Tag: privacy

Blog Posts (16)

September 10, 2014

Nana Cams: Personal Surveillance Video and Privacy in the Age of Self Embellishment

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In David Eggers’ novel, The Circle, a fictional internet company creates and encourages users to videostream their lives.…

August 23, 2013

Privacy for Sale

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

How much is your privacy worth? Would you be willing to give up your rights to medical privacy for $50?…

January 23, 2013

Diagnosing the Famous Non-Patient

Jennifer Chevinksy, B.S.

The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) has recently denounced the actions of neurologist Dr. Rustico Jimenez who publicly commented on the health status of boxer and politician, Manny Pacquiao.…

September 1, 2012

AJOB's September Issue is Here!

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March 5, 2009

Hey! Who Wants to Share Google Health Records?

As reported on CNET, Google is now allowing its users of its online health record service, Google Health, to share their health records with each other.…

January 16, 2009

Health Privacy Exists No Matter Who You Are

According to a recent New York Times article, “health privacy isn’t an issue when you are a legend.” The article, discussing the recent health disclosures, rumormongering, and volatile stock prices at Apple, due to Steve Jobs’ health claims that privacy isn’t a luxury that Mr.…

September 26, 2008

Doctors Flee from Epidemic

In the latest issue of the American Journal of Bioethics, Malm et al. address the question of whether physicians have a duty to treat during a public health emergency or whether the duty to heal ends where the epidemic beings.…

May 28, 2008

Unintended consequences from GINA?

Many have hailed the passage of the Genetic Information Nondescrimination Act as a major policy advance. And while there are certainly people who will benefit from the protections included in the law, Emory’s Ani B.

April 3, 2008

Stray genetic material and expectations of privacy

Popular Mechanics recently ranked what are, in its opinion, the 10 most prophetic sci-fi movies ever. Number 1? The genetics-focused drama Gattaca.…

December 20, 2007

Surgery is not photojournalism

To go in for surgery is to become vulnerable. We’re put under anesthesia and, in some cases, literally opened up for others to see.…

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Published Articles (8)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 17 Issue 1 - Jan 2017

Tracking U.S. Professional Athletes: The Ethics of Biometric Technologies Katrina Karkazis & Jennifer R. Fishman

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 15 Issue 11 - Nov 2015

Ingestible Drug Adherence Monitors: Trending Toward a Surveillance Society? Richard R. Sharp

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 14 Issue 10 - Oct 2014

Case Study:The Obligations to Report Statutory Sexual Abuse Disclosed in a Research Study Holly A. Taylor, Ellen Kuwana & Benjamin S. Wilfond

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 12 Issue 9 - Sep 2012

Telecare, Surveillance, and the Welfare State Tom Sorell

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 8 - Aug 2011

To Friend or Not to Friend: Is That the Question for Healthcare?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 3 - Mar 2011

Review of Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 9 - Sep 2010

Deidentification and Its Discontents: Response to the Open Peer Commentaries

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 5 Issue 2 - Mar 2005

Emerging Neurotechnologies for Lie-Detection: Promises and Perils

News (62)

October 31, 2016 8:00 am

The controversial DNA search that helped nab the 'Grim Sleeper' is winning over skeptics (LA Times)

The “Roaming Rapist” is one of a handful of cases that California authorities have quietly solved in recent years using a controversial technique that scours an offender DNA database for a father, son or brother of an elusive crime suspect.

August 17, 2016 8:00 am

Spiking genomic databases with misinformation could protect patient privacy (Nature)

Large genomic databases are indispensable for scientists looking for genetic variations associated with diseases. But they come with privacy risks for people who contribute their DNA. A 2013 study1 showed that hackers could use publicly available information on the Internet to identify people from their anonymized genomic data.

May 7, 2015 3:15 pm

Court rules NSA program illegal

A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the telephone metadata collection program, under which the National Security Agency gathers up millions of phone records on an ongoing daily basis, is illegal under the Patriot Act.

May 1, 2015 6:29 pm

How Private DNA Data Linked an Innocent Man to a 20-year-old Murder Case

The New Orleans Advocate recently published a shocking story that details the very real threats to privacy and civil liberties posed by law enforcement access to private genetic databases and familial DNA searching.

April 14, 2015 2:14 pm

Health data breaches on the rise

Large-scale health data breaches reported by doctors and health plans have been rising steadily, a new report shows.

January 27, 2015 6:54 pm

Gov. Brown Makes History, End-of-Life Choices, Personal Health at our Fingertips

The new year is off to a fast start with a new state budget. Gov. Jerry Brown hinted at what would be the centerpieces of his historic fourth and final term when he was sworn in on Monday. He is focused on education, combating climate change and building the state’s controversial high-speed rail system, which broke ground in Fresno on Tuesday.

January 13, 2015 12:50 pm

Computers 'judge personality better than friends

Computers can be better at predicting our personality than our friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers has indicated.

September 16, 2014 5:18 pm

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

Paul McMillan sent his winged monkey scanners out looking for computers that have remote access software on them, but no password. In just that short hour, the results came pouring in: thousands of computers on port 5900 using a program called VNC for remote access.

September 15, 2014 5:14 pm

Insurance giants creating massive database of patient records

Two of California’s largest health insurers are partnering to create a massive database of patient medical records.  But the system faces significant technological challenges and privacy concerns.

August 19, 2014 5:40 pm

NSA's 'MonsterMind' Could Automate Cyberwar

The plan to build a cybersecurity machine that would monitor all private communications coming into the U.S. for attacks and retaliate without human involvement was the last straw that led Snowden to become a whistleblower, he told Wired in an interview.

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