Differential versions of privacy

Siddharth V writes: For example, a 2019 pilot scheme in the UK, run by the Open Data Institute in collaboration with the Greater London Authority and Royal Borough of Greenwich, studied how sharing city data — such as the energy efficiency of social housing — could improve the south London community. And, in a report last December, … Continue reading Differential versions of privacy

Consumer based “supercomputers”

Richard Waters writes: Google’s specially designed chips, called TPUs, process the signals inside the most advanced deep learning systems. The goal is not precision of each operation but the overall picture they can assemble, as billions of electronic “neurons” in these electronic brains search for the patterns in mountains of data.But the term obscures what … Continue reading Consumer based “supercomputers”

Digital Healthcare Platforms

Digital Healthcare Platforms- From ET Prime I chose to publish my long-from on ET Prime on how the digital platforms can transform healthcare. You can access it here. I apologise, the article is behind the paywall, but it is an editorial discretion. If you wish to read it, please send me your request, as it … Continue reading Digital Healthcare Platforms

The OSS trap

Baldur Bjarnason writes: I’m reminded of the only real tech bubble I’ve personally witnessed: the rise and fall of blogging. They’re very different phenomena, but blogging and open-source are solid examples of big corporations strategically subsidising a complement to their core business with no care being paid to collateral damage.Google Adwords changed all of that. … Continue reading The OSS trap

Ransomware attacks on healthcare: Irish systems down

Catherine Stupp reporting for Wall Street Journal: The attack appears to be the first major strike to disable a country’s centralized public health system during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, hackers have attacked individual hospitals and research centers around the world, including a Czech hospital treating coronavirus patients. Cyberattacks cost hospitals in the U.S. millions of dollars in 2020. Staff at … Continue reading Ransomware attacks on healthcare: Irish systems down