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In Yahoo breach, hackers may seek intelligence, not riches

If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company says, the breach could be part of a long-term strategy that is aimed at gathering intelligence rather than getting rich. Yahoo says the breach involved users’ email addresses, ...

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Sep 25, 2016

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Snapchat, the service for messages that vanish, announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on the Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago. The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap ...

Sep 25, 2016

Yahoo Japan eyes four-day workweek for all its employees

Yahoo Japan Corp. is considering introducing a four-day workweek for all its 5,800 employees, sources have revealed. The subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. plans to implement the system in stages over several years, but wages under the new system have not been determined, the ...

Sep 25, 2016

U.S. guidelines for self-driving cars welcomed at Nagano G-7 summit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Sunday that his counterparts in the Group of Seven developed nations welcomed U.S. guidelines on regulating self-driving cars and have agreed to work together on creating such standards to maintain safety. “There was actually a very enthusiastic reception ...

Sep 24, 2016

Dentsu to repay ¥230 million in advertising overcharges

Dentsu Inc. said it will pay an estimated ¥230 million back to customers, including Toyota Motor Corp., that it overcharged for internet advertisements in a case likely to stoke concern that digital media transactions have lacked transparency. The nation’s largest ad agency investigated transactions ...

Yahoo faces growing scrutiny over when it learned of data breach

Sep 24, 2016

Yahoo faces growing scrutiny over when it learned of data breach

Yahoo on Friday faced pointed questions about exactly when it learned about a cyberattack that exposed the email credentials of 500 million users, a critical issue for the company as it seeks to prevent the breach from affecting a pending takeover by Verizon Inc. ...

Visiting Chinese premier calls for 'win-win' cooperation with Canada

Sep 24, 2016

Visiting Chinese premier calls for 'win-win' cooperation with Canada

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called Friday for strong relations with Canada as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the important trading partner. “We have no excuses,” Li told a Canadian-Chinese business council in Montreal. “China and Canada must have win-win cooperation.” Canadian Prime ...

Sep 23, 2016

Kansai Airport shops to accept China's Alipay service

Kansai International Airport, the main international gateway to the Kansai region, will start accepting China’s Alipay payment service at almost all of its shops in late October, operator Kansai Airports said Friday. The widely accepted smartphone payment platform in China was made available at ...