Posts Tagged: government


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Individuals have free speech, groups are gagged: Harvard study shines light on China’s internet censorship

You can say pretty much whatever you want on Chinese social media without fear of being censored, as long as you don’t say it in unison wi...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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Indonesian government ramps up transparency efforts with new websites and online services

Good news for Indonesia. Citizens can access public information much easier from the internet, and be more proactive in utilizing it.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Rough week for Apple in China: court case tanks, media brands it a national security threat

Chinese authorities delivered a stiff one-two punch this week to their favorite foreign punching bag, Apple.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 6:19 pm
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Lost cause or comeback king? BTC China CEO Bobby Lee on the state of Bitcoin in China

"Bitcoin is not easy," he says, but maintains the challenges that Bitcoin faces in China right now are only temporary.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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After cybersecurity spat with US, China issues new ‘security review’ system that could block foreign IT companies

All foreign IT products and services sold in China are required to pass a new safety review. Failure to pass results in banishment from Chin...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 12:24 pm
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Despite cold shoulder from banks, China’s bitcoin exchanges find new ways to survive (UPDATED)

The prospect of rebuilding what was once the world's largest bitcoin market looks much more difficult, but not impossible.

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 8:45 pm
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No Weibo. No games. No texting. China National Congress imposes grade school smartphone rules on Party members

It’s quite common for officials to be caught on camera hunched over their smartphones as the ceremony goes on around them.

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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Indian government launches homemade Wikipedia in five local languages

Inspired by the popularity and usefulness of Wikipedia, the Indian government has launched a unique and comprehensive information website, ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 2:59 pm
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Maker of China’s domestic desktop OS goes dark, leaves employees without pay

The maker of China’s state-backed domestic desktop operating system has terminated all of its employees’ contracts, liquidated i...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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Why China’s new domestic desktop operating system could actually stick

China’s next attempt at a mobile homegrown desktop operating system is slated for an October debut. Here's why it might actually work.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 1:46 pm
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Branding the Chinese government

While there's still a lot of censorship, China's government is now taking a far more subtle approach to grooming its image using social medi...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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How deliberately crippling its 4G rollout will help China bust a global monopoly and make billions

Hundreds of millions of people in China still have no 4G thanks to blatant protectionism. This is why the rest of the world should care.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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China cracks down on Apple’s iMessage as national web cleanup continues

The measures include tools to monitor and prevent spam messages, which the ministry says are prevalent on the iOS default messaging app.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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For Asia to leapfrog Silicon Valley, governments are a big piece of the puzzle

Wealth and talent are not lacking in the region. A mindset shift is needed, and governments can help.

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 10:33 am
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Chinese authorities slap down Sina for sexing up the web, arrests made

The report says authorities found 20 articles and four videos posted by third parties that were found to promote pornography.

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Online resources aim to help Thailand’s farmers during ‘rice pledging’ crisis

Thailand’s embattled government, swamped by months of intense protests, recently came in for even more attacks due to it rice pledging sch...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Bank of Thailand says country’s top Bitcoin exchange can resume operations

It’s been months since Thailand’s largest Bitcoin exchange was forced to stop trading after the Bank of Thailand ruled that Bitcoin is ...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 2:18 pm
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Bitcoin will not be regulated in Indonesia, but it’s still illegal

Indonesia’s central bank has stated today it will not regulate Bitcoin, according to DailySocial. Still, Bank Indonesia’s initi...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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