Sep 1, 2015

Colombia collecting bulk data without warrants: report

Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of a pledge to better protect privacy following a series of domestic spying scandals, according to a new report by Privacy International. ...

Aug 30, 2015

Nearly 90% of people worried about cyberattacks, survey finds

A government survey published Saturday showed that nearly 90 percent of respondents are concerned about possible cyberattacks on Japanese companies and government bodies. In the poll, conducted by the Cabinet Office in July, 85.7 percent voiced such concern, while 6.8 percent did not. The ...

Aug 30, 2015

15% of Tokyo high schoolers bullied on Internet, survey shows

Some 15 percent of 3,222 high school students in Tokyo have been insulted or had personal information leaked by others over the Internet, according to poll results recently released by the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education. “A growing number of children are using the ...

Ashley Madison courted buyers before attack

Aug 29, 2015

Ashley Madison courted buyers before attack

The owner of the adultery website Ashley Madison was already struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails that were released by hackers as part of ...

Aug 29, 2015

Web campaign raises $67,800 for Syria refugee family in a day

An online fundraiser has raised more than $67,800 for a refugee from Syria and his daughter after a campaigner based in Norway shared moving pictures on social media of the man selling pens in the streets of Beirut. Gissur Simonarson, founder of Conflict News, ...

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

Aug 27, 2015

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

It almost looked like a first-person shooter video game: A handgun in a man’s grasp comes into view. A woman appears in the gunman’s sights. Shots are fired. But this was no game. It was the chilling video by a killer of him stalking ...

Aug 24, 2015

Ashley Madison hack sends shivers through hook-up, porn sites

Larry Flynt, a defender of free speech and sexual freedom if there ever was one, has this advice for anyone worried by the hack of infidelity site Ashley Madison: Muzzle yourself. “Don’t do or say anything you wouldn’t want to read about on the ...

Aug 22, 2015

Industry ministry to seek ¥116 billion to promote innovation

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to request ¥116.6 billion for projects to promote innovation under the government’s fiscal 2016 budget, more than 2½ times the amount earmarked under the 2015 budget, it was learned Friday. Among such projects are those to ...