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  1. News - Asia - INTERNET

    Vietnam bans bloggers from sharing news reports

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom. Blogs or social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter- which have become hugely popular over the past few years in the heavily censored country- should be used only "to provide and exchange personal information", according to the decree. This decree clearly aims to muzzle the people Blogger Nguyen Quang Vinh The document, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1293724/vietnam-bans-bloggers-sharing-news-reports
  2. News - World - INTERNET

    Talk on identifying users of internet privacy service Tor cancelled

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:45pm by Reuters

    ... a Carnegie Mellon lawyer informed Black Hat that one of the speakers could not give the Tor talk because the materials he would discuss had not been approved for public release by the university ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557262/talk-identifying-users-internet-privacy-service-tor-cancelled
  3. News - World - INTERNET

    FBI's 83-page glossary on internet slang filled with obscurities

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:29pm by WASHPOST

    ... An 83-page glossary. Containing nearly 3,000 terms. The glossary was recently made public through a Freedom of Information request by the group MuckRock, which posted the PDF, called "Twitter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1536427/fbis-83-page-glossary-internet-slang-filled-obscurities
  4. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    Chinese head for online banking services as Weibo users shrink

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by James Griffiths

    ... according to the China Internet Network Information Centre, the official agency which compiles the data. The ranks of mobile users rose 5.4 per cent to 527 million in the first half, surpassing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557339/chinese-head-online-banking-services-weibo-users-shrink
  5. News - World - INTERNET

    US commission proposes access for loved ones to the dead's digital life

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:31pm by AP

    ... McCall, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Centre in Washington, said a judge's approval should be needed for access, to protect the privacy of both the owners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555902/us-commission-proposes-access-loved-ones-deads-digital-life
  6. News - Hong Kong - INTERNET

    Hongkongers voice privacy fears after Facebook's 'ethically wrong' study

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Christy Choi and Michael de Waal-Montgomery

    ... Academy of Sciences last month, likened affected users to "lab rats". "There was no informed consent," said Michael Eason, a professional counsellor with private practice Psychology Resources. "The information … is important, but they didn't go about it in an ethical way." He said manipulating the world view of those who were clinically depressed or had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544448/hongkongers-voice-privacy-fears-after-facebooks-ethically-wrong-study
  7. News - China - INTERNET

    China says internet security necessary to counter 'hostile forces'

    Posted May 18th 2014, 02:13pm by Li Jing

    ... the People's Daily reported yesterday. Wang Xiujun, a deputy director of the China National Internet Information Office, said in a interview with the Communist Party's mouthpiece that winning ... of the new steering group on internet security and promotion of information technologies, headed by President Xi Jinping. Xi told the panel's first meeting in February that "there ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1514851/china-says-internet-security-necessary-counter-hostile-forces
  8. News - World - INTERNET

    Web freedom will survive change in control, says ICANN’s Fadi Chehadé

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:07pm by Reuters

    ... to restrain countries seeking to limit web freedom. "Everyone is focused on these three, four countries... but in between we have 150 other countries that value the same values we do," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463992/web-freedom-will-survive-change-control-says-icanns-fadi-chehade
  9. News - World - INTERNET

    Russian social network founder quits amid concern over internet freedom

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:06pm by GDN

    ... Kremlin-linked owners, raising questions over internet freedom in the country. Announcing that he was leaving Vkontakte, Pavel Durov said he had been unhappy with the way the company had been run since its ownership structure changed last year. "The freedom of action of the chief executive in managing the company has considerably decreased. It has been harder and harder to remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463987/russian-social-network-founder-quits-amid-concern-over-internet-freedom
  10. News - Hong Kong - INTERNET

    Hong Kong’s privacy chief amplifies call for Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by CANNIX YAU

    ... to information about them that was "inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant or excessive". Despite opposition from marketing and internet interests in Hong Kong, the privacy commissioner ... is self-deceptive," he said. "The greatness of the internet hinges on its high degree of information transparency that enhances public scrutiny against social injustice." Fong suggested privacy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541194/hong-kongs-privacy-chief-amplifies-call-google-extend-right-be

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