Thai chicken exports to Japan resume after 10-year avian flu ban ends, rice bond sale to pay farmers may breach election law & 20 million (out of 50 million) Koreans victims of credit card data leak. Credit card scanner used in stores to get information from customer credit cards when they make a purchase with their card at a store. AGRICULTURE Thai chicken exports to Japan resume after 10-year avian flu ban lifted Tokyo has lifted its 10-year ban on fresh poultry from Thailand and will likely import 5,000 tonnes of raw chicken meat from Thai exporters this quarter. Japan agreed late last year to resume imports after there were no new reports of avian flu among Thai poultry for many years. Japan's government certified Thailand's food safety standard on raw chicken last month. It will resume imports by late this month. After the avian flu outbreak in 2004, Japan and Europe, two major importers of Thai chicken meat, imported only cooked chicken products from Thailand. … [Read more...] about What’s new in business news: January 20, 2014
Security breaches in the news
Hackers steal 2 million passwords from Facebook & other sites, Thai importers use Asean free trade agreement tax breaks & emerging market investment may not rise again until 2015. A student from an engineering school attends the Steria Hacking Challenge in Meudon on March 16, 2013, the Steria Hacking Challenge. COMPUTER SECURITY Hackers steal 2 million passwords from Facebook & other sites 6/12/2013 AFP News agency The discovery of some two million stolen online passwords from over 100 countries this week prompted fresh warnings from security experts to strengthen your passwords to protect them from hackers. The stolen passwords were found on a server in the Netherlands, affecting accounts from Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other major firms. Many of the compromised accounts had weak passwords -- sometimes with fewer than four characters. Only five percent were rated "excellent" passwords with eight or more characters. And many were easy to guess such as "1234" … [Read more...] about What’s new in business news: December 6, 2013
source Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump doubled down on his claim Tuesday that Russia alone may not have interfered in the 2016 US election, saying it could have been “other countries and other individuals.” The statement marked yet another public fracture between the president and the US intelligence community, which concluded last year that Russia interfered in the race to boost Trump, and on orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here. In another public departure from the US intelligence community’s assessment, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “other countries and other individuals” may have interfered in the 2016 US election. “The Russians had no impact on our vote,” Trump said during a press conference. “Certainly there was meddling. Probably there was meddling from other … [Read more...] about Trump splits from the intelligence community: ‘Other countries and other individuals’ may have meddled in the 2016 election
Transportation company Uber has released a statement about 2016's data hack, stating that about 380,000 users from Singapore have been affected. The US-based cab service stated on Friday, December 15, that the credit card or bank account details of its users have not been compromised. However, that does not make the risk any less real.A statement uploaded on Uber's Help page explains that the figure of 380,000 users is not definite, rather it is "an approximation rather than an accurate and definitive count because, sometimes, the information we get through the app or our website that we use to assign a country code is not the same as the country where a person actually lives."According to the company, immediate steps were taken to ensure that the data of its customers is protected when a breach was detected. Uber says it shut down unauthorised access and made its security system stronger. The breach is still being investigated by local authorities.Also Read: From WannaCry to Uber data … [Read more...] about 380,000 Uber Singapore users affected by security breach; Are you one of them?
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that “we’ll see what happens” in response to a question about whether he would sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigation Russian election interference. The comment marks a departure from what Trump said last June, which is that he would be “100 percent” open to testifying in the Russia investigation. The comments come amid reports that Trump’s legal team is preparing a response to a possible interview request from Mueller’s team. President Donald Trump said during a joint press conference with the Norwegian prime minister on Wednesday that he would “see what happens” if he were asked to interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts asked Trump about recent reports that his legal team is working out how to respond to Mueller’s … [Read more...] about Trump walks back his willingness to testify in the Russia investigation