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Cost the Primary Factor Behind Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Water into the Sea

Cost the Primary Factor Behind Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Water into the Sea

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese government is attempting to release contaminated water from a disabled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The primary reason, as anticipated by experts, is the low cost. It costs less to release the water to the sea than by air. Initially, the Japanese government considered three separate means [...]

Google Under Fire over Alleged Profit-sharing Scheme with Smartphone Makers and Telcos

Google Under Fire over Alleged Profit-sharing Scheme with Smartphone Makers and Telcos

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is flaring up over Google Inc.’s alleged profit-sharing collusion with local mobile carriers and smartphone makers. Rep. Yoon Young-chan of the ruling Democratic Party disclosed in the National Assembly’s parliamentary audit of the Ministry of Science and ICT held on Friday that Google, in collaboration with local mobile [...]

Privacy Concerns over Thermal Imaging Cameras with Facial Recognition Functions

Privacy Concerns over Thermal Imaging Cameras with Facial Recognition Functions

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Some types of thermal imaging cameras with facial recognition functions turned out to be collecting what some deem as excessive personal information automatically in the process of checking body temperatures. The Personal Information Protection Commission is set to launch an investigation over the functions of the face recognition thermal [...]