Significant Digits For Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

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13 to 21 years longer

Large life insurance company John Hancock will begin underwriting only “interactive policies” — those tied to health data harvested from wearable devices and smartphones. Holders of such policies live 13 to 21 years longer than other insured people, according to the company. Other than data breaches, inaccuracies, malfunctions, gaming of the system and otherwise creepy and...

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