Category: tools

Traces (That Identify Us)

Love this video by Emily Sheskin about the traces of DNA that we leave behind. From the video’s description: Is our DNA the government’s business? The very things that we discard everyday and never think twice about-hair, skin, and saliva-can be clues about who we are. They can also as well as liabilities. Traces focuses […]

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The Things that Listen

Security guru Bruce Schneier offers his usual no-nonsense take on The Internet of Things that Talk About You Behind Your Back. He start out: SilverPush is an Indian startup that’s trying to figure out all the different computing devices you own. It embeds inaudible sounds into the webpages you read and the television commercials you […]

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New Models for Privacy Regulation

The Wall Street Journal has an informative conversation with Lawrence Lessig: Technology Will Create New Models for Privacy Regulation. What underlies a change toward new models are two points: the servers holding vast user databases are increasingly (and very cheaply) breached, and the value of the information in those databases is being transferred to something […]

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Electronic Health Records and Patient-Centric Design

CIO’s story Why Electronic Health Records aren’t more usable offers an interesting perspective on the current (improved?) state of affairs in medical care records. From the article: The American Medical Association in 2014 issued an eight-point framework for improving EHR usability. According to this framework, EHRs should: enhance physicians’ ability to provide high-quality patient care […]

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