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.
New, complex cases emerged in our courts, and Parliament enacted new laws to combat ‘negativities’ created by social media.
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.”
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.
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 largest telco Telkom has decided to to block Netflix, barely a month after the video streaming service launched in the country.
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.
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.
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’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.