Porn 'tube' sites threaten children and actors, critics say

Jan 29, 2017

Porn 'tube' sites threaten children and actors, critics say

A new documentary claims that pornography has got “uglier and nastier,” with actors forced to shoot more hard-core films for less since the explosion of free-to-view internet sites like Youporn and Pornhub. “Pornocracy,” made by Ovidie, a former French porn star turned director, claims ...

'Ethical hackers' prep for final round of annual cybersecurity contest

Jan 26, 2017

'Ethical hackers' prep for final round of annual cybersecurity contest

With cyberattacks proliferating worldwide, a Japanese contest for “white hat” hackers supported by organizations including the communications ministry and National Police Agency is gearing up for the final round this weekend. The Security Contest, dubbed Seccon, provides an opportunity for those aspiring to become ...

Jan 18, 2017

Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks, spy agency says

Canada’s main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document obtained by Reuters. The Canadian Security Intelligence ...

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 ...

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 ...