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TECH 21 Jan 2016 | 7:24 AM

Chinese flood Taiwan president-elect's Facebook, demanding return to China

Thousands of posts, apparently from China, have flooded the Facebook page of Taiwan president-elect Tsai Ing-wen, demanding her self-ruled island be brought under Chinese control, though her party brushed it off and said they respected their views.

TECH 18 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi bemoans youth ‘wasting time’ online

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, who was forced to spend years of solitude under house arrest, has hit out at young people “wasting time” on computer games and social networking.

TECH 29 Dec 2015 | 8:30 AM

Database of 191 million US voters exposed on Internet

An independent computer security researcher uncovered a database of information on 191 million voters that is exposed on the open Internet due to an incorrectly configured database, he said.

TECH 09 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Global ad spend to rise 4.7% in 2016: ZenithOptimedia

Mobile will account for 87% of all the new ad dollars in the global ad market in the period to 2018, ZenithOptimedia said.

TECH 01 Dec 2015 | 4:00 AM

On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game

Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere.

TECH 30 Nov 2015 | 12:34 AM

NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance programme by Sunday

The US National Security Agency will end its daily vacuuming of millions of Americans' phone records and replace the practice with more tightly targeted surveillance methods, the Obama administration said on Friday.

TECH 16 Nov 2015 | 3:36 PM

Iran's Revolutionary Guards target popular messaging app in widening crackdown

Iranian authorities have arrested administrators of more than 20 groups on the messaging app Telegram for spreading "immoral content", semi-official Fars news agency reported on Nov 15, the latest detentions in a clampdown on freedom of expression.

Google 22 Oct 2013 | 12:35 PM

Europe pushes ahead with stricter data privacy rules

The European Parliament voted to strengthen Europe's data protection laws on Monday, including plans to impose fines of up to 100mil euros (RM435.12mil) on companies such as Yahoo!, Facebook or Google if they break the rules.

TECH 09 Dec 2013 | 1:55 PM

Mobiles to drive faster global advertising growth

Growth in global advertising spending will accelerate to 5.8% a year by 2015, driven in part by demand for marketing via mobile devices.

TECH 21 Mar 2014 | 12:13 PM

Widespread Twitter outages in Turkey after PM threatens ban

Twitter users in Turkey reported widespread outages on Friday, hours after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened to shut down access to the social media platform as he battles a damaging corruption scandal.