Mar 31, 2015

Anti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on U.S. sites

Chinese authorities have taken over computers both inside and outside the country to launch cyberattacks against the website of an anti-online censorship group and a U.S.-based Web resource that hosts some of the group’s data, according to an analysis released by the group. ...

Mar 31, 2015

Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country’s late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with offenses including hurting religious feelings. The charges could carry a jail sentence. Student Amos Yee smiled and fidgeted as ...

$50 media player making waves in changing North Korea

Mar 27, 2015

$50 media player making waves in changing North Korea

A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep its people isolated, a symbol of change in one of the world’s most repressed societies. By some estimates, up to half of ...

Kishida, Yun air concerns about Sankei reporter, 'comfort women'

Mar 22, 2015

Kishida, Yun air concerns about Sankei reporter, 'comfort women'

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida expressed concern about a Sankei Shimbun journalist being tried in South Korea, during a meeting in Seoul with Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se. Yun raised the topic of the “comfort women,” Japan’s euphemism for the thousands of girls and women forced ...

Mar 17, 2015

Thai women warned against taking 'underboob selfies'

Thailand’s military government warned women on Monday against posting “selfie” photos of the lower half of their breasts — a social media trend that has gone viral — saying their actions could violate the country’s computer crime laws. Thailand’s 2007 Computer Crimes Act bans ...

Secret historians preserve past in China amid state amnesia

Mar 12, 2015

Secret historians preserve past in China amid state amnesia


In his small ground-floor apartment just a few blocks from Beijing’s landmark Bird’s Nest stadium, Chinese-language teacher, writer and do-it-yourself documentary maker Xu Xing is urgently preserving what he can of China’s forbidden past. Traveling usually by himself all over the country, the tall ...

Mar 4, 2015

India bans documentary about 2012 Delhi gang rape

A documentary film about the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi in 2012 has been banned in India over concerns that derogatory comments made by one of the rapists could create an atmosphere of fear and tension, a police official said. ...

Mar 3, 2015

Iran's Guard monitored 8 million Facebook users: report

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has heavily monitored the Facebook activities of Iranian members of the social network, state news agency IRNA has said. A report published by the government-run news agency on Monday quoted the Guard’s cyber security division as saying it had tracked ...