P. F. Anderson

P. F. Anderson

single mom, emtech, ehealth, informatics, ebhc, MODERATE, ♫, quilts/yarn/origami, food, GF/CF, PTSD, ASD, iaido. Follows/RTs≠endorsement. Tweets my own.

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Ticketmaster invests in facial recognition technology company The military grade software hopes to make the concert experience easier, but could cost customers' their privacy #STPPtalk 

Can't stay out of the DMV database, can you? What about military targeting? Face recognition drone strike could be ... problematic. Unfair systems layered with facial recognition. #STPPtalk 

Q: What can we do when biometrics FAIL? A: Impact for children as they grow up. Prints become more stable for adults, but harder for kids. Issue with transgender folk. Persons with skin disorders. People with facial injuries. Facial cancer. Facial difference. ERRORS #STPPtalk 

"We found that facial analysis services performed consistently worse on transgender individuals, and were universally unable to classify" | | #STPPtalk 

Maryland courts begin using artificial intelligence in bail decisions Process has lots of bias, but ... so do judges. How can we make bail determination FAIR? #STPPtalk 

Q: Is consent the right way to protect privacy? Ie. DNA and biobanks. A: CC: I'm not a big fan of consent for privacy problems. Click through licenses? Pressure? Put responsibility back on the data holder. Do this in a way that is analogous to consent. #STPPtalk 

Final question, how can students take these lessons into their own futures? What do we need to understand about the tech? A: You need to be willing to look under the hood. This isn't magic fairy dust. It's not a silver bullet. Seek validation. Seek neutral experts #STPPtalk 

Separate the stuff that doesn't work from the stuff that does. This allows you to have a conversation grounded in reality rather than wishes #STPPtalk 


Spyware and smartphones: how abusive men track their partners Apps offer abusers a terrifying new toolbox to control their partners & exes. Phone software allows them to follow people’s movements, monitor their calls, texts and emails – even watch them

Library Extension Finds Books At Your Local Library While You Shop On Amazon

These Scientists Did More Than Tell Us We Were Doomed The authors of the IPBES report also gave us a road map out

Donald Trump’s slander of Captain Humayun Khan’s family is horrifying, even for Trump #TrumpSacrifices 

A lawyer rewrote Instagram's terms of service for kids. Now you can understand all of the private data u give up

"A whole lot of people are trying to figure out why someone they loved died this week" "120 Americans died of suicide EACH DAY this week" #spsm 

"Patient activists do more than ANYONE in the healthcare system to help make positive change" #medx