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TECH 16 Mar 2016 | 6:09 AM

Cambodia jails student over Facebook call for regime change

A Cambodian court jailed a university student for 18 months for inciting crimes in an anti-government Facebook post that called for regime change.

TECH 08 Mar 2016 | 5:28 AM

S. Korea says North hacked phones of key officials

South Korea’s spy agency said that North Korea had hacked into smartphones belonging to a number of key government officials, part of a series of cyberattacks launched after its fourth nuclear test.

TECH 04 Mar 2016 | 8:41 AM

UK judge urges online dating review after rapist jailed

A British judge urged a review of safety measures for online dating sites as he jailed for life a serial rapist who met his victims through US service Match.com.

TECH 17 Feb 2016 | 5:30 AM

Egypt orders arrest of Facebook administrator after unfaithful wives comments

Egypt's top prosecutor has ordered the arrest of a Facebook page administrator whose assertion on a popular television talk show that a third of married women in the conservative country are unfaithful caused a social media uproar.

TECH 03 Feb 2016 | 2:30 AM

Afraid to speak out, Kazakhs let numbers talk for them

In Kazakhstan, where people worry they may lose their jobs or be jailed for criticising the authorities, some have found a new way to express the economic pain they are feeling: a website whose name roughly translates as "Oh My God!"

TECH 20 Jan 2016 | 1:11 PM

Thai court jails man for six years over royal insult posts on Facebook

Thailand's criminal court on Jan 20 jailed a man for six years for Facebook comments deemed to be an insult to the country's king, in what one rights group called the toughest sentence by a civilian court for a single such offence.

TECH 14 Jan 2016 | 9:01 AM

Kuwait passes law tightening online media controls

Kuwait’s parliament passed legislation to regulate all web-based “professional” media, a day after a controversial cybercrimes law came into effect.

TECH 29 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM

Internet freedom falls for fifth year in row: survey

Global online freedom declined for a fifth consecutive year as more governments stepped up electronic surveillance and clamped down on dissidents using blogs or social media, a survey showed.

TECH 06 Apr 2015 | 3:35 PM

California man gets 18 years for US ‘revenge porn’ site

A California man who posted thousands of sexually explicit photos of men and women on a “revenge porn” website was jailed for 18 years in what was described as the first case of its kind in US criminal history.

TECH 02 Apr 2015 | 4:14 PM

Sacked Russian media chief takes up keyboard in exile

A year after she was fired as editor of one of Russia's most popular news websites for falling foul of the authorities, Galina Timchenko has decamped to Latvia and launched a new site to keep the flame of Russian independent media alive.