12 June 2008

CORRECTION on Phone Tracking

In an earlier posting we talked about a cell phone tracking project. The AP version of the story left a strong impression that the project had not undergone any ethics review. The AP has now corrected that story, as you can see on the comments at the previous page, where Cesifoti posted these links:
Here is AP taking back its story

And a statement from Northeastern University
As if research weren't hard enough already, you have to deal with reckless bloggers who treat the AP as if it were a reliable news source. It says that the project did undergo a Navy ethics review which determined there were no human subjects. Somehow I suspect that the AP still doesn't have all of the facts lined up just right. Oh well, move along.

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