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Singapore passes fake news law amid freedom-of-speech fears

Singapore’s parliament on Wednesday passed an anti-fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms.

Three jailed in Vietnam for livestreaming monkey slaughter on Facebook

Three people in the central province of Ha Tinh were jailed Wednesday for killing an endangered monkey and ...

Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users

Facebook Inc said Wednesday it may have “unintentionally uploaded” email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016.
April 18, 2019 | 01:44 pm GMT+7

Cybersecurity official: international bookmakers operate out of Vietnam

There are over 30 international bookmakers with an online presence in Vietnam, a top cybersecurity official has said.
April 18, 2019 | 09:29 am GMT+7

TikTok vanishes from Google, Apple app stores in India after ban

The Chinese video app TikTok is no longer available in Google and Apple app stores in India after a state court prohibited its downloads.
April 17, 2019 | 04:28 pm GMT+7

China scours social media, erases thousands of accounts

China's top cyber authority has scrubbed 9,800 social media accounts of independent news providers deemed to have posted sensational, vulgar or politically harmful content on the ...
November 13, 2018 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

Hanoi authorities want to promote proper online ‘etiquette’

Hanoi has issued an appeal for residents to spread “positive, humanitarian” content rather than “false, degrading” misinformation.
November 10, 2018 | 07:35 pm GMT+7

YouTube says looking into reports of user access issues

The Google-owned streaming service, said it was looking into reports of issues with its services after several people took to Twitter to complain about broadcasting issues.
October 17, 2018 | 10:05 am GMT+7

Grooming is gateway to child sex trafficking as 'seducing' moves online

Facebook and gaming sites are frequent destinations for traffickers, said experts.
June 17, 2018 | 08:40 am GMT+7

Vietnam says cybersecurity law needed to ensure national security

New law places several restrictions that are allowed under exceptions to WTO, FTA regulations, senior lawmaker says.
June 12, 2018 | 10:50 am GMT+7

New cyber-security law may thwart foreign businesses, stall growth

GDP and FDI could fall 1.7 and 3.1 percent respectively, experts estimate.
May 29, 2018 | 08:01 am GMT+7

Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia

Cash remains king in the region and is likely to remain the most popular payment option in the next 3 years.
May 25, 2018 | 09:59 am GMT+7

Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

The phenomenon has been noticed in Hong Kong, Myanmar, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
April 23, 2018 | 10:02 am GMT+7

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

Personal information is archived even when users have logged out or don't have Facebook account.
April 17, 2018 | 09:16 am GMT+7

UK, US govts warn of Russia's 'malicious cyber activity'

The joint statement comes amid worsening relations between the two countries and Moscow.
April 17, 2018 | 08:32 am GMT+7
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