Encryption battle reignited as U.S. at loggerheads with Apple

Business / Tech Jan 15, 2020

Encryption battle reignited as U.S. at loggerheads with Apple

Apple Inc. and the U.S. government are at loggerheads for the second time in four years over the unlocking of iPhones connected to a mass shooting, reviving debate over law enforcement access to encrypted devices. Attorney General Bill Barr claimed Monday that Apple failed to ...

Japan Display considers selling key plant to Apple and Sharp

Business Dec 27, 2019

Japan Display considers selling key plant to Apple and Sharp

Japan Display Inc. is considering selling a major plant in central Japan to Apple Inc. and Sharp Corp. in an apparent bid to improve its balance sheet, sources close to the matter said Friday. The struggling display-maker, also known as JDI, closed the plant in ...

Smartphones blamed as children's fitness takes nosedive in Japan

National Dec 24, 2019

Smartphones blamed as children's fitness takes nosedive in Japan

The physical performance of children in Japan deteriorated dramatically in fiscal 2019 from the previous year, a survey by the Sports Agency showed Monday. The overall performance score for boys in the fifth year of elementary school was the lowest since the survey started in ...

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 ...

LDP plans tax breaks to help spread 5G networks

Business / Corporate Dec 9, 2019

LDP plans tax breaks to help spread 5G networks

The Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel is planning to give preferential tax treatment to mobile phone carriers and others to help spread fifth-generation, or 5G, high-speed wireless communications services. The party wants to allow the amount equivalent to 9 percent of related investment to be ...