Google backs $300 million undersea Internet cable to Japan

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By Zach Miners, IDG News Service | August 11th, 2014 The system will help Google connect its data centers in Asia and the US. Google is joining forces with five Asian telecommunications firms to build and operate an underwater cable system from the U.S. to Japan to support rising bandwidth usage and better link its…

Systems engineer arrested in massive data leak in Japan

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By Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service | July 17th, 2014 At least 7 million names were stolen from the database of education firm Benesse. Tokyo police on Thursday arrested a systems engineer accused of stealing millions of customer names from the computer database of a large education firm to sell them for profit. Masaomi Matsuzaki,…

Japan’s NTT aims to fix quake-hit undersea cables by May

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Apr 08, 2011 04:20 am | IDG News Service Ships will take repair crews to seven damaged segments along four separate lines Seven segments of undersea data and telephone transmission cables that were damaged in the March 11 earthquake off Japan should be repaired by early May, an arm of Japan’s biggest telecom group said…