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Delivery Workers, Employers Reach Agreement on Preventing Overwork

Delivery Workers, Employers Reach Agreement on Preventing Overwork

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery workers reached an agreement with their employers on Thursday on preventing overwork, averting a strike ahead of next month’s Lunar New Year. The agreement, which was mediated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, stipulates that logistics firms bear the responsibility for sorting parcels before their delivery, [...]

Growing Concern over ‘Deepvoice’ Manipulation of Idol Voices in Sexual Videos

Growing Concern over ‘Deepvoice’ Manipulation of Idol Voices in Sexual Videos

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid growing criticism over the online culture of sexually objectifying idol stars, deepvoice, sound synthesis technology using artificial intelligence (AI), is emerging as a new source of digital sex crimes. In recent days, a string of pornography videos have been distributed that use deepvoice technology to manipulate the audio [...]

Seoul City’s Bike Service Users Soar amid Pandemic

Seoul City’s Bike Service Users Soar amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The accumulated membership of Seoul’s public bike service has surpassed 2.78 million, largely due to high demand for personal transport means amid the coronavirus pandemic, the city government said Wednesday. The tally translated into one in every four Seoul citizens using the city’s unmanned bike rental service, dubbed Ttaereungyi [...]

Scholars Cast Doubt on Acquittals of Executives in Deadly Humidifier Cleaner Case

Scholars Cast Doubt on Acquittals of Executives in Deadly Humidifier Cleaner Case

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Last week’s acquittals of 13 corporate executives in a deadly humidifier sterilizer case were caused by the court’s wrong interpretation of the causal relations between chemicals contained in sterilizer products and victims’ lung-related illnesses, a group of scholars argued Tuesday. The Seoul Central District Court ruled last Tuesday that [...]

New Infection Cases Under 400 for 2nd Day; Virus Curve Sliding Downhill

New Infection Cases Under 400 for 2nd Day; Virus Curve Sliding Downhill

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases stayed under 400 for the second straight day Tuesday as infections sharply slowed down on tightened social distancing measures, but health authorities still remain vigilant over potential upticks amid partially eased curbs. The country added 386 more COVID-19 cases, including 351 domestic infections, [...]