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World 21 Jun 2019 | 10:01 AM

Ecuador judge frees Swedish programmer close to Assange; probe continues

QUITO (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean judge on Thursday ordered that a Swedish citizen and personal friend of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be freed, two months after he was detained for alleged participation in a hacking attempt on the government.

World 13 Jun 2019 | 9:55 PM

EU campaigns to raise data privacy rights awareness as survey shows gap

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Less than a third of Europeans are aware of all their rights under last year's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union said on Thursday as it launched a campaign to encourage more of them to only share data they want to.

Nation 10 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

‘E-hailing firms must protect data’

PETALING JAYA: Weak enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) has made it vital for e-commerce firms and e-hailing providers to protect such information, according to the Bar Council.

World 22 May 2019 | 9:38 PM

Yet to show its teeth, landmark EU privacy law already a global standard

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints.

World 14 Apr 2019 | 12:41 AM

Ecuadorean judge orders Swedish citizen close to Assange jailed pending trial

QUITO (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean judge ordered a Swedish citizen, who according to the Andean country's government was linked to WikiLeaks, jailed pending trial for alleged involvement in hacking government computer systems, the prosecutor's office said on Saturday.

World 14 Feb 2019 | 6:29 PM

Singapore police say American accused of leaking HIV data "pathological liar"

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore police said on Wednesday a U.S. citizen accused of leaking the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people was "a pathological liar", in a case that has raised concern over data privacy in the city-state.

AseanPlus News 23 Jan 2019 | 5:31 AM

50-year-old Japanese woman loses RM226k in online love scam

TOKYO (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): One woman from Fukuoka in Kyushu, Japan lost about 6mil yen (RM226,234) after being allegedly scammed by four men on social media.

World 21 Oct 2018 | 3:55 AM

Facebook's WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's popular messaging service WhatsApp has become a political battleground in Brazil's most polarized election in decades, raising concerns that it is distorting debate beyond the public eye.

AseanPlus News 07 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Target: South East Asia 4.0

DIGITAL lifestyles, cashless societies, app-based businesses, “smart” nations, virtual services – there is a tremendous amount of excitement in South East Asia now about the growth of the digital economy.

Nation 03 Oct 2018 | 3:02 AM

University of Southampton Malaysia event highlights skills for Artificial Intelligence revolution

YEARS ago, we were munching on popcorn or in our pyjamas at home watching movies about Artificial Intelligence (AI), awed by how smart technology was.