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North Korean malware email seen behind Coincheck theft- Nikkei Asian Review

North Korean malware email seen behind Coincheck theft- Nikkei Asian Review | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
SEOUL -- North Korean hackers likely deployed malware-laced email to steal 58 billion yen ($529 million) worth of cryptocurrency from Japanese exchang
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To fight fake news on WhatsApp, India is turning off the internet

To fight fake news on WhatsApp, India is turning off the internet | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
The world's largest democracy has a problem. As fake news spreads on WhatsApp, causing riots and deaths, authorities are left with only one option: turn off the internet completely
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Nepal says it has blocked 25,000 websites in pornography ban, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Nepal says it has blocked 25,000 websites in pornography ban, Telecom News, ET Telecom | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
Nepalese internet providers have begun blocking thousands of pornographic websites as part of a government directive aimed at stopping sexual violence..
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India - Local firms back RBI’s October 15 deadline for data localisation

India - Local firms back RBI’s October 15 deadline for data localisation | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
Global corporations such as Pay-Pal, Visa and Mastercard along with payment service providers like Google and Amazon have sought more time.
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Australia - Online trolls and cyberbullies in NSW face up to five years in jail under law change - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia - Online trolls and cyberbullies in NSW face up to five years in jail under law change - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
The NSW Government announces stronger cyberbullying laws to keep up with changes in technology. The changes follow the death of 14-year-old Dolly Everett who took her own life in January after relentless online bullying.
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How China's biggest social network fights fake news

How China's biggest social network fights fake news | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
WeChat posts the top rumors every month... so it can debunk them
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Indonesian government to hold weekly 'fake news' briefings | World news | The Guardian

Indonesian government to hold weekly 'fake news' briefings | World news | The Guardian | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
Initiative aims to stop the spread of disinformation in the social media-obsessed country
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Australia's surveillance laws could damage internet security globally, overseas critics say - Science News

Australia's surveillance laws could damage internet security globally, overseas critics say - Science News | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
If it is passed, the Assistance and Access Bill's expansive powers could make Australia a troubling test case for the rest of the world, according to privacy groups and technology companies.
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Translation: China’s new top Internet official lays out agenda for Party control online

Translation: China’s new top Internet official lays out agenda for Party control online | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
In party journal Qiushi, Zhuang Rongwen's first major statement as CAC chief focuses on propaganda and public opinion management.
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Facebook Waking Up to Genocide in Myanmar

Facebook Waking Up to Genocide in Myanmar | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
How many more will die before social media giants wake up and realize they have been complicit by failing to act?
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Japan hit by another cryptocurrency heist, $60 million stolen

Japan hit by another cryptocurrency heist, $60 million stolen | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
anese cryptocurrency firm Tech Bureau Corp said about $60 million in digital currencies were stolen from its exchange, highlighting the industry's vulnerability despite recent efforts by authorities to make it more secure.US
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Australia - Peter Dutton to push through new security legislation as fears of "severely damaging" spyware murmur

Australia - Peter Dutton to push through new security legislation as fears of "severely damaging" spyware murmur | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
A push to compel telcos to install spyware on people's phones under new security plans could be "severely damaging" to cybersecurity, industry warns.
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Global tech firms gear up to fight India's planned data law, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Global tech firms gear up to fight India's planned data law, Telecom News, ET Telecom | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
In July, a government panel recommended that all "critical personal data" should be processed in India, and presented a draft bill that could affect h..
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Alibaba Cloud: Alibaba backs data localisation in India; looks to grow its cloud presence, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Alibaba Cloud: Alibaba backs data localisation in India; looks to grow its cloud presence, Telecom News, ET Telecom | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
Alibaba Cloud is also looking to grow its presence in India after having launched its first data centre in the country.
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Indonesia on the verge of a connectivity revolution | Asia Times

Indonesia on the verge of a connectivity revolution | Asia Times | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
Long envisioned Palapa Ring national broadband network is nearly complete and promises to bring the sprawling archipelagic nation fully online
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Why Australia is quickly developing a technology-based human rights problem

Why Australia is quickly developing a technology-based human rights problem | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
Human rights advocates have called on the Australian government to protect the rights of all in an era of change, saying tech should serve humanity, not exclude the most vulnerable members of society.
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Chinese police get power to inspect internet service providers

Chinese police get power to inspect internet service providers | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
Authorities can enter premises of all companies and entities that provide internet services and look up and copy information relevant to cybersecurity
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Made in China 2025: Xi Jinping's plan to turn China into the AI world leader - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Made in China 2025: Xi Jinping's plan to turn China into the AI world leader - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
When a Google DeepMind computer taught itself to beat a master at the world's most complex board game, Beijing was shocked into action on artificial intelligence. Now Xi Jinping wants China to be the world's unrivalled AI superpower.
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Inside the North Korean Hacking Operation Behind ...

FireEye details how this money-stealing operation it now calls APT 38 has emerged in the past four years and how it operates.
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New Zealand can now fine travellers who refuse to unlock their digital devices for a search - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

New Zealand can now fine travellers who refuse to unlock their digital devices for a search - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
Travellers entering New Zealand who refuse to disclose passwords for their mobile phones and other digital devices during forced searches can now face prosecution and fines of up to $NZ5,000.
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Hong Kong - OGCIO launched Cybersec Infohub | ComputerWorld Hong Kong

Hong Kong - OGCIO launched Cybersec Infohub | ComputerWorld Hong Kong | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
The two-year pilot partnership program aims to promote cybersecurity information exchange among public organizations, the private sector and the community
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Tech Firms Are Boosting China’s Cyber Power

Tech Firms Are Boosting China’s Cyber Power | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
Cooperation with the CCP, often mandatory, carries risks as well as benefits.
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Australia - Our digital dilemma: does latest cybersecurity legislation go too far?

Australia - Our digital dilemma: does latest cybersecurity legislation go too far? | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
The bill proposes enhanced powers for what law enforcement can ask of communications providers, from Facebook to a startup. And it’s all about encryption.
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Philippines feels the heat from hackers

Philippines feels the heat from hackers | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
Despite the dire warnings, the republic’s media and entertainment giant ABS-CBN still fell victim to a hack recently.
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New cyber security centre to boost Asean's capabilities, Singapore News & Top Stories

New cyber security centre to boost Asean's capabilities, Singapore News & Top Stories | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
With cyber attacks mounting, Singapore is expanding its programme to deepen Asean's cyber capabilities and enhance the region's ability to respond to emerging global cyberthreats.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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Singapore launches unified payment QR code | FinTech | Enterprise Innovation

Singapore launches unified payment QR code | FinTech | Enterprise Innovation | Internet in Asia-Pacific | Scoop.it
SGQR can purportedly combine the QR codes from different electronic payment providers so merchants need only display a single QR code.
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