Apple Watch data and Health Insurance.

What if the only way to lower your health premium to an affordable rate was to allow your health insurer access to your Apple Watch data?

I don't think this would provide any benefit to me. I have Type 1 diabetes. It's a chronic progressive illness. Food and insulin are one of the over two-dozen variables that affect blood glucose control. The majority of these variables not under my control. Insulin dosing is an art. Even if I eat the same thing for every meal, I will get a different blood glucose reading throughout the day, and it would also be different each day.

Given that the Apple Watch is not a medical device capable of accurately measuring blood glucose and operating an insulin pump, wearing.

Google, Facebook oppose "do not track"

Ars is reporting that a group of companies including Google, Facebook and members of the Computer and Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) wrote a letter to  the California legislature.

To borrow a line from Hamlets mother, theres a distinct the-lady-doth-protest-too-much quality to this letter—a summoning of everything in the rhetorical kitchen sink that might scare California politicians away from the bill.

I think that fear, uncertainty and doubt is precisely the aim of that letter.  These companies are afraid of losing their ability to collect and harvest our personal data — our online lives — for profit.

via The Brooks Review