Politics and science, humor and hypocrisy. METANOODLE
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Boob database will be hacked.
FDA panel asks for a silicone breast implant registry with followup MRI's every three years. Bureaucratic creep is expensive and would push aside informal networks keeping track of the success of implants, networks that are already in place. What strikes me is what a perfect target this database is for hackers. When Wikileaks publishes a list of every American citizen with embiggened breasts, millions will be on-line checking out their neighbors.