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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Survey Shows Broad Support for National Precision Medicine Study

Aug. 17, 2016 — In a recent survey designed to measure public attitudes about the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, a majority of respondents expressed willingness to participate in the nationwide ... read more

Computer Scientists Reveal History of Third-Party Web Tracking

Aug. 15, 2016 — Researchers have presented the first-ever comprehensive analysis of third-party web tracking across three decades and a new tool, TrackingExcavator, which they developed to extract and analyze ... read more

In Right Balance, Environmental Regulations Increased Firms' Profits, New Study Finds

Aug. 12, 2016 — CEOs and corporate lobbyists often spend plenty of time decrying how potential government regulations will affect their bottom line, but a new study finds that the US Clean Water Act, when ... read more

World Should Consider Limits to Future Internet Expansion to Control Energy Consumption

Aug. 11, 2016 — The world should consider ways to limit data growth on the internet to prevent run-away energy consumption and help limit carbon emissions, say leading computer ... read more

Researchers Develop Tool to Counter Public Health IT Challenges

Aug. 9, 2016 — Front-line protection of US communities against disease epidemics relies on seamless information sharing between public health officials and doctors, plus the wherewithal to act on that ... read more

Despite Expectations of Privacy, One in Four Share Sexts, Study Finds

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new study from Indiana University researchers shows that although most people who engage in sexting expect their messages to remain private, nearly one in four people are sharing the sexual ... read more

Live-Streaming Crime

Aug. 3, 2016 — In a new study, researchers examine the legal rights of people to record and live stream and any potential right to be free from being recorded and streamed in public ... read more

Liability of Internet 'Intermediaries' in Developing Countries

June 30, 2016 — If someone posts illegal content on your website, are you liable? A new project addresses that question by examining the potential liability faced by website owners and other online service providers ... read more

Wireless, Wearable Toxic-Gas Detector

June 30, 2016 — Wearable, wireless sensors have now been developed by researchers, based on carbon nanotubes, that can detect toxic gases and can be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical ... read more

New Tool to Measure Homeland Security Risks in US

June 30, 2016 — Researchers have validated a new risk assessment tool that can be used by the Department of Homeland Security to help evaluate decisions and priorities in natural disasters, terrorist events, and ... read more

Visual Cloud Computing Methods Could Help First Responders in Disaster Scenarios

June 23, 2016 — Visual data created by numerous security cameras, personal mobile devices and aerial video provide useful data for first responders and law enforcement. That data can be critical in terms of knowing ... read more

New System That Uses Sound to Alleviate Water Shortage

June 22, 2016 — New research shows how a special tool called a noise logger can detect leaks accurately and efficiently, before major roadwork is ... read more

Lacking Family Support, Those Transitioning out of Foster Care Need Financial Assistance

June 16, 2016 — Every year, more than 23,000 youth leave foster care after turning 18 and begin adulthood. Unlike their peers who can depend on family who serve as support systems, those coming out of foster care ... read more

Relationship Between School Security, Race, Research Shows

June 8, 2016 — Security measures in American high schools are meant to keep students safe. But research shows heightened security has unintended ... read more

Weak Spots in Europe's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Law

June 7, 2016 — In the first study of its kind, university researchers say that hackers can discover the identities of people who requested to be delisted under Europe's 'Right to be Forgotten' law. ... read more

You Are Not as Anonymous as You Think Online

June 7, 2016 — You may not be anonymous as you think you are online; reveals a new study. Your browsing behavior can indicate your personality and provide a unique digital signature which can identify you, ... read more

June 6, 2016 — People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief ... read more

Wide Geographic Differences in Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, Depression

June 6, 2016 — Widespread differences have been found in the treatment of patients with common chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and depression, reports a new ... read more

Law Reform in Canada May Help Curb Organ Transplant Tourism

June 6, 2016 — Creating a confidential reporting system in Canada about organ transplant tourism could help reduce the practice and disrupt international networks, argues an ... read more

Ships Flagged for Illegal Fishing Still Able to Get Insurance

June 6, 2016 — Rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged by international watchdogs for unlawful activity, new research ... read more

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