ALEXA, WHAT'S MY BLOOD-SUGAR LEVEL?

*MIT Technology Review’s WIRED magazine very cool ‘love child’ acts as a “ltd hangout” for propaganda that ‘exposes’ something attention grabbing to cover or bury really BIG story.
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ALEXA, WHAT'S MY BLOOD-SUGAR LEVEL?
04.04.19 https://www.wired.com/story/alexa-whats-my-blood-sugar-level/
Amazon  may be known as the “everything store,” but the company’s tendrils extend far beyond ecommerce. On Thursday, Amazon said Alexa-enabled devices can now handle customers’ sensitive medical data, and it teased the release of a new kit that would allow approved outside developers to build Alexa skills that access users’ private health information, paving the way for the voice assistant to play a bigger role in health care.

With the announcement came the release of new skills giving Alexa  the ability to relay and store blood sugar measurements from internet-connected monitoring devices, help schedule doctors’ appointments, pass on post-op instructions from hospitals, and provide prescription delivery updates by securely accessing customers’ private medical information.

As part of the announcement, Amazon said it had committed to protect personal health information according to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, which protects the privacy of medical records. Alexa’s health and wellness team had been working  to obtain HIPAA compliance for months. For now, only six companies invited by Amazon will be able to build skills that can access sensitive medical information, but Amazon expects to add more developers to that list in the coming months.

In a statement to WIRED, Amazon said that while the company applies multiple layers of security to all skill data—including encryption, access controls, and secure storage in the Amazon cloud—the health care skills data will be treated differently to meet HIPAA requirements. The company did not specify what additional measures are in place to ensure that users’ personal health information is properly identified and access to it is controlled and properly audited.

The move is a sign of Amazon’s growing ambitions in health care and consumer-facing uses of its technology. The company has made dozens of high-profile health care hires in recent years.

Since 2014, Amazon has been running a secretive lab dedicated to moon-shot-style projects in health care, like using machine learning to help prevent and treat cancer. The lab goes by at least three different names, depending on who you ask —including 1492, The Amazon Grand Challenge, and Amazon X—and it has worked on projects related to telemedicine and the development of health applications for Alexa-enabled devices, per CNBC . The group also reportedly spent years working on a tool to mine patient medical records for data to flag potentially inaccurate information and fill in gaps in a patient’s medical history for insurance companies, among others.

Last year, Amazon partnered with JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to launch a new health care venture—only recently given the name Haven —ostensibly designed to revamp health care while cutting costs.

In June, Amazon bought online pharmacy startup PillPack, which ships prescription medications directly to customers’ doorsteps, for $1 billion in cash . Amazon has also started selling medical supplies  to hospitals and medical professionals.

In November, the company launched Amazon Comprehend Medical, a machine learning tool that mines doctors’ notes and patient health records for data about a patient’s diagnoses and medications. Change Healthcare, which works with pharmacies to process claims, used the service to predict which insurance claims were most likely to be denied, reports CNBC...

Context nothing new in USA
Posted at  Information Warfare: Fear & Terror Factory part 2
http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/69
Dr José Delgado. Director of Neuropsychiatry, Yale University Medical School Congressional Record, No. 26, Vol. 118 February 24, 1974.
We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated. The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective. Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electronically control the brain. Someday armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain."

WESTERN RADICALIZATION: RETHINKING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TERRORISM
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
The consensus view on countering violent extremism, which dismisses psychoanalytical or psychological approaches, must be reevaluated.
https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=800979

1997 US Army War College: "WE HAVE ENTERED AN AGE OF CONSTANT CONFLICT..."
http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/97summer/peters.htm
"We, the winners, are a minority......We live in an age of multiple truths. He who warns of the "clash of civilizations" is incontestably right.....One of the defining bifurcations of the future will be the conflict between information masters and information victims...Information destroys traditional jobs and traditional cultures; it seduces, betrays, yet remains invulnerable. How can you counterattack the information others have turned upon you? There is no effective option other than competitive performance. For those individuals and cultures that cannot join or compete with our information empire, there is only inevitable failure (of note, the internet is to the techno-capable disaffected what the United Nations is to marginal states: it offers the illusion of empowerment and community) ... The next century will indeed be American, but it will also be troubled. We will find ourselves in constant conflict, much of it violent. The United States Army is going to add a lot of battle streamers to its flag. We will wage information warfare, but we will fight with infantry. And we will always surprise those critics, domestic and foreign, who predict our decline..." [...]

THE ROTTING DISORDER OF US FINANCE CAPITAL’S POST WW2 “ORDER” DRIVES IT EVER MORE DESPERATE AND DESPISED, BUT IT SURVIVES BECAUSE ITS FASCIST GLOBAL “COUNTER-TERROR” WAR HAS BEEN DEFEATED BY HEROIC NATIONAL LIBERATION WARS LIKE AFGHANISTAN, STRONG OPPOSITION FROM MAJOR POWERS LIKE IRAN, BUT WE HAVE NEVER STOOD UP WITH WORLDWIDE REVOLUTIONARY CLASS STRUGGLE TO FORGE AN UNBEATABLE UNITED FORCE AGAINST US IMPERIALISM

Conspiracy Theories
This paper can be downloaded free of charge from the Social Science Research Network at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1084585
SSRN Tomorrow´s Research Toda https://www.ssrn.com/index.cfm/en/

Cass R. Sunstein Harvard Law School; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Adrian Vermeule Harvard Law School

COGNITIVE INFILTRATION
Abstract
Many millions of people hold conspiracy theories; they believe that powerful people have worked together in order to withhold the truth about some important practice or some terrible event. A recent example is the belief, widespread in some parts of the world, that the attacks of 9/11 were carried out not by Al Qaeda, but by Israel or the United States. Those who subscribe to conspiracy theories may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law. The first challenge is to understand the mechanisms by which conspiracy theories prosper; the second challenge is to understand how such theories might be undermined. Such theories typically spread as a result of identifiable cognitive blunders, operating in conjunction with informational and reputational influences. A distinctive feature of conspiracy theories is their self-sealing quality. Conspiracy theorists are not likely to be persuaded by an attempt to dispel their theories; they may even characterize that very attempt as further proof of the conspiracy. Because those who hold conspiracy theories typically suffer from a crippled epistemology, in accordance with which it is rational to hold such theories, the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups....
Keywords: conspiracy theories, social networks, informational cascades, group polarization
Also http://www.burbankdigest.com/search/node/information+war. including http://www.burbankdigest.com/search/node/cass+sunstein

Statement by President Obama on Cass Sunstein’s Departure
For the last three and a half years, Cass Sunstein has helped drive a series of historic accomplishments on behalf of the American people....With these reforms and his tenacious promotion of cost-benefit analysis, his efforts will benefit Americans for years to come.  I can’t thank him enough for his friendship and for his years of exceptional service. Sunstein will return to the job he left, a professorship at Harvard Law School. In addition, Sunstein will head a new Harvard program on “behavioral economics and public policy.”

3 MIN VIDEO MEET CASS SUNSTEIN, leading ‘behavioral biological psychology
WGBH News https://www.wgbh.org/news/2018/02/27/news/can-it-happen-here-essayists-t...
February 27, 2018 Greater Boston
Could authoritarianism take hold in America? Cass Sunstein, a Harvard professor and former Obama administration official, says our country remains vulnerable...but “highly improbable” our democracy would reach that point...
The question is the centerpiece of a new book edited by Sunstein titled, “Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in America,” a collection of essays by some of the nation’s leading theorists, historians, and thinkers....Sunstein  said the book is not explicitly about President Donald Trump, instead highlights the “occasional vulnerability” some of our institutions face... focused on the erosion of trust in the free press and state of the judiciary — both of which have been criticized by Trump....

ELECTORAL PARTIES –ONE US NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
Unless a way of intervening in the radicalization process can be found, we are condemned to stepping on cockroaches one at a time.” Social Repression and Internet Surveillance
H. Res. 1695, 1955 & S.1959 http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18998.htm
...Jane Harman (D-CA) sponsored H.Res.1955 and her Dave Reichert (R-WA), authored the original bill, H.Res.1695....claim “The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens.”...need to establishes a National Commission and Center of so-called “Excellence” to censor and crush what Harman describes as “vertical information sharing from the Intelligence Community to the local level and from local sources to State and Federal agencies” ... equivalent to The Third Reich Ministry for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda chain of command that reached into local communities.. “intelligence terror sharing” before telecommunications technology...