A long-known vulnerability within Apple’s Find My iPhone portal allowed hackers to gain access to the login details of dozens of celebrities’ iCloud accounts, ultimately leading to the exposure of hundreds of nude photos. The embarrassing security lapse comes just ahead of Apple’s planned roll out of HealthKit, a service that Apple will use to store and share personal health data.
The newly created US Digital Services group publishes its Digital Services Playbook for public comments. The playbook outlines 13 best practices borrowed from private industry that will become the standard operating procedure for future government IT projects.
In England, the chief inspector for primary care doctors calls the country’s lack of integration between primary and acute care EHR systems a health risk. He proposes giving patients unrestricted access to their own primary care EHRs as a potential solution.