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  • J. shared from The Right to Know in the Articles section of 2600 Magazine: The Hacker Quarterly by 2600 Magazine
    Yes, it can be said that some things need to be kept out of the public eye for the sake of security and diplomacy. But every secret is only a secret for so long and, if that's all that's holding up a regime or policy, the foundation will collapse at some point.
  • J. shared from The Slow and Steady Revival of Gene Therapy in the Upfront section of Technology Review by Susan Young
    The Amgen treatment, which was engineered from a virus that normally causes cold sores, takes a two-pronged approach to fighting cancer. The virus selectively infects cancer cells, where it replicates until the cell bursts. While growing inside the cell, the virus also produces a protein that rouses the immune system. When the cell breaks open, immune cells are attracted to the tumor site to fight the disease.
  • J. shared from The Real Privacy Problem in the Features section of Technology Review by Evgeny Morozov
    The invisible barbed wire of big data limits our lives to a space that might look quiet and enticing enough but is not of our own choosing and that we cannot rebuild or expand.
  • J. shared from The Real Privacy Problem in the Features section of Technology Review by Evgeny Morozov
    “interactive systems ... suggest individual activity where in fact no more than stereotyped reactions occur.”
  • J. shared from The Real Privacy Problem in the Features section of Technology Review by Evgeny Morozov
    When all citizens demand their rights but are unaware of their responsibilities, the political questions that have defined democratic life over centuries—How should we live together? What is in the public interest, and how do I balance my own interest with it?—are subsumed into legal, economic, or administrative domains.