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Study shows cute kids are YouTube clickbait; child advocates concerned

Business Jul 26, 2019

Study shows cute kids are YouTube clickbait; child advocates concerned

YouTube videos featuring young children draw nearly triple the average viewership of other content, according to research released on Thursday. The report provided ammunition for child advocates who want Alphabet Inc. to take more aggressive steps to make its streaming service safer for kids. Pew Research ...

Yamato Transport's online service hacked

Business Jul 26, 2019

Yamato Transport's online service hacked

Yamato Transport Co. said Thursday that security breaches have compromised the personal information of members of its online service, such as their names, addresses and credit card information. About 30,000 unauthorized login attempts in total were made on its Kuroneko Members online membership service between ...

North Korea's economy shrinks by most since 1990s famine

Asia Pacific Jul 26, 2019

North Korea's economy shrinks by most since 1990s famine

North Korea's economy shrank last year by the most since the peak of its 1990s famine, as international sanctions make it harder for Kim Jong Un to feed his people while developing nuclear weapons. Gross domestic product contracted 4.1 percent in 2018, according to estimates ...

Copper market's arsenic problem is back

Business Jul 26, 2019

Copper market's arsenic problem is back

Glencore PLC has opened a new blending plant in Taiwan to prepare potentially hazardous copper ores for smelting amid a surge in high-arsenic material hitting the market, according to people familiar with the matter. Blending became big business for metals traders including Glencore and Trafigura ...