It's been a week full of nonstop coronavirus headlines, so here are a few unrelated tech news articles that held our attention.
Wall Street Journal: Sharing your digital health data: New rules ease access
By: Anna Wilde Mathews and Melanie Evans
Sharing your personal health data with apps, doctors and hospitals will get easier under new federal rules, announced Monday, that are likely to sharpen a debate over patient privacy.
The Register: Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Forget we ever said that
By: Thomas Claburn
Google has stopped claiming that an identifier it uses internally to track experimental features and variations in its Chrome browser contains no personally identifiable information.
The Verge: A new stunt perfectly demonstrates how a broken streaming system encourages piracy
By: Julia Alexander
We’ve all been there: you have a sudden itch to watch a specific movie, and, after a cursory search of Netflix, you realize it’s not there.
Buzzfeed: Popular VPN and ad-blocking apps are secretly harvesting user data
By: Craig Silverman
Sensor Tower has owned at least 20 apps that track data passing through people’s phones.
Cord Cutters News: 74% of video consumers worldwide will exclusively stream content by 2025
By: Jess Barnes
A new report from Grabyo shows that 74% of consumers worldwide who are paying for video will get their content exclusively through streaming within the next five years.
New Yorker: Dressing for the surveillance age
By: John Seabrook
As cities become ever more packed with cameras that always see, public anonymity could disappear. Can stealth streetwear evade electronic eyes?
The Verge: Tesla just made its one millionth car
By: Jon Porter
Tesla has produced one million electric cars, the company’s CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter.
TechCrunch: New flaw in Intel chips lets attackers slip their own data into secure enclave
By: Devin Coldewey
A new flaw in Intel chips threatens to allow attackers to not just view privileged information passing through the system but potentially also insert new data.
Ars Technica: Comcast accidentally published 200,000 “unlisted” phone numbers
By: Jon Brodkin
Comcast mistakenly published the names, phone numbers, and addresses of nearly 200,000 customers who paid monthly fees to make their numbers unlisted.
Wired: Most medical imaging devices run outdated operating systems
By: Lily Hay Newman
The end of Windows 7 support has hit health care extra hard, leaving several machines vulnerable.