20 Mar 2020

US, Israel, South Korea, and China look at intrusive surveillance solutions for tracking COVID-19

Four governments, China, South Korea, the US, and Israel, have been looking at implementing intrusive surveillance systems to track the spread of COVID-19. China and South Korea have already put into action an extensive citizen tracking system, while the US and Israel are exploring similar surveillance measures. China is the

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06 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Cases Near 100,000 as Countries Struggle to Contain Spread

On Friday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases neared 100,000 as infections outside of China are growing and cities are struggling with the epidemic. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are currently 98,698 confirmed cases worldwide, more than a fifth of which are in countries other than China.

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03 Mar 2020

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles, South Korea says

According to South Korea’s military, North Korea fired two unidentified short-range projectiles from a coastal area into waters in between the Korean Peninsula and Japan at 12:37 p.m. Korea time. The unidentified objects are estimated to have a flight distance of 240 kilometers and an altitude of 35 kilometers. According

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28 Feb 2020

World harshens its virus response as epidemic worsens by day

Over the past week, several countries have implemented strict temporary travel bans and heightened security as the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus continues to rise and spread to new countries. Saudi Arabia has blocked travel to the Kaaba in Mecca, one of Islam’s holiest sites, while South

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25 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned the world that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus is not yet considered a pandemic, but that countries must do more to prepare for impending outbreaks within their borders. WHO stated that countries should be “in a phase of preparedness.” South Korea, Italy, and

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22 Jan 2020

China is trying to stop the spread of a deadly new virus at the worst possible time of year

A new coronavirus has hit China as hundreds of millions prepare to travel during the Lunar New Year period, which marks the largest annual human migration on Earth. Last year, almost 7 million Chinese tourists traveled abroad for the Lunar New Year. The holiday comes at a critical time for

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02 Jan 2020

Seoul to install AI cameras for crime detection

Within the next year, the South Korean government plans to install 3,000 artificial intelligence cameras that detect crime in its capital, Seoul. The cameras will utilize AI software that processes the location, time, and behavior patterns of individuals to assess the likelihood of a crime taking place. The cameras’ capabilities

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22 Nov 2019

South Korea reverses decision to suspend intelligence deal with Japan

South Korea announced on Friday that it would not suspend its intelligence-sharing deal with Japan in a last-minute reversal. This may signify a breakthrough after months of tensions. The announcement may have been influenced by Washington, which has pressured the two Asian allies to maintain the pact. The General Security

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10 Sep 2019

North Korea says it will resume talks but adds pressure with new launches

North Korea Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui On Tuesday said that his country is open to having “comprehensive discussions” with the United States later this month, adding that Washington should adopt a new approach if it wants the talks to be constructive. However, hours after Choe’s statement, Pyongyang conducted

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29 Aug 2019

North Korean state hackers target retired diplomats and military officials

New research by IssueMakersLab has identified a unique state-sponsored threat campaign targeting retired South Korean government and military officials. Between July and August of this year, hackers linked to the North Korean regime sent spear phishing emails to the accounts of former officials. The emails contained malicious links that redirected

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