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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Telekom Indonesia will roll out fibre to the premises to at least million homes across 17,000 islands in Indonesia.
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.
The global market intelligence firm described 2013's PC industry slump as "the most severe contraction on record."
It's one of those three-letter weeks. Identity theft is up, the NSA is getting down, the FBI wants to go real-time, and the RSA conference is just an out-of-control mess. Same ol' same ol'.
Country's ICT regulator declares that mobile consumers must be given access to all legitimate online content and apps, and telcos shouldn't be allowed to block such access or render these apps inaccessible.
ZDNetGovWeek: Fighting patent trolls, new net-neutrality proposal, and cops ticket 20K people by accident
Oddly enough, the American government and it's family of problem-children, the United States Congress, didn't do anything terribly embarrassing this week. So we're left with actual news. Oh, wait, here's a stupid: in New Zealand, police sent out 20,000 tickets by accident.
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.