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QS Access: Personal Data Freedom

February 11, 2015

We are happy to welcome this guest post by Madeleine Ball. Madeleine is the Senior Research Scientist at PersonalGenomes.org, co-founder of the upcoming Open Humans project, and the Director of Research at the Harvard Personal Genome Project. She can be found online @madprime. The digital trails we create are becoming thick and personal. Increasingly, people choose to collect meaningful data…

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QS Access: Backing up HealthKit Data

February 3, 2015

As you may know, we’re very interested in how HealthKit is shaping and extending the reach of personal self-tracking data. Last week, during Apple’s quarterly earnings call, Tim Cook mentioned that “There’s also been incredible interest in HealthKit, with over 600 developers now integrating it into their apps.” (emphasis mine). This morning, we were alerted…

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QS Access: Exporting Uber Trip Data?

January 15, 2015

Quantified Self Labs is dedicated to the idea that data access matters. Moving forward, we’re going to be exploring different aspects of how data access affects our personal and public lives. Stay tuned to our QS Access channel for more news, thoughts, and insights. On January 13th Uber, a wildly popular and often scrutinized ride…

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QSEU14 Breakout: Mapping Data Access

June 26, 2014

Today’s post comes to us from Dawn Nafus and Robin Barooah. Together they led an amazing breakout session at the 2014 Quantified Self Europe Conference on the topic of understanding and mapping data access. We have a longstanding interest in observing and communicating how data moves in and out of the self-tracking systems we use…

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We Need a Personal Data Task Force

December 11, 2013

Earlier today John Wilbanks sent out this tweet: Help me build a @23andme health data export app. $500 reward. Details at http://t.co/dC2ZX1F2OK — John Wilbanks (@wilbanks) December 11, 2013   John was lamenting the fact that he couldn’t export and store the genome interpretations that 23&Me provides (they do provide a full export of a user’s…

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How to Download Your Zeo Data

May 21, 2013

If you’re a loyal, or even infrequent user of the Zeo sleep tracking device then you’ve probably heard the sad news that the company has shut down. This opens up a lot of questions about what is means to make consumer devices in this day and age, but rather than focus on those issues we’ld…