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Pop Culture Imports: ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ ‘Stranger,’ ‘The Life Ahead,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) We’re in the swing of holiday season, and while you’re stuck with your families (or stuck on your own), why not pop in an international movie or TV series to pass the time? In this week’s Pop Culture Imports, the best foreign movies and TV streaming now include some time-honored classics like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, as well as new, tearjerking releases like Sophia Loren’s long-aw...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Movies, Spain, Features, Italy, Sophia Loren, Hulu, Ang Lee, Cruz, Stranger, Lee, Cho, Loren, Lee Soo, Netflix/Streaming Video


Notes from the Internet Governance Forum: Is Net Neutrality essential or harmful during disasters?

Should Net Neutrality be undermined during natural disasters to free up bandwidth and increase access to more “essential” services? Net Neutrality regulations around the world frequently have exemptions for emergency situations. This is the case even in India, which has arguably the strongest Net Neutrality regulations in the world; regulations make an exception for emergency circumstances, but don’t elaborate on what can be done in such situations, such as pandemics. Indian telcos asked the Tel...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, News, Net Neutrality, France, India, European Union, South Africa, United Nations, Korea, Gupta, Nikhil Pahwa, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Tual, Anriette Esterhuysen


South Korea’s information watchdog fines Facebook for sharing data without consent: Reports

South Korea’s information watchdog on Wednesday fined Facebook Inc 6.7 billion won ($6.1 million) for sharing the personal information of South Koreans, without their consent, to other companies, reported Reuters and Yonhap News Agency.  The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) said Facebook had shared the personal data of 3.3 million users, out of its 18 million users in the country, violating its personal information law. Specifically, the violation at play here is when users l...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, South Korea, News, Commission, Personal Data, Data Protection, Reuters, Facebook Inc, Facebook Ireland Ltd, Korea Communications Commission South Korea, PIPC


South Korean leader of online sexual abuse ring jailed for 40 years

Cho Ju-bin found guilty of tricking 74 women into ‘virtual enslavement’The leader of a huge online sexual abuse ring that shocked South Korea has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.A Seoul court found Cho Ju-bin guilty of targeting at least 74 women, including 16 minors, and tricking them into “virtual enslavement” in a case that led to calls for the government to crack down on sexual offences online. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, World news, Asia Pacific, Seoul, Cho Ju


Specific SARS-CoV-2 genomic variations are associated with higher COVID-19 deaths

A team of scientists from South Korea and the United States has conducted an interesting study to investigate whether mutations in the genome of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can affect the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The study findings reveal that mutations in the viral spike protein and RNA polymerase complex can increase the risk of COVID-19 mortality.
Tags: Health, South Korea, United States


South Korea 'sextortion' mastermind coerced young women into sharing graphic images

Cho Ju-bin masterminded one of South Korea's most notorious sex crime schemes, blackmailing young women into providing sexually...
Tags: South Korea, Cho Ju bin


SCOTT GALLOWAY: Amazon has everything it needs to revolutionize healthcare. Here's how Jeff Bezos will do it.

As Amazon spends billions to "vaccinate" its supply chain, Scott Galloway says healthcare is the next obvious space for Jeff Bezos to take on. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is an excerpt from his new book, "POST CORONA: From Crisis to Opportunity." In it, he shares why Amazon is uniquely positioned to take on one of the hardest issues to tackle: healthcare.  With its "vaccinated"...
Tags: Amazon, South Korea, America, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Medicare, Getty, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Amazon Fulfillment, Alexa, Nyu, Bezos, Galloway, HIPAA


BTS become first K-pop act to receive a Grammy nomination

The boy band hail the ‘miracle’ of being shortlisted for their single Dynamite alongside artists such as Justin Bieber The South Korean megastars BTS have notched up yet another achievement by becoming the first K-pop act to receive a Grammy nomination.The boy band’s latest hit single, Dynamite, will compete with releases by Justin Bieber and three other nominees in the best pop duo/group performance category when the US music awards are announced at an online ceremony on Tuesday. Continue readi...
Tags: South Korea, US, Pop and rock, Justin Bieber, Grammys, Bts, K-pop


Netflix Adds Seven Movies and Series From South Korea

Global streaming giant Netflix has acquired three high profile feature films and added four new series from South Korea. The country is currently riding a cultural high with movies, TV dramas and K-pop music all finding wider international audiences. Netflix has made a mark as a platform for Korean shows and is increasingly finding subscriber […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Global, Netflix, Korea, Studio Dragon, Space Sweepers


Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here's the list of every open country and how to get there

The US passport has lost its strength significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are left with few options on where to travel. ShutterLibrary/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider While many countries are not allowing US travelers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and air...
Tags: Transportation, BITranspo, Caribbean, Europe, Features, Travel, CT Visual Features, Air Travel, COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Flying, Tourism, Airlines, Aviation, BI Graphics


India bans 43 more Chinese apps over cybersecurity concerns

India is not done banning Chinese apps. The world’s second largest internet market, which has banned over 175 apps with links to the neighboring nation in recent months, said on Tuesday it was banning an additional 43 such apps. Like with the previous orders, India cited cybersecurity concerns to block these apps. “This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of st...
Tags: Apps, Asia, South Korea, Microsoft, Government, China, India, Tech, Alibaba, Himalayas, New Delhi, PUBG, PUBG Mobile, Tiktok, Boycott China, TechCrunch Tensions


Covenant Pictures Launched by Former Lotte Executives (EXCLUSIVE)

South Korea, a hotbed of contemporary cultural fervor, is to get a significant new development and production company headed by veteran studio executives. The new venture, Covenant Pictures starts operations with solid financial backing, a diverse slate, and a first-look deal with the producers of the hit “Along With The Gods” movie franchise. Covenant sees […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Global, Korea, Producers, Justin Choi, Covenant Pictures, Kim Yong-hwa


Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Biden should toss all of Trump's 'America First' policies

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens as U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions during a meeting with military leaders in the Cabinet Room on October 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis rebuked President Donald Trump's "America First" policy in an Foreign Affairs article he co-authored with three other people. The authors argued that the Trump administration is undermining an international order that is to America's advanta...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Politics, Washington, China, Defense, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Nato, Biden, Donald Trump


WarnerMedia Revamps Senior Management in Southeast Asia, India and South Korea

WarnerMedia International has unveiled what it calls a “new-look organization and leadership” group in India, Southeast Asia and Korea. The move puts WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks’ legacy Turner and HBO TV businesses under the same roof as Warner Bros.’ theatrical distribution, TV syndication, home entertainment, consumer products, gaming and location-based entertainment activities. The Korea, India and […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Korea, Warner Bros, Turner, Korea India, India Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia India, HBO TV, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, Siddharth Jain, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Clement Schwebig, WarnerMedia International


NOW: Brookhaven, Georgia

This “comfort women” statue is erected in Blackburn Park. As you know, I have researched this information campaign in 13 countries and counting. I’ve published three books on this topic. China is behind this information campaign to divide and conquer Japan, United States, and South Korea. I flew to Korea and interviewed the husband and wife team who makes these statues at about 30,000 USD per statue. They are popping up around the world. Typical life cycle of these statues so far: announc...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Usa, Featured, China, America, Military, Korea, Seoul, Michael, Korea Japan, Japan China, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Brookhaven Georgia, Chong Dae Hyup


France to ease Covid rules as Asian countries consider stricter measures

Macron set to announce path out of lockdown, as Japan and South Korea react to rise in casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance is preparing to ease its Covid-19 quarantine in the weeks leading up to Christmas with new daily caseloads falling and pressure building from retailers to allow the annual shopping season to go ahead, as parts of east Asia that were thought to be controlling the disease flagged new restrictions.The French president, Emmanuel Macron, will o...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, France, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Palestinian territories, Gaza, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Coronavirus


France to ease Covid rules as Asian countries consider stricter action

WHO says Europe faces third wave early in 2021 if nations repeat their failures to prepareCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance is preparing to ease its Covid-19 lockdown rules in the weeks leading up to Christmas with new daily caseloads falling and pressure building from retailers to allow the annual shopping season to go ahead.But parts of east Asia that were thought to be controlling the disease have raised the possibility of new restrictions. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, France, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Palestinian territories, Gaza, Who, Coronavirus


South Korea to close bars, restrict restaurants and churches amid coronavirus spike

South Korea's capital city and nearby areas will close bars and nightclubs, limit religious gatherings, and restrict service at...
Tags: South Korea


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated 250,000 other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


CS Interviews: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer Discuss Fireball

CS Interviews: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer Discuss Fireball The fascinating new documentary Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds is now streaming on Apple TV and ComingSoon.net was able to sit down and talk with the film’s directors, Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, who discussed what it was like to travel around the world to discover the power behind meteorites. Here’s the synopsis: A journey across the planet and universe explores how meteorites, shooting stars and deep impact...
Tags: South Korea, England, TV, Texas, Movies, Interviews, La, Nasa, Apple TV, Earth, United States, Antarctica, Cambridge, New Mexico, Costa Rica, San Andreas Fault


US Navy secretary's surprise plan for a new fleet in Asia doesn't hold water, experts say

The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin, guided-missile destroyers USS Sampson and USS Pinkney, and guided-missile frigate USS Rentz in the South China Sea. US Navy The US Navy Secretary's proposal raised eyebrows among observers, who say the plan is a "trial balloon" that is unlikely to garner immediate regional support. Locating a US naval base in Singapore is also seen as a tricky proposition given the island nation's efforts to not take a side between...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Navy, Washington, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Nato


PM Modi launches Rupay card Phase-2 in Bhutan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the second phase of domestic card network RuPay’s expansion in Bhutan during a virtual conference held with Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering. In August 2019, during his state-visit to Bhutan, PM Modi announced that visitors from India could access ATMs and Point of Sale (PoS) terminals across Bhutan through RuPay cards. Under the Phase-2 roll-out, Bhutanese card holders can access the RuPay network in India, a government press release says. ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, News, Australia, India, Narendra Modi, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Bahrain, ISRO, Mastercard, Bhutan, Modi, Punjab, BSNL


MP Babul Supriyo on OTT streaming regulation: no ‘unlimited freedom’ anymore

In a telling interview with Bollywood Hungama, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Babul Supriyo said that streaming services would no longer have “unlimited freedom” on the content they made. Supriyo was speaking on behalf of the government, Bollywood Hungama said. He told the website, “The only thing is, the freedom won’t be unlimited. You won’t be allowed to go on an abusive binge like [in the TV show] Mirzapur. Who swears this much at every opportunity?” Supriyo added that age ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, News, India, Censorship, BJP, Parliament, Piyush Goyal, Prakash Javadekar, Bollywood Hungama, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Information Broadcasting, Online content regulation, Mirzapur, Babul Supriyo, Supriyo


Daily Crunch: Verizon sells HuffPost to BuzzFeed

HuffPost has a new owner, Facebook says its misinformation-fighting AI is getting smarter and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for November 19, 2020. The big story: Verizon sells HuffPost to BuzzFeed TechCrunch’s parent company Verizon Media has sold HuffPost. This is part of a larger deal that also includes an investment in BuzzFeed, a content syndication agreement, potential advertising collaboration and more. BuzzFeed co-founder and CEO Jonah Peretti was actually one ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, South Korea, Europe, Media, Buzzfeed, India, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Aol, Biden, Jonah Peretti, Huffington Post


Hirving Lozano Debuts Upcoming Nike Mercurial Vapor

We were treated to a wild upcoming boot design during the international break, as Hirving Lozano wore a very unique pair of Nike Mercurial Vapor during Mexico’s entertaining 3-2 friendly win over South Korea. The new design – likely to be the Vapor XIII that have been customized, easily caught the eye and have caught the eye of fans across the globe. There is clearly something new on the horizon, especially since Lozano tagged Nike in a picture of him wearing the boots. They clearly wanted to o...
Tags: South Korea, Mexico, Nike, Sport, Soccer, Latest, Hirving Lozano, Lozano, New Release, Sneak Peek, Nike Mercurial Vapor


Is a new game and $100M investment enough for South Korea’s PUBG to return to India?

South Korea-based PUBG Corporation, which runs sleeper hit gaming title PUBG Mobile, announced last week that it plans to return to India, its largest market by users. But its announcement did not address a key question: Is India, which banned the app in September, on the same page? The company says it will locally store Indian users’ data, open a local office and release a new game created especially for the world’s second-largest internet market. To sweeten the deal, PUBG Corporation also plan...
Tags: Gaming, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Microsoft, Government, China, India, Tech, Tencent, Fortnite, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, PUBG, PUBG Corporation, PUBG Mobile, Krafton


South Korea to spend over $72.5 billion to boost defense industry over next 5 years

South Korea to spend over $72.5 billion to boost defense industry over next 5 years
Tags: South Korea


Coronavirus live news: Japan sees record daily infections; India edges close to 9m cases

Japanese PM urges caution after 2,179 new cases in 24 hours; US deaths pass 250,000; South Korea begins two-week circuit-breaker. Follow the updates US passes grim landmark of 250,000 deathsHospital doctor gives birth to twins in coronavirus comaPfizer Covid-19 vaccine 95% effective and safe, further tests showCovid-19 vaccine: who are countries prioritising for first doses? 5.31am GMT Japan has recorded a record number of coronavirus infections in numbers released on Thursday.The health min...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, India, Global, US, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Seoul, Coronavirus, Crude Oil Futures


A legendary Marine battle 70 years ago is now becoming part of a rallying cry for China

The 1st Marine Division moves through Chinese lines during its breakout from the Chosin Reservoir. Corporal Peter McDonald, USMC In November 1950, US-led forces clashed with Chinese troops for the first time during the Korean War, in bitter fighting around the Chosin Reservoir. Chosin Reservoir has remained an iconic battle for the US Marines, even as memory of the war has faded over the past 70 years. Now, amid tensions between the US and China, Beijing is casting the battle and the war, ...
Tags: South Korea, Navy, North Korea, China, US, International, America, Trends, Taiwan, Marine, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Korea, Army, Marine Corps, Marines