Science & Technology

A brand new category created on Oct 26,2015 to discuss about science, technology, and policy

Progress toward Digital Literacy and Inclusion in Emerging Markets

In this digital age, the ubiquity of mobile Internet creates tremendous opportunities for individuals and communities. Success in unlocking social and economic opportunities requires that global communities foster inclusion by supporting individuals from disadvantaged communities to overcome literacy barriers and participate in the creation of mobile content and services.

Rethinking the Use of Biometric Systems for Refugee Management

The use of iris scans for refugee management is expanding, but the risks associated with this technology are often overlooked.

Opportunities and Challenges Associated with the Internet of Things

Although the Internet of Things has major potential for economic opportunities, it still faces problems in data privacy, security, and other areas that have yet to be overcome.

Can Drones Help Prevent Human Rights Abuses?

Surveillance drones have the potential to deter and prevent human rights violations.

The Changing Landscape of GMO Policy in the EU

Diffusion patterns of GMO-"freeness" in the EU reveal significant intra-state diffusion but limited inter-state growth.

Secret No More: A Closer Look at the US Government’s Role in Addressing Cybersecurity Threats

As cellular surveillance devices become democratized and globalized, the US government should reconsider its strategy of shielding information about surveillance technology used by law enforcement—a practice which can compromise consumer security protection.

Hidden Threats to Healthcare Data Privacy Outside of HIPAA Protections

An increasing amount of data are being collected and used outside of HIPAA protections, which poses a significant threat to patient privacy and traditional doctor-patient relationships.

Do Democrats Always Spend More on Science Funding?

Contrary to popular perceptions, Democrats do not always spend more than Republicans on R&D.

Questioning Smart Urbanism: Is Data-Driven Governance a Panacea?

Smart urbanism based on real-time data analysis is not a panacea for all city management problems. The numerous benefits come with potential risks in city failure.

Open for Innovation: How Does Open Innovation Impact National Laboratories?

Open innovation has an impact on both scientific and technological innovation on the national laboratory level through links with industry, international collaboration, and the employment of non-permanent staff.

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