Internet fraud takes a turn for the strange

| Sep 13, 2014

Internet fraud takes a turn for the strange

by Akky Akimoto

Two widely reported Web stories this year have been related to online-services fraud. One concerns online banking, the other account-hacking on a smartphone messenger service. If you use the online services of Japanese banks, you may have noticed that their websites have become decorated ...

U.S. plans major border security program in Nigeria

Sep 5, 2014

U.S. plans major border security program in Nigeria

The United States is preparing to launch a “major” border security program to help Nigeria and its neighbors combat the increasing number and scope of attacks by Islamic extremists, a senior U.S. official for Africa said Thursday. Nigerian insurgents have begun attacking villages in ...

Tokyo's robotic eyes are everywhere

| Aug 30, 2014

Tokyo's robotic eyes are everywhere

by Michael Hoffman

You are not alone. You are never alone. Is that comforting, or terrifying? It’s up to you. But Josei Seven magazine writes about “our surveillance society” in these terms: “Take one step outside your house and wherever you may be — on the street, ...

Security, corruption key topics in Obama's talks with African leaders

Aug 7, 2014

Security, corruption key topics in Obama's talks with African leaders

President Barack Obama and dozens of African leaders opened talks Wednesday on two key issues that threaten to disrupt economic progress on the continent: security and government corruption. The discussions capped an unprecedented three-day gathering of African leaders in Washington. Much of the conference ...

Young stowaway found dead in U.S. Air Force cargo plane

Jul 30, 2014

Young stowaway found dead in U.S. Air Force cargo plane

The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several ...

Jul 8, 2014

SDF bases welcome students on field trips

by Hotaka Tazawa

Public awareness in of the Self-Defense Forces is growing, with an increasing number of students under college age visiting SDF bases as part of social studies programs. Helping fuel interest is the recent high-profile move by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to strengthen the nation’s ...

U.S. to ban powerless devices on flights

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. to ban powerless devices on flights

Travelers boarding aircraft with smartphones and laptop computers may have to prove that the devices have a charged battery and can power up, to demonstrate that they have not been modified to contain explosives, U.S. authorities said Sunday. Travelers bound for the U.S. from ...

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. tightens security on electronics at overseas airports

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said Sunday. The new measure is part of the TSA’s effort announced last week to ...