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90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care.<p>Recent numbers show 90% of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.<p>The medical industry faces more …

Tim Cook didn't address Apple's real privacy problem

Tim Cook is deflecting the conversation with his new statement about privacy.<p>Apple (AAPL) was all over the news earlier this month following the theft of celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts. Though iCloud itself wasn't hacked, Apple's two-factor authentication -- a second, temporary …

There’s A Looming Threat To The Way Uber And Other Rich New Startups Do Business

New York Magazine's Kevin Roose just wrote a story exposing a big threat to a whole host of successful startups.<p>Lately, there's been a rise in a new type of startup: "on demand" startups.<p>Basically they are like Uber, but instead of summoning taxi drivers, they summon other service providers — food …

Home Depot reportedly got warnings about its data security in 2008

Home Depot may have only recently had to cope with a massive data breach, but it reportedly knew that it had to step up its computer security much, much earlier. The <i>New York Times</i> claims that there had been calls for tougher safeguards as far back as 2008, and that the big-box store has been lax …

Ex-stepson: White House fence jumper has PTSD

An Iraq war veteran who was arrested after jumping a White House fence suffers from PTSD, his former stepson told CNN Sunday.<p>Omar Gonzalez hopped the north fence Friday and sprinted just past the north portico White House doors when he was stopped, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. The …

Police capture last of five escaped California inmates

(Reuters) - Police have recaptured the last of five inmates, described as armed and dangerous, who escaped from a jail near Fresno, California, authorities said on Sunday.<p>The five men, three of whom were accused of attempted murder, escaped on Friday shortly after 9 p.m. from the Madera County …

‘King Fire’ Grows To 80,000 Acres, Destroys At Least 32 Structures

A California wildfire, which has been dubbed “King Fire,” is still growing after it scorched more than 80,000 acres and destroyed at least 32 …

International summit just a first step on climate change

As President Obama and more than 100 other heads of state gather Tuesday in New York to spotlight the severity of global warming and the need to act on it, the scene will be more pep rally than policy negotiation.<p>The meeting is a launchpad for the work of crafting an international agreement that …