Osaka group launches 'easy-matching' baby adoption website

Nov 23, 2016

Osaka group launches 'easy-matching' baby adoption website

A nonprofit organization in Osaka recently launched what it touts as an easy-matching adoption website, triggering criticism from experts that adoptions should be made more carefully. The group posts the age, job, place of domicile, annual income and assets of prospective parents on the ...

Japan tourism website touts regional food treats, activities

Sep 4, 2015

Japan tourism website touts regional food treats, activities

A new tourism website allows people to share tips and information about the nation’s regional cuisine, goods and activities. It aims to attract foreign customers and thereby help local economies tap into the nation’s current tourism boom. Nippon Quest showcases hundreds of regional specialties, ...

Jan 13, 2015

'Cyberjhadists' hack hundreds of French websites

Hackers claiming to be Islamists have hijacked hundreds of French websites since the attacks on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, flooding them with jihadist propoganda. Homepages of several French websites have been replaced by phrases like “There is no God but Allah,” “Death to ...

Dec 24, 2014

Key North Korean websites suffer short outages after shutdown

Key North Korean websites suffered intermittent outages Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the Internet stoppage in one of ...

Jul 16, 2014

Feds: Terror support defendant a risk to reoffend

Authorities are worried that a British citizen facing sentencing for supporting terrorists in Afghanistan will return to the same conduct when he gets out of prison, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. Prosecutor Stephen Reynolds told a judge that Babar Ahmad has not shown remorse ...

Apr 12, 2013

Fraudulent websites for banks, companies, government agencies found

Apparently fraudulent websites for several Japanese banks, companies, government ministries and agencies have been found, a Financial Services Agency official said Thursday. Although theft of personal data or other problems have yet to be confirmed, many financial institutions are calling on users of their ...