Can we have medical privacy, cloud computing and genomics all at the same time?
Today sees the publication of a report I [Ross Anderson] helped to write for the Nuffield Bioethics Council on what happens to medical ethics in a world of cloud-based medical records and pervasive genomics. As the information we gave to our doctors in private to help them treat us is now collected and treated as an industrial raw material, there has been scandal after scandal. From failures of anonymisation through unethical sales to the care.data catastrophe, things just seem to get worse. Where is it all going, and what must a medical data user do to behave ethically? We put forward four principles. First, respect persons; do not treat their confidential data like were coal or bauxite. Second, respect established human-rights and data-protection law, rather than trying to find ways round it. Third, consult people who’ll be affected or who have morally relevant interests. And fourth, tell them what you’ve done – including errors and security breaches.
(tags: ethics medicine health data care.data privacy healthcare ross-anderson genomics data-protection human-rights)
Comparing Message Queue Architectures on AWS
A good overview — I like the summary table. tl;dr:
If you are light on DevOps and not latency sensitive use SQS for job management and Kinesis for event stream processing. If latency is an issue, use ELB or 2 RabbitMQs (or 2 beanstalkds) for job management and Redis for event stream processing.
(tags: amazon architecture aws messaging queueing elb rabbitmq beanstalk kinesis sqs redis kafka)
TL;DR: Cassandra Java Huge Pages
Al Tobey does some trial runs of -XX:+AlwaysPreTouch and -XX:+UseHugePages
(tags: jvm performance tuning huge-pages vm ops cassandra java)
Enjoy Bintray and use it as pain-free gateway to Maven Central
ahh, interesting! This looks much easier (via JBaruch)