Articles by Quandary Peak Research

Defining Electronic Health Information After the 21st Century Cures Act

The digitization of medical records should lead to streamlined access for patients, efficiency upgrades for medical providers, and economic opportunity for developers. To date, these benefits exist in theory, but not in practice—due to cybersecurity concerns and the overhead costs associated with interconnecting disparate, siloed systems, medical data is often made inaccessible…

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Inside T-Mobile’s Massive Security Failure

Around the middle of August, a security research firm named Unit221B reached out to T-Mobile with some bad news—someone, or some entity, was attempting to sell reams of T-Mobile customer data on the dark web. A couple of days later, T-Mobile went public with the news that it had been massively hacked,…

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The Federal Trade Commission Tries to Sue Facebook, Again

In December 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 46 states plus the District of Columbia brought a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the company was illegally maintaining a social networking monopoly via anticompetitive behavior. The goal of the lawsuit was to force Facebook to divest WhatsApp and Instagram, while also requiring the…

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This Summer’s Highest Profile Lawsuit

Quandary Peak Research normally uses our blog page to cover the biggest and highest impact lawsuits affecting the tech sector. But this week we decided to mix it up by providing a brief breakdown of the most high-profile lawsuit taking place in the United States this summer: the prosecution of Elizabeth Holmes…

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Judge Strikes Down Two Key Antitrust Cases Against Facebook

Massive technology companies are under more scrutiny than ever from lawmakers and the public. Google is embroiled in multiple antitrust lawsuits. Apple amended its commissions policy for smaller developers in its App Store, in what appeared to be a response to a Supreme Court-approved antitrust case that has endured for years. And…

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The ‘Hybrid Workplace’ is Rife with Security Problems

After a year-plus of upheaval and disrupted routines, a return to normalcy from the COVID-19 pandemic is closer than ever. Among the countless changes induced by the virus was the shift to working from home – a change that some companies are making permanent. Other businesses are envisioning a mix of old…

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Apple vs. Epic Games: Awaiting a Critical Verdict

After a three-week trial, the yearlong legal affair between technology giant Apple and Fortnite developer, Epic Games, is nearing its end. US District Court for the Northern District of California Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has heard the arguments from both sides and will issue a decision in the next several months as…

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Examining Facebook’s Oversight Board

Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter are facing increasing scrutiny, for laissez-faire (or non-existent) enforcement techniques with high-profile users. The stricter, somewhat scattershot enforcement became more public in January, when Facebook, Snapchat, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube barred former President Trump from their platforms for varying lengths of time on the grounds…

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U.S. Supreme Court Weighs-In on Google vs. Oracle

A prolonged legal battle between software behemoths Google and Oracle has, at long last, reached a conclusion. The US Supreme Court ruled in early April that Google did not infringe on Oracle’s copyright for the Java API when developing the Android operating system. The case put an end to a legal dispute…

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