TSA says it does not search travelers' devices for content

World Mar 21, 2018

TSA says it does not search travelers' devices for content

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Tuesday in response to a lawsuit that it does not search electronic devices of air travelers for content. The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit last week seeking ...

Schools tapping smartphone and tablet apps to engage a new generation

National Jan 11, 2018

Schools tapping smartphone and tablet apps to engage a new generation

Smartphone and tablet computer apps are seeing increasing use in Japanese schools as teachers look to capitalize on what has become many young people's preferred window to the world. Artificial intelligence-assisted apps have become prevalent in education, particularly in subjects many Japanese teachers struggle to ...

U.S. to impose stricter electronic carry-on airport screening

Business Jul 27, 2017

U.S. to impose stricter electronic carry-on airport screening

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Wednesday it will impose new stricter security rules requiring airline travelers to remove all electronic items larger than mobile phones, including tablets, e-readers and video game consoles, from carry-on baggage for screening. Prior rules required only laptops to ...

Huawei to enter Japan's laptop market

Business / Corporate Jul 4, 2016

Huawei to enter Japan's laptop market

The Japanese unit of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. will enter the Japanese laptop market, starting with its hybrid Huawei MateBook laptop on July 15. The domestic personal computer market has been shrinking amid the popularity of smartphones. "We want to bring about a ...

Business / Tech Mar 6, 2016

Amazon to restore encryption to Fire tablets after complaints

Amazon.com Inc said it plans to restore an encryption feature on its Fire tablets after customers and privacy advocates criticized the company for quietly removing the security option when it released its latest operating system. "We will return the option for full-disk encryption with a ...

Phone-charging stations set for Tokyo tourist spots

National Jul 23, 2015

Phone-charging stations set for Tokyo tourist spots

by Shusuke Murai

Running out of battery power on your smartphone in Tokyo? Don't panic, soon you will be able to access a number of free recharging stations at popular sightseeing spots across the metropolis. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced this week that the first solar-powered battery charging ...

National Jun 15, 2015

Key aviation official loses computer while sleeping on train

The transport ministry says one of its senior officials lost a bag containing a work computer used and a list of emergency contact information for ministry staff, another embarrassment for the government following a recent massive leak of pension data. Police are investigating the incident ...