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Jan 17, 2017

Driver convicted over fatal accident linked to 'Pokemon Go'

A 48-year-old crane truck driver was found guilty Tuesday in the Kyoto District Court over a fatal accident linked to playing the popular smartphone game “Pokemon Go.” Hiroki Negami was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for five years, for negligence resulting in ...

Researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

Jan 11, 2017

Researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

Could flashing the “peace” sign in photos lead to fingerprint data being stolen? Research by a team at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) says so, raising alarm bells over the popular two-fingered pose. Fingerprint recognition technology is becoming widely available to verify identities, ...