It may be one region but Asia is widely recognized as heterogeneous: what works in Singapore may not work in China, India or in Malaysia. The same applies for its governments. We analyze key policies and explain how they impact the overall ICT industry and general population.
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Over US$18 billion in grants and loans will be available for new ventures, and the program will be expanded to all four of the country's special R&D zones.
Called Vikaspedia, the portal is part of the government's efforts to make information more accessible. For a start, It has data on health, agriculture, education, social welfare, energy and e-governance.
The Republic of Korea will harmonise its copyright laws with Australia within two years of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement coming into force.
Hacktivist group made one of its boldest moves against the Singapore government when it leaked personal information of 10 public officers. Before its release, ZDNet's Ryan Huang found himself with the data, and many questions.
It's a low-snark week here at ZDNet Government HQ. The FBI's seemingly silly-sounding quest for malware actually makes sense, and new reports say the NSA is 80 percent less evil. At least it's all Obama's fault. Oh, wait, he just wants to put broadband in schools. All the gov news that's fit to put into bits. Read on...
In a bid to raise awareness over criminal proceedings against alleged hackers in Singapore linked to Anonymous, the hacktivist group called for its second tweetstorm in a month.
In response to recent arrests in Singapore linked to Anonymous, the hacktivist group is threatening to release more personal info unless it sees "a sense of justice and fairness" from the government.
Is anyone surprised that the appeals system for fixing errors made by Healthcare.gov is itself broken? Nah, didn't think so. NSA gets a new chief with a strong crypto-tech background, and lots more that's shockingly not shocking. This week's headline: gov less stupid than in other weeks.
ZDNetGovWeek: Glitches in the US courts, retail hacking worries, and Australia doesn't like Snowden either
Last week was a big week for the steal-from-and-betray-your-government crowd as the patron saint of hit-and-split-treason spoke out from his secret lair hiding behind Putin's pants. Meanwhile, there was actual real news going on in government throughout the world. Click in and read.
The central bank said the digital currency was not covered under any regulations, and highlighted the risks involved in transaction security.
Net neutrality is pretty much being neutered and President Obama gave a big speech on spying, pretty much saying what you'd expect (except the metadata program might change if they can figure out how). Shocking? No. Confidence inspiring? What do you think?
Patent-related laws will be revised to protect local tech companies the rising number of abusive practices by non-practicing entities.
Why does this sound like the beginning of a Godzilla movie?
It's been a quiet week for government news the world over. That doesn't mean everyone in government is avoiding doing stupid things. It's just that last year's stupid things are getting old, and this year's stupid things haven't yet trickled up into news stories. No worries: if there's government, there's stupid. Stay tuned.
Singapore's tax authority has outlined where tax is payable on Bitcoin transactions made by its local businesses.