As Technology Advances, What Will Happen With Online Privacy?

As Technology Advances, What Will Happen With Online Privacy?

GETTY As technology continues to advance, what will happen to online privacy? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Marc Groman, Former Senior Advisor for Privacy in the White House, co-host of Their Own Devices podcast, on Quora: Traditional concepts of privacy — our right to be left alone — and the basic principle that the content of our communications should remain confidential — are being challenged and eroded with advancements in digital technology. Similarly, the fundamental principle that individuals should…

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Researchers Unveil Advances in Cancer Diagnostics

Researchers Unveil Advances in Cancer Diagnostics

Scientists have unveiled a test for detecting pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms, in less than a drop of blood. The diagnostic method is fast, cheap and ultra-sensitive, and can be adapted to test for other diseases whose fingerprints are detectable in blood, they wrote in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering. A team in the United States and China identified a protein dubbed EphA2 found in pancreatic tumours. They then developed a test to detect its presence in as little as 0.001 millilitres of blood plasma — the liquid…

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