Feb 19, 2016

Japanese police tapped cellphones in 10 investigations in 2015

Police last year eavesdropped on electronic communications in 10 separate investigations, the Justice Ministry said Friday. The cases led to 101 arrests. Nine of the cases were related to the alleged trafficking of illegal drugs, while the tenth involved an attempt on a person’s ...

Apr 18, 2015

Google to rank Web access on mobile devices

Google search Tuesday will start factoring in how easy websites are to read on smartphones or tablet computers, underlining the changing way people surf the Internet. The Web titan said that the “mobile-friendliness” of websites will be a factor in ranking results to online ...

Citizen journalism given a boost

Mar 29, 2015

Citizen journalism given a boost


When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York on Thursday, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch. The disaster took place, coincidentally, the same day as the launch of Twitter’s new livestream app Periscope, ...

Mar 13, 2015

Tepco in talks with mobile carriers to form partnership: sources

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is currently in talks with three major Japanese mobile carriers to find a partner for joint marketing, as the planned liberalization of the retail electricity market next year is expected to boost competition, informed sources said Friday. The utility will ...