Hospitals Are Mining Patients' Credit Card Data to Predict Who Will Get Sick

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by ronjor, Jul 5, 2014.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.businessweek.com/article...credit-card-data-to-predict-who-will-get-sick
     
  2. Dave0291

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    Good grief, does this stuff ever cease? What is wrong with this country now?
     
  3. ProTruckDriver

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    To answer your question:
    1. No
    2. Going Down Hill Fast.
    I'd comment more but I don't want to get my blood pressure up, as a Retired Military Vet and my healthcare benefits are going in the crapper. :mad:
     
  4. mirimir

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    If you've ever been to the Carolinas, you know why they're doing this :(
     
  5. Wroll

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    How can they do that? Isn't your credit card data private?
     
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    So if we want to keep our purchases private we have to pay with cash? Nothing new. IMO soon that won't be enough any more. When they'll install face-recognition cameras on every checkout counter, we'll have to wear masks also. And then we'll get microchip implants...
     
  8. ProTruckDriver

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    Yea, then we'll all look like @ronjor avatar (Lone Ranger) when we go outside.
     
  9. noone_particular

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    Guy Fawkes masks would be appropriate.
     
  10. Veeshush

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    Wow, you have to be kidding me. I feel sick after reading that.

    Yeah and it doesn't work worth a *SNIP per TOS*. This is why those doctor daytime TV programs need to be canceled- they play with people's heads with all this "HEALTHING" (copyright of Lysol) fear. If everyone took every preventive measure in the name of "healthy" we'd all be running around with helmets on. And then we'd still get cancer or the like, cause it happens.
     
  11. noone_particular

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    Stuff like this makes me glad that I don't use plastic.
     
  12. SweX

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    Wow not nice :thumbd:
     
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