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Nature Genetics corrupted by 23andme

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How our personal data are being traded

Tom Brewster had an interesting idea: selling hsi own data. Why should anyone else make money with it?

When I decided to sell the secret details of my personal life, I had high hopes I’d get a willing buyer. It didn’t go well.
I had been curious to see if I could make money from my online information – something that data brokers across the world are doing every day; collecting it, combining it with others’ information and flogging it to marketing firms or anyone willing to pay. So I put myself on eBay.

The article is really interesting to read, yea, yea.

Veracity

It is a rather old topic here at Science Surf –searching for truth in science while here is a fresh new look.  How can we trust twitter messages and alike, is there any truth in big data?  What is just an internet meme?  Or a phenomenon — a meaning what is experienced as given? A pheme? A new EU project explains Continue reading Veracity