Singapore demands Facebook corrections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-Singapore’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office directed Facebook to put up a correction notice on a State Times Review (STR) post. STR ...

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...

Facebook’s mobile classroom hits road in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facebook launched its mobile classroom in Taiwan on Thursday (Nov. 21) to promote digital literacy just after rolling out its We Think Digital project in Taiwan in Septemb...

The Latest: UK Labour Party hit by large-scale cyberattack

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Britain's Labour ...

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 holds first cyberwarfare exercises with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the US kicked off the first joint Cyber Offensive and Defensive Exercises (CODE) on Monday (Nov. 4) to learn how to prevent cyberattacks, including from North K...

With DHS head departing, unclear who will be in charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before the acting Homeland Security secretary is set to depart his position, it remains unclear who will be tapped to run the agency. Kevin M...

US: Russian hackers use Iranians to mask their identities

LONDON (AP) — The United States and the U.K. say they have exposed how a group of Russian hackers hijacked the tools of their Iranian counterparts to attack dozens of countries around the world. ...

Taiwan urges signing of MOU with US to combat disinformation

Taiwan's deputy National Security Council (NSC) chief on Tuesday called on the United States to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with his country as part of a joint effort to combat disinf...

Companies welcome US-China trade truce, warn disputes remain

BEIJING (AP) — Companies have welcomed a U.S.-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress toward ...

Security firm: Data breach exposes millions of Ecuadorians

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A cyber security firm says it discovered a serious flaw in a computer server that exposed the personal data of millions of Ecuadorians. Researchers at vpnMentor...

Arrests of foreign English teachers surge by tenfold in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The number of arrests and deportations of foreign English teachers has exploded by as much as tenfold this year as Beijing began launching a crackdown to create a "cleaner...

Google 'terminates' Dragonfly after Trump suggests investigation into treason, China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Google confirmed this week that the “Dragonfly” censored search engine project designed in partnership with the Chinese Communist Party for use in China has be...

Taiwan prepares expanded blacklist of Chinese telecom products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday (July 18), Executive Yuan Spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka announced that Taiwan’s government will be introducing a blacklist of Chinese telecom products at the ...