Cyberpolicy and cybercriminology expert AJ Surin on why the Nur Fitri child porn case in the United Kingdom is a red flag for Malaysia’s ‘no Internet censorship’ policy; and what other questions need to be asked.
Netizens in Malaysia are having difficulty accessing a BBC story on Prime Minister Najib Razak being derided online for a comment on rising prices, raising fears that the Internet was being censored in the country.
The arrest of three TMI editors sets a mark: Malaysia now has one of the most repressive regimes in South-East Asia, writes A. Asohan.
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again gone on record to call for the Internet to be censored in Malaysia. He's already got his way, actually, and Malaysians are paying the heavy price, argues DNA executive editor A. Asohan.
VPN service provider BolehVPN, which had its credit card pay processing facility revoked by its processing bank last year has been trying since then have its reinstated, to no avail.
In the first six months of this year, the Malaysian Government made seven requests for information, covering 197 Facebook user accounts, all of which were rejected by the social network company. What's worrying is that the Malaysian people have no idea which agencies made these requests, and for what reasons, writes A. Asohan.
Governments in South-East Asia have been increasing their attempts to control and regulate online activity and expression, which advocates say will have a chilling effect on socioeconomic progress in the region.
For the first time in its history, the ITU failed to reach a consensus on the new International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) at the World Conference on International Telecommunications earlier this month. But the ITRs are a distraction from the ITU's real shortcomings, which are deficiencies of process, writes DNA columnist Jeremy Malcolm.
The WCIT meeting in Dubai which discussed bringing the Internet under the control of the UN could not reach a consensus. A battle was won, but the war to preserve Internet freedom goes on, writes A. Asohan.
The lead-up to the hotly anticipated gathering of nation states in Dubai at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) to review a 1988 treaty governing the international exchange of communications traffic just got additional fuel thrown into the fire.