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Prof receives $100k federal grant for ‘observing the world through the lenses of social media’

“Researchers should be very straightforward and transparent about how they intend to keep and use the data as well as to what extent they will protect the subjects’ privacy, for example, anonymization,” EFF spokesman David Maas told Campus Reform.

“Of course, there’s also the potential for this kind of research to be used by law enforcement and online marketers for purposes that would make most online users uncomfortable,” he added. “In the end, no one wants to live in a world where they’re afraid to post family portraits.”

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Campus Reform

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