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A massive database of 8 billion Thai internet records leaks – TechCrunch

Thailand’s largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users. Security researcher Justin Paine said in a blog post that he found the database, containing DNS queries and Netflow data, on the internet without a password. With access to this database, Paine said that anyone could “quickly paint a picture” about what an internet user (or their ... Full story

Hong Kong security law 'needed to tackle terrorism' News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Hong Kong protesters flee tear gas during rally against China's draft security law. Hong Kong needs a controversial new security law to tackle "growing terrorism", the territory's security chief has said. John Lee said the city had become "shrouded in the shadow of violence". After months of quiet, this weekend saw a fresh surge of protest after the government in Beijing proposed a ... Full story

Taiwan promises 'necessary assistance' to Hong Kong's people

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with “necessary assistance”, President Tsai Ing-wen said, after a resurgence in protests in the Chinese ruled territory against newly proposed national security legislation from Beijing. FILE PHOTO: Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen speaks at a non woven filter fabric factory, where the fabric is used to make surgical face masks, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang. ... Full story

Coronavirus: Chile's president says healthcare system 'very close to the limit'

Image caption Covid-19 patients have been moved from the capital to relieve strain on intensive care units there. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed Chile's healthcare system "very close to the limit", according to President Sebastián Piñera. "We are very conscious of the fact that the health system is under a lot of pressure," he said on Sunday. Almost 70,000 cases of the virus have been recorded in Chile and more than 700 people have died. ... Full story

Woods and Manning beat Mickelson and Brady in charity match

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning held off a late challenge to beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady 1Up in a charity golf match in Florida on Sunday that raised $20 million for COVID-19 relief efforts. May 24, 2020; Hobe Sound, FL, USA; Tiger Woods and former NFL player Peyton Manning read a putt on the sixth green during The Match: Champions for Charity golf round at the Medalist Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Handout Photo by Getty Images ... Full story

Fiji Airways to cut more than half its staff, seek aircraft payment deferrals

FILE PHOTO: The first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft of Fiji Airways takes off during a delivery ceremony at the aircraft builder's headquarters of Airbus in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau. SYDNEY (Reuters) - South Pacific carrier Fiji Airways said on Monday it would cut 51% of its staff permanently as it negotiates with lenders and aircraft lessors for payment deferrals and seeks to arrange more debt ... Full story

More patients than beds in Mumbai as India faces surge in virus cases

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When Manit Parikh’s mother tested positive for the new coronavirus, she was rushed by ambulance to Mumbai’s private Lilavati Hospital, but officials told the family no critical-care beds were available. FILE PHOTO: Men wearing protective masks walk inside the premises of a hospital where a special ward has been set up for the coronavirus disease in Mumbai, India, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File ... Full story

China reports 11 new mainland COVID-19 cases vs three a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: Volunteers in protective gear measure the body temperature of a man at the entrance of a residential compound following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Chuanying district of Jilin, Jilin province, China May 22, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS. BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 11 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland as of end-May 24, up from three a day earlier, the National Health Commission reported. The ... Full story

Former Hong Kong governor: China's proposed national security law should be on G7 agenda

FILE PHOTO: Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten speaks at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong, China November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip. (Reuters) - The United Kingdom should ensure that China’s efforts to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong are on the agenda for the G7 meeting in June, Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong wrote in the Financial Times newspaper on Sunday. The last governor of the ... Full story

Dollar edges higher as Hong Kong tensions fuel safe-haven demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar edged higher on Monday as worries about a standoff between the United States and China over civil liberties in Hong Kong fuelled demand for safe-haven currencies. FILE PHOTO: A man displays US dollar notes after withdrawing cash from a bank in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 9, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo. Sterling was on the defensive after members of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party called for the ... Full story