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Distributed work and data security: can the crowd keep a secret?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… than carrying out their Servio tasks.” Even more hardcore, crowdsourced transcription company CastingWords operate a strict one-strike-and-you’re-out policy: “workers understand that the work is confidential, and that they will never work for us again if they release it.”

Here at Microtask we prefer to opt for prevention rather than cure. Our strategy is to break material down into tasks so small that confidentiality ceases to be an issue. Individual workers never get hold of …

Tags: Amazon Mechanical Turk CastingWords crowd Crowdflower crowdsourcing distributed work Julian Assange microtask microwork Scott McNealy Sun Microsystems Wikileaks

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