Monday, April 16, 2018

Private data security

Spy Doctor: Pentagon Sinks Millions into Health-Monitoring Smartphone App

Mobile phoneThe Pentagon’s secret weapons development department, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is bankrolling contracts for development of its “Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health” (WASH) program, which keeps tabs on active soldiers’ well-being.
DARPA announced last week that it awarded Kryptowire, a Virginia-based cyber security firm, a $5.1 million contract to develop WASH, a program that would spot diseases using data it collects from soldiers' smartphones during normal use.
Communication Chief for DARPA Jared Adams told the Washington Post in an email that "The program aims to develop algorithms that use raw data from smartphone sensors to enable continuous and real-time assessment." That assessment would bring to light latent and developing health concerns.

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