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Social Image-sharing Apps Exposing Patient Information

 


Patients, employees, and radiologists are sharing more than ever of their lives online. With the proliferation of smartphones, cameras, high-speed Internet connections and photo-sharing services, life’s moments can be broadcast in real time to friends, strangers, and the entire world.


Social photo sharing is already a part of radiology, whether you are aware about it or not. Instagram, a mobile photo sharing app, allows users to take pictures on their smartphones and post to the entire world. Facebook recently bought the company, which does not generate any revenue, for $1 billion. This image sharing will surely begin to cause security and privacy concerns and damage reputations. A few simple searches on Instagram yielded some fascinating discoveries.​

Ultrasound Gender Test Gang Busted in Hubei

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Police have smashed a gang suspected of illegally offering ultrasound fetus gender tests from the backseat of a car in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province, it was announced on Tuesday.


A 44-year-old woman, surnamed Hu, was arrested on March 29 after a pregnant woman reported she had received a fetus gender identification from her in a private car, police with Wuhan's Bureau of Public Security, said.

Social Image-sharing Apps Exposing Patient Information


Patients, employees, and radiologists are sharing more than ever of their lives online. With the proliferation of smartphones, cameras, high-speed Internet connections and photo-sharing services, life’s moments can be broadcast in real time to friends, strangers, and the entire world.

Social photo sharing is already a part of radiology, whether you are aware about it or not. Instagram, a mobile photo sharing app, allows users to take pictures on their smartphones and post to the entire world. Facebook recently bought the company, which does not generate any revenue, for $1 billion. This image sharing will surely begin to cause security and privacy concerns and damage reputations. A few simple searches on Instagram yielded some fascinating discoveries.​

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