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Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, are sitting unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise. The records cover more than 5 million patients in the U.S. and millions more around the world. In some cases, a snoop could use free software programs — or just a typical web browser — to view the images and private data, an investigation by ProPublica and the German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk found. We identified 187 servers — computers that are used to store and retrieve medical data —...

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September 23, 2019
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Leaked Documents Show How China’s Army of Paid Internet Trolls Helped Censor the Coronavirus

Leaked Documents Show How China’s Army of Paid Internet Trolls Helped Censor the Coronavirus

The U.S. Response to COVID-19ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive as soon as they’re published.This article is co-published with The New York Times.In the early hours of Feb. 7, China’s powerful internet censors experienced an unfamiliar and deeply unsettling sensation. They felt they were losing control.The news was spreading quickly that Li Wenliang, a doctor who had only to be threatened by the police and accused of peddling rumors, had . Grief and fury . To , Li’s death showed the terrible cost of the Chinese government’s instinct to...

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How China Built a Twitter Propaganda Machine Then Let It Loose on Coronavirus — ProPublica

How China Built a Twitter Propaganda Machine Then Let It Loose on Coronavirus — ProPublica

Is the United States Prepared for COVID-19?ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive as soon as they’re published.Kalen Keegan, a college student at the University of Nebraska Omaha, immediately noticed when her Twitter account unleashed a torrent of posts in Chinese. “My other account got hacked👍🏽,” the soccer player posted on a replacement account. The new author tweeting as @Kalenkayyy had strong views on geopolitics — all aligned with the Chinese Communist Party. It was obsessed with the protests in Hong Kong, offered uncritical praise of...

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