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Experts offer advice on how to guard against 'revenge porn'

Apr 2, 2015

Experts offer advice on how to guard against 'revenge porn'

Smartphones and social network services, including Facebook, are allowing perpetrators of revenge porn to take photos, post them online and share them easily, experts say, adding that people should be careful in revealing private information or photos on the Internet. Experts warn that it ...

Apr 1, 2015

Would-be robber breaks leg, calls ambulance in Chiba

A hapless armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Chiba Prefecture, and then used the shop’s payphone to call an ambulance, according to a report and police. The inept thief tussled with a 35-year-old store clerk ...

Mar 31, 2015

Administration to push major revisions to Civil Code

The Abe administration gave the go-ahead Tuesday to carry out major revisions to claims-related sections in the Civil Code for the first time in about 120 years. The proposed revisions to the Civil Code, which was established in 1896, are designed to introduce rules ...