Trailrunner7 writes “A group of researchers from Purdue University has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to help fund an ongoing project that’s investigating how well current techniques for anonymizing data are working and whether there’s a need for better methods. The grant will help to further research from computer scientists and linguists, who are looking at ways in which people can still be identified through textual clues even after explicitly identifiable data has been removed. The Purdue anonymization project has been ongoing for some time, and also includes researchers from a number of other institutions, including Indiana University and the Kinsey Institute.”

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