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April 29, 2017

What Air Travelers Will Tolerate for Non-Discriminatory Security Screening, Study Reveals

Apr. 27, 2017 — Mounting anti-terrorism security procedures and the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) screening processes have launched numerous debates about the protection of civil liberties and ... read more

Driver Privacy Can Be Compromised in Usage-Based Insurance Systems

Apr. 7, 2017 — An attacker only needs one part of the information provided to a UBI company to discover a driver's whereabouts, home, work, or who they met with, report ... read more

73% of Academics Say Access to Research Data Helps Them in Their Work

Apr. 5, 2017 — Combining results from bibliometric analyses, a global sample of researcher opinions and case-study interviews, a new report reveals that although the benefits of open research data are well known, ... read more

YouTube Users Be Aware: Your Viewing Habits Can Be Tracked

Mar. 15, 2017 — It's important to know that video encryption is not as secure as once thought. Google, YouTube's parent company, is not likely to patch the gaps, since it would be prohibitively expensive ... read more

Nudging Consumers Into Making Better Purchases Online

Mar. 13, 2017 — Small changes in the website design of online shops could significantly reduce the risk of incompatible purchases by customers, concludes a recent study. Warning messages appealing to the ... read more

Door and Window Locks Are Less Carbon-Costly and More Effective Than Burglar Alarms and CCTV, a New Study Finds

Mar. 13, 2017 — A new study, which estimates the carbon footprint of burglary prevention measures, has found that the best options from both an environmental and security point of view are door and window locks. ... read more

Study Reveals Public Perception of Police and Body-Worn Cameras

Jan. 26, 2017 — There is a push to expand the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) in policing. Yet, limited research and only anecdotal evidence suggests that the public supports using them in law enforcement. Results ... read more

Codes of Ethics Cause Problems for Overseas Operations

Jan. 23, 2017 — Corporate codes of ethics can have reverse effects and mask anomalies or social evils in operations outsourced to low-wage countries, suggests a new ... read more

Rise of Personal Technology in Criminal Proceedings Poses Risks to Individuals' Rights

Jan. 10, 2017 — Personal technology such as fitness trackers and smartphones have become common companions in our daily lives. But those same devices increasingly will be used in criminal proceedings to gather ... read more

New Study Finds One in Five US Gun Owners Obtained Firearm Without Background Check

Jan. 6, 2017 — One in five US gun owners who obtained a firearm in the past two years did so without a back­ground check, according to a new, American national ... read more

Combatting Retail Fraud Using a Simulator

Dec. 19, 2016 — Every year the retail industry lose billions of dollars to fraud in the US alone. To complicate the matter, research in the field has been obstructed due to the sensitive nature of transactional ... read more

New US Law Poised to Improve Marine Conservation Worldwide

Dec. 15, 2016 — New restrictions on US seafood imports, which will require seafood to be harvested in accordance with the US Marine Mammal Protection Act, will likely offer significant marine conservation benefits ... read more

New Report Finds Health Wearable Devices Pose New Consumer and Privacy Risks

Dec. 15, 2016 — New research weighs in on the debate over the lack of safeguards built into the health-care system for fitness ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — In democratic societies, it is considered an obligation of researchers and politicians to inform the public about modern technologies and their potential risks. Researchers recently found that ... read more

Economists Examined US Legal Cannabis Sector to Gauge Value of Banking Services

Dec. 1, 2016 — Despite the many innovative services in the digital age, conventional banking remains important to newly-established businesses; banking cannot yet be replaced by online financial services such as ... read more

Marine Incentives Programs May Replace 'Doom and Gloom' With Hope

Nov. 28, 2016 — Incentives that are designed to enable smarter use of the ocean while also protecting marine ecosystems can and do work, and offer significant hope to help address the multiple environmental threats ... read more

Diplomatic Global Warming: Environmental Cooperation During 1970s Helped Ease Cold War Tensions

Nov. 17, 2016 — Scientific cooperation to address concerns about the environment helped to foster détente between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s, concludes a newly published ... read more

One State's Temporary Gun Removal Law Shows Promise in Preventing Suicides

Nov. 17, 2016 — A Connecticut law enacted in 1999 to allow police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people likely prevented dozens of suicides, according to a ... read more

Mobile App Behavior Often Appears at Odds With Privacy Policies

Nov. 15, 2016 — How a mobile app says it will collect or share a user's personal information with third parties often appears to be inconsistent with how the app actually behaves, a new automated analysis ... read more

Finding an Online Advertising Compromise

Nov. 15, 2016 — How can the internet balance targeted advertising with privacy concerns? A novel approach to targeted advertising would allow companies to offer users relevant advertisements without having to expend ... read more

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