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Welltok patient health data was hacked

Virgin Pulse’s healthcare platform, Welltok’s file transfer tool, was hacked to steal over a million people’s personal data. Welltok, a Denver-based patient engagement company that works with healthcare plans to communicate with subscribers, informed Maine’s attorney general last week that hackers stole more than 1.6 million people’s sensitive data. Welltok …

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Finally, iPhone RCS from Apple

Apple announced Thursday that it will add RCS support to iOS next year, resolving the widespread issue of text messaging compatibility between iPhones and Android smartphones but not eliminating the “green bubble” dread. Critics have long argued that Apple’s refusal to support RCS has fragmented messaging ecosystems, particularly for Android …

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Meta advances AI-generated films

“Avengers” director Joe Russo and I are increasingly convinced that fully AI-generated movies and TV shows are possible in our lifetimes. In recent months, OpenAI’s ultra-realistic text-to-speech engine has shown glimpses of this brave new frontier. As for me, Meta’s announcement today brought our AI-generated content future into sharp relief. …

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Data breach affects 1.3 million Maine residents, says state

The state of Maine confirmed that a Russia-linked ransomware gang stole over a million people’s personal data earlier this year. Hackers exploited a vulnerability in Maine’s MOVEit file-transfer system, which stored sensitive resident data, the state said Thursday. The statement said hackers downloaded state agency files between May 28 and …

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