The Chinese government is rebuilding the country's legendary Internet filter to make access to social media websites and VPNs far more difficult.
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Backed by the local government and led by electronics makers Samsung and LG, South Korea has been notching up expansions in the emerging Internet of Things. But despite being a industrial titan, it lacks a key competence in a crucial area: Sensors.
Global Times, the outspoken government-backed newspaper, said in an editorial that internet users should accept the blocking of services in the country as there must be some new development or major concerns on safety issues.
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.
Australia's internet service providers have expressed their eagerness to work with the government to continue the fight against internet piracy.
Australian online crowdfunding platform Pozible has partnered with IDG Capital Partners and China's Shanghai-Nanxiang government to back Internet of Things startups.
The Department of Communications has argued that forcing ISPs to block certain websites under Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act is not a form of internet filtering.
The dark side of Internet of Things, FBI and China, and other government disappointments [Government IT Week]
Europol has finally figured out something I wrote about four years ago, the FBI seems to be taking the NSA's place in the "keep quiet and shut up" department, and no one is listening to the White House about data center energy efficiency (or much of anything else, it seems). It's another week in that slapstick world we call government.
Labor senators voted with government senators to defeat Greens and cross-bench attempts to limit ASIO's new expansive powers to spy on all Australian internet users, as the legislation passed the Senate overnight.
The NSW government has followed Victoria’s lead, signing a deal with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to obtain exclusive rights to the .sydney top-level domain.
Documents released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have revealed that a global internet mapping program dubbed Treasure Map has been spying on German telcos' networks, despite US government assurances that the program was not for surveillance purposes, according to a report by Der Spiegel.
The South Australian government, Adelaide City Council, and Cisco are launching an Internet of Things innovation hub to encourage startups to develop applications through the AdelaideFree Wi-Fi network.
The Australian government has been discussing a detailed data-retention wish list with internet service providers for more than four years — with citizens kept in the dark.
The aim of DARPA's CORONET project, which included IBM, AT&T, Applied Communications Sciences and others, was to create technology that could string together cloud networks on the fly to keep the Internet and government running.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has established an inquiry into the use of the controversial Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act that allows government agencies to have content removed from the internet.
If the Australian government is so concerned about websites "radicalising" young Muslims, but wants to avoid another internet filter controversy, we are returning to the unresolved tensions surrounding Section 313 notices.
Bitcoin sorta legal in CA, NSA transparency report, and Internet voting fails in Norway [Government IT Week]
Internet voting fails in Norway (and if it won't work there, it probably won't work anywhere). If you're living on the left coast, you can now, at least semi-legally buy your weed with bitcoin, and the DNI releases a transparency report. No, that's not a joke. We report the news here, bucko.
Jim Wilkinson served as chief of staff for former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, giving him government chops Alibaba could use as it expands its Internet stronghold beyond China.
Two government ministries plan 50 billion won (US$48.87 million) investment over the next five years to seek out new revenue from the Internet of Things market.
Whether Mac users are running Windows XP in Apple's Boot Camp solution or in a virtual machine, the latest exploit of Internet Explorer brings the PC question of the month front and center: Stay with XP or upgrade?
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