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True, which is why iOS' FIPS 140-2 certification has been critical since HIPAA and MIPSA require the same level of government certification of encryption modules. Apple should be compliant with the HIPAA Security Rule along with many other HHS security and encryption rules. As long as all data transmission between iOS/OSX devices and iCloud are encrypted, Apple should be meeting this part of the technical rules. HIPAA goes beyond just technical rules, requiring actual...
We just got access to our local hospital's portal (licensed from Medical Information Technology. whoever they are). It lists our visits, medications, and some test results. Our PCP is also moving to electronic records but he still wants some limitations on what is posted and what the doctor tells the patient first (don't want to find out you might have cancer over the internet). The hospital hasn't incorporated x-rays, MRIs, or CT scans yet but hopefully those will come....
Why? They say it doesn't work on the latest version. FinSpy is for law enforcement and it wouldn't surprise me if the NSA uses it all the time as well. Government BB BES servers probably installed it as part of the government installation to make sure they could track them wherever they went. Their inclusion doesn't surprise me one bit. What surprises me a lot is that they haven't been able to get their software through the Apple App Store using a free game or something....
Why is it Apple can't use software design in patents and everyone else gets too? Samsung and others get to easily design around Apple patents yet Apple can't even challenge the obvious non-specificity of the VirnetX patents? Without being specific VirnetX is getting away with saying words so general it's like patenting the word "tool" making any tool covered under their patents instead a hammer or screwdriver, two totally different types of tools. Apple has had to be...
The only thing this camera will take a photo of is the sky since everyone has been programmed to look at the screen to take photos (or guess when taking selfies). This has to be for something else because it doesn't make any sense.   I looked through the patent and it's very extensive, even mentioning hiding the lens and flash behind an LCD window (like the fancy window shades). I think this patent is for something totally different than what we've seen from Apple and...
The google translation was a little rough but it sounds like Apple just didn't fill out all the paperwork required to make the list. This doesn't surprise me because they weren't the best at submitting to our own ridiculous amount of government paperwork to get Apple equipment on the US government purchasing programs. Anyone who has worked for the US government knows about all the problems getting Apple products through the many certifications, especially FIPS 140-2. Some...
This is the same problem with many companies as well, they only budget enough money for hardware and hardly ever take the time to come up with a complete plan on what the objective of the purchase is, how they intend to use the "system," and how they intend to support everything (hardware, software, and personnel). Of course, we've also seen what happens when a school or company tries to do the right thing and hires (what ends up being) an expensive consultant only to find...
We know the NSA and CIA spy on foreign countries including computer attacks. We also know the China government sponsors at least as much if not more hacking of US government installations. Neither is right but for China to attack Apple for this is ridiculous. Apple pays a lot of Chinese salaries, taxes (brides or whatever you want to call them), and any reduction in products will be felt. Of course, the Chinese government can simply buy Chinese and use the Android phones...
As I suggested above, I wouldn't mind having my HOA (only 50+ houses) set up a neighborhood WiFi network, using WPA2 along with a password known to association members. Everyone who pays dues gets the password. Sound fair? Of course I don't see it happening but it's an idea that might work in certain situations. 
In the best of worlds, all this fiber would be placed underground so it's less susceptible to damage. Unless you want to push power over the fiber, you'll still need power for the wireless routers in the utility boxes, which can be on the ground or up a pole, unless of course you don't have poles. I'm not against providing fiber or broadband to every house, it's just not as easy as many people think. I just had part of my front yard dug up to replace the Comcast cable for...
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