National Jan 28, 2020

Japan panel draws up emergency proposals on cybersecurity

An expert panel of the communications ministry Monday compiled a set of emergency proposals on cybersecurity ahead of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. The panel called for, among other things, identifying devices using "internet of things" technologies that are vulnerable to cyberattacks ...

Apple, Google and Amazon seek standard for smart devices

Business / Tech Dec 19, 2019

Apple, Google and Amazon seek standard for smart devices

Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Amazon.com Inc. — three of the biggest providers of smart-home and voice-assistant technology — are joining forces to make internet-connected homes easier to set up and safer to use. The rivals announced Wednesday that they're working with the Zigbee ...

Japan plans to create 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers as 5G era nears

National May 15, 2019

Japan plans to create 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers as 5G era nears

The communications ministry plans to create for assignment some 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers starting with the code "020." With the commercialization of fifth-generation, or 5G, superfast mobile communications fast approaching, 11-digit numbers are expected to run out as early as fiscal 2022. The plan to ...