One win and one major loss for health security

In the critical case of FBI vs. your privacy, Google backed Apple—which specifically cited the importance of keeping personal health information private in their refusal to build backdoor access to iPhones.

The buzz about Apple’s data security ‘win’ buried a scary loss: the Southern California hospital whose EHR was held hostage paid a $17K ransom (in bitcoins) to release its network. And it wasn’t the first to do so.



Company Amt Investors Source
Vitagene $5.5M Spectrum 28, Viking Global Investors Vator News
Protenus $4M Arthur Ventures, LionBird MedCity News
Bloodbuy $3.8M Undisclosed HIT Consultant
Constant Therapy $1.9M Undisclosed MobiHealthNews

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