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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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.
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...
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.
ZDNetGovWeek: Obama proposes a sort-of end to NSA phone records, AWS gets DoD deal, and Jimmy Carter vs. NSA
It's an odd week when government tech news mentions both President Obama and ripped-from-the-seventies President Carter. But that's life in these United States. We also have a wide range of less silly government news from around the world, all worth reading. So dig in.
The cryptocurrency has suffered an extreme blow in China as the government bans banks and payment service providers from dealing in Bitcoin.
Country has achieved high global rankings in its deployment of e-government services, which enjoy high citizen participation. However, such services still lack integration and adoption among the silver generation.
It's like something out of a bad Bond clone. The robotic image of Edward Snowden rants at TED, Netflix (which consumes more bandwidth than just about anyone) else wants net neutrality (duh), and the NSA does its job by monitoring questionable Chinese tech supplier Huawei. There's lots more 'round the world, so click on in.
It's not good. It's not newly bad. It's just not good. In other words, it's another week and yet more mess. CISPA may be coming back for another round, lots of countries are on the whine-path, and Zuckerberg "unlikes" Obama's tactics regarding Internet privacy.
While President Obama can't get no "RSPECT," the retail world is scrambling in the wake of the Target breach (and yet, my wife shopped there for hours today), even Iran can't stop Facebook, and Brazil wants to build an undersea cable.