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Gov’t Announces Plan to Unregister Foreigners’ Smartphones Immediately After Their Departure

Gov’t Announces Plan to Unregister Foreigners’ Smartphones Immediately After Their Departure

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Justice is strengthening information sharing with related agencies to prevent smartphones registered in foreigners’ names from being used as cloned phones for crimes like voice phishing. The ministry announced that starting from this month, it will provide information regarding the departure of foreign nationals who have [...]

Parental Control Apps for Smartphones Could Breach Children’s Rights: Watchdog

Parental Control Apps for Smartphones Could Breach Children’s Rights: Watchdog

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The state human rights watchdog has recommended the state telecommunications regulator come up with measures to protect children’s rights from being violated by applications that allow parents to control their children’s mobile activities. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) last week dismissed two teenage plaintiffs’ petitions filed [...]

Samsung Smartphones’ Domestic Market Share Exceeds 70 pct for First Time

Samsung Smartphones’ Domestic Market Share Exceeds 70 pct for First Time

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, saw its domestic market share exceed 70 percent for the first time in the third quarter on new products, a market research firm said Sunday. For the three months that ended in September, Samsung Electronics produced 3.4 million smartphones to account [...]

Samsung Unveils 5G Versions of Mid-range Smartphones

Samsung Unveils 5G Versions of Mid-range Smartphones

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday unveiled 5G versions of its mid-range smartphones as the South Korean tech giant aims to boost handset sales amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest smartphone vendor introduced the new Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A51 5G smartphones, expanding its smartphone lineup that [...]

Smartphones Beat Personal Computers in Stock Trading for 1st Time

Smartphones Beat Personal Computers in Stock Trading for 1st Time

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Smartphones overtook personal computers as the top stock-trading platform in South Korea last year, data showed Sunday. Stock trading via smartphones accounted for an average 40.66 percent of daily trading on the main KOSPI market last year, according to the data by the nation’s bourse operator. In comparison, stock [...]

New System Uses Smartphones and Drones to Measure Fine Dust

New System Uses Smartphones and Drones to Measure Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A new method of measuring the amount of scattering dust using photos taken by smartphones or drones has been developed by the National Institute of Environmental Research. The Ministry of Environment said it will come up with an examination standard for measuring scattering dust using the new optical method. [...]