Apple received national security letter in 2016, US government sought data from 20K devices

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In its latest report on government requests for user information, Apple on Monday said the U.S. government lodged at least one national security letter last year seeking information related to a customer account.
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Data: Do you see numbers or opportunities?


There are only two ways of playing a strategy game, be it chess, billiards, or poker. You can wait for your turn and devise the next move, or you can plan the next 10 moves for every step you take. Needless to say, good players never wait for their turn. In the tech world, we have a slightly different game. It is called the data game. We’ve come up with several terms for it that you may have heard of, such as machine learning, advanced analytics, behavioral analytics, big data etc. In the end, they share the same goal, planning…

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Data Watchdog Cautions Google and UK Health Partner

A British data watchdog has raised questions about whether it was appropriate for a healthcare trust to share data on 1.6 million patients with DeepMind Health, an AI company owned by Google. The trust shared the data in connection with the test phase of Streams, an app designed to diagnose acute kidney injuries. However, the sharing reportedly was performed without an appropriate legal basis. The UK’s National Data Guardian addressed the issue in a letter to Stephen Powis, the medical director of the Royal Free Hospital in London.
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New Stanford biodegradable wearable takes your data to its grave

A pile of hard drives being recycled. The tops have been removed, and the drives are dusty and dirty. View is from the top.

A wearable electronic device that can dissolve in vinegar and is currently considered to be the lightest, thinnest electronic device, was recently unveiled by researchers at Stanford University. This technology can help reduce electronic waste while maintaining privacy. See Also: How personal beacons can help keep women safe The need for biodegradable tech in an era when new gadgets are constantly being introduced and quickly discarded, causing tons of electronic waste, presented the key concern and main focus for the team of researchers who have shared this new device. The team designed this…Read More

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Will data analytics transform our healthcare system?

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Big data analytics are entirely transforming business paradigms. Automated databases are enabling businesses to perform mundane tasks more efficiently. And, the commercial sector isn’t the only area to benefit from data analytics. Its impact is widespread and is being seen across many different sectors, including healthcare. Access to healthcare facilities is a basic, human need. However, the healthcare sector is extremely expensive, even when compared to the other developed economies. In the United States, the burden of the expense ultimately falls on the consumer since the sector is…Read More

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