Privacy fears weigh on FB with earnings ahead

AFP 04/25/2018

FACEBOOK reports quarterly results Wednesday as it grapples with a data privacy scandal that strikes at how the huge social network makes money from what it knows about people. The earnings release comes just two weeks after…

Facebook spells out what it forbids

AP 04/24/2018

NEW YORK — If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to…

32 Chinese tourists killed in North Korea bus accident – Beijing

AFP 04/23/2018

A bus crash in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, the foreign ministry in Beijing said on Monday. Two other Chinese nationals were injured in Sunday’s accident south of the capital Pyongyang,…

Two Koreas open hotline between leaders: Seoul

AFP 04/20/2018

The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, Seoul’s presidential office said, a week before a summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone. The line…

S. Korea: A peace treaty ‘must be pursued’

AFP 04/19/2018

A peace treaty to formally end the Korean War “must be pursued,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, ahead of a summit next week with Kim Jong Un, leader of the nuclear-armed North. “The armistice that…

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

AFP 04/18/2018

Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social network, which has been rocked…

Russia campaigns to hack networks

AFP 04/17/2018

US, Britain warn Russian government-sponsored hackers are compromising the key hardware of government and business computer networks like routers and firewalls, giving them virtual control of data flows, Britain and the United States warned Monday. The operation…

China launches website to report foreign spies

AFP 04/16/2018

China has stepped up its campaign against foreign espionage with a website in Mandarin and English encouraging people to report national security threats such as bids to “overthrow the socialist system.” The website, www.12339.gov.cn, launched by the…

Trump ‘morally unfit’ for office, fired FBI chief Comey says

AFP 04/16/2018

FIRED former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief James Comey lashed out at Donald Trump in an interview with ABC broadcast Sunday, calling him “morally unfit” to be president and describing him as a serial liar who…

US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

AP 04/16/2018

WASHINGTON — United States Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced this Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to continue using chemical weapons. The ambassador to the…