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Country telecom regulator says talks with communication platforms have stagnated, and following Viber's block from the country last week, WhatsApp, and Skype are next on the list.
Country's new minister of state for IT and telecommunications threatens to block all of Google's services if the search giant does not remove "blasphemous and objectionable" on its video sharing site.
Questions remain over whether Australian ISPs should comply with requests from government agencies to block websites.
On this week's Technolatte podcast, the Australian team discusses NAB's security concerns, Google's contradictory stance on remote working, ASIC's site blocking escapades, and Telstra's asbestos problem.
While the EU continues to plug its net neutrality plans, promising a 'full and open Internet on every device, on every network,' it doesn't include website blocking of allegedly copyright infringing sites.
Singapore government's online licensing rule is too broad and unnecessary when mainstream media, thus far, have given no reason to warrant the need for more regulation.
ASIC has pledged to be more transparent, after it revealed that it has used the power to block websites hosted overseas 10 times in the last 12 months, including one instance where 250,000 websites were blocked.
GreatFire.org, which monitors blocked sites, says keyword search results for 1989 Tiananmen Square protests have been amended or thoroughly filtered, instead of showing the usual message stating sites cannot be displayed.
Singapore's supposed "light touch" approach to regulating the Internet has escalated into a new licensing regime, triggering a slew of questions from the public that the government must be prepared to answer.
[UPDATE] Content regulator Media Development Authority says news sites with significant reader reach and report regularly on Singapore will now need individual licenses. Local lawyer, though, urges further clarification.
There is no centralised Australian government department overseeing agencies' use of powers to block websites, according to Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.
Department of Justice recommends revisions to the country's Cybercrime Law to exclude controversial provisions already punishable under other laws. But Internet lobby group calls proposal "half-baked".
[UPDATE] The popular messaging platform appears to have a feature which detects politically sensitive words, according to a Taiwanese Twitter user who hacked his or her iPhone, and obtained a list of 150 taboo words.
On this week's Technolatte podcast, the Australian team looks at the Australian internet filtering scheme, Telstra's latest data breach, and Virgin Mobile's 4G pricing