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Drone maker accused of covering up bomb in bag on Delta flight, going after whistleblower

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

A sign at a downtown city park informs people of no overnight sleeping and no drone flying in San Diego, California, Thursday. | REUTERS

AeroVironment Inc. was accused of trying to conceal that employees transported a drone rigged with explosives on a commercial flight and retaliating against a manager ...

Trump plays down prospect of successful U.S.-China trade talks

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin holds a press conference during the IMF/World Bank spring meeting in Washington April 21. Mnuchin will lead trade talks with China due to take place on Thursday and Friday as the countries try to head off a trade war. | AFP-JIJI

President Donald Trump on Thursday cast doubt on the prospect of successful trade talks with China, saying the Asian economic powerhouse has become “very spoiled” ...

Firm takes website offline after learning flaw exposes real-time locations of U.S. cellphones

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

A man checks his phone in an alley in downtown Chicago last June. A security researcher says a website flaw at a U.S. company could have allowed anyone to pinpoint the location of nearly any cellphone in the United States. The lapse at LocationSmart, a company that gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices, is the latest to highlight how little protection consumers have from trafficking in data about their location. | AP

A security researcher says a website flaw at a U.S. company could have allowed anyone to pinpoint the location of nearly any cellphone in the ...

Qatar-linked firm poised to purchase distressed Kushner NYC skyscraper: NYT

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

A man walks out of the 666 Fifth Avenue office tower in New York in 2017. The company owned by the family of Jared Kushner is in talks to sell a stake in its struggling Fifth Avenue skyscraper to a real estate fund. Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, bought the skyscraper for a record $1.8 billion more than a decade ago when he was CEO of his family's company, and the office building has been losing money ever since. | AP

The company owned by the family of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is close to receiving a bailout of its flagship New York building ...

Peace talks ignite land buying frenzy along South Korea’s fortified border

via The Japan Times    May 14, 2018

Visitors look at North Korea from an observation deck at the Imjinkak pavilion, near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, Thursday. | REUTERS

Forget Seoul’s posh Gangnam district.With North Korea pledging to reduce tensions and renew ties with its southern neighbor, South Korea’s hottest property market is now ...

Strong earnings reports and buying push Tokyo stock prices to highest close since early February

via The Japan Times    May 14, 2018

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday thanks to buying after rosy corporate earnings reports.The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 107.38 points, ...

Democrats air trove of rouble-bought Facebook ads showing Russian effort to stoke political division in U.S.

via The Japan Times    May 11, 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington Thursday. Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia's attempt to sow racial and political division in the United States before and after the 2016 election. | AP

Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the ...

Trump attorney’s business scrutinized amid allegations of selling influence

via The Japan Times    May 11, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen (center), leaves the U.S. Courthouse in New York on April 26. As Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen earned a reputation as the 'fixer' for the Manhattan real estate tycoon and a pit bull defender of his larger-than-life boss. | AFP-JIJI

Already under investigation for a payment to a porn star, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney is facing intensifying legal and ethical scrutiny for selling ...

After earlier denial, Equifax now admits passport info was stolen in breach

via The Japan Times    May 11, 2018

Equifax acknowledged a relatively small number of passport images and information were stolen as part of last year’s security breach, despite previously denying such a ...

GOP U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio pushes bill that would bar sales of ‘sensitive’ tech to China

via The Japan Times    May 11, 2018

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced legislation on Thursday that would bar the sale of “sensitive” technology to China and hike some duties and taxes, in ...




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