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TECH 29 Jul 2019 | 1:00 AM

Iranians manage to surf the Web despite tide of censorship

Before Nazilla Akbari can check out the latest offerings on Twitter or YouTube, she scrolls through an array of icons on her smartphone, searching for the right workaround to bypass state censors.

TECH 26 Jul 2019 | 8:29 AM

Singapore opposition says ‘fake news’ law may be used as muzzle

The leader of a new opposition party in Singapore is worried the government may use a recently passed law aimed at blocking fake news to muzzle the group ahead of general elections expected by early 2021.

TECH 25 Jul 2019 | 9:02 AM

Facebook removes fake accounts from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Honduras

Facebook Inc said on July 25 it had erased over 1,800 accounts and pages from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and Honduras, its latest move to counter deceptive political propaganda and other abuses of its service.

TECH 25 Jul 2019 | 7:53 AM

US grants aim to fund study on technology’s impact on democracy

New research programmes at US universities will focus on the impact of technology on democracy, including the role of misinformation, a foundation announced on July 22.

TECH 18 Jul 2019 | 8:42 AM

With Big Tech’s dominance under scrutiny, EU probes Amazon

While the US Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action.

TECH 18 Jul 2019 | 8:12 AM

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States on July 17, with one senator urging an FBI investigation.