JP: Pharmacists to quiz customers over dementia

The Japan Pharmaceutical Association plans to ask member pharmacies across the nation to inform local support centers when customers exhibit signs of dementia. Nationwide, there are now over two million people with dementia. The association hopes its scheme will help identify those with dementia in its early stages and allow for prompt treatment. The...

Aviation data breach hat-trick: JetDirect, FAA, and now Parsons

FAA employees and retirees and JetDirect employees were not the only aviation employees being notified of a breach recently. Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group Inc., the engineering and construction firm that was awarded Technical Support Services Contract III (TSSC III) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), had its own data protection woes. According to...

Drug clinic's files

Lance Williams reports: On Berkeley’s Holy Hill, a seminarian at the Pacific School of Religion inquires about steroids to control her weight. Despite stomach bypass surgery, she’s up to 310 pounds, she says. The Chronicle has withheld customers’ names out of privacy concerns. In Orlando, a 38-year-old contractor suffers from erectile dysfunction, a side...

AL: Computer Hacking at UA (updated)

Diana Moorer reports: Thousands of people in West Alabama are learning their personal information could be at risk. According to a University of Alabama spokesperson, a small portion of the university’s computer system was recently breached by a hacker. UA said they discovered the intrusion and took steps to block further unauthorized access. The...