Taiwan to work with US on denuclearizing N. Korea: NSC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Deputy Secretary-General of the National Security Council, Tsai Ming-yen (蔡明彥), held a telephone conference with a U.S. official on Tuesday (May 19), saying...

Extent of Taiwanese government data breaches still unknown to public: Former NSC official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of recent cyberattacks on Taiwan's major oil refineries and Presidential Office, a former National Security Council (NSC) official and banker voiced concer...

Hacker of Presidential Office sends emails attacking president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is suspected that the Presidential Office has been hacked, as reporters have received notes of internal meetings from an anonymous email account accusing President Tsai...

Private sector in Taiwan urges government to set up new agency to manage digital technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many information technology organizations in Taiwan attended a meeting in Taipei on Wednesday (May 13) to continue their push for the government to set up a new national a...

Taiwanese academics call for law regulating controversial digital ID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academics in Taiwan are calling for the enactment of regulations to govern the new generation of national electronic identification cards (eID), which had been set for a r...

Taiwan's CPC suffers malware attack, experiences system outage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — State-run oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan on Monday (May 4) confirmed it has suffered a malware attack, resulting in gas stations across the country being unable to accept pa...

Taiwan to postpone digital ID scheme due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will hold off on the plan to roll out a new generation national electronic identification cards (eID) as a result of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. T...

The US is increasingly concerned about risks to TSMC’s supply chain

In recent months, the Pentagon has increased pressure on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) to move its defense-related semiconductor production from Taiwan to the U.S. The latter ...

Taiwan tech team wins $US175,000 in US-funded competition to combat disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese tech team has been awarded $US175,000 in a competition funded by the U.S. Department of State to seek solutions to counter disinformation. A team of six mem...

Judge OKs classified information status in terrorism case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge in Arkansas has allowed a U.S. government official to help guard against the release of classified information during the upcoming terrorism trial of a Yemeni citizen ...

Mobile payment penetration in Taiwan exceeded 60% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mobile payment penetration rate in Taiwan reached 62.2 percent in 2019, up more than 10 percent from the previous year, as the country works to create an environment c...

Suspected Chinese meddling focus in Taiwan presidential vote

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s ruling party is crying foul over alleged Chinese attempts to sway the self-governing island’s presidential election on Saturday. The Democratic Progres...

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom to recruit 3,000 new staff

Chunghwa Telecom Co., one of the leading telecom service providers in Taiwan,announced plans to hire an additional 3,000 staff to make up for large scale retirements over the next three years, at an e...

Taiwan's JCIC honors institutions for excellent credit information management

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To improve the availability, accuracy, and quality of credit information, Taiwan's Joint Credit Information Center (JCIC) has established three awards since 2007 to ho...

Bank of England audio feed 'misused' to give traders an edge

LONDON (AP) — Hedge funds have had access to market-sensitive news conferences at the Bank of England a crucial few seconds earlier than the rest of the public, potentially allowing them to make big...