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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A new law passed this week will see online users who criticize the Vietnamese government face fines of US$4,740, but the new ruling lacks clarity over what comments would constitute a fine rather than imprisonment.
Tighter regulations are in the works in an effort to curb remote gambling and stifle crime syndicates' funding, amid growing reach of such activities over social networks and mobile apps.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has frozen military and intelligence links with Australia over claims the latter had tapped the phones of several top government officials including Yudhoyono and the state secretary.
Singapore's fiber broadband network builder has been slapped with its biggest fine ever for failing to meet its Quality of Service standards and breaching its Universal Service Obligation in the first half of 2013.
Harmonizing the 700MHz frequency band for mobile broadband services, shifting from analog to digital TV broadcast, and improving undersea cable resiliency, will be key areas for cooperation for Southeast Asia, following the 13th TELMIN meeting between ICT ministers.
Philippine government sets up the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub website in a bid to make foreign aids, cash pledges, and donations, transparent to the public.
ZDNetGovWeek: Amazon may save USPS, Healthcare.gov can't catch a break, and what if weapons inspectors came to your company?
It's been an interesting week. Amazon may well save America's flagging postal service, and a wacky, long-shot cyberweapons defense proposal could have weapons inspectors knocking on everyone's door. Plus a little NSA and news from govs around the world.
A man reportedly linked to Anonymous and a string of recent cyberattacks has been charged. 5 other suspects are in custody over the hacking of the official sites of Singapore's prime minister and president.
Long-term plans announced but no sign of imminent big-ticket investments
We laughed at the tin foil nutters, called them crazy, but now that it's been found that the US is spying on everyone, of course they're nowhere in sight now that we need them.
"Before mid-November" is the deadline Hong Kong's communications authority has set to announce its decision on how the territory's next 3G licenses will be awarded when they expire in 2016.
Lawmakers in the Philippines are again pushing for SIM registration, but the local telcos have yet to get behind the idea citing logistical hurdles and privacy issues.
A law passed in the late 90's to facilitate ecommerce security requires using an ActiveX control, and therefore IE, to shop on Korean sites. Some users hack around the restriction.
Well, would you look at this: a government embarrassment that's neither NSA nor healthcare.gov related. Sure, we'd love to write about positive government events, but the news cycle is the news cycle. For the latest dose of how your tax dollars are not working all that well, read this week's ZDNetGovWeek.
Project NOAH helps provide early warnings for typhoons and disasters by using an IT network that seeks to automate data gathering, modelling, and information output for flood forecasts.