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.
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 ...
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.
Hackers breach UC Berkeley computer database
(AP) -- University of California, Berkeley, officials said Friday that hackers infiltrated restricted computer databases, putting at risk health and other personal information on 160,000 students, alumni and others.
Google lets patients share health records
Google is letting patients share electronic medical records with loved ones or care providers who may be needed to help in emergencies.
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 ...
Ideas for keeping your data safe from spying (Update)
Phone call logs, credit card records, emails, Skype chats, Facebook message, and more: The precise nature of the NSA's sweeping surveillance apparatus has yet to be confirmed.
Microsoft 'vault ' open for dying Google Health records
Microsoft on Monday offered its HealthVault as a new care center for digitized medical records kept at Google's dying Health service.
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.
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 ...
Billions spent on health IT stimulus could lead to major boom... or bust
The more than $19 billion dollars of funding provided for health care information technology (IT) in President Obama's economic stimulus package offers a unique opportunity to deliver on the promise of computerized health ...
Barriers to adoption of electronic personal health records outlined
Interest in personal health records as an electronic tool to manage health information is increasing dramatically. A group led by a UCSF researcher has identified cost, privacy concerns, design shortcomings and difficulties ...
Montana to notify 1.3 million of computer hacking
Montana officials are notifying 1.3 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by hackers who broke into a state health department computer server.
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.