Ifeoma Awunja, a sociologist who researches the use of health data in the workplace, warns how data collected from employees “could be sold to basically anyone, for whatever purpose, and recirculated in other ways.”
While Facebook let slip data profiles on millions of people, “it’s much more than that,” says James Grimmelmann, law professor. “Trying to pin down any one breach as being the source of all the privacy harms out there is futile.”
The U.S. Congress will debate a move toward cash-based aid this year when lawmakers vote on a new Farm Bill. “A conservative estimate is that we sacrifice roughly 40,000 children’s lives annually because of antiquated food aid policies,” says Christopher Barrett, an expert on food aid.
Gerald R. Beasley, the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell, pens this op-ed about how to preserve information on the deleted accounts of fake news that future historians may need to understand current events.
Particle physicist and postdoctoral research associate Yangyang Cheng is the subject of this feature. Cheng lost her father, a science professor, when she was 10 and credits Stephen Hawking's work for helping to heal her wounds.