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New York Hospital Forced to Pay Family Over Dr. Oz Footage of Dying Relative

When it comes to patient privacy, the healthcare world is supposed to have hard and fast rules as to what can and can not be disclosed. Healthcare providers are bound by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) to keep their patients’ information private and to not …

Health Care

HIPAA Safeguards App and Wearables Developers Need to Know

Got a great idea for the next best mHealth app or wearable technology?<p>Before you get too far, it’s a good idea to check your inspiration against …

Federal privacy laws can't keep up with health apps

The report, which was supposed to be complete in 2010, does not include specific recommendations for fixing the problem, even though Congress asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide them.<p>HHS' findings largely mirror those in a ProPublica story from last November. The …

Privacy

Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence-sources

By Joseph Menn<p>SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming …

Surveillance

Prepaid card users will finally be protected from fraud and crazy fees

If you’ve been out of touch with the FinTech market recently you may have missed how popular prepaid cards have become. This is especially true when it comes to “open-loop” cards, which are prepaid cards powered by a processor like Visa or MasterCard that can be used anywhere a credit or debit card …

Even In The Tech Industry, Sticky Tape Remains A Preferred Security Measure

Preventing hackers from spying through digital webcams and microphones often involves surprisingly analog solutions.<p>Although they presumably have access to cutting-edge security tools and first-rate professional advice, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James …