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July 16, 2020

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Therapy Delivered Electronically More Effective Than Face to Face

In this evidence review, researchers identified 17 randomized control trials comparing therapist-supported cognitive behavioural therapy delivered electronically to face to face cognitive behavioural ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...
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Tool to Protect Children's Online Privacy

A new study of 100 mobile apps for kids found that 72 violated a federal law aimed at protecting children's online privacy. Researchers developed a tool that can determine whether an Android ...

COVID-19 Affects Adolescent and Young Adults Sexual and Reproductive Health

Social distancing and limited access to contraceptive and abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults according to a new ...

Age Discrimination Laws Don't Protect Older Women as They Do Older Men

Older women in the workforce should be considered collectively as a unique demographic group that includes both gender and age if they're to receive adequate protection against workplace ...

Behavioral Science Perspectives on an Alternative Internet

Polarization, conspiracy theories, fake news: What people see on the Internet is largely determined by the opaque algorithms of just a few corporations. That's a worrying development for ...

Do COVID-19 Apps Protect Your Privacy?

Many mobile apps that track the spread of COVID-19 ask for personal data but don't indicate the information will be ...

Researchers Evaluate 2020 Census Data Privacy Changes

After the US Census Bureau announced that it was changing how it protects the identities of individuals for the 2020 Census, researchers began to evaluate how these changes may affect census data ...

High Tech Printing Makes Checking Banknotes Possible in the Blink of an Eye

New '3D micro-optic' security features in banknotes enable the general public to detect counterfeits reliably within a fraction of a second, according to new ...

Patient Notes Could Offer Solution to the 'Missing' Coronavirus Diagnoses

GP's notes currently unavailable to medical researchers could provide clues to help manage major health crises -- like COVID-19. And according to a 'citizens' jury' study at ...

Public Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases Is More Effective Than Lockdowns, Study Shows

New research shows South Korea's tech and privacy laws effectively protect the vulnerable while preserving economic stability during the ...

Immunity of Recovered COVID-19 Patients Could Cut Risk of Expanding Economic Activity

New modeling of coronavirus behavior suggests that an intervention strategy based on shield immunity could reduce the risk of allowing the higher levels of human interaction needed to support ...

We Believe We're Less Likely Than Others Are to Fall for Online Scams

We believe we are less likely than others are to fall for phishing scams, thereby underestimating our own exposure to risk, a new cybersecurity study has ...

Immunity Passports to Vaccination Certificates for COVID-19: Equitable and Legal Challenges

As governments explore the possibility of issuing so-called 'immunity passports,' such action poses significant practical, equitable, and legal issues. In contrast, if and when a vaccine is ...

Beyond Encryption: Protecting Consumer Privacy While Keeping Survey Results Accurate

Data privacy laws require encryption and, in some cases, transforming the original data to 'protected data' before it's released to external ...

'I Saw You Were Online': How Online Status Indicators Shape Our Behavior

After surveying smartphone users, researchers found that many people misunderstand online status indicators but still carefully shape their behavior to control how they are displayed to ...

Framework for Sharing Clinical Data in AI Era

Clinical data should be treated as a public good when it is used for secondary purposes, such as research or the development of AI ...

Public Health Leaders Call for Coordinated Communication Response to COVID-19

Public health leaders have called for informed and active public policy leadership to employ strategically coordinated health communication and outreach on COVID-19 and other emerging global health ...

Oversight of Fishing Vessels Lacking, New Analysis Shows

Policies regulating fishing in international waters do not sufficiently protect officials who monitor illegal fishing, the prohibited dumping of equipment, or human trafficking or other human rights ...

Systems Analysis for a New Arctic

A major new report highlights new and emerging policy trends in the Arctic, a region on the front lines of climate change, geopolitics, and global ...

Combining Viral Genomics and Public Health Data Revealed New Details About Mumps Outbreaks

In 2016 and 2017, a surge of mumps cases at Boston-area universities prompted researchers to study mumps virus transmission using genomic data, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of ...

Branding in a Hyperconnected World

A hyperconnected world is changing the role and management of brands. New theories and models are needed to account for these ...

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