Thai authorities have instructed the country's internet service providers to monitor and remove online content, without the need to obtain prior approval, that are offensive to the government and royal family.
By The Way
Eileen Yu checks out industry developments across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing their relevance to the global tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 15 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored in Journalism at The University of Queensland, Australia, where she wrote an honours thesis titled: To Censor or Not: The Great Singapore Dilemma. In her By The Way blog, she enjoys seeing how far she can push the line when blogging about technology, government regulations, and politics in Singapore and the rest of Asia.
Local lawmaker calls on House of Representatives Committee to launch an inquiry to investigate the country's internet speeds, which clock very low compared to Asian neighbors Singapore and Thailand.
Google's e-mail service apparently is no longer accessible in China and fingers are pointing to the country's Great Firewall filtering system as the reason for the outage.
Pyongyang dismisses allegations it breached the system of South Korean nuclear power operator, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, which saw a spate of cyberattacks over the past week.
Data including usernames, passwords, and e-mail addresses belonging to customers of China's official online train ticketing site, 12306.cn, have been leaked, according to an IT security vendor.
Chinese authorities reportedly have asked the world's largest chipmaker maker to lower its patent fees and unbundle its licensing agreements, following a year-long antitrust investigation.
Chinese government will allow only those with full security clearance to be involved in government projects, potentially leaving foreign players out of such contracts.
Chinese smartphone maker is looking to develop just two to three core devices, dropping products that have not been competitive in the market, and focus on voice-control capabilities.
Indian e-commerce giant chalks up another US$700 million in funds from new and existing investors and applies to become a public company in Singapore, but dismisses IPO talk.
Chinese internet company inks new partnership with local smartphone maker to produce a new range of mobile devices, branded under the existing Dazen name, which will be distributed primarily online.
Acquired by Lenovo in January this year, the smartphone maker says the Chinese market is too significant to be overlooked and it will tap its parent company's resources to grow its market share.
Apart from IT infrastructure resources consolidation and security enhancements, Asian businesses will also be spending on IT-enabled innovation, social apps, and data analytics, reveals IDC survey.
Mega IT outsourcing deals spanning multiple years are no longer a fad due to business concerns over vendor lockin and lack of transparency, but multi-sourcing models are also challenging to manage and require additional resources that companies may not have.
Consumer-to-consumer e-commerce site, Carousell, secures US$6 million in its latest round of financing and will be looking to expand into the region including Malaysia, Indonesia, and Taiwan.
Online shoppers are spending US$1,861 a year on their purchases with the bulk of their expenditure going toward travel bookings, according to figures released by PayPal.