How big data and unfair algorithms change our lives

The digital trails we leave behind and algorithms that use our data have major effects on our lives. This podcast episode digs into issues of fairness and privacy.

ETH Zurich | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology society-and-culture algorithms bias internet machine-learning mobile-devices privacy security

App developer ad choices can leave users at risk

App developers say they need ad networks to make money, but the choices they make about those networks could be putting users at risk.

U. Michigan | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture advertising apps consumers internet money privacy security

Which warnings fight email phishing scams best?

Phishing scams can get people to give up private information, but the right warning can help us avoid the scammers.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture consumers crimes hackers internet privacy security

Companies send confusing alerts about data breaches

The notifications that companies send consumers after data breaches need to be more clear, say researchers.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology business consumers laws privacy security writing

Nursing home cameras pose ethics dilemma

Nursing home security cameras are an effort to combat elder abuse, but the ethical and moral implications are complex.

Kim Eckart-Washington | May 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture ethics laws nursing-homes privacy seniors surveillance

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 | March 27, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse childrens-health privacy 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 | Feb. 22, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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

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 | Feb. 12, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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

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 | Dec. 31, 2018 | futurity
~4 mins   

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

‘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 | Nov. 9, 2018 | futurity
~5 mins   

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

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