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Health care app uses Apple Watch to ID doctors, follow privacy law

Doctors can view private records only when they are wearing the watch. The approach uses the Apple Watch's ability to identify its wearer to protect patient privacy.

By September 9, 2015


Hack on Premera Blue Cross exposes 11M customer records

Names, birthdates and Social Security numbers were exposed in the latest security breach at a health industry organization.

By March 17, 2015


Anthem's stolen customer data not encrypted

But under federal law, health insurance companies don't have to encrypt user data.

By February 6, 2015


Wearable tech's most important race: Turning heartbeats into cash

It's not about the device you buy. The real value is in the data it produces.

By November 11, 2014


Google Glass enters operating room at Stanford

Surgeons in training at Stanford University add Google's Internet-connected headset to their list of at-hand surgical tools.

By July 30, 2014


New health site lets the crowd rate treatment effectiveness

CureCrowd aggregates the experiences of others by letting them score the usefulness of various treatments from 0 (no help) to 4 (cured).

By March 13, 2014


Google Helpouts uses online video for teachable moments

The company is using Google+ Hangouts to connect customers to experts for one-on-one teaching sessions.

By November 4, 2013


Secure SMS app Wickr finally hits Android

Wickr's flavor of secure text messaging, protected in part by the encryption technique called Perfect Forward Secrecy, lands on Android in a new beta.

By September 16, 2013


How to respond to a data-breach notification

When a company contacts you about a potential loss of your personal data to hackers, you may be left wondering what information was stolen and the potential consequences.

By August 20, 2013


Microsoft touts Office 365 buyers that dumped Google Apps

On the eve of the Google I/O conference, Microsoft picks a loud fight with Google over online office suites.

By May 13, 2013