New Japanese IME Has Come From The Origin Of Chinese Characters

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Following Google’s Japanese IME (input method editor) newly introduced in the beginning of this month, the Japanese subsidiary of China’s largest website search portal Baidu[C] also introduced a new one for our language, which is named Baidu Type[J] (in beta).

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By referring to the Japanese input method which has been adopted for cellphone handsets, Baidu has developed it with aiming at the user’s comfort when keying the Japanese language.   As well as Google IME, Baidu Type also uses a bunch of the Japanese expressions accumulated on the blogosphere to gain the accuracy to convert the user’s pronunciation-based inputs to Japanese words exactly as he/she wants.

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Chinese Domain Name Authority Closes 699 Accounts In 4 Days; No More Individual Registration

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On Monday, CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) suspended 699 .cn domain names which seemed to be inappropriately used for porn websites just in four days since they had set up a hot line to receive anonymous reports about the malicious use of domain names.

And then, the authority suspended to accept new .cn domain registration by individuals.  Hereafter, .cn domain name applicants should be corporate entities and they will be requested to attach a photocopy of their company ID certificate to the application.   All .cn domain names in service will be investigated and screened by the authority, and those recognized as being inappropriately used will be removed from the .cn domain database if no correction made in five days after being warned.

In time with the deployment of this new rule, CNNIC punished three domain registrars in Mainland China.   NameRich (名富网) and XinNet[C] (北京新网数码信息技术有限公司) were forfeited the license to deal with .cn domain names.   UNNDC[C] (郑州大煌网络发展有限公司, their website temporarily does not respond as of this writing) in ZhengZhou was ordered to suspend all domain registration services including .cn domain and other TLDs.

Via: NetEase, Tech News Section[C]

On Monday, CNNIC (Chinese Network Information Center) suspended 699 .cn domains which seemed to be inappropriately used for porn websites just in four days since they had set up a hotline to receive anonymous reports about malicious domain use.
On Tuesday, CNNIC (Chinese Network Information Center) suspended to accept the .cn domain registration by individuals.  Hearafter, a .cn domain applicant should be a corporate entity and it is requested to submit a photocopy of the company ID certificate.   All .cn domains will be investigated by CNNIC, and any domain used for the website recognized as an inappropriate website by the authority will be removed from the .cn domain database if no correction made in five days after being warned.
CNNIC purnished three domain registrars.   NameRich( 名富网) and XinNet (北京新网数码信息技术有限公司) were cancel the authorization to deal with .cn domains.   ZhengZhou UNNDC (郑州大煌网络发展有限公司),
http://www.unndc.com/ was ordered to suspend all domain registration services including .cn domain and othet TLDs.
via: Tech163

Yahoo China Closes Online Photo Album, Users Are Ready To Sue Against It

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Yahoo! China[C] shut down its online photo album service last Thursday, and it hit tens of thousands of Chinese people using the service.    The users are blaming and demanding to get their photos back to their hands, Beijing Daily[C] reports.

The service was believed to be provided permanently for free, but it was closed in the beginning of last month.   That means an enormous number of the users have lost their precious memories at that time, they have no back up of the data since Yahoo China announces it as a permanent service.

Yahoo! China has set up an e-mail address for receiving the user’s request to give their photos back, but too many requests seem to cause the delay in responding, which angers the users further.    Lawyer Zhang Zhifeng (张志峰) from Unitalen Attorneys at Law(北京汇佳律师事务所) says, “Yahoo China will have to accept the criticism that they should have reminded the users of the announcement much earlier and more thoroughly.   The company will be responsible for the trouble.”

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Via: QQ.com[C]

Send a Package via Email Address

SoftBank Frameworks, logistics provider and a subsidiary of SoftBank, announced a new service where you can send packages without knowing the recipient’s physical address.

The service is called Meru-Ado Takuhaibin (Email Address Door-to-Door Delivery).

To send a package, sender would fill out an online form with the email address of the recipient. The service will send out an email notification to the addressee, then he/she can choose to fill out the information needed for delivery, or refuse it. Because SoftBank Frameworks works as an escrow, the sender can protect own identity.

The service can accept packages under 5kg for a flat rate of 990 yen, regardless of the originating address/destination.

Link: Yahoo! Japan News

Google Search yahoo.co.jp Returned Suspicious Site

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As reported on Google Help Forum in Japanese [J], some Japanese search users who searched on Google by “yahoo.co.jp” was taken to a site which has a strange domain “twakuwakuland.info”, but shows the totally same contents as Yahoo! Japan.

People usually search Yahoo! Japan by “Yahoo” but not “yahoo.co.jp” (well, I don’t know why people even search “yahoo” on google but…), but when Google Toolbar assist auto-complete, some people just let the toolbar search by “yahoo.co.jp” then they may type their Yahoo password on the phishing site.

Yahoo! Japan support answered off-the-mark comment (“please do not access such site”), and Google’s Help Forum seems not a place where Googlers answer, an user sent a tweet to Matt Cutts. His reply was “it’s been reported here and I think people will look into it. Thanks for mentioning it.”

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The problem was likely caused that Yahoo! Japan does not check third party points their site domain to Yahoo’s server address. I don’t know how Google crawled and indexed the phisher’s site at the top of the search results instead of Y!J.

It seems fixed now, though it is not known who fixed the issue.