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Digital Asia links: Indian cyber security, Cambodia's Facebook battle, espionage in Japan and more



28 August 2015 10:19

The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies and the largest concentration of mobile and social media users. An escalation in online activism, changing cyber dynamics, developments in digital diplomacy and the exploitation of big data are shaping the region's engagement with the world.

  • As Cambodia's politicians are locked in a fierce Facebook battle for influence, a string of recent arrests due to Facebook posts is causing alarm.
  • A sophisticated cyber espionage campaign is after high-profile Japanese targets.
  • Social media is shaping up to be a key front in Singapore's upcoming general election.
  • Increasing numbers of Indian youth are connecting with ISIS via social media accounts managed out of the Gulf.
  • Indonesia's 30 million- mobile gamers are the target of a new range of app games that promote wildlife conservation.
  • How does a Bitcoin transaction work and can the technology behind it help eradicate corruption in Asia?
  • New research on the implications of social media analysis tools for disaster preparedness in the Asia Pacific. 
  • An interesting blog post about how ICT tools are being used to solve agriculture problems in Bangladesh.
  • Why Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi is Apple's largest threat in China (and soon everywhere else). 
  • How NGOs are using mobile apps and social media in Cambodia to counter gender-based violence.
  • In light of the government's decision to block websites spreading information about a major anti-government rally, Al Jazeera details the battle for Malaysia's cyberspace
  • Indonesia's digital economy could be world class if the right policies and incentives were put in place.
  • This short documentary on cyber security and civil society in India tackles privacy, surveillance, anonymity and free speech:

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