National Symphony Orchestra cancels concerts in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) has canceled all upcoming performances. Update 9 a.m. March 6 The NSO has canceled all upcoming performances due to confirmatio...

10 reporters, 21 musicians quarantined after Australian infected with coronavirus performs in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Thursday night (March 5) that an Australian musician who performed in Taiwan over the weekend has been confirmed with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19),...

National Symphony cancels Japan concerts due to virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Symphony Orchestra canceled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour because of a new virus epidemic. The orchestra originally was to...

What we know, and don't, about the alleged Bezos phone hack

BOSTON (AP) — U.N. human rights experts are asking Washington to investigate a suspected Saudi hack that may have siphoned data from the personal smartphone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and owner of ...

Rights group demands Israel rein in murky spyware company

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court heard a case Thursday calling for restrictions to be slapped on NSO Group, an Israeli company that makes surveillance software that is said to have been used t...

Noseda, in his prime, lifting National Symphony Orchestra

NEW YORK (AP) — Entering his prime at age 55, conductor Gianandrea Noseda is lifting the reputation of the Washington's National Symphony Orchestra, where he is in his third season as music director. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 5 The Los Angeles Times on the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement: ...

Facebook sues Israeli company over WhatsApp spyware

Facebook has sued the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group for allegedly targeting some 1,400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highly sophisticated spyware. ...

Business Highlights

___ Officials spar with senators over plan for mortgage giants WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials are defending their plan to Congress for ending gove...

Israeli spyware firm adopts 'human rights policy'

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli spyware company that has been accused of helping authoritarian governments stifle dissent says it has adopted "a new human rights policy" to ensure its software is not misu...

Serpentine art CEO quits amid criticism of spyware firm link

LONDON (AP) — The CEO of London's Serpentine Galleries has quit amid what she calls "toxic personal attacks" over her husband's involvement in an Israeli spyware firm. Yana Peel, who...

Taiwan NSO features European musicians at National Concert Hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) hosts the classical music event “Promenade in Summer Breeze” and has invited a French pianist and a Swiss conductor to per...

Six themes for six concerts at Taiwan International Harp Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan International Harp Festival gets underway in June and features renowned musicians from abroad, with six themes for six concerts. Taking place from June 25-30...

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone

Spyware crafted by an "advanced cyber actor" infected multiple targeted mobile phones through the popular WhatsApp communications program without any user intervention through in-app voice calls, the ...

Report: Slain Mexican journalist's widow targeted by spyware

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death, an internet watchdog group reported Wednesda...