News tagged with personal records

You can linger longer with a digital death

Digital life now begins before birth, with excited expectant parents sharing ultrasound images of their unborn babies online. But your digital life also continues after you die, and can come in handy in the ...

Sep 06, 2013
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FTC puts background check sites on notice

Federal regulators on Tuesday warned several companies that the quick, easy background checks they are providing online might violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

May 10, 2013
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Hackers throw campus info caution to the wind

(Phys.org)—For 53 universities, this was the week that brought a line of enquiry they could well do without: How much damage are we dealing with? Hackers on Monday threw thousands of personal records from 53 universities ...

Oct 04, 2012 report
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Japan computer smashes speed record

A Japanese supercomputer has broken its own record as the world's fastest machine by performing 10 quadrillion calculations per second, its developers announced.

Nov 04, 2011
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Making health information technology more patient-centered

Personal health records have great potential to help patients manage their health, but technology needs to be designed with the patient in mind – which means doing more than helping patients access health information, ...

Jan 18, 2011
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Improving health care in the Internet age

Faster and more widely available internet access has improved our lives in many ways but healthcare is lagging behind, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics.

Nov 02, 2010
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FBI access to e-mail, Web data raises privacy fear

(AP) -- Invasion of privacy in the Internet age. Expanding the reach of law enforcement to snoop on e-mail traffic or on Web surfing. Those are among the criticisms being aimed at the FBI as it tries to update ...

Jul 30, 2010
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From texting to apps, using cell phones for health

(AP) -- What if my blood sugar's too high today? Is it time for my blood pressure pill? With nagging text messages or more customized two-way interactions, researchers are trying to harness the power of cell ...

Jul 13, 2010
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Database can crack missing person cases -- if used

(AP) -- A new online database promises to crack some of the nation's 100,000 missing persons cases and provide answers to desperate families, but only a fraction of law enforcement agencies are using it.

Mar 08, 2010
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Improving care for low-birth-weight infants

Researchers at UC Irvine and the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) will monitor the day-to-day health of low-birth-weight babies and their parents as part of a comprehensive initiative designed to combat ...

Mar 05, 2010
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