Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Nov 26, 2019

Indonesia arrests dozens of Chinese over online scam

Dozens of Chinese nationals have been arrested in Indonesia over an online scam that bilked victims out of millions of dollars, authorities said Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off from their Chinese counterparts, Indonesian police said they conducted a half dozen raids Monday evening in the ...

Fear of GAFA said to be behind Yahoo Japan-Line merger

Business / Corporate Nov 25, 2019

Fear of GAFA said to be behind Yahoo Japan-Line merger

A sense of crisis about the strength of Amazon.com, Apple and other information technology giants apparently hurried Line Corp. and Yahoo Japan parent Z Holdings Corp. into arranging their merger, which will create Japan's biggest internet services group. But it will not be easy for ...

As internet is restored, online Iran protest videos show chaos

World / Social Issues Nov 25, 2019

As internet is restored, online Iran protest videos show chaos

Machine gun fire answers rock-throwing protesters. Motorcycle-riding Revolutionary Guard volunteers chase after demonstrators. Plainclothes security forces grab, beat and drag a man off the street to an uncertain fate. As Iran restores the internet after a weeklong government-imposed shutdown, new videos purport to show the ...

How activists are getting around Iran's internet blackout

World / Politics | FOCUS Nov 19, 2019

How activists are getting around Iran's internet blackout

The latest unrest in Iran is about something far more serious than rising gasoline prices. The proof is that, over the weekend, the regime took most of the country offline. NetBlocks, a nongovernmental organization that monitors digital rights, says that by Saturday, Iran's internet connectivity ...