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Publishing Private Health Info

By Bucky Kaufman (MCSD) ·
TechRepublic Member Oz_Media posted personal medical information about another member in a discussion forum - information he has no idea about its accuracy. Without a signed released and *massive* security controls, such releases of private medical information are illegal.

What do you think? Do you think people who release unconfirmed, privledged medical information about others to slander them in public discussion forums should be prosecuted? Should they simply have their posting privledges removed?

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Your shots at Bucky are justified, yet he is just a tired old man with no direction in life and some real medical, psychological problems.

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Roommate Wanted

by CorTech In reply to LMAO I was thinking of th ...

BTW - Bucky's got a room for rent if anyone's interested.

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$100 a week

by maxwell edison In reply to Roommate Wanted

All utilities paid.

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No Dogs or Republicans need apply

by maxwell edison In reply to Roommate Wanted

Really - that's what he says.

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Well Maxwell something new happens every day

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to TomSal - A sad case if yo ...

Doesn't it Max?

You and OZ almost always seem to be on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to political things but like the professionals that you both are you always offer help when required to anyone who needs it.


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Hey Oz!!!

by CorTech In reply to Publishing Private Health ...

Where are ya today man??? Bucky's gonna tell your mom on you, and she's going to take away your computer priviliges. HAHAHA

Bucky, you wanna take his birthday away??? Or are you going to beat him up by the bike racks after school??

P.S. I can already see the "Neo-Con, dumb Republican, 100,000 dead" spew I'm going to get back on this. HAHA
Man this IS entertainment!

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by Garion11 In reply to Publishing Private Health ...

I can't stop laughing. LOLOLOL.

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Point On

by Bucky Kaufman (MCSD) In reply to LMAO

I can't stop laughing. LOLOLOL.
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You seem to be the first one to take this post as it was intended - entertaining troll bait. It was wildly successful.

This is the second time I've done this, to show a prospective customer just how much traffic a discussion forum can generate. Last time I got 100 responses in 24 hours - and that was in a "moderated" discussion forum.

I'm curious to know how many other developers are building discussion software for a zillion different people. I can get SAP to talk to Access, and PHP to talk to Oracle - and not make a dime. But cusotmers are paying *obscene* amounts for custom-built discussion forum software.

The downside is that I don't think they're aware of just how much they open themselves up to liability. Releasing false medical info about someone is bad enough, but what if al Quaeda decides to use your BBS as a comm channel? You could find your whole business sucked up by Homeland Security.

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by CorTech In reply to Point On
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But that is exactly what is required

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Point On

By the Security/Intelligence services. They monitor all telephony across the country and in & out bound as well. Every phone call, fax transmission, e-mail hell everything is passed through a filter on some massive computer networks and if there are any "Flagged" words it is recorded and traced.

These things help the Government Agencies so keep it up!


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..and in another thread...

by mlayton In reply to Publishing Private Health ...

someone accused Oz of having ADD. But I don't see him whining here.

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