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COVID-19 hospital data is a hot mess after feds take control

COVID-19 hospital data is a hot mess after feds take control

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Enlarge / Members of the medical staff treat a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on July 28, 2020 in Houston, Texas. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care units to full capacity and sparking concerns about a surge in fatalities as the virus…
Ousted scientist says she was asked to manipulate Florida COVID-19 data

Ousted scientist says she was asked to manipulate Florida COVID-19 data

Enlarge / Florida began allowing businesses to reopen this week, but the ousted manager of the data behind that decision warns it may not be solid. As Florida tries to move past the COVID-19 crisis and reopen businesses and venues, the former manager of the state's novel coronavirus data project alleges she was fired for…
Your Kid’s School Is Probably Collecting Tons of Data on Them

Your Kid’s School Is Probably Collecting Tons of Data on Them

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We’re living in a time when cyber-bulling, self-harm, suicide and school shootings are all things that parents and educators need to worry about. And as technology became more prevalent in the classroom, an obvious solution was born—monitor what our kids are searching, reading, viewing and writing to look for red flags. As a result, schools…
Blog writer states she got an injunction for a post released 5 days previously

Blog writer states she got an injunction for a post released...

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The blogger behind a widely followed data-breach reporting service said an online counseling service has obtained an injunction barring her from publishing an article that went live five days earlier. The blogger says her article is also the subject of a criminal complaint. The August 1 post on DataBreaches.net reported that a misconfigured Amazon Web…
Still readily available through Google Analytics: Data slurped from 4 million internet browsers

Still readily available through Google Analytics: Data slurped from 4 million...

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Aurich Lawson / Getty Six days after Ars revealed an online service selling links to tax returns, prescription refills, and reams of other sensitive information collected from more than four million browsers, the data remains available to existing customers—thanks, in part, to essential assistance from Google Analytics. In a July 11 email, Nacho Analytics founder…
Fake homeopathy information released in leading journal stimulates protest, facepalms

Fake homeopathy information released in leading journal stimulates protest, facepalms

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Enlarge / Seriously, it's enough to make researchers cry. Editors at a respected scientific journal are reconsidering their decision to publish a study, which claims that a homeopathic dilution of poison oak can reduce pain in rats, after online critics pointed out that the study is rife with bogus, sloppy, and low-quality data. The study—titled…

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