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Understanding Electronic Health Information Under the 21st Century Cures Act

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

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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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