Business Dec 26, 2020

Rakuten exposes 1.48 million sets of data to access from outside

Japanese online shopping mall operator Rakuten Inc. said Friday that a computer security problem at the group exposed 1,486,291 sets of personal and corporate information to access from the outside. Of the affected data, managed by Rakuten, credit card subsidiary Rakuten Card Co. and e-money ...

We have a match! Japan taps AI to boost birth rate slump

National Dec 7, 2020

We have a match! Japan taps AI to boost birth rate slump

Japan is seeking to boost its flagging birth rate by funding the use of artificial intelligence to help match lonely hearts, an official said Monday. Although it might not conjure thoughts of romance, AI tech can match a wider and smarter range of potential suitors, ...

National Oct 15, 2020

FTC raids 14 firms over bid-rigging for school PCs in Hiroshima

The Fair Trade Commission has conducted on-site inspections of 14 companies on suspicion of repeated big-rigging for contracts to supply personal computers to public schools in Hiroshima Prefecture, it was learned Wednesday. The firms raided by the commission for their alleged violations of the anti-monopoly ...

World / Crime & Legal Aug 16, 2020

Thousands of Canadian government accounts hacked

Thousands of user accounts for online government services in Canada were recently hacked during cyber attacks, authorities said Saturday. The attacks targeted the GCKey service, used by some 30 federal departments and Canada Revenue Agency accounts, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat explained in a ...