Censorship

Government requests for FB data: Singapore leads the pack
The latest Global Government Requests Report from Facebook Inc showed that the governments of Singapore and Malaysia topped the SEA charts when it came to the number of requests to retrieve user information.
Bread & Kaya: Malaysian cyberlaw updates in 2015
New, complex cases emerged in our courts, and Parliament enacted new laws to combat ‘negativities’ created by social media.  
Indonesia tightens its censorship grip on the Internet
Indonesia’s tightening grip on the Internet goes back more than a year when the Ministry of Information and Communication unveiled a regulation to purportedly “promote safe and healthy use of the Internet.”
Censorship in Malaysia: Expect the walls to close in further
Malaysians should be very concerned with the increased cases of Internet censorship by the Government in recent months, signalling worse days ahead for freedom of expression and information in the country, CIJ warns.
Netflix’s Asian ambition faces challenges: Analysts
As Netflix Inc continues to invest heavily to become a truly global VOD service, it can expect impediments in Asia, say several industry analysts.
Indonesia’s Telkom blocks Netflix, industry calls for revision
Indonesia’s largest telco Telkom has decided to to block Netflix, barely a month after the video streaming service launched in the country.  
The first business tech conference in Malaysia
What’s Next is primed to be the first business tech conference in Malaysia, and also the first conference that targets large brick-and-mortar companies, writes Karamjit Singh.
Grave concern over tinderbox that is new media
Industry regulator MCMC said it is deeply concerned over how misinformation in the new media landscape could cause political and economic instability, and wants online news portals to be both cautious in its reporting and to educate the public, writes Karamjit Singh.
(DNA Top 10 in 2014) Censorship 2.0: Shadowy forces controlling online conversations
At the HITBSecConf event in Kuala Lumpur last month, a team from South Africa demonstrated how unknown forces are manipulating hearts and minds on the Internet by controlling the online narrative, writes A. Asohan.
Malaysia: The velvet glove comes off the iron fist
Malaysia’s ruling coalition, the Barisan Nasional, bulldozed and bullied its way into passing a raft of legislations last week, sending a very clear message to the people it is supposedly sworn to protect and serve: Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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