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Internet Access

Freer access to websites planned in Zhuhai zone

The country's internet police are considering a plan to open a small hole in the "great firewall of China", allowing users in Zhuhai's special economic zone to access some blocked foreign websites.

Friday, 26 July, 2013, 4:39am 1 comment

Guangdong to monitor internet use in public places

Guangdong authorities plan to monitor use of the internet in all public areas, local media has reported. The authorities would increase the number of cameras and replace existing ones with high-resolution models and with facial recognition functions, it said.

26 Jul 2013 - 4:39am

Google's 'loony' way of granting remote web access gets off ground

Google revealed top-secret plans yesterday to send balloons to the edge of space with the lofty aim of bringing the internet to the two-thirds of the global population now without web access.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:33am 1 comment

Licensing rules for news websites angers Singapore bloggers

Singapore's online community has reacted angrily to an announcement that news websites - including one operated by Yahoo - will have to obtain licences subjecting them to rules for traditional media in the city state.

30 May 2013 - 1:44am

Google plans to use high altitude balloons to bring Wi-fi to remote Africa

Google is planning to develop high-speed wireless networks in sub-Saharan Africa with the help of high-altitude balloons that can transmit Wi-fi signals across hundreds of square kilometres.

30 May 2013 - 2:51am

Iranian authorities deny controlling internet access ahead of presidential polls

Iran is tightening control of the internet ahead of next month's presidential election, mindful of violent street protests that social networkers inspired last time around over claims of fraud, users and experts say.

20 May 2013 - 5:51am

Cyberattack on anti-spam watchdog slows global internet

An internet watchdog group responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of inboxes around the world has been hit by a huge cyberattack, a crushing electronic onslaught that one expert said had already had ripple effects across the internet.

28 Mar 2013 - 8:19pm

Brin says Google glasses will be on market this year

Sergey Brin envisions Google's internet glasses hitting the market this year with an eye toward freeing people from unsocial habits engendered by "emasculating" smartphones.

1 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

Talking points

Park Geun-hye is officially headed to the Blue House as the country's first female president. Park, the daughter of a former strongman, has already faced a test over Pyongyang's recent nuclear missiles testing. 

25 Feb 2013 - 6:00am

'Great Firewall of China' upgrade hits VPNs

Mainland authorities who have long sought to limit access to information have reinforced the so-called Great Firewall of China, internet firms say, frustrating businesses and raising concerns among activists.

4 Jan 2013 - 9:43pm 11 comments