The moves follow the lead of protesters in Hong Kong, Belarus and elsewhere who have found creative ways around government internet restrictions.
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The website of the New Zealand Stock Exchange slowed to a crawl on a Tuesday afternoon in August. It was so badly throttled that the exchange couldn’t post market announcements, as required by financial regulators. So with an hour left for trading, management shut ...
In Singapore, public support for a contact tracing app took a hit after authorities disclosed in January that police had used the app’s data in a murder investigation.
Facebook, Google and Twitter are headed toward a showdown with China that could end up making Hong Kong feel more like Beijing.
Police made their first arrests last week under a sweeping new security law imposed by China, taking 10 protesters into custody.
Residents and activists worry that proposed national security legislation will further encroach on civil liberties in the former British colony.