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National Science Foundation Awards $550,000 for Creation of State-of-the-Art Crowdsourcing Techniques

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a University of Texas at Austin School of Information faculty member $550,000 to explore ways to make crowdsourcing more viable and lower the risk for potential adopters.

Amazon’s Online Workforce Not So Anonymous After All

Most people assume that Amazon.com's massive online workforce is anonymous, but a study by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other universities has uncovered a security vulnerability that makes it relatively easy to uncover many workers' personally identifying information.