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TECH 24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM

New Laos Web decree bans criticism of government policy: media

Communist Laos has issued a decree outlawing online criticism of policies of the ruling party or government, state media reported, the latest Southeast Asian country to enact strict internet controls.

TECH 22 Sep 2014 | 12:07 PM

Iran prosecutor gives government 30 days to block social media

Iran's hardline judiciary has given the government one month to block WhatsApp and other popular instant messaging services, as pressure mounts on reformist President Hassan Rouhani to scale back his social and political liberalisation.

TECH 04 Sep 2014 | 1:08 PM

Celebrity photo hackers 'committed sex crime'

Those behind the massive leak of naked celebrity photos that shocked the show business world could and should be prosecuted, including for child sex crimes, experts said Wednesday.

TECH 03 Sep 2014 | 12:54 PM

Should naked photo hacking be considered a sex crime?

Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online.

TECH 19 Aug 2014 | 2:25 PM

China releases contrite blogger early: police

A Chinese blogger who made a grovelling apology on state television after being detained for "publishing false stories" has been released from custody, police said Tuesday, citing his "good attitude".

TECH 04 Jul 2014 | 8:32 PM

China jails 68 in online gambling bust

China has jailed 68 people for up to nine years for online gambling, state media said on Friday, making it the country's largest such bust of a ring, which was valued at US$78bil (RM248.48bil).

TECH 15 May 2014 | 1:33 PM

Iran moves to ease Internet censorship via "smart filtering"

Iran plans to loosen Internet censorship by introducing "smart filtering" which only keeps out sites the Islamic government considers immoral, Communications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday.

TECH 24 Dec 2013 | 11:44 AM

American jailed in UAE for YouTube parody video

An American citizen was sentenced to a year in prison in the United Arab Emirates on Monday for posting a parody video on YouTube which pokes fun at young Emirati men who imitate US hip-hop culture, his family said.

TECH 12 Nov 2013 | 3:52 PM

Singapore arrests man, investigates others over hacker attacks

Singapore charged on Tuesday a 35-year-old man suspected of hacking a website linked to the prime minister and police said five other men were assisting in separate investigations into a recent series of high-profile hacker attacks.

Facebook 26 Sep 2013 | 3:29 PM

Facebook and Twitter too late for China's Internet

Facebook Inc and Twitter face a daunting task in China, if access to their social networks is unblocked, as they would be up against deeply entrenched domestic rivals which cater to local needs and tastes.