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5 Things You Should Know – Part 260

Here are 5 things you should know.

1. When you buy digital media online, you don’t own it, you’re just licensed to watch it, that can be taken away.

A while big, there was a bit of drama about a guy losing his movies in Apple’s ecosystem. it was a licensing issue

2. Chiropractic spinal manipulation has been found to be causally linked to stroke as well as cervical cord edema and carotid artery dissections.

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Pre-emptive: I’m not saying “don’t see a chiropractor.” It’s just worth seeing the information and being informed.

Formal research tends to be lacking in chiropractic care. However, at least two studies indicate some significant level of risk associated with chiropractic manipulation.

The first study analyzed existing documentation to find that “[s]pinal manipulation, particularly when performed on the upper spine, is frequently associated with […] adverse effects. It can also result in […] vertebral artery dissection followed by a stroke.” The findings continue to state that “[d]issection of the vertebral arteries was the most common problem; other complications included a dural tear, edema, nerve injury, disc herniation, hematoma, and bone fracture. The symptoms were frequently life-threatening, though in most cases the patient made a full recovery. In the majority of cases, spinal manipulation was deemed to be the probable cause of the adverse effect.” Finally: “Collectively, these data suggest that spinal manipulation is associated with frequent, mild, and transient adverse effects as well as with serious complications which can lead to permanent disability or death. Yet causal inferences are, of course, problematic.”

The second study weighs two cohorts with each other: Medicare B beneficiaries aged 66-99 seeing either chiropractic providers or primary care physicians (but not both):
“The proportion of subjects with the stroke of any type in the chiropractic cohort was [0.12%] at 7 days, and [0.51%] at 30 days. In the primary care cohort, the proportion of subjects with the stroke of any type was [0.14%] at 7 days, and [0.28%] at 30 days. In the chiropractic cohort, the adjusted risk of stroke was significantly lower at 7 days as compared to the primary care cohort […], but at 30 days, a slight elevation in risk was observed for the chiropractic cohort […] [ indicated by this figure ].”

Among the diagnoses confirmed to have prevailed after a chiropractic manipulation were:

  • Vertebrobasilar Stroke (ICD-10 I63.219)

  • Vertebral Artery Dissection (ICD-10 I77.74)

  • Dural Tear (ICD-10 G96.11)

  • Horner’s Syndrome (ICD-10 G90.2)

  • Haematoma of Ligamentum Flavum at CIII – CIV (ICD-10 N83.7)

  • Intercranial Hypotension (ICD-10 G97.2)

  • Retinal Embolism (ICD-10 H34.9)

  • Cervical Disc Herniation (ICD-10 M50.10)

3. Apple assumes no liability for protecting your personal data when trading in a used iPhone/Pad/Mac through their GiveBack Program.

You are solely responsible for removing all data, including confidential and personal data, from the device prior to shipping. Neither Apple nor the approved partner accepts any responsibility or liability for any lost files or data.

No big conspiracy here, but posting as a simple reminder to learn how to completely wipe your data clean before getting rid of it.

“How to wipe all personal data and erase your iPhone and iPad.”

4. A collection of over 700 Million hacked email addresses and password combinations has been circulating online in recent days. You can check if you are affected by going to haveibeenpwned.com.

More info: https://www.troyhunt.com/the-773-million-record-collection-1-data-reach/

5. Gmail has a “confidential mode” for sending emails, which doesn’t allow the recipient to email, print, or forward. You can also add an expiration date to the email, at which time will delete itself.

On the email’s text input box, there’s a little lock icon at the bottom, next to the “insert image” icon. You can also set an SMS Passcode.

This doesn’t prevent the user from taking screenshots or writing down the info, obviously.

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