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.
Articles about Government Asia
China doesn't trust Windows, Europe might not trust Google, and nobody trusts the phone giants [Government IT Week]
China seems to think Windows 8 is a threat (no news on whether they're trying to run Metro). Europe demands Google delete some of our data, and Snowden is still in the news.
Homesick Snowden, be careful if Iran friends you, healthcare cybersecurity will make you ill [Government IT Week]
Well, it looks like celebrity fugitive Edward Snowden wants to come home to the US. I say yes: we'll be glad to provide some public housing. In other news, Iran is using social networking to spy (thereby joining your teenager), TrueCrypt quits, and to no one's surprise, healthcare cybersecurity is sickeningly bad.
Australia is one of four countries in the Cloud Readiness Index 2014 that has recorded a large improvement in creating a pro-business cloud environment.
Honoring our fallen heroes, Facebook listens in, and the House gives Freedom a chance [Government IT Week]
It's Memorial Day here in America, a day we remember our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice (and, in a way that's uniquely American, we stuff our faces with burgers and hot dogs in their honor). In other news, Facebook wants to listen in, the House tries to stop the NSA from listening in, and lots more. Stay safe out there!
This week, the vast majority of our government tech news revolves around cybersecurity, and, by extension, which is the lesser of two evils. We're seeing some awareness improvements in retail, but the price of America's protection against terrorism may be the loss of jobs and tech leadership around the globe.
It is essential that an organization's critical computer/networking systems and services are properly monitored so that staff can be made aware of and respond to problems and trends. This System...
Chinese government allows the country's three state-run telcos to determine their own pricing for mobile phones and services, as long as these are deemed fair and legal to customers.
In what is probably a first for Apple, the company opened up some information...but only about how US agencies request information. A House committee voted against collecting telephone metadata. All that and what's going on in government tech 'round the world.
ZDNetGovWeek: Net neutrality gets neutered (again), more NSA, and Russia clamps down on Facebook and Gmail
The FCC is trying to walk a fine line between completely giving into the the carriers and completely giving into the Netflixen of the world. There's the usual NSA/Snowden news-of-the-week, and Russia is once again not playing nice with others.
ZDNetGovWeek: Lavabit, NSA, financial services on the front lines, and Mt. Gox still unhelpful about Bitcoin theft
Conventional wisdom is the NSA used and benefited from the Heartbleed bug. But there's an interesting argument to be made that if the NSA had Heartbleed in its kit bag, it never would have gone after Lavabit. Plus all kinds of cybersecurity fears, Brazil's attempt to rewrite Internet rules, and more.
It's likely to be the worst vulnerability ever on the Internet. ZDNet's editors have been looking at the problem from all sides, including how to protect yourself and your users. This is our worldwide roundup special issue. Everything you need to know is in here.
ZDNetGovWeek: Brazil proposed Internet governance rules, Israel builds its own cloud, and Dutch drones watch civilians
It's not just the US using observational technology to keep an eye on potential troublemakers. The Dutch have approved the use of drones to film civilians. A Harris poll suggests online commerce has felt the blow of the NSA revelations. Plus Google hit for Street View violations in Italy. A lot of gov going on worldwide. Click in to read.
Hong Kong government agencies forked out over HK$26 million (US$3.35 million) over 2012 and 2013 building mobile apps that few end up downloading. Another HK$12.9 million will be spent over the next two years.
There is a need to for a new mindset because many of the existing laws are based on legacy policies from the British era, and India is lagging behind in APAC, according to EMC.
The cryptocurrency has suffered an extreme blow in China as the government bans banks and payment service providers from dealing in Bitcoin.