Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

Google offers an option to download all of the data it stores about you. I’ve requested to download it and the file is 5.5GB big, which is roughly 3m Word documents. This link includes your bookmarks, emails, contacts, your Google Drive files, all of the above information, your YouTube videos, the photos you’ve taken on […]

Delete All Your Apps

A good question to ask yourself when evaluating your apps is “why does this app exist?” If it exists because it costs money to buy, or because it’s the free app extension of a service that costs money, then it is more likely to be able to sustain itself without harvesting and selling your data. […]

Split learning for health: Distributed deep learning without sharing raw patient data

Can health entities collaboratively train deep learning models without sharing sensitive raw data? This paper proposes several configurations of a distributed deep learning method called SplitNN to facilitate such collaborations. SplitNN does not share raw data or model details with collaborating institutions. The proposed configurations of splitNN cater to practical settings of i) entities holding […]

I enjoyed reading (September)

I’m going to be presenting at The Network: Towards Unity for Health conference in Fortaleza, Brazil later this year and so my reading has largely been focused around what I’m thinking of talking about. I haven’t formalised the structure of the presentation yet but will probably publish it here as I figure out what I […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-21

RT @dreamingspires: RT @stevesilberman: First time I’ve seen the phrase “the American Internet.” # RT @barrykayton: Reading Blooms Digital Taxonomy v2.12 on Scribd #readcast # From Knowledgable to Knowledge-able: Learning in New Media Environments, by Michael Wesch # Gilly Salmon’s 5 stage model of e-learning # Social Media Explained Visually « […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-24

Academic Productivity » New paths to “research productivity” # Bloom’s Taxonomy. Useful illustration with additional information that may assist with implementation # The Cronk of Higher Education » College Art Exhibit Celebrates 30 Years of Boredom in Academia (humour) # APA Style Blog: It’s All Latin to Me: Latin Abbreviations in Scholarly […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-15

"Friend" profiles on Facebook can used to algorithmically infer accurate information about you # MySpace starts selling bulk user data. Potentially useful after academic analysis, but is this a slippery slope? # @wesleylynch those ship launches are mental 🙂 # RT @Tuism: RT @gangreu: @htc please stop to release new android phones and […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-01 # RT @TechCrunch: iPad v. A Rock by @arrington # @lvanblerk thanks for the comment, been looking into @Afrihost and been getting good feedback # Just spent 1 hour on phone with Telkom trying to sort ADSL, then got dropped. Considering moving to Afrihost…suggestions? # » Blog Archive » New approaches to […]

Facebook: all your data are belong to us

Just a quick link to update my concerns over the heinous new Facebook terms of service.  It basically grants Facebook the right to do whatever they want with your content…forever…even if you delete it…or close your account.  It does seem to be subject to your privacy settings, so if you are uploading content to the […]

Facebook and personal privacy

A little while ago (07 Sep. 08) I wrote about some of the challenges faced with using web services like Facebook to engage with students.  I just came across this somewhat related story that highlights some of the dangers of using a service to be an online storage site for your personal information. This article […]

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