(Bloomberg Gadfly) -- Britain's National Health Service probably needs a little lie-down after the past week. The WannaCry ransomware attack hit more than 50 hospitals. Surgeries, routine appointments and scans were cancelled as this role model for universal public healthcare was shown to have dangerously outdated tech defenses.

Then Sky News revealed that DeepMind, a Google-owned artificial intelligence company, had been given “legally inappropriate” access to the personal medical files of 1.6 million Britons.

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