Well, you can use it already for point-to-point connections. I think the problem with doing it on a LAN would be developing hubs/switches/routers that support it.
Take a look at the big body shops. Accenture: average salary $66k. Cognizant: $60k. In the tens of thousands of people they sponsor each year, a lot of them are neither highly skilled nor highly paid.
If for example, Samsung and LG make decent Android devices and provide support for them, you could buy from them and get a decent consistant Android device and support.
If that were the case, you'd be safe. I don't know of a manufacturer that consistently provides bug-free devices and support for them for, say, 2 years back.
You are generally safe with Nexus devices, since you have the best chance of upgrading to the latest OS. This helps with vulnerabilities which won't be fixed in older versions of Android. But because Nexus devices shuffle between different manufacturers, you lack consistency from a hardware standpoint.
The US has protection that prevents patients from being identified by the companies that make the drugs. There is no federal law preventing DOCTORS from being identified as prescribing a drug. Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have laws to further limit this practice.
I doubt it. I think it is far more likely that the pharmacy sells this information to insurance, pharmaceutical, and marketing companies. Big data is big business these days. So long patient confidentiality.
Definitely not. Pharmacies and PBMs are prohibited from selling patient health information. PBMs sell aggregated information to pharma companies, so they can understand the drug trends in an area. They sell doctor-identified data as well. This is a pretty good summary of the data that PBMs and pharmacies can and cannot sell
I suspect that this was information retrieved by the ePrescribe network. The NCPDP SCRIPT standard defines a transaction to retrieve a prescription history. The standard is not publicly available so we can't see what data elements are required to request a medication history, but I'm guessing that this is how PillPack retrieved the info.
Price gouging laws predominately apply in a period of civil emergency and only to items that that are necessary for survival.
Well, James Tiptree Jr would disagree with "never been exclusionary".
That, tons of acquisitions, and explicit attempts to destroy the HP culture as it was. I'd hate to see her string of damage attributed to a single mistake.
If they begin to become an existential threat to the US, we have a big nuclear arsenal to keep them off our shores.
But they aren't even close right now. The challenge is to defeat them without killing tons of people in "collateral damage" that ends up turning people into militants who weren't before.
In my Fortune 25 company, we have a department of people devoted to resolving issues of people who contact the CEO, President, or other members of senior staff. This method absolutely will light a fire under the IT staff to fix it. I don't know whether he reads every incoming letter or email, but I do know that each one is handled by the presidential escalation team, and tracked, and reported out regularly.
We also have a Chief Information Security Officer who will personally latch onto this like a bulldog and ensure that it's fixed. We had a breach a number of years ago and it's still used as a reminder that "That will NOT happen again."
"Companies that make products must show that their products work," Amaral said in the Northwestern release. "They must be certified."
This researcher is completely out of touch with what's sold in the marketplace. No wonder he doesn't understand that flawed solutions can still be useful.
Find a rusty railroad spike. Shove it through your eyeball over and over again. That's what IBM products are like.
It's one thing not to sell in China, but what if the government cracked down on production? Pretty much every hardware company could lose their production instantly.
No telecoms have a government-mandated monopoly. The FCC preempted exclusive franchise agreements in 2007.
The only barriers now are that it is a huge initial capital expense and large incumbents who will try every dirty trick to block new entrants.
These laws have been passed because certain municipalities have been able to successfully cover the cost and maintenance of their own networks.