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TECH 31 Jan 2019 | 10:00 AM

Cryptocurrency and pyramid schemes add to RM182bil surge in illegal fundraising in China

Police investigated more than 10,000 cases of illegal fundraising last year, a 22% rise in the caseload, according to top prosecutors.

TECH 28 Dec 2018 | 5:36 AM

Bangladesh slows Internet ahead of election

Bangladesh's authorities have severely restricted Internet services across the country in an effort to fight "propaganda" ahead of Sunday's general election, an official said.

Uber 20 Dec 2018 | 1:00 AM

The dark realities women face driving for Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft have been hailed as economic saviours, offering flexible work for mothers juggling childcare responsibilities. While the quick pay and autonomous work have drawn people in, many women who drive for Uber and Lyft say they frequently encounter harassment or assault.

TECH 09 Oct 2018 | 11:15 AM

France asks Google to pull photos after helicopter jailbreak

France has asked Google to remove photos of prisons from the internet, including one from which a notorious criminal known as 'the jailbreak king' escaped by helicopter this year.

TECH 17 Jul 2018 | 7:34 AM

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

The Egyptian parliament on July 16 approved in a final reading a bill that would allow authorities to monitor social media users with the aim of combating “fake news”, the legislature said.

TECH 11 Jul 2018 | 11:02 AM

US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrated Cambodia’s politics

Last month, the daughter of a jailed Cambodian opposition party leader received an e-mail from a well-seeming activist at a reputed Cambodian non-profit.

TECH 01 Jun 2018 | 4:41 AM

Uganda imposes tax on social media use

Uganda's parliament has imposed a tax on the use of social media in a bid to raise revenue but opponents of the law say it aims to stifle criticism of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.

TECH 30 May 2018 | 8:53 AM

Thailand is new dumping ground for world’s high-tech trash, police say

Thailand is a new dumping ground for scrap electronics from around the world, say police and environmentalists, the latest country to feel the impact of China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash.

TECH 10 Apr 2018 | 5:06 AM

Vietnam activists question Facebook on suppressing dissent

Vietnamese human rights activists and independent media groups have written to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc's chief executive, questioning whether the social media platform was helping suppress dissent in the communist country.

TECH 29 Jan 2018 | 4:45 AM

Drones get dangerous

DIY drones can be easily modified to carry payload or celltower jammers, and to make it worse, radar mistakes them for birds.