The Golden State Killer case was just the start. Hundreds of cold cases are hot again thanks to a new genealogy technique. The price may be everyone’s genetic privacy

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The Privacy Project

April 15, 2019

Boundaries of privacy are in dispute, and its future is in doubt. Citizens, politicians and business leaders are asking if societies are making the wisest tradeoffs. The Times is embarking on this project to explore the technology and where it’s taking us, and to convene debate about how it can best help realize human potential

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University College Hospital in London created an algorithm using records from 22,000 appointments for MRI scans, allowing it to identify 90% of those patients who would turn out to be no-shows

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The Osler Medical Symposium hosted a discussion titled “Medical Ethics: Privacy and Patient Rights”. Members of the symposium joined Cynda Rushton, a professor and member of the Berman Institute for Bioethics, and Veronica Robinson, great-granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks

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Voice-recognition system promises to automate data entry during office visits. While alluring to doctors, the technology poses thorny questions, including whether patients will be comfortable inviting a third-party company with a camera and microphone into a conversation with their doctor

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Sam Cavaliere, a San Diego tech worker, considers himself in average health, though the 47-year-old admits, “I can always stand to lose a little weight.” Like a lot of iPhone owners, he uses Apple’s Health app to keep track of his weight, his exercise routines and how many steps he takes in a day

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The bill would have required you to give your DNA to the state and pay $250 for the privilege

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Seeking to build a central identification platform, Kenya is storing the fingerprints, eyes, faces, voices, DNA, and location of its nearly 50-million population, and linking the data to everything from identity cards to access to education, health, and social services

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