Dozens of young women in South Korea were allegedly forced into sexual slavery on an encrypted messaging app

Dozens of young women in South Korea were allegedly forced into sexual slavery on an encrypted messaging app

Cho Joo-bin, a 24-year-old man, hosted online rooms on encrypted messaging app Telegram, where users paid to see young girls perform demeaning sexual acts carried out under coercion, according to South Korean police.

It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

McLaws – a professor at the University of New South Wales' School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Australia, and a member of European, US and UK epidemiology and infection control bodies – told The Register tracking played a key role in nations that were able to flatten the exponential curve of COVID-19 cases – particularly Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea.

'More scary than coronavirus': South Korea's health alerts expose private lives

'More scary than coronavirus': South Korea's health alerts expose private lives

As the number of coronavirus cases in South Korea exceeded 6,000 this week, there was a rise, too, in complaints about information overload in the form of emergency virus text alerts that have included embarrassing revelations about infected people’s private lives.

Seoul to install AI cameras for crime detection

Seoul to install AI cameras for crime detection

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Cameras with artificial intelligence (AI) software that the South Korean government claims can detect the likelihood of crime will be installed in Seoul within the year.The cameras will use AI software that processes the location, time, and behaviour patterns of passersby to measure the likelihood of a crime taking place.

Huge number of spycam crimes puts pressure on South Korea hidden camera industry

Huge number of spycam crimes puts pressure on South Korea hidden camera industry

The number of spycam crimes reported to police surged from around 2,400 in 2012 to nearly 6,500 in 2017.According to official statistics about 98 percent of convicted offenders are men — ranging from school teachers and college professors to church pastors and police officers — while more than 80 percent of victims are women.“I turn customers away when it isn’t clear why and what they want hidden cameras for,” said Lee Seung-yon, who customizes spycam gadgets in Seoul.

South Korea will ditch Microsoft Windows for Linux

South Korea will ditch Microsoft Windows for Linux

And now, as a result of the upcoming death of Windows 7 support, the South Korean government has reportedly decided to ditch Microsoft Windows entirely. According to The Korea Herald, the Asian country's government will switch from Windows 7 to a Linux-based operating system.

Can a VPN keep you safe from 36 new 4G LTE security vulnerabilities?

Can a VPN keep you safe from 36 new 4G LTE security vulnerabilities?

A team of four researchers from South Korea’s KAIST, the country’s premier tech institution, have discovered 36 new vulnerabilities in 4G LTE that have wide ranging security and privacy implications.

South Korea spycam: hundreds of motel guests secretly filmed and live-streamed online

South Korea spycam: hundreds of motel guests secretly filmed and live-streamed online

About 1,600 people have been secretly filmed in motel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch, police said Wednesday.

South Korea spycam: hundreds of motel guests secretly filmed and live-streamed online

South Korea spycam: hundreds of motel guests secretly filmed and live-streamed online

Seoul (CNN)About 1,600 people have been secretly filmed in motel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch, police said Wednesday.

South Korea expands internet censorship to HTTPS with first countrywide use of SNI filtering

South Korea expands internet censorship to HTTPS with first countrywide use of SNI filtering

This basic DNS filtering was defeatable by using a different DNS server or visiting the HTTPS versions of websites. Furthermore, according to Cloudflare’s Nick Sullivan, South Korea seems to be blocking encrypted SNI automatically.

Japan lends its vision to 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance

Japan lends its vision to 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance

Aircraft from the U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand have been tasked with the bulk of surveillance, although British naval vessels also patrol the South China Sea. Japan has shared pictures of North Korean smuggling with each nation.

South Korean prosecutors seek prison term for blogger in opinion-rigging scheme

South Korean prosecutors seek prison term for blogger in opinion-rigging scheme

Kim Dong-won, a political blogger at the center of a high-profile opinion rigging scandal, arrives at a Seoul court on Dec. 26, 2018, to attend a sentencing hearing of the trial over allegations that he artificially inflated likes on Internet news articles about the then main opposition Democratic Party and then opposition presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in in November 2016.

India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

The CEO of Microsoft has repeatedly praised the project, and local media have carried frequent reports on consultations between the Indian government and senior executives from companies like Apple and Google (in addition to South Korean-based Samsung) on how to make tech products Aadhaar-enabled.