You never know when an emergency might arise and you’re going to need your full medical history. Code D’Urgence a French company, is making it easy to have your medical records at your fingertips. Your records are uploaded and a secure QR code is created to access them. The QR codes are then placed on stickers that people can attach to bike helmets, the back of their phones, etc. The QR codes are only accessible by regulated doctors and firefighters. This could help medical personal obtain your information speedily and could make a huge difference in life
This past Friday, lightning in Virginia took out part of Amazon’s cloud computing service. Hundreds of companies use the Amazon Web Services for data storage and computation. This includes Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram. Friday’s storm knocked these sites off the grid for several hours. According to the New York Times, there is still little information for customers about what had happened, or even whether user data was safe.
One thing is for sure, the recent outage has people second guessing the security of using the cloud for themselves and their customers. According to the NY Times:
The interruption underlined