Data firm at center of Facebook privacy scandal will close

I think this was all but inevitable….

~TJK

Source: Data firm at center of Facebook privacy scandal will close

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Novartis goes digital with FocalView for ophthalmology clinical trials

(Image: Getty/demaerre)May you live in interesting times… A colleague flagged this for me. I’ll be very interested in the particulars of how this all works going forward. #ItsAllAboutApps

 

~TJK

Source: Novartis goes digital with FocalView for ophthalmology clinical trials

5 Best Online Tools for Searching Flights

As a frequent business traveler, I’m partial to Google Flights (our internal system is pretty poor for finding/optimizing flight times/costs)….but Your mileage may vary…

~TJK

 

Source: 5 Best Online Tools for Searching Flights

The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder – The New York Times

The Golden State Killer cold case begin cracked via information submitted to an online genealogy DNA database opens up a new dialog on privacy, DNA, and sharing….

~TJK

The long-awaited death of cash may finally be coming – CNET

Some interesting perspectives on cash going away as it is usurped by electronic payments, apps, etc. I think we’re still a long way from that though. One of the guys I works with prefers cash at lunch….”because there is no record I was even here.” Though I love electronic payments…..He’s kinda right.

~TJK

 

Source: The long-awaited death of cash may finally be coming – CNET

Safety Communications > Battery Performance Alert and Cybersecurity Firmware Updates for Certain Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical) Implantable Cardiac Devices: FDA Safety Communication

As a heart patient myself, I’m intrigued by the cyber-security aspects of these implantable devices. I think we’re going to see a lot in this area in the short-term.

~TJK

“Cybersecurity

Many medical devices—including Abbott’s ICD and CRT-D devices—contain configurable embedded computer systems that can be vulnerable to cybersecurity intrusions and exploits. As medical devices become increasingly interconnected via the Internet, hospital networks, other medical devices, and smartphones, there is an increased risk of exploitation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, some of which could affect how a medical device operates.”

Source: Safety Communications > Battery Performance Alert and Cybersecurity Firmware Updates for Certain Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical) Implantable Cardiac Devices: FDA Safety Communication

Alexa, Fitbit and Apple Watch are your digital snitches – CNET

Alexa is always listening…..

~TJK

 

Source: Alexa, Fitbit and Apple Watch are your digital snitches – CNET

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