Officials of Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, say hard disk drives with taxpayers' personal information were auctioned online. An employee of an outside contractor is suspected of selling the disks.
Prefectural officials say there were at least nine hard disk drives with a total of 27 terabytes of information. The disks contained administrative documents, including tax notification slips with the names of individuals and firms.
A month after Typhoon Hagibis caused extensive damage to many parts of Japan, total losses to farming and industry are not fully known yet, and are still rising.
According to the agriculture ministry, losses caused by the severe storms in September and October to farming, fisheries and forestry are now at 2.8 billion dollars.
Besides leaving more than 80 people dead, Typhoon Hagibis hit Japanese farms, forests and fisheries hard. Government officials say the damage tops 70 billion yen, or 650 million dollars, as of Monday afternoon.
36 prefectures are reporting financial losses. Damage to agricultural facilities runs to about 255 million dollars.
Sony’s PS4 console supports users attaching external hard drives to it where they can save some of their files onto, especially given that the storage in the PS4 is fixed and there doesn’t seem like there is an easy way to upgrade it short of buying a new console with a larger storage, which actually doesn’t make a lot of sense.
However if you’ve always found that most external drives tend to look kind of ugly and out of place with the PS4, Seagate’s got your back. The company has recently announced the Seagate Game Drive which is an officially licensed hard drive for the PS4. For the most part it is very much an external hard drive, save for the fact that it has been colored and given a PlayStation logo to help it better blend in with the console.
SAKURAI, Nara Prefecture--Buddhist priest Koki Takiguchi turned to social media in an effort to halt a decline in footfall at remote Hasedera temple here, and now virtual visitor numbers are soaring.
Takiguchi, 36, has been posting his snapshots--from cherry blossoms in full bloom to the completion ceremony of one of Japan's largest hanging scrolls--on the Instagram photo-sharing website for the past two years.
Japan, home of the "kawaii" cult of cute, has always had a soft spot for companion robots, in contrast to the more industrial or mechanical types used for assembly lines, surgeries and military missions. The Associated Press spent some time recently with three relatively affordable home robots from Japanese makers that target the elderly, kids and hard-working salarymen pressed for time. Unlike real children or pets, they have off switches and don't need constant attention, dog food or cat litter.
Toshiba has unveiled what it claims is the first ever Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) Hard Drive (HDD) with a massive 14TB capacity. This drive, which is billed as a model for enterprise use, boasts nine disks and a helium-sealed design, 3.5in form factor, 7200rpm speed, and a 6Gbit/s SATA interface.
Toshiba announced the new drive, which is part of the new MG07ACA series, last week alongside a smaller 12TB 8-disk model. Both hard drives boast a lower operating power profile than the previously launched MG06ACA series, according to Toshiba, as well as better storage density.