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TECH 18 Oct 2016 | 11:30 PM

On the trail of S. Korea’s high-tech peeping Toms

Walking into an empty women’s bathroom stall, Park Kwang-Mi waves a hand-held detector around the toilet seat, paper roll holder, doorknob and even the ventilation grill on the ceiling.

TECH 18 Aug 2016 | 7:35 AM

Not so SWIFT: Bank messaging system slow to address weak points

More than a dozen current and former board directors and senior managers of SWIFT, the bank messaging system that helps transmit billions of dollars around the world every day, have said that the organisation for years suspected there were weaknesses in the way smaller banks used its messaging terminals – but did not address such vulnerabilities.

TECH 09 Aug 2016 | 2:30 AM

UAE warns that criminals may radicalise youths via videogames

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have warned the public that "criminal groups propagating radical ideologies" could spread violent ideas and rebellious behaviour among young people through videogaming.

TECH 21 Jul 2016 | 4:42 AM

Brazil mulls bill to avert WhatsApp shutdowns, paper says

The Brazilian government plans to draft a bill regulating judicial access to digital data in criminal investigations, following the third nationwide court-mandated shutdown of the popular WhatsApp messaging service since December, newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo reported.

TECH 12 Jul 2016 | 10:34 AM

China warns online finance executives with glimpse of prison

Shanghai's online finance association showed its member executives a taste of life behind bars on July 12 as part of an effort to nip crime in the bud in a sector that has been dogged by scandal.

TECH 09 May 2016 | 4:48 AM

WhatsApp judge wins little love in Brazil; but respect in his hometown

Judge Marcel Montalvمo joined some of Brazil's top politicians as one of the country's most-hated public figures when he ordered a 72-hour shutdown of WhatsApp this week, abruptly cutting off the messaging service for some 100 million users.

TECH 06 May 2016 | 11:18 AM

Fear spreads as Thai junta jails online critics

The Thai junta’s fresh arrests of online critics is spreading paranoia across the country, say rights activists, with eight people being held for disparaging the regime on Facebook.

TECH 03 May 2016 | 3:06 AM

Brazil judge orders WhatsApp blocked, affecting 100 million users

A Brazilian judge ordered wireless phone carriers to block access to Facebook Inc's WhatsApp for 72 hours throughout Latin America's largest country on May 2, the second such move against the popular messaging application in five months.

TECH 31 Mar 2016 | 5:04 AM

‘Anonymous’ cyberattack hits Angola govt after activists jailed

A Portuguese branch of the Anonymous hacking collective says it has shut down about 20 Angolan government websites in retaliation for the jailing of 17 youth activists for plotting “rebellion”.

TECH 25 Mar 2016 | 5:24 AM

Chinese media laud hacker for US spying

Spying on the US is a service to China, state-run media said, singing the praises of a man who confessed to hacking American defence contractors on Beijing’s behalf.