Facebook has specifically developed a censorship tool in order to try and force its way back into China. The social network empire was banned in China following the violence that broke out in Urumqi in July, 2009. The Chinese government took the decision to ban Facebook '“ after they established that many Xinjiang independence activists were using the social network to organise other activists.
A new global dialogue focused on getting the next 1.5 billion unconnected people online was forged at a special session of the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held at the World Economic Forum in Davos in late January.
A survey of Internet users in Asia Pacific undertaken by the Internet Society has revealed widespread belief that governments need to act on Internet security.
Singapore's Ministry of Communications And Information (MCI) is to restructure the Infocommunications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) to form the Infocommunications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Government Technology Organization (GTO), both to be formed in the second half of 2016.
A handful of companies led by ARM, Intercede, Solacia and Symantec, joined by Beanpod, Sequitur Labs, Sprint, Thundersoft, Trustkernel and Verimatrix have announced a jointly developed Open Trust Protocol (OTrP) for securing IoT networks.
A new World Bank report says that while the internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies are spreading rapidly throughout the developing world, the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs and better public services have fallen short of expectations, and 60 percent of the world's population remains excluded from the ever-expanding digital economy.
Hong Kong is promoting itself as an innovation and technology hub for companies looking to tap into the Asian market.
According to Fu Jing, the China Daily's Brussels correspondent the EU can benefit by accepting China as a market economy.
The GSMA has published a report '˜Advancing Digital Societies in Asia' saying it underscores the role mobile connectivity is playing in building digital societies across Asia. The report urges policymakers to support the development of digital ecosystems across the region.