March 1, 2021

The 4 craziest details from the Samsung heir bribery case

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By COLIN DAILEDA From Mashable Lee Jae-yong is the billionaire heir who runs one of the most powerful companies in tech—and on Friday, he was convicted of corruption. The Samsung Group vice chairman is effectively the chairman of the company because his father (the chairman) is in a coma, but now Lee’s been sentenced to […]

USS John S. McCain: US Navy sacks Joseph Aucoin as fleet commander

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From BBC The US Navy has dismissed Vice Adm Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following a string of collisions involving warships in Asia. Ten sailors are still missing after the USS John S McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. Navy officials say human remains have since been found […]

Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years’ jail

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Reuters From DNA Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant. Lee, the de facto leader of one of Asia’s largest conglomerates, has […]

Samsung permanently stops Galaxy Note 7 production

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From BBC South Korean tech giant Samsung has permanently ceased production of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of devices it had deemed safe catching fire. The firm had already reduced Galaxy Note 7 production volumes. Owners are expected to be able to return the phones for a refund or an exchange for […]

Samsung accused of withholding crucial information about deadly chemicals used in its factories

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By Chris Smith From BGR Aside from its extremely popular Galaxy devices, Samsung also manufactures a wide range of other products, including many components that go into its own phones and into devices from the competition. Dangerous chemicals are used during production of some devices, and Samsung is being accused of not having provided crucial […]

China is falling into a nightmare of a US-Japan-South Korea military alliance

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By Laura Zhou, South China Morning Post From Business Insider China is finding itself falling into a strategic nightmare with the first sign of a Washington-Tokyo­-Seoul military alliance at its ­doorstep after South Korea hinted that it would share missile intelligence with Japan, analysts say. South Korea’s Ministry of ­Defense said only that it could share […]

North Korea says that it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb

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From Business Insider SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test, a surprise announcement. North Korea reportedly detonated the device at the Punggye-ri underground test site in the far northeast, its official Korean Central News Agency said. A television anchor read a typically propaganda-heavy statement on state TV that […]

North Korea denies hacking Sony but calls the breach a ‘righteous deed’

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By Anna Fifield From Washington Post TOKYO — North Korea has denied hacking Sony Pictures’ computer systems in retaliation for its movie “The Interview,” which revolves around a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un. But the secretive state has called the crippling cyberattack a “righteous deed” and has suggested that its “supporters […]

South Korea Finds Crashed Surveillance Drone Suspected From North Korea

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AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE From Business Insider South Korea said Tuesday it had recovered an unidentified drone that crashed on one of its border islands the same day that North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire across their disputed maritime boundary. The wreckage was discovered on Baengnyeong island, which lies just south of the maritime border, […]