China reprimands online companies for spread of sex video

Jul 16, 2015

China reprimands online companies for spread of sex video

Sex may sell, but a steamy video purportedly taken inside a Uniqlo fitting room in Beijing is giving the clothing retailer some uncomfortable attention. Online searches for the Japanese clothing brand soared this week after the viral spread of the video apparently showing a ...

Jul 16, 2015

U.S. shuts down top English-language malware marketplace

Investigators have shut down what they call the world’s largest-known English-language malware forum, an online marketplace called Darkode where cybercriminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computer systems, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. ...

Tributes to Nintendo chief Iwata flood Internet

Jul 15, 2015

Tributes to Nintendo chief Iwata flood Internet

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Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata’s death from an illness at 55 is being mourned by game fans around the world. They’re sharing Iwata Mii avatars, creating pictures with farewell messages on the Nintendo drawing game Splatoon and sending Tweets with “ThankYouIwata” hashtags. Some of ...

Jul 14, 2015

Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furor

Google has quietly removed the Chinese name for a South China Sea shoal bitterly disputed by Beijing and Manila from its maps service, following an outcry from Filipinos. The Google Maps website on Tuesday referred to the rich fishing ground — a subject of ...

Reddit interim CEO Pao resigns; co-founder Huffman regains title

Jul 11, 2015

Reddit interim CEO Pao resigns; co-founder Huffman regains title

Reddit said Friday that interim CEO Ellen Pao had resigned from the company and co-founder Steve Huffman was back as its CEO. The freewheeling online discussion forum and news site, which had 164 million unique visitors last month, has been rocked by unrest recently. ...

U.S. personnel agency chief resigns over massive data breach

Jul 11, 2015

U.S. personnel agency chief resigns over massive data breach

The chief of the U.S. federal hiring office resigned on Friday after massive computer hacks at the agency that put the personal data of more than 22 million Americans at risk, including people seeking sensitive security clearances. The White House said Katherine Archuleta stepped ...

Jul 8, 2015

Chinese parliament publishes draft cybersecurity law

China’s rubber-stamp parliament has published a draft cybersecurity law that consolidates Beijing’s control over data, with potentially significant consequences for internet service providers and multinational firms doing business in the country. The document, dated Monday but picked up by state media Wednesday, strengthens user ...

Jul 2, 2015

Japan court orders Google to remove past arrest reports

A Japanese court has issued an injunction ordering Google Inc. to remove Internet search results that include reports of a man’s arrest, court documents showed Thursday. The Saitama District Court order dated June 25 said the man, who was convicted of violating the child ...