Three Taiwanese receive heavy sentences in Vietnam for scamming elderly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwan nationals have received prison sentences of between 10 and 15 years for tricking elderly Vietnamese out of their money through scam calls. On Thursday (Nov...

Taiwan's Council of Agriculture warns about Chinese online fruit scam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The nation's top agricultural official has warned about Chinese online scammers hawking agricultural products claimed to have been produced in Taiwan. Council of Ag...

Miranda July dreams up a con family in ‘Kajillionaire’

Miranda July doesn’t seem to have fair-weather fans. There are those who are obsessed. And there are those who don’t know who she is. There is no in between. Even after acclaimed fi...

Number of phishing sites in Taiwan skyrockets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese data security provider Trend Micro said Tuesday (Sept. 22) it has detected more than 170,000 phishing sites in the country as of August, including many that are ...

California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A raft of temporary government jobs for the U.S. Census boosted California's economy in August as the state added 101,900 jobs as the unemployment rate fell below the high-wa...

Taiwan unveils anti-counterfeit stamp on masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has introduced a new stamp to be featured on medical masks that will prove their authenticity amid a string of counterfeit scandals. Medical masks manufactured i...

Whoscall creator wins Taiwan Presidential Innovation Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Jeff Kuo (郭建甫), creator of Taiwanese caller ID and number management app Whoscall, was given the fourth Presidential Innovation Award Tuesday (Sept. 1) for his contributio...

Trend Micro Blocked 8.8 Million COVID-19 Threats in the First Half of 2020

More than 37,700 cases detected in Hong Kong, 67% of which were email-based HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - August 27, 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader in cyberse...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2020. There are 131 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Augus...

Fake pre-orders for coronavirus vaccines found in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the third phase of international clinical trials underway for several COVID-19 vaccines developed by Chinese researchers, pre-sales of the vaccines have begun in Chin...

Chinese students in Australia being 'kidnapped' virtually

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian authorities are warning Chinese living Down Under to beware of "virtual kidnapping" after eight students were tricked out of over US$2 million by scam...

NZ government withholds Team NZ funding amid funding probe

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand government has cut funding to Team New Zealand while it investigates whether public money has been misused in its staging of next year’s America’s Cup. ...

Business Highlights

___ Coronavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls NEW YORK (AP) — Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human ...

Cornavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls

Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper. Robocalls. Industry experts say robocall...

Millennial Money: Do this before adopting or buying a puppy

Puppies provide us with comfort, happiness and love. But bringing a four-legged friend into your daily life is quite an investment — a pup requires a considerable amount of your time...