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Remembering Karl “KJ” Surkan

By Announcements3 Comments

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of our dear friend KJ Surkan. KJ passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, January 28th. Born February 6, 1969, KJ was a light in this world and was an integral part of our community. There are no words to express our deep sorrow but we are grateful to have known KJ.

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Why October Connects Breast Cancer Action with Cybersecurity Awareness

By For Everyone, For Group Admins & Moderators, For Group Members

It is both appropriate and regrettable that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As breast cancer survivors, collaborators with online patient communities, and founders of an organization representing the rights and voices of patients in healthcare technology, we are committed to using technology to educate, support, and empower as many breast cancer patients as possible so they can have the knowledge and tools to beat cancer and live their best lives.

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SicGRL vulnerability is still not fixed

By For Group Admins & Moderators, For Group Members, For Health Care Providers5 Comments

There have been many new developments since we originally found this security flaw with Facebook’s group settings that impacted millions of people. SicGRL is no longer the only issue that the patient community has with Facebook. There have also been subsequent vulnerabilities discovered beyond SicGRL that impact the safety of Facebook users. This blog post is a high-level summary and update about what has changed since the FTC got involved—and, importantly, what has not changed.

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