Government announces plans to boost its cybersecurity monitoring facility and set up an operations control center to respond to threats more swiftly. It will also appoint chief information security officers across various government agencies.
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.
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Chinese regulator visits Accenture's Dalian office to access Microsoft-related documents as part of an ongoing anti-monolopy investigation on the software vendor. The NYSE-listed consulting firm insists it's "not part of the antitrust probe".
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Country's longest serving head of state, Mahathir Mohamad, says he regrets promising not to censor the web and accuses the internet as playing a major role in undermining public morality.