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Privacy Issues News
January 29, 2020

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Anonymizing Personal Data 'Not Enough to Protect Privacy,' Shows New Study

Current methods for anonymizing data leave individuals at risk of being re-identified, according to new ... read more

Nations With Strong Women's Rights Likely to Have Better Population Health and Faster Growth

Nations with strong women's rights are more likely to have better health and faster growth than those who don't promote and protect these ... read more

Self-Driving Cars and Geospatial Data: Who Holds the Keys?

As self-driving cars continue to develop, there will be plenty of data amassed through cars' navigational technologies. Questions regarding privacy, ownership, cybersecurity and public safety arise, ... read more

On Facebook and Twitter Your Privacy Is at Risk -- Even If You Don't Have an Account, Study Finds

New research shows that on social media, like Facebook, privacy can be at risk, even if a person doesn't have an account. Scientists demonstrated ... read more
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Focus on Food Security and Sustainability

The number of malnourished people is increasing worldwide. More than two billion people suffer from a lack of micronutrients. Infant mortality rates are unacceptably high. Against this background, ... read more

Tackling Air Pollution: Researchers Present Emissions Inventory for Nepal

Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists have presented the first high-resolution inventory to ... read more

Mapping Disease Outbreaks in Urban Settings Using Mobile Phone Data

A new study into the interplay between mobility and the 2013 and 2014 dengue outbreaks in Singapore has uncovered a legal void around access to mobile phone data -- information that can prove vital ... read more

Five Patterns of Gun Ownership by Motivation, Practices, Other Features

Can firearm owners be grouped into distinct groups based on the number and types of firearms owned, primary reason for having firearms and other patterns of ownership? A new study says, ... read more

How Cities Can Leverage Citizen Data While Protecting Privacy

In a new study, researchers find that there is, in fact, a way for Indian cities to preserve citizen privacy while using their data to improve ... read more

Decoding How Kids Get Into Hacking

New research has identified characteristics and gender-specific behaviors in kids that could lead them to become juvenile hackers. The researchers assessed responses from 50,000 teens from around the ... read more

Custom Data Collection System to Improve Health Disparity Research

Researchers have developed an innovative web-based data collection and management system that addresses linguistic and cultural barriers for researching minority ... read more

Giving People a 'Digital Identity' Could Leave Them Vulnerable to Discrimination, Experts Warn

Global efforts to give millions of people missing key paper documents such as a birth certificates a digital identity could leave them vulnerable to persecution or discrimination, a new study ... read more

Attackers Could Be Listening to What You Type

You likely know to avoid suspicious emails to keep hackers from gleaning personal information from your computer. But a new study suggests that it's possible to access your information in a much ... read more

Tech Companies Not Doing Enough to Protect Users from Phishing Scams

Just over 15 years after the first reported incident of phishing, new research suggests tech companies could be doing more to protect users from the threat of scams. However, greater awareness of the ... read more

New Moms May Be Vulnerable to 'Sharenting'

Two related studies found evidence that women's feelings of vulnerability about being a mother are linked to their posting on social media -- and those posts sometimes include their ... read more

Internet Communities Can Teach Amateurs to Build Personalized Governments

Self-governing internet communities, in the form of games, social networks or informational websites, create their own rule systems that help groups of anonymous users work ... read more

The World Needs a Global System to Detect and Halt the Spread of Emerging Crop Diseases

Climate change and global trade drive the spread, emergence, and re-emergence of crop disease, and containment action is often inefficient, especially in low-income countries. A Global Surveillance ... read more

People Using Third-Party Apps to Analyze Personal Genetic Data

A new study finds that people who are initially motivated to learn about their ancestry with third-party personal genetics services frequently end up engaging with health interpretations of their ... read more

Genes for Good Project Harnesses Facebook to Reach Larger, More Diverse Groups of People

The Genes for Good project has engaged more than 80,000 Facebook users, collected 27,000 DNA spit-kits, and amassed a trove of health survey data on a more diverse group of participants than has ... read more

Community Knowledge Can Be as Valuable as Ecological Knowledge in Environmental Decision-Making

An understanding of community issues can be as valuable as knowing the ecology of an area when making environmental decisions, according to new ... read more

Somebody's Watching You: The Surveillance of Self-Driving Cars

As self-driving cars develop further, they will play a much larger role in the digital economy as car companies and others harness personalized customer information through geospatial and navigation ... read more

Perceived Union Support Buoys 'Meaningfulness of Work' Measures

When employees think of their labor union as supportive and caring, says new research, they are more likely to rate their union as fulfilling their psychological needs for autonomy, competence and ... read more

Rethinking Digital Service Design Could Reduce Their Environmental Impact

Digital technology companies could reduce the carbon footprint of services like YouTube by changing how they are designed, experts ... read more

Bots Exploiting Blockchains for Profit

Like high-frequency traders on Wall Street, a growing army of bots exploit inefficiencies in decentralized exchanges, which are places where users buy, sell or trade cryptocurrency independent of a ... read more

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