Millions of Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.
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ProPublica’s investigation built upon findings from Greenbone Networks, who identified problems in at least 52 countries on every inhabited continent. Greenbone’s Dirk Schrader first shared his research with Bayerischer Rundfunk after discovering some patients’ health records were at risk. The German journalists then approached ProPublica to explore the extent of the exposure in the U.S.