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New book explores impact of computer surveillance
Americans may enjoy the perks of living in the (2002-04-17)
Study by UCLA Internet project shows e-mail transformed personal communication after Sept. 11 attacks
A new way of establishing emotional connections through the Internet has emerged out of the events of Sept. (2002-02-07)
2001 UCLA Internet report finds declines in e-commerce, major concerns about online privacy and credit card security
UCLA's year-to-year report on the impact of the Internet released today leaves little doubt that going online is now a mainstream activity in American life that continues to spread among people across all age groups, education levels and incomes. (2001-11-29)
From genomes to cures interdisciplinary conference in Heidelberg, Germany
This year's publication of the human genome sequence has brought with it the prospect of previously unimaginable therapies for genetic disorders, but also the possibility of social problems. (2001-11-16)
Security on the Internet: The name is the key
A simpler, more effective system to protect private information sent over the Internet has been proposed by computer scientists Matthew Franklin at the University of California, Davis, and Dan Boneh at Stanford University. (2001-09-10)
Technology fix for campaign finance reform
Some legal experts have proposed that if all campaign donations were anonymous, there would be no way to buy or sell influence. (2001-09-10)
Scientific American's Global Summit on privacy and security in the digital age
The first strategic forum to tackle the complex issue of privacy and security from the perspectives of technology, policy and business globally for a CEO audience Privacy is not just a policy issue, but an urgent business concern. (2001-08-27)
Cancer, bio-engineering, AIDS among topics at Biotech 2001 conference
Nationally recognized experts discussing recent developments will cap the East Coast's premier biotechnology conference for teachers, which also features hands-on workshops. (2001-07-10)
dg.o2001 national conference for digital government research
An NSF-sponsored national conference on using information technology to improve the efficiency and accessibility of government at all levels will be hosted in Los Angeles May 21-23 by the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (2001-05-09)
See-through letters
A simple spray can make unopened letters transparent, and leave no trace behind. (2000-12-12)
Working together in "war rooms"
Teams of workers that labored together for several months in specially designed (2000-12-05)
Standard feature of Web browser design leaves opening for privacy attacks
Princeton computer scientists have discovered a trait of Web browser design that allows Web sites to cull private information about the recent browsing histories of visitors. (2000-12-04)
Johns Hopkins launches information security institute
The Johns Hopkins University, supported by a $10 million (2000-12-03)
New report challenges assumptions about what the Internet means to the public
Americans use the Internet extensively without sacrificing their personal and social lives, although users and non-users alike have strong concerns about privacy. (2000-10-24)
Reality programs allow people to participate without risk
Television programs such as (2000-08-03)
Extensive drug information added to MEDLINEplus
Recognizing the public's strong interest in obtaining reliable information about available medicines, the National Library of Medicine, NIH, has enhanced its consumer health Web site, MEDLINEplus, with extensive information about more than 9,000 brand name and generic prescription and over-the- counter drugs. (2000-05-02)
deCODE Genetics is bad business for commercial genomics in Iceland says Rensselaer ethicist and professor
deCODE Genetics, the company licensed to create a nationwide healthcare database in Iceland, recently filed for an IPO with the Security and Exchange Commission earlier this week, making the genes of the people of Iceland a publicly traded commodity. (2000-03-14)
Bugs thrive in unlikely places in hospitals
Common fabrics used for clothes and curtains in hospitals could act as reservoirs for deadly bacteria, including (2000-02-22)
Computers present both new possibilities and dangers for educators
Are computers in the classroom good or bad for teaching? (2000-01-30)
Sex education learning tool finds global market
Thanks to the University of Alberta's Health Centre, teaching Generation X about sex has been made easier. (2000-01-13)
Internet study suggests women & older users more concerned about virtual violence, spreading viruses
Female and older computer users appear more concerned than their counterparts about moral issues affecting the Internet like spreading computer viruses and sharing offensive computer games, according to a study in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®). (1999-12-20)
Astronauts blame their space station symptoms on bad air
Is the International Space Station suffering from sick building syndrome? (1999-07-28)
Database technology threatens liberty
The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a bill gutting medical privacy. (1999-07-01)
Sound of silence: "Quiet Curtains" combine audio privacy and aesthetics fornursing homes, hospitals, hotels and offices
Hospitals are notoriously bad places to sleep. Routine noises like carts rolling down a hall disturb the sleep of patients who often need the rest. (1999-06-29)
Keeping Electronic Patient Records Whilst Maintaining Privacy Is Feasible With Appropriate Systems In Place
The electronic patient record threatens to make private health information open to violation, either by illegitimate users or by inappropriate access by legitimate users, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (1999-05-14)
EFF Announces Cooperative Computing Awards
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is sponsoring cooperative computing awards, with over half a million dollars in prize money, to encourage ordinary Internet users to contribute to solving huge scientific problems. (1999-03-31)
The Stronger The Key Used To Encode Files, The Easier It Is To Find
Screensavers could betray you while you're out for lunch. Cryptographers in Israel have discovered that the more random a (1999-03-10)
Computer Matching
A group of medical researchers in Boston have developed a computer matching technique to compare two large sets of medical records with limited intrusion into patients' privacy. (1999-01-11)
European Privacy Law May Threaten U.S. Businesses, Expert Says
Many U.S. companies face possible legal troubles and disruption of their business overseas because of a tough new European privacy law, according to a new book co-authored by an Ohio State University professor. (1998-10-30)
Researchers Have Found That Randomly Swapping Email Addresses Obscures Your Track On The Net
Many Internet surfers object to the fact that every time you visit a website, you leave a record showing you were there and what pages you viewed. (1998-09-02)
From Synagogues To Security Devices, New Optical Design Casts A Different Light
Science and religion seldom interact ‹ in fact, they are most often at odds. (1998-04-10)
Informed Consent And Research
Benatar and Benatar argue that the exceptions to the requirement for informed consent in research that Len Doyal deems acceptable might involve invasions of privacy that could be avoided altogether. (1998-03-27)
Genetic Screening - Promise Or Threat? Penn Bioethicist To Explore The Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde Aura Surrounding Genetic Testing
Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, presents his views on genetic testing at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Philadelphia. (1998-02-15)
Two Envelopes, Please
A new cryptographic method for comparing sensitive information *without* sharing it, has been developed by a Weizmann Institute methematician together with his U.S. colleagues. (1998-01-19)
Court Rulings Threaten Fourth Amendment Protection, Study Finds
Americans' right to privacy and protection from unlawful searches is slowly being eroded as the U.S. (1997-12-04)
New Web Survey Shows Privacy, E-Mail Concerns -- And Trend Toward False Information
Users of the World Wide Web support government efforts aimed at protecting the privacy of confidential information, but believe the problem of unsolicited electronic mail can be resolved by voluntary efforts similar to those used by traditional marketers. (1997-06-23)
Traditional Bedside Rounds May Improve Patient Satisfaction
Although many U.S. teaching hospitals are bucking tradition by moving morning (1997-04-17)
Value Of Space Technology Transfer Assessed By RFF
As the launch date nears for the first commercial remote sensing satellite, Resources for the Future is helping the National Aeronautics and Space Administration find a reliable way to measure the economic return from its transfer of formerly-classified space technologies to the public and private sectors. (1997-04-03)
Growth Rate Of World Wide Web May Be Slowing; Survey Finds Privacy & Censorship Concerns
The rapid expansion of the World Wide Web may be slowing, data from a well-respected on-line survey suggests. (1996-12-19)
Web Offers Fertile Ground for Politics
The World Wide Web offers political candidates an effective way to reach groups of active voters, new research suggests. (1996-07-10)
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