Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 4 The Los Angles Times on Rep. Duncan Hunter pleading guilty to misusing...

Holidays bring phishing scam surge aimed at small business

NEW YORK (AP) — The email looked legitimate, so Danielle Radin clicked on the link it contained, expecting to have her products included in a holiday gift guide. “I instantly regrett...

Black victims underrepresented in named violent crime laws

CLEVELAND (AP) — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017. Tokes was a 21-year-old college student, ...

Digital-only LINE Bank to open shop in Taiwan next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — LINE Financial Corporation is expected to open its first all-digital bank in Taiwan in the second quarter of 2020, the company announced on Thursday (Nov. 28). LINE Ban...

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?" The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before bank...

Debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is knocked down - again

A discredited conspiracy theory that blames Ukraine, and not Russia, for interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election reared its head again during the first day of public impeachment hearings i...

2019 HITCON cyberattack and defense competition focuses on corporate security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 HITCON DEFENSE enterprise cyberattack and defense competition took place in Taipei on Wednesday (Nov. 13). Organized by the Hacks in Taiwan Conference (HITCON)...

Economy in mind, Bolsonaro softens tone on China

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — What a difference a year makes. In the months before last year's presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his ...

Report: Election vendors are 'prime targets,' need oversight

ATLANTA (AP) — The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S. ele...

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on t...

Taiwan not alone in dealing with cyberattacks: AIT Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Brent Christensen affirmed U.S. collaboration with Taiwan on cybersecurity, as a five-day series of cyberwarfare exercis...

Taiwan and US dedicate November to innovation and cybersecurity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States want to deepen their cooperation in innovation, but a precondition is the safety of intellectual property rights, one of the purposes of the j...

India, Germany agree to boost industrial cooperation

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Germany have agreed to enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, cybersecurity, skill development, artificial intelligence, energy security, civil aviation and defense...

Security firm says Chinese hackers intercepted text messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese hackers with a history of state-sponsored espionage have intercepted the text messages of thousands of foreigners in a targeted campaign that planted eavesdropping software o...

Taiwan and US to conduct joint cybersecurity exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States will conduct their first joint cybersecurity exercises in Taipei next week with the participation of experts from a dozen countries, reports s...