The iPhone 12 Can Disable My Defibrillator

Is mobile technology moving to an unsafe place for people like me?

Kimberly Rex
Debugger

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A doctor once disabled my pacemaker while I lay on the metal table of an operating room. I stared at the sci-fi-style lamp above me that hung from its crooked arm while the doctor used a computer to tinker with my device. With a touch of his stylus on the screen, my pacemaker…

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Kimberly Rex
Debugger

Writes about parenting, health, and pop culture at The New York Times, WIRED, Shondaland, Debugger and more. Overanalyzes how much she overanalyzes.