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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It's been an interesting week in the world of government computing. This week's ZDNet Government Week-in-Review touches on some major stories including big privacy and Patriot Act news at the the FBI and DOJ.
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.
Country's defense ministry is planning the formation of the digital special force to mitigate the threat of hackers against national security.
There are many other actors in the global cyberwar, from nation states to criminal organizations to hacktivist groups. Today, however, we're going to just focus on China vs. the U.S. It's a war both undeclared and unwinnable, but very, very real.
The People's Liberation Army will for the first time combine units equipped with digital tech with other combat units such as special operations and electronic counter forces in the exercise next month.
The government will be setting aside 200 million ringgit initially to bankroll SMBs putting up their patents as collateral, as well as offer a 2 percent interest rate subsidy to help them expand their businesses.
Plans to amend Copyright Act to compel Internet service providers to block illegal content on foreign Web sites are being criticized by locals for violating their freedom of speech and rights.
Electronic Government Agency says four software companies will collaborate to offer 11 online applications next month for government agencies to utilize.
Country's Planning Commission says citizens can use iris scans or one-time pin authentication with their Aadhaar numbers to access services. Permanent centers will also be set up to enrol residents for the Aadhaar scheme.
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has allocated 50 million ringgit this year to encourage businesswomen to bring their companies on to the Web to expand their opportunities.
Local regulator will call for tenders worth S$1.2 billion this financial year, with emphasis on cloud computing and deriving insights from government data to improve organizational processes.
Central and local-level governments in the country has spent a total of 2.16 billion yuan on legal copies of software in the past three years to combat piracy.
Whether the US or China started the online fight, both sides are rallying forces, and with the right spark, it could end with catastrophic consequences.
Sumitomo, NEC, and NTT sign contract with Myanmar government to build an optical fiber network which can transmit data at 30 gigabit per second, linking three major cities in the country.
While more countries in the region are introducing laws around online purchases, more can be done with regard to safeguard shopping on lesser-known retailers and transactions between two consumers.