Abused kids text crisis hotlines to find help

"Kids are actively seeking support regarding abuse and neglect through these services, which isn't what we expected."

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue • futurity
March 27, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: childrens-health abuse privacy health-and-medicine texting

We’re constantly generating ‘shadow’ medical records

If you wear a FitBit, buy health items, google medical stuff, or post online about your health, you have a shadow medical record. Who's using it and why?

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Feb. 22, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: machine-learning health privacy algorithms consumers featured health-and-medicine

What government and business can do to protect our privacy

An expert explains what individuals, governments, and business can do to fight back against ever-present threats to our data privacy.

Molly O'Brien Gluck-BU • futurity
Feb. 12, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: hacking internet privacy security featured society-and-culture

T cell photos make data encryption truly random

Uncrackable encryption keys made from images of 2,000 wiggling T cells could keep your data safe from hackers and security breaches.

A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 31, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: privacy security cells hackers featured science-and-technology

‘Secret sharing’ system keeps your personal data safe

Manufacturers can collect our data from internet-enabled devices. A system called Prio protects privacy by breaking up and obscuring individual information.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 9, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: internet privacy security science-and-technology personal-information

Should genealogy data be used to solve crimes?

New research shows police could use forensic DNA to track down family members in public genealogy databases. But that may raise big privacy issues.

Nathan Collins-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 1, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: dna privacy science-and-technology forensics

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