I wrote this for Pacific Standard series on the Future of Work, a special project from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace, and what anxieties and possibilities they might produce.
The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.
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I just published an essay on Medium about what the dinosaurs of health care can teach health startups.
Nude pictures of celebrities stolen from their own iCloud accounts. Facebook experimenting with the emotions in their users’ feeds. Google reading Gmail before their users do. Fitness trackers without privacy policies, vulnerable to security breaches, and bait-and-switch tactics to sell customers’ data. Almost every day there is a story about the gap between the expectations people have for their own data and what companies actually do with that data. To fix this gap, we first need to rethink the nature of data.
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Just wrote for Slate’s Future Tense on the current regulator battles over personal health data.
Last month, the FDA told 23andMe to stop marketing direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits. The FDA wants assurance that the company has “analytically or clinically validated” the genetic data that they provide their customers. The company has claimed that it provides information and data, not medical advice, but this week it announced that for now, it will only sell “raw” genetic data analysis and ancestry reports, just not health interpretations.
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