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Data breaches won’t derail Singapore’s tech push: minister

Recent data breaches, including one where details of HIV patients were leaked, won’t hold back Singapore’s efforts in testing and investing in the latest technology to build what it termed as a “Smart Nation”.

Mao Zedong’s ‘little red book’ gets modern twist with mobile app for studying ‘Xi Jinping Thought’

Launched in January, Xuexi Qiangguo tests Communist Party cadres on their knowledge of their leader, country and history. But many have already found ways to cheat the system and bag the bonuses.

‘Back from the dead’: Greek homes in Airbnb fever

For Dimitra Dionysopoulou, who lives in the shadow of the Acropolis, there is no mistaking the signs of the Airbnb takeover in her neighbourhood.

‘Xi cult’ app is China’s red hot hit

A propaganda app that puts China’s powerful President Xi Jinping in anyone’s pockets has become a hit in the country – with a helpful nudge from Communist Party officials.

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.

How ZTE helps Venezuela create China-style social control

In April 2008, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dispatched Justice Ministry officials to visit counterparts in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen. Their mission, according to a member of the Venezuela delegation, was to learn the workings of China's national identity card programme.

France to ‘embed’ regulators at Facebook to combat hate speech

Facebook will allow French regulators to "embed" inside the company to examine how it combats online hate speech, the first time the wary tech giant has opened its doors in such a way, President Emmanuel Macron said.