Social Media, Genomics Driving Data Tsunami

by jeeg 22. February 2011 23:29
The social media wave is being followed by a big data tsunami.   Ok, the imagery is getting a little outlandish, but the flood of information that must be stored and analyzed is generating excitement, especially in Boston, where many in the tech world worry that they were at the beach w... [More]

Vt. law on drug data mining ruled unconstitutional

by jeeg 1. December 2010 23:26
An appeals court says a Vermont law that restricts companies' use of information about the drugs doctors prescribe is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled Tuesday that the law on so-called data mining is a commercial free speech restrict... [More]

Patient Data Accidentally Posted on the Internet

by jeeg 28. September 2010 02:36
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said Monday that bits and pieces of information, including 10 Social Security numbers, from about 6,800 patients had been inadvertently disclosed on the Internet. The institutions said in a written statement that the information... [More]

Protection of Data is Essential

by jeeg 26. June 2010 00:05
Scholars call this the information age. The truth is we all get a little numb to supercharged claims like that. However, there is no disputing that in our lifetimes we are bearing witness to a great expansion of human scientific knowledge, especially as the costs of acquiring that knowledge ra... [More]
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