Technology Issues

Australia plans law to force tech giants to decrypt messages

Jul 14, 2017

The Australian government proposed a cybersecurity law to force tech companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected criminals

Chinese go champion begins 2nd game against computer

May 25, 2017

A computer that plays go has begun a second game against China's top player in a match authorities are limiting the Chinese public's ability to see

China's fondness for pirated software raises risks in attack

May 16, 2017

China's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack

Blunder reveals Australian lawmakers' private cell numbers

Mar 20, 2017

Private cellphone numbers of most Australian federal lawmakers, their staff and several former prime ministers have been made public after a government department failed to properly remove them from a routine report

Setback for Australia's ban on phones in immigrant detention

Mar 17, 2017

The Australian government has hit a legal setback in its bid to ban cell phones from immigration detention centers _ a policy that critics argue would treat asylum seekers like criminals

Ex-Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou indicted over secrets leak

Mar 14, 2017

Taiwan's China-friendly ex-President Ma Ying-jeou has been indicted over the leaking of classified information involving suspected influence peddling by a powerful opposition lawmaker

Senior China government adviser criticizes web censorship

Mar 4, 2017

A senior Chinese government adviser is warning that the country's internet censorship is hampering scientific research and economic development, in a rare public criticism of a sensitive government policy

China seeks global support for cyber sovereignty framework

Mar 2, 2017

China, which tightly censors the internet, called on Thursday for a new model for governing the web based on rules and order rather than the unfettered access seen in democratic societies

Apple sues Qualcomm in China over technology fees

Jan 26, 2017

Apple has filed suit in China challenging chipmaker Qualcomm's fees for technology used in smartphones

China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

Jan 23, 2017

A Chinese technology regulator has announced a 14-month campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government's internet censorship

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