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Thailand aims to build its own Great Firewall of Internet censorship

The Thai government has ordered relevant ministries to set up a single gateway Internet, which will allow it to closely monitor online content that comes into the country.

By 24 September 2015


Sony says China's censorship laws are stifling PS4 sales

The Japanese electronics giant launched the PS4 in China in March, but the strict censorship laws in the People's Republic are proving to be difficult to navigate, a company exec admits.

By 18 September 2015


'Censorship by internet filter': Industry reacts to proposed piracy laws

As content distributors and ISPs tentatively welcome proposed anti-piracy regulations, consumer groups and IP experts have slammed the changes as a form of "internet filter"

By 10 December 2014


Hacker group: We'll wipe ISIS off the Internet

Twitter accounts affiliated with the Internet vigilantes known as Anonymous vow to besiege the Islamic militants with "massive cyber attacks."

By 17 November 2015


Kakao co-founder steps down after messenger app fails to police pornography

Co-founder and former CEO of Kakao, developer of South Korea's most popular messenging app, will be leaving the company on Saturday.

By 13 November 2015


China to scrub its Internet of songs deemed offensive

The People's Republic takes aim at music, ordering streaming companies to examine songs before they're posted to ensure they're not violent, overly sexual or inappropriate under government rules.

By 10 November 2015


Ellen Pao: We've made progress battling sexism in Silicon Valley

In an online essay, the former Reddit CEO says more women and minorities are speaking publicly about discrimination in tech.

By 11 November 2015


Eric Schmidt: Potential Android and Chrome OS merger rooted in software advancement

The executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, admits there is some merit to the rumour of its mobile and laptop software merging, and talks up the company's presence in China.

By 2 November 2015


Donate your Lego for art: Ai Weiwei fills cars with Lego bricks in protest

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has taken his battle with Lego to the next level, calling on people across the world to donate their unused Lego bricks in the name of "freedom of speech."

By 28 October 2015


New iOS malware tricks its way onto iPhones in China and Taiwan

The malicious software, called YiSpecter, hijacks apps and the Safari browser to show full-page ads. It fools users into installing it by claiming to circumvent China's Web censorship.

By 5 October 2015