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Science Wants Your Data

Science Wants Your Data by fivethirtyeight.com

Eric Dishman wants your data. As the director of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us research program, he’s trying to convince 1 million Americans to donate reams of sensitive personal information to science. Electronic medical records? Gimme. Genetic data? He’ll take it. Residence history? His inbox waits with open arms.


The future of health begins with you by joinallofus.org

The All of Us Research Program has a simple mission. We want to speed up health research breakthroughs. To do this, we’re asking one million people to share health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of health studies. 


I handed over my genetic data to the NIH. Here’s why you should, too by statnews.com

The National Institutes of Health recently launched the All of UsResearch Program to create one of the largest, richest public resources for biomedical research in human history. Its mission is to accelerate medical breakthroughs that personalize prevention, treatment, and care for all Americans. As the director of this unprecedented program — and as a cancer survivor, patient advocate, and participant in more than a dozen research studies — I want to share how we are safeguarding participant confidentiality and personal data.


The world needs more Data Donors. by OurDataHelps.org

Believe it or not, a major challenge for cutting edge research is access to data. The data you donate will be used by scientists and researchers to further scientific understanding of mental and emotional health. If you are a suicide loss survivor, a person with lived experience of suicidal thoughts or attempts, or if you just want to help, please share your data and/or the data of a loved one. You can help by sharing what you know, your data helps.  


Benefits of Using Bitmark Donation App by bitmark.com

One organ donor can save 8 lives. One data donor can save millions of lives. Are you a data donor?

Your personal data is your most valuable digital asset. Bitmark makes it simple and safe for users to donate their data to health researchers. Through the Data Donation app, donors can safely connect their Health app data to studies that they choose, securely donate their data with full consent, and easily track all their donations. 


The Data Donor Movement – A Dateva initiative:

Appealing to people worldwide to donate their health data for research in a secure and privacy-mindful way.

Petitioning governments to make it mandatory for healthcare organizations to share their data.

  • Immediate Goal
    Create a streamlined repeatable process for accessing hospital  data for researchers and technology companies that know how to handle data safely
  • Long Term Goal
    Release all hospitals data in an Open Data format.  

Data donation after death  by David M Shaw1 , Juliane V Gross2 & Thomas C Erren2

A proposal to prevent the waste of medical research data.

What happens to your personal data after you die? Most of the discussion on this topic has focused on whether and how relatives should be given access to the media accounts and music…


You Can’t Hide Your Genes by Slate

Consumer genetic databases aren’t the only side door for police to get your DNA.

The arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo as the suspected Golden State Killer has both thrilled and worried watchers. Bringing the Golden State Killer to justice is a victory for law enforcement and public safety. But with his identification through a publicly accessible genealogical DNA database, there are serious questions about who now is subject to genetic surveillance by the government, and not just by the online commercial services that sequence or store DNA data for genealogical research. 

 

This Savings-account Hack Will Give You Almost 20 Times What You’re Earning Now

This Savings-account Hack Will Give You Almost 20 Times What You’re Earning Now by marketwatch.com

The world is awash with cash, but you don’t seem to be getting any of it from your bank account.

Banks pay almost nothing for deposits these days — the average savings account gives customers 0.09% a year, according to Bankrate. That means you’d earn $9 a year on an account worth $10,000.

View (and Monitor) Your Credit Report For Free

How to View (and Monitor) Your Credit Report For Free by howtogeek

If you keep a regular eye on your credit report, you’ll notice when identity thieves open accounts in your name and when errors are listed that might cause you problems in the future. Here’s how to do it for free.

US law entitles you to a free yearly credit report directly from each agency, but you’ll have to go…

Noosfeer – One-click Saving of Any Page

Noosfeer Is a Content Reader and Aggregator.

Using Noosfeer you'll have clean articles and personalized recommendations without annoying ads. They load 10x faster, they use 20x lesst mobile data and you can read them offline on any device.

Each time you stumble upon a page you want to read but don't have the time, add it to your reading list. Stop accumulating 'to-read' tabs and links, have them in one beautiful place.

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When you find something on the web that you want to read later, put it in Noosfeer. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection and without downloading an app.

Phone and Tablet Apps

Web articles are over saturated. Lots of annoying ads, slow connections and heavy websites hold us back from staying informed. – Noosfeer simplifies your reading. Use Noosfeer to have simplified articles loading faster, consuming less memory and accessible offline. – And keeps you informed. Create a reading list with your favorite topics and articles. Noosfeer provides suggestions, so you can stay up-to-date and expand your knowledge.

Information overload is slowly killing our productivity and our capacity to stay informed.

A reading list is the best tool to read more and be productive. It is like a to-do list filled with the articles you want to read when you have the time (whilst commuting, on the toilet, eating breakfast…).

Coming in Windows 10’s Redstone 4 Update

What’s Coming in Windows 10’s Redstone 4 Update, Available March 2018 by How-To-Geek

Microsoft is hard at work on Windows 10’s next update, codenamed “Redstone 4”. This is Windows 10 version “1803”, which means it will likely launch sometime in March 2018.

This article contains features that have arrived through Insider Preview version 17083, which was released on January 24…

How To Replace Your PC

SO YOU WANT A NEW COMPUTER? by Neil Hutton

Getting a home computer used to be so simple… you had two choices: a Windows PC or a Mac and the Mac was twice the price, so more than 95% of computers sold were Windows. Now you're wondering if you should get an iPad, or one of those incredibly cheap $200 Chromebooks, or maybe, just maybe, you could just do everything on that smartphone

Galaxy Zoo

Galaxy Zoo, where you can help astronomers explore the Universe Galaxy Zoo:

Hubble uses gorgeous imagery of hundreds of thousands of galaxies drawn from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope archive. To understand how these galaxies, and our own, formed we need your help to classify them according to their shapes — a task at which your brain is better than even the most advanced computer. If you’re quick, you may even be the first person in history to see each of the galaxies you’re asked to classify.

More than 250,000 people have taken part in Galaxy Zoo so far, producing a wealth of valuable data and sending telescopes on Earth and in space chasing after their discoveries. The images used in Galaxy Zoo: Hubble are more detailed and beautiful than ever, and will allow us to look deeper into the Universe than ever before.

How To Take Part

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