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Hillary and The Divide

Federal Records Act In March 2015, Hillary Clinton; appeared in the news around the world. As United States Secretary of State (2009-2013), she had exclusively used private email for official communications, rather than official State Department email accounts maintained on federal servers. She said: “Everything I did was permitted. There was no law. There was no regulation. There was nothing that did not give me the full authority ...

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WhatsApp in healthcare: What’s Up with end-to-end encryption?

Mass Internet Surveillance, Moxie and Jan On the 6th of April 2016, it finally happened! WhatsApp secured their messenger – an effort that was started in 2013 with the help of Moxie Marlinspike. Moxie is the founding father of Signal’s OpenWhisperSystems and his ideals must have resonated with WhatsApp’s founder, Jan Koum. He was raised in Ukraine during the Soviet-era when KGB eavesdropped on every word that was spoken. They have both...

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It Security Breach

Security is about affection

Strong security is only as strong as the weakest link. So our security policy is based on three main pillars: 1. We do our best to protect your and your patients' data. We achieve this with open source encryption technology of all communications and header info, ephemeral messaging, encrypted decentralized storage, anonymization tools, and many other smart features. 2. we strive to create awareness abou...

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Information Versus Knowledge

Information vs. Knowledge

Medicine is mobile Ever since its beginning, medicine has been a mobile profession considering the art of house calls. But when you look at mobile technology and physicians, you notice that there is something special going on there. Remember he PalmPilot back in the day? These Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) found their way into every white coat almost overnight. Back then, people would have called it a disruptive technology. When...

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Polio Vaccine Salk

Preventive Medicine

Lege Artis Early on in our medical careers we watched others taking care of patients and do certain procedures. A lot. We all complained that it takes for ever to go out there. After all, this is why we chose this profession: to do things that make a difference in somebody's life. Although students and residents are oftentimes frustrated by the many times they have to watch before they can progress from human-beings to human-doi...

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