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Thursday, October 13, 2011

"There is certainly a concern. It is possible for observers to know where you are at all times, where you are going, and what you are doing."

Paul Robbins of the Univeristy of Arizona, quoted in Economic Times (Inda) in response to this question: "With so much information about people now explicitly spatialised, does GIS trigger privacy concerns?" The article goes on: "But it isn't just the government, private companies like insurance firms or other interested parties can use GIS to integrate spatial data about people's health status or behaviour in ways that are dangerous and undemocratic."

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/13 at 04:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is being terminated as of Jan. 15, 2012, due to a $3.8 million budget cut. As a result, all resources, databases, tools, and applications within the website terminated and no longer available. The site’s blog has already been terminated as of last week, and will be removed completely as of Nov. 1.

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- NBII Termination Letter

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/13 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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