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Us Senators Awaken Public Interest In Patient Data Sharing
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Two US Senators from the Senate Finance Committee, Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Ron Wyden, have been advocating the need to make Medicare data available to the public to make Medicare claims data fully transparent while remaining secure. In a bid to involve masses in the exploration towards making healthcare

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Google Reveals That Government Demands For User Data Has Risen By 250% Since 2009
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With the increase in the usage of internet services, request for user information by Governments and courts has been steadily rising. In the wake of last weeks revelations about Yahoo’s secret legal battle with the US NSA, over customer data, latest is Google’s biannual Transparency Report which reveals the number

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5 Technologies That Will Shape The Future
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Warning: The following post contains moments of wild speculation. You have been warned. Right now is an interesting moment in the history of civilization. In the past technology has molded itself to the needs of society, but we’ve passed that point. In the last 15 years we’ve started to see

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90% Of Data Collected By Nsa Is On Ordinary Internet Users
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After a four-month investigation by the Washington Post, it was revealed on Saturday that only 10 percent of data intercepted by the National Security Agency was linked to the intended targets. The rest of the 90 percent, consisted of both ordinary American and non-American Internet users who had their conversations

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Facebook’s Mood Manipulation - Why It Matters
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The past few days have seen Facebook under fire over the announcement that it has been running secret “mood altering” experiments on members. In summary: Their technology has allowed them to alter the content displayed to members in a way that elicits a measurable emotional response. This is not the

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Top Three Comments From Jennifer Golbeck'S Reddit Ama Discussion
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In the Ted Talk below, Computer Scientist Jennifer Golbeck tells the story of how ones Facebook Likes show strong correlations to seemingly unrelated personal attributes – the often cited example is how Liking the page “Curly Fries” is a strong indicator of high IQ, or Liking “That Spider is More

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Ftc Call For Regulation On Big Data
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Collecting personal information in the world of Big Data has its advantages; it allows companies to prevent fraud for instance, and personalise our online experiences. But it also has a more nefarious side; personal data can be hacked, allowing strangers access to our most intimate personal details. And it’s not

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Privacy
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A common concern with big data is privacy – where do we draw the boundary between public information that can be mined, and private information that cannot. This becomes increasingly acute as people are broadcasting more information about themselves. Existing data protection laws generally allow individuals to request that the

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'The Right To Be Forgotten': Google Defeated In Eu Privacy Case
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Google suffered a disruptive defeat yesterday, when Europe’s top court ruled search engines should erase links to ‘outdated’ or ‘irrelevant’ information on individuals upon their request. The case was brought forward by Mario Costeja González, a Spanish national who complained to Google after searches of his name brought up an

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Verizon Will Use Their Customers' Data For Advertising
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According to an article in the LA Times, Verizon Wireless will be “enhancing” its Relevant Mobile Advertising by monitoring customer activity on wireless devices as well as wired or Wi-Fi connected computers and laptops. “In addition to the customer information that’s currently part of the program, we will soon use

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