United States, Six Other Nations Ask Tech Companies To Build Backdoors To Encrypted Communications

United States, Six Other Nations Ask Tech Companies To Build Backdoors To Encrypted Communications

Member nations of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance—which includes the United States— along with Japan and India published a statement on Sunday calling on tech companies to allow law enforcement to gain backdoor access to communication that uses unbreakable end-to-end encryption.

The companies that help people vanish

The companies that help people vanish

All over the world, from the US to Germany to the UK, some people decide to disappear from their own lives without a trace – leaving their homes, jobs and families in the middle of the night to start a second life, often without ever looking back.

Yahoo Japan to give health ministry data on potential coronavirus clusters

Yahoo Japan to give health ministry data on potential coronavirus clusters

has announced it will provide data on potential clusters of coronavirus infections to the health ministry.Yahoo Japan began seeking cooperation in the coronavirus prevention initiative from users who have already agreed to give the company their location information.

Seven Bank ATMs to have facial recognition tech

Seven Bank ATMs to have facial recognition tech

Japan's Seven-Eleven convenience stores will soon have ATMs equipped with facial recognition technology.Seven Bank says it is the first bank in Japan to introduce ATMs with this technology.The bank says people can start using the machines to withdraw cash next fiscal year at the earliest.

Line announces social credit scores, a Google Duplex competitor, and much more

Line announces social credit scores, a Google Duplex competitor, and much more

Line is one of the most prominent tech companies in Japan, with a chat app that virtually everyone here uses and which offers various adjacent services, from gaming to ride-hailing to personal finance.

Yahoo! Japan’s new system looks suspiciously like a social credit score

Yahoo! Japan’s new system looks suspiciously like a social credit score

Japan defended the “opt-out” model – but the company also promised that only the rating score, and not any personal data, would be shared with third parties.

Ecuador Arrests Digital Privacy Activist and Programmer for 'Collaborating' with WikiLeaks

Ecuador Arrests Digital Privacy Activist and Programmer for 'Collaborating' with WikiLeaks

“For several years now, one of the key members of this WikiLeaks organization and a person close to Mr. Julian Assange has lived in Ecuador, and we have sufficient evidence that he has been collaborating with the destabilization attempts against the government,” Romo said at a press conference late last night.

Google employees suspect it is still working on secret Chinese 'Dragonfly' project

Google employees suspect it is still working on secret Chinese 'Dragonfly' project

At this biennial event, the participating companies exhibit their latest service robotic technologies and components 42/42 The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight Google told Dragonfly workers in December that it had ceased plans to launch the search engine and would move them onto different projects within the company.

Google Maps could point users down the wrong path

Google Maps could point users down the wrong path

Should a person call one of these institutions by accessing it through Google Maps, the inquiry will be answered by a fraudster who will then press the caller to divulge their bank details or credit card information before subsequently attempting to take as much money as possible.

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.

Japan will try to hack its citizens’ routers and webcams in the name of cybersecurity

Japan will try to hack its citizens’ routers and webcams in the name of cybersecurity

The Japanese government has announced that beginning next month it will actively try to hack into its citizens’ internet-connected devices in their homes, reports NHK .

Japan considers applying domestic privacy rules to global tech giants

Japan considers applying domestic privacy rules to global tech giants

The panel of experts released the finding Monday in a draft list of issues related to applying domestic privacy protection rules to global information technology giants.

Japan to ban global tech giants from using content contained in domestic email, other data

Japan to ban global tech giants from using content contained in domestic email, other data

The communications ministry plans to prohibit global information technology giants from using email content and other communications data without users’ consent in Japan, informed sources said Friday. The ministry is slated to consider specific ways to enforce Japan’s rule on global technology companies.

Apple admits giving governments access to thousands of iPhones and other devices

Apple admits giving governments access to thousands of iPhones and other devices

At this biennial event, the participating companies exhibit their latest service robotic technologies and components 42/42 The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight 1/42 5G wireless internet is expected to launch in 2019, with the potential to reach speeds of 50mb/s 2/42 Uber has halted testing of driverless vehicles after a woman was killed by one of their cars in Tempe, Arizona.

Blockchain, Explained with Christmas Gifts

Blockchain, Explained with Christmas Gifts

It’s permissionless – You don’t have to ask anyone’s permission to make the exchange (like a bank or another company). Blockchain is really just trying to make any exchange in the world as simple as giving a gift to someone in the same room – without all the middlemen.

Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.

Data is cheaper than cold drink in India, Modi tells in Japan

Data is cheaper than cold drink in India, Modi tells in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit to Japan on Monday hailed India’s “tremendous progress” in the digital infrastructure, saying 1 GB data is cheaper than the a bottle of cold drink in the country.