Drones, fever goggles, arrests: millions in Asia face 'extreme' Covid surveillance

Drones, fever goggles, arrests: millions in Asia face 'extreme' Covid surveillance

Other countries named in the report include Pakistan – ranked fourth highest in the risk analysis – where a “secretive militant-tracking surveillance system is being used to monitor coronavirus patients”.“Countries like China and Cambodia don’t need a reason to up their surveillance but Covid has accelerated the pace at which these types of technology can be abused,” says Sofia Nazalya, a senior human rights analyst at Verisk Maplecroft.

China Is What Orwell Feared

China Is What Orwell Feared

Having set up beachheads in Asia, Europe, and Africa, China’s AI companies are now pushing into Latin America, a region the Chinese government describes as a “core economic interest.” China financed Ecuador’s $240 million purchase of a surveillance-camera system.

HongKongers prepare for China and new national security law by scrubbing digital footprint

HongKongers prepare for China and new national security law by scrubbing digital footprint

As China takes over Hong Kong with a new national security law, Hongkongers prepare by cleaning up their social media presence.The Nikkei Asian Review reports that prominent pro-democracy Hong Kongers have been warned that they will be targeted by the national security laws once they are enacted.

Facebook launches dating service in United States

Facebook launches dating service in United States

Fidji Simo, who recently took over leadership of the core Facebook app, said at the company’s annual F8 developer conference in May that the service was expanding into 14 new countries in Asia and Latin America and would be available in the United States by the end of the year.

The World’s First Ambassador to the Tech Industry

The World’s First Ambassador to the Tech Industry

COPENHAGEN — Casper Klynge, a career diplomat from Denmark, has worked in some of the world’s most turbulent places.A country in southern Europe, or in Southeast Asia, or Latin America, or would it be the big technology platforms?” Mr. Klynge said in an interview last month at a cafe in central Copenhagen during an annual meeting of Denmark’s diplomatic corps.

China hacked Asian telcos to spy on Uighur travelers: sources

China hacked Asian telcos to spy on Uighur travelers: sources

As part of the campaign, different groups of Chinese hackers have compromised telecoms operators in countries including Turkey, Kazakhstan, India, Thailand and Malaysia, the four sources said.

Facebook Sues Over 'Ad Fraud' Apps On Google Play, But Google Keeps Apps In Place (Updated)

Facebook Sues Over 'Ad Fraud' Apps On Google Play, But Google Keeps Apps In Place (Updated)

Just a few days later and Facebook has announced that is has filed its first lawsuit against two Asian developers for "click injection fraud—where developers made apps available on the Google Play store to infect their users’ phones with malware [which] created fake user clicks on Facebook ads that appeared on the users’ phones, giving the impression that the users had clicked on the ads.".

Taiwan's CyberLink aims to bring facial recognition to US stores

Taiwan's CyberLink aims to bring facial recognition to US stores

"Smart retail is one of the most [popular] industries at the moment because [companies] want to create a very personalized experience in brick-and-mortar stores," Richard Carriere, U.S. senior vice president of global marketing at Cyberlink, told the Nikkei Asian Review.

Understanding the online safety and privacy challenges faced by South Asian women

Understanding the online safety and privacy challenges faced by South Asian women

To understand some of the challenges that South Asian women face online and on their devices, between May 2017 and January 2018, the research team conducted in-person, semi-structured, 1:1 and triad interviews with 199 participants who identified as women in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (11 of them identified as queer, lesbian, or transgender male-to-female).Six NGO staff members working on women’s safety and LGBTQ rights were also interviewed.

Exclusive: Huawei reviewing FedEx relationship, says packages 'diverted'

Exclusive: Huawei reviewing FedEx relationship, says packages 'diverted'

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei is reviewing its relationship with FedEx Corp after it claimed the U.S. package delivery company, without detailed explanation, diverted two parcels destined for Huawei addresses in Asia to the United States and attempted to reroute two others.

South Korea will ditch Microsoft Windows for Linux

South Korea will ditch Microsoft Windows for Linux

And now, as a result of the upcoming death of Windows 7 support, the South Korean government has reportedly decided to ditch Microsoft Windows entirely. According to The Korea Herald, the Asian country's government will switch from Windows 7 to a Linux-based operating system.

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED brought Privacy Filter to the Asian Expo

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED brought Privacy Filter to the Asian Expo

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED at the exhibition brought Acrylic Privacy Filter, Acrylic Anti Blue Filter, Privacy Filter , silk printing privacy filter,3D privacy covered master, Magic Patent Screen Protector etc. Acrylic Privacy Filter : Acrylic high-hard material, explosion-proof, dust-proof, easy to install, easy on / off, anti-peep,.

APAC consumers have little trust in digital services

APAC consumers have little trust in digital services

Just 31 percent of consumers in Asia-Pacific believe their personal information will be managed in a trustworthy way by businesses offering digital services, with only 5 percent willing to transact with companies that offer cheaper but less trusted digital platforms.

US immigration police broke Facebook rules with fake profiles for college sting

US immigration police broke Facebook rules with fake profiles for college sting

In a network of suspicious Facebook accounts linked to the University of Farmington, the college’s alleged president, Ali “AJ” Milani, liked the Michigan Jaguars sports club and had a 51-person friend list that was mostly people from south Asia, despite Milani ostensibly living in Detroit.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Explains Privacy Strategy in Interview

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Explains Privacy Strategy in Interview

Deep into Michal Lev-Ram’s fine new cover story on Facebook in the just-out issue of Fortune is this startling fact: made an average of $35 last quarter on each of its U.S. and Canadian users, ten times the amount of per-user revenue it collects in the Asia-Pacific region.

Are you being scanned? How facial recognition technology follows you, even as you shop

Are you being scanned? How facial recognition technology follows you, even as you shop

Terry Hartmann, vice president of Cognitec Asia Pacific, the company that develops “market-leading face recognition technologies for customers and government agencies around the world”, says using facial detection commercially is no different to Facebook’s manipulation of users’ online search history for targeted advertising.

Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

"A sweeping ban on all government use clearly goes too far and risks being cruel in its humanitarian effect." Read more : Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies Smith referenced the fact that the National Human Genome Research Institute is using facial recognition to improve the diagnosis of DiGeorge syndrome , a rare, genetic disease, in Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans.

An evolution in private messaging | Networks Asia

An evolution in private messaging | Networks Asia

The potential applications of distributed messaging networks, where users own their data, and privacy and security are in-built by design, are worthy of exploration.