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.
Ben Brooks on why attribution in import when link blogging:
In short, don’t use via attributions to be nice — use them to help show other people sites that you find relevant on the web. Use via as a way of sharing hidden gems with all of us, while also supporting those hidden gems.
via The Brooks Review.
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