Business / Tech Mar 28, 2020

French court cancels fine on Google over right to be forgotten

Google won a battle over the right to be forgotten after France's top administrative court canceled a fine of €100,000 ($111,000) for failing to remove contentious search results globally. France's Council of State threw out the 2016 penalty, following guidance from the European Union's highest ...

Tokyo 2021 internet domains snapped up as Olympic delay confirmed

Business Mar 27, 2020

Tokyo 2021 internet domains snapped up as Olympic delay confirmed

At least 59 internet domains containing phrases related to the Tokyo Olympics and 2021 were obtained on Tuesday, the day the spectacle was postponed, it was learned Thursday. Many are believed to have been acquired for resale, with one being auctioned for ¥1.9 million. An expert ...

Fake cures, risky rumors: Virus misinformation hits home

World / Science & Health Mar 26, 2020

Fake cures, risky rumors: Virus misinformation hits home

From being duped into taking poisonous "cures" to watching businesses crumble and avoiding life-saving medication, people are suffering devastating real-world impacts of a deluge of online virus misinformation. As the new coronavirus sets scientists scrambling for a solution, rumors and false claims are fueling confusion ...

NTT Docomo becomes first to launch 5G service in Japan

Business Mar 25, 2020

NTT Docomo becomes first to launch 5G service in Japan

NTT Docomo Inc. launched fifth-generation large-capacity ultrahigh-speed mobile phone services Wednesday, becoming the first in Japan to do so. Rivals KDDI Corp. and Softbank Corp. are set to follow suit on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Rakuten Inc. plans to enter the 5G market in June. With ...

Corporate winners and losers in the new coronavirus economy

Business / Tech Mar 22, 2020

Corporate winners and losers in the new coronavirus economy

Although the coronavirus pandemic has sent stock markets into free fall and some industries to the wall, many firms that enable more private, online and tech-based living are emerging as potential winners. As hundreds of millions of people worldwide are forced to stay in their ...

Kagawa passes Japan's first ordinance to tackle gaming addiction

National Mar 18, 2020

Kagawa passes Japan's first ordinance to tackle gaming addiction

A local assembly has passed Japan's first ordinance aimed at reducing internet and video game addiction among young people, by recommending that screen time be limited to one hour per day. The ordinance, passed Wednesday by the Kagawa Prefectural Assembly, has triggered controversy — with ...