Chinese professor fired after criticizing Mao online

Jan 10, 2017

Chinese professor fired after criticizing Mao online

A Chinese professor has been fired after enraging leftists with an online criticism of Chairman Mao Zedong on what would have been on the leader’s 123rd birthday. Mao, who died on Dec. 9, 1976, is still officially venerated by the ruling Communist Party as ...

Lawsuit seeks to ban Google from U.S. government contracts

Jan 5, 2017

Lawsuit seeks to ban Google from U.S. government contracts

The U.S. Labor Department is trying to bar Google from doing business with the federal government unless the internet company turns over confidential information about thousands of its employees. The potential banishment is being sought in a Labor Department lawsuit filed Wednesday with the ...

Dec 16, 2016

Yahoo hack shows data as tool of information warfare

The massive hack affecting a billion Yahoo users shows how seemingly innocuous bits of data gleaned from cyberattacks can be exploited for profit — and potentially for espionage and information warfare. The latest breach disclosed Wednesday is the largest on record and comes just ...

NHK planning online launch of two terrestrial channels in 2019

Dec 14, 2016

NHK planning online launch of two terrestrial channels in 2019

NHK said Tuesday it plans to distribute programs of its two terrestrial television channels through the internet on a steady basis from 2019. Such simultaneous broadcasting on the internet is currently banned under the Broadcast Law. If NHK’s plan is realized, it will require ...

Dec 7, 2016

U.S. lawmaker: Sony breach may have inspired Russian election hacking

The U.S. failure to retaliate strongly for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures may have helped inspire Russian hackers who sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, a senior congressional Democrat said on Tuesday. “Russia may have concluded that they could hack ...

Nov 25, 2016

IBM settles with Australia over failure of online census

Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and has compensated the government for the financial cost of the debacle, the prime minister said on Friday. Australia’s first attempt to conduct a census ...