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    Apple's ResearchKit: The Privacy Issues

    Could Open Design Open the Door to Fraudsters? By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Apple's ResearchKit: The Privacy Issues

    Apple's recently unveiled ResearchKit makes it easier for patients to participate anonymously in medical research studies. But what are the privacy and security concerns?

  • Blog

    Who Hacked Barbie?

    Creepy Talking Toy Triggers Security Warnings By Mathew Schwartz
    Who Hacked Barbie?

    Mattel will sell a cloud-connected $75 "Hello Barbie" doll that can "listen" to what kids are saying and talk back. But security experts warn that anything that connects to the Internet can - and will - be hacked.

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    Case Study: Thwarting Insider Threats

    Why Letting Staff Know They're Being Monitored Is Essential By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Case Study: Thwarting Insider Threats

    West Virginia United Health System is taking a multi-step approach to thwarting insider threats, including aggressive analysis of access audits, says assistant CIO Mark Combs, who helps lead the system's privacy and security efforts.

  • Article

    GOP Senators Raise HIE Security Issues

    Legislators Ask HHS to Fill in EHR Interoperability Roadmap By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    GOP Senators Raise HIE Security Issues

    While federal regulators flesh out details of a "roadmap" for electronic health record interoperability, five GOP senators are demanding that more attention be paid to the security and privacy of patient data as it's shared among healthcare providers.

  • Blog

    Clinton's Email Brouhaha and Politics

    Coverage Focus Segues from Secrecy to Security By Eric Chabrow
    Clinton's Email Brouhaha and Politics

    Word that Hillary Clinton maintained a personal email server while secretary of state has elevated cybersecurity and privacy as political issues. But it's just the latest example of such issues grabbing the attention of U.S. voters.

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