveled while the app was on. The map includes some three trillion GPS data points, covering more than 5 percent of the earth. Over the weekend, a number of security analysts showed that because many American military service members are Strava users, the map
inadvertently reveals the locations of military bases and the movements of their personnel.”
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Opinion | The Latest Data Privacy Debacle
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/opinion/strava-privacy.html

A space oddity | 1843

February 24, 2018

A space oddity https://www.1843magazine.com/culture/a-space-oddity @TrevorPaglen’s art to show the hidden surveillance state & the shape of the corporate data mining “octopus” #DataArt

Credit scores, cardiovascular disease risk, and human capital | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

February 20, 2018

Credit scores, cardiovascular disease risk & human capital
http://www.PNAS.org/content/111/48/17087 Non-obvious correlations creating potential #privacy risks

Genetics of the human face: Identification of large-effect single gene variants

February 16, 2018

http://www.pnas.org/content/115/4/E676

sharing your genome on a blockchain

February 11, 2018

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610221/this-new-company-wants-to-sequence-your-genome-and-let-you-share-it-on-a-blockchain/?utm_campaign=add_this&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post