On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog — but it is getting increasingly easy for someone to figure it out.
As more and more of our personal data — and those of the people we know and are related to — gets posted online, the anonymity promised by the remove of a computer screen gets more and more elusive, according to a new study out Thursday in the US journal “Science.”
That’s what a team of scientists uncovered when they started playing Sherlock with a batch of genetic data posted online for researchers to use.
The data was anonymous: the participants’ names were not published.
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