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TECH 17 Aug 2015 | 1:14 PM

Chinese teenager held after claiming father killed in blasts

A Chinese teenager has been detained for allegedly obtaining thousands of dollars in donations after falsely claiming her father was killed in devastating explosions in Tianjin, police said.

TECH 27 Aug 2015 | 7:10 PM

Woman in China robbed, molested by Uber driver: report

Chinese police have arrested an Uber driver suspected of robbing and molesting a female passenger at knifepoint, sparking concern over the safety of increasingly popular but loosely regulated hire cars.

TECH 28 Aug 2015 | 6:34 PM

China investigates executives at party newspaper's website

Two executives of the company that runs the website of the Chinese Communist Party's top newspaper are being investigated for corruption, the state prosecutor said, the latest blemish on state media caught up in a crackdown on graft.

TECH 28 Aug 2015 | 8:14 PM

Six teens linked to Sony, Microsoft cyberattacks arrested

British law-enforcement officials have arrested six male teenagers suspected of being members of the Lizard Squad hacking crew that disabled Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live last year.

TECH 03 Sep 2015 | 3:59 PM

Could TripAdvisor-style ratings save migrant workers from slavery?

A Mexican migrant paid a recruiter thousands of dollars for work in the United States, only to endure slavery, time in jail and finally deportation.

TECH 15 Sep 2015 | 12:05 PM

Indonesia seizes Uber cars in new setback

Thirty Uber cars have been seized in the Indonesian capital Jakarta in recent months, prompting the controversial ride-hailing app to accuse authorities of “unreasonable intimidation”.

TECH 15 Sep 2015 | 4:27 PM

Taiwan investors cheated out of US$77mil in Internet scam

A suspected fake online marketing company that claims to have Google and Yahoo! among its business partners has cheated thousands of Taiwanese investors out of a total of Tw$2.5bil, authorities said.

TECH 16 Oct 2015 | 6:18 PM

No laughing matter: Myanmar denounced for Facebook post arrests

Rights groups condemned this week's arrests of two activists in Myanmar who had mocked the army, warning that an escalating crackdown against free speech ahead of elections could derail hopes for the country's democratic transition.

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 05 Nov 2015 | 2:42 PM

Iranian military hackers focus on US administration officials

Iran's Revolutionary Guards stepped up hacking of e-mail and social media accounts of Obama administration officials in recent weeks in cyberattacks believed linked to the arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Tehran.