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With help from NASA, students launch experiment into space
The data was collected and recorded on two micro-SD cards – two, because the team learned last year that they had to back up their data collection method when the SD-card broke in the 2017 launch.
UWM  dataHorrorStories 
july 2018 by kbriney
One team’s struggle to publish a replication attempt, part 3 – Retraction Watch
Nature Neuroscience said that they hoped that DeLong et al. would make data available but that the reviewers would just have to do with what DeLong et al provided. In other words, Nature Neuroscience ignored what seems to be a blatant violation of the journal’s policies
dataSharing  reproducibility  scholarlyPublishing  dataHorrorStories 
may 2018 by kbriney
Health record details exposed as 'de-identification' of data fails
"This shows the surprising ease with which de-identification can fail, highlighting the risky balance between data sharing and privacy"
deidentification  dataHorrorStories  medical 
december 2017 by kbriney
North Carolina County Refuses to Pay $23,000 Ransom to Hackers - The New York Times
I am confident that our backup data is secure and we have the resources to fix this situation ourselves
security  dataHorrorStories  successStories 
december 2017 by kbriney
Notice of Privacy Policy Updates (January 2017) – Evernote Help & Learning
And please note that you cannot opt out of employees looking at your content for other reasons stated in our Privacy Policy
privacy  eLabNotebooks  dataHorrorStories 
december 2016 by kbriney
Why the ‘Psychoticism’ Error Took Years to Fix -- Science of Us
It’s clear that on four different occasions, including once in a top journal, research findings were published that don’t make sense in light of decades of research about personality and political preferences, and that these errors got through many reviewers. It’s also clear that when the authors of these papers were informed about what they had likely done wrong, they either ignored the warnings or lacked the expertise to understand them, and that their data weren’t shared.
scholarlyPublishing  dataHorrorStories  dataSharing 
july 2016 by kbriney
Sixty Million Car Bombs: Inside Takata’s Air Bag Crisis - Bloomberg
A quality manager told Lillie that he was pressured by an executive at Moses Lake to manipulate test data. “Torture the data until it confesses” is the way the engineers described it, Lillie said in his deposition.
june 2016 by kbriney
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