Articles about Government : Asia
Google fights WikiLeaks, Aussies are fighting data retention, and FTC issues IoT guidelines [Government IT News]
There's a bit of a fuss in Australia about new data retention regulations, and how it plays out Down Under may have implications for IT across the world. Plus Google, WikiLeaks, FTC, Internet of Things, and data center consolidation. It's been a pretty good week.
The Chinese government has introduced new rules that require foreign tech companies to turn over source code, submit to audits, and build back doors into hardware and software.
Slated to begin operations from April 2015, the new agency will have centralized oversight of the country's IT security functions and develop new capabilities in this area.
It wouldn't be another news week if our governments didn't disappoint us in some way or another. The UK seems to be tiring of civil liberties, Russia is tiring of civility, and North Korea is way overdue for its little nap. Plus (no surprise), the Department of Homeland Security is insecure.
Even the hermit kingdom seems to acknowledge the potential of the Internet of Things.
South Korea is planning to invest $75 million in titanium that may have a wide application in aerospace and medical sectors, as well as other new materials.
The Chinese government is set to pour 40 billion yuan, or AU$7.8 billion, into a venture capital fund aimed at supporting startups in emerging industries and fostering innovation in the private sector.
Congress has actually done something useful, blocking the release of Internet domain and address administration. Of course, it's all part of Congress blocking everything Obama, but still, you take your wins where you can find them. Plus lots of international gov news.
Pyongyang dismisses allegations it breached the system of South Korean nuclear power operator, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, which saw a spate of cyberattacks over the past week.
The Chinese government has been working for a long time on replacing foreign, largely American, technology with home-grown alternatives, but conditions are much better for them than in the past.
Equipment reaches orbit successfully one year after launch failure.
It's been a relatively quiet weekend here in the US, government screwup-wise. But that doesn't mean there's not a lot going on 'round the world, especially when it comes to cyberattacks and cybercrime.
Drones? What could possibly go wrong? Plus can China cripple our power networks? [Government IT Week]
ZDNet's David Gewirtz has been warning about China and the risk to US infrastructure for years. The NSA now seems to agree. Plus the FAA wants to restrict commercial drones, which we all knew was inevitable.
This week, we've got news of Anonymous and the KKK, spies in the sky, congressional finger-pointing, AT&T being AT&T, and so much more. It's ZDNet's Government IT Week and you would believe what the world's govs are up to this week!
Everyone seems slightly shocked that the US president has come out in favor of net neutrality (he supported it before he won the White House), US Postal Service employee database was hacked (let's not go postal, folks), and the FBI took down 400 dark web sites. Plus more tasty govern-minty news from around the world. Read on.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Singapore e-gov services still lack integration
- 2 Philippine cybercrime law must protect, not harass, citizens
- 3 China's Internet population surges to 564 million, 75 percent on mobile
- 4 Cisco issues legal challenge to Huawei, tiptoes US-China dispute
- 5 China launches anti-graft site for citizens to report corruption