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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.

TECH 04 Apr 2014 | 12:19 PM

EU reform to scrap mobile roaming fees

The European Parliament on Thursday endorsed a sweeping package of EU telecommunications reforms, including a much-awaited measure to end roaming charges for cross-border mobile phone use.

TECH 10 Apr 2014 | 5:24 PM

Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings

Turkish authorities defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks that was cited by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a "dirty campaign" to topple him.

TECH 18 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM

Tech-savvy Indonesians monitor vote count in disputed poll

Tech-savvy Indonesians are acting as watchdogs following last week's disputed election, using social media and apps to ensure an honest count as both sides accuse the other of trying to rig the outcome.