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Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

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HONG KONG - It has been being jokingly referred to as "Botmageddon". But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of US-style mass social media…

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Prayut plays down concerns over Alibaba monopoly

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Saturday played down concerns over Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's monopoly after Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the company on investment in the Eastern Economic…

Saturday, Apr 21

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Twitter bots get political in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: Just weeks before Malaysia goes to the polls, automated accounts known as bots are flooding Twitter with tens of thousands of pro-government and anti-opposition messages, according to a review of the tweets by Reuters and a…

Friday, Apr 20

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Countryside mayhem

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The latest entry to the Far Cry franchise is finally here after much anticipation. Its predecessor, Far Cry 4, delivered a pretty ruthless villain, a gorgeous open-world environment, but a story that didn't appeal to some and a gameplay…

Thursday, Apr 19

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National University of Singapore to go fully cashless

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) has set itself the aim of becoming a fully cashless campus sometime in the new academic year -- which starts in August and ends in May next year -- with all food operators and retailers providing…

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Amazon.com shopping app goes global

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Amazon.com Inc has launched an international shopping feature that will enable customers across the world to shop more than 45 million items that can be shipped to their country from the United States.

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Alibaba's Jack Ma here with B11bn to invest

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Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma arrived at Government House on Thursday to meet Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and sign memorandums of understanding on investment, e-commerce and…

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SpaceX lifts off carrying new planet-hunter, TESS

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TAMPA - Nasa on Wednesday launched its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a US$337 million satellite that aims to scan 85% of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.

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Lawyer urges action on data protection bill

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The recent cases of data leakage by Facebook and True Move H are a wake-up call for the government to update and enforce data protection laws, says a legal expert.

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

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LONDON: Facebook is enhancing privacy safeguards for users around the world as it complies with new European rules designed to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data.

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Russia says to probe Facebook after Telegram crackdown

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MOSCOW: Russia's telecoms watchdog plans to probe Facebook before the end of the year after blocking access in the country to the popular messaging app Telegram, its head said on Wednesday.

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Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

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MENLO PARK, US: Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first.

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True urged to compensate data-breach customers

The telecom regulator has ordered True Move H to assess the impact and prepare a compensation offer to customers affected by the recent leak of personal data.

Tuesday, Apr 17

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True Corp defends security measures after user data breach

True Corp on Tuesday defended its security measures after what is possibly the first known instance of a major data leak at a mobile operator in Thailand, saying the data had been "hacked" by an expert.

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Singapore university to launch driverless bus shuttle service

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By the end of next year, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will have an autonomous shuttle service serving the entire campus.

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Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, confirmed Monday that it also collected information from people beyond their social network use.

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Crypto fans urge capital gains rethink

Crypto enthusiasts and issuers of initial coin offerings have asked the Finance Ministry to delay or waive the capital gains tax to be imposed on ICOs and cryptocurrency trading, aiming to assist the fund-raising process for startups…

Monday, Apr 16

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Philippines complains Facebook fact-checkers are biased

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MANILA: The Philippines government on Monday criticised Facebook's choice of two independent online news platforms to help fight the spread of fake news, saying they are biased against President Rodrigo Duterte.

Sunday, Apr 15

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True says customers' data leakage fixed

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iTruemart, a unit of mobile phone operator True Corp Plc, said on Saturday it has fixed a data leak that led to information on some of its customers, including their ID and passport data, becoming public.

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Data of TrueMove H users leaked online

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The personal data of around 46,000 TrueMove H users was leaked into Amazon Web Services' (AWS) cloud storage, leading the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to call in the company for questioning on Saturday.

Thursday, Apr 12

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Facebook used for anti-Rohingya hate speech, CEO admits

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YANGON: A whoop of disbelief erupted in the small office used by anti-hate speech activists in Myanmar when they spotted the name that had dropped into their email inbox: Mark Zuckerberg.

Wednesday, Apr 11

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Zuckerberg defends Facebook business model

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WASHINGTON: Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook's business model on Wednesday against fierce criticism of how it feeds user data to advertisers, even as he admitted his own personal information had been leaked to outside companies.

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Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick

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The Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick (NCS) is a tiny fanless deep-learning device that you can use to learn AI programming on the cutting edge. NCS runs off the same low-power, high-performance Intel Movidius Vision Processing Unit (VPU…

On the cutting edge

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The challenge thrown at contestants at the Annual Student Meeting on Automotive Embedded Systems (AMAS) was to design software that could control a model car to run past a set of obstacles.

Data to drive future banks

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Rapidly advancing technology is transforming the financial sector, with more innovative and convenient banking applications now delivering services to customers anywhere, at any time. As the race to digitise banking and exceed customer…

Tuesday, Apr 10

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Zuckerberg sees more censorship in Facebook's future

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WASHINGTON: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is "responsible for the content" on its platform.

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D-Day for Facebook: Zuckerberg at sceptical US Congress

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WASHINGTON: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was set for a fiery face-off on Capitol Hill Tuesday as he attempts to quell a firestorm over privacy and security lapses at the social network that have angered lawmakers and the site's two…

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Analysts warn of disruptive wave

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Business organisations need to transform or risk being left behind because the effects of disruptive technologies will come more quickly than expected, say leading business technologists.

Monday, Apr 9

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NBTC drops demand for mobile phone aid

The telecom regulator has finally backed off support for assisting the country's two mobile giants after facing weeks of heavy criticism from academics and the public sector, who argue that Advanced Info Service (AIS) and True Move have…

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Zuckerberg to US Congress: 'My mistake, I'm sorry'

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WASHINGTON: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says he accepts responsibility for the social network's failure to protect private data and prevent manipulation of the platform, according to testimony released Monday on the eve of his first…