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Wearable Privacy Study Quoted in Data Privacy Article

An article published in “Information Week” highlights the privacy concerns regarding wearables that were concluded from Dr. Kelly Caine and Dr. Vivian Motti’s study, that was later published into their paper “User’s Privacy Concerns About Wearables”. The article notes the main privacy concerns addressed in the paper, as well as the importance of each of those concerns.

Read the full article from Information Week.

Chrome Can Now Warn Users Who Type Gmail Passwords in Bogus Sites

Google has recently released a new extension for Chrome to protect against phishing sites attempting to steal users passwords by mimicking login pages. This extension is called Password Alert, and adds another layer of protection against phishing sites in addition to the already implemented “Safe Browsing” feature. Anytime a user enters their password to a bogus page, they are given an opportunity to immediately reset the password. This is especially beneficial for users who create one password across many sites, as it helps to prevent breaches of several of the users sites simultaneously.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Caine Noted Regarding Texting as Mental Health Treatment Research

Dr. Caine’s study published in the journal Personal and Ubiquitous Computing is receiving much attention. The results of this study, which included 325 patients, showed that texting may be a more efficient option for treatment than mobile apps. A remarkable 80% of  patients surveyed used texting, which may have implications that texting is available to most patients. Incorporating such a widely used technology in treatment may allow wider treatment options, such as direct contact with a health care provider, and serve as a more beneficial aid to large numbers of patients.

Read the full article from Behavioral Healthcare.

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Patients Prefer Control Over Clinically Sensitive Data in EHRs

Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Dr. Caine looks at patient preferences on the sharing of electronic health records (EHR). In one study, they looked at 105 patients in a hospital-based primary care adult medicine practice in Indiana. They gave them the option to control access of EHR from physicians and other hospital staff. The results showed that 45 patients limited access, and 36 patients restricted access to all personal information. Dr. Caine’s standpoint on the topic is “if we fail to design systems that meet patients’ needs and desires about the extent to which their health data are shared, patients will reject them or even refuse care.” Several articles cite her study to look at the importance of patients having the ability to control what is released in their records, so they feel comfortable seeking care when they need it.

Read the full article from Healio.

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Researchers Debut Computational Jewelry For Health Care Apps

Dr. Kelly Caine and Dr. Jacob Sorber talk with the Greenville News on the wrist-worn Amulet prototype as a means of monitoring health conditions and upcoming popularity of health applications. There are many potential different model options for this device , including behind the ear, belts, pendants, and several others, depending on what sort of data needs to be collected. The Amulet is designed to integrate several internal and external uses, and interprets the data on the device itself, as opposed to an application on an outside device.

Read the full article from Greenville News.

Dr. Caine Gives Input on Online Freedom of Speech

The Washington Post’s article discusses the views on Americans rights to request an unflattering article or photo to be deleted from the Google search engine as a privacy concern, something that advocates are calling a “right to be forgotten”. She explains that this new era of technology has unknown long-term consequences, as search engines may prevent Americans from “starting over”.

Read the full article here.