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TECH 17 May 2019 | 5:00 AM Premium

Keyboard predators: South-East Asia’s kids targeted by online paedophiles

South-East Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with near-untraceable cryptocurrency, victims and children’s charities warn.

TECH 21 Feb 2019 | 6:00 AM Premium

Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns

Nepal’s government on Feb 20 tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for “improper” social media posts, igniting concerns it could be used to suppress freedom of speech and stifle dissent.

TECH 21 Dec 2018 | 11:00 AM Premium

Gatwick airport chaos exposes how much havoc drones can create

The disruption to hundreds of flights at London’s Gatwick airport after it was buzzed by miniature drones shows just how easy it can be to disrupt advanced aviation networks with simple, inexpensive devices.

TECH 21 Dec 2018 | 10:00 AM Premium

London Gatwick open with mammoth backlog as drones disappear

London’s Gatwick airport reopened for flights Dec 21 while cautioning that it’s still on the hunt for illegal drones that buzzed the hub for almost 24 hours, disrupting travel for more than 120,000 people.

TECH 27 Aug 2018 | 8:06 AM Premium

Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change

In 2015, Eduard Nikitin shared a joke on social media about Russia’s bleak future. Three years later he is facing trial on extremism charges over this and one other meme.

TECH 27 Dec 2017 | 5:00 AM Premium

Vietnam unveils 10,000-strong cyber unit to combat wrong views

Vietnam has unveiled a new, 10,000-strong military cyber warfare unit to counter "wrong" views on the Internet, media reported, amid a widening crackdown on critics of the one-party state.

TECH 29 Sep 2017 | 7:13 AM Premium

Russian hacker wanted by US tells court he worked for Putin's party

A Russian hacker arrested in Spain on a US warrant said on Thursday he previously worked for President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party and feared he would be tortured and killed if extradited.

TECH 02 Dec 2016 | 10:45 AM Premium

Taiwan Foxconn manager indicted for stealing thousands of iPhones

A former senior manager at Taiwan’s technology giant Foxconn has been indicted for stealing and selling 5,700 iPhones in China to pocket around US$1.56mil (RM6.96mil), Taiwanese prosecutors said.

TECH 13 Sep 2016 | 10:18 AM Premium

Taiwan charges three foreigners over US$2.6mil cyberheist

Taiwan has charged three foreigners over a US$2.6mil (RM10.68mil) cyberheist that used malware to hack into a major local bank’s ATM network, prosecutors said, adding that they were seeking 12-year jail terms.

TECH 05 Sep 2016 | 10:54 AM Premium

Russian blogger faces jail for playing Pokémon Go in church

A young Russian blogger has been charged with inciting hatred and offending religious sensibilities after filming himself playing Pokémon Go in a Yekaterinberg cathedral.