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Apple Watch Can Accurately Assess Frailty, Finds Stanford Study

The Apple Watch can accurately determine a user’s “frailty,” according to the findings of a recently-published study from Stanford University. MacRumors reports: Frailty can be determined using a six-minute walking test (6MWT), and the metric is a general standard used to evaluate the functional mobility and exercise capacity of a patient. Higher scores indicate “healthier cardiac, respiratory, circulatory, and neuromuscular ... Read More »

‘Incompetent Developers’ Blamed For NZ Patient Privacy Breach of COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Systems

An anonymous reader writes: The New Zealand Ministry of Health has launched a “sweeping review” of the nation’s COVID vaccine-booking system, after a data breach led to exposure of personal information for more than 700 patients. A whistleblower reported over the weekend that they could access information about other patients, which was “readily accessible within the public-facing code of the ... Read More »

AT&T Lobbies Against Nationwide Fiber, Says 10Mbps Uploads Are Good Enough

AT&T is lobbying against proposals to subsidize fiber-to-the-home deployment across the U.S., arguing that rural people don’t need fiber and should be satisfied with Internet service that provides only 10Mbps upload speeds. Ars Technica reports: AT&T Executive VP Joan Marsh detailed the company’s stance Friday in a blog post titled “Defining Broadband For the 21st Century.” AT&T’s preferred definition of ... Read More »