The fake auctions are just the latest examples of how technology is being used to put women at risk through online abuse, theft of privacy or sexual exploitation.
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Across Asia, governments have embraced so-called special economic zones to spur growth and generate jobs.
The suspension of dozens of social media accounts deemed to be critical of the government came shortly after the launch of a cybercrime volunteers program.
A small but growing back-to-the-land movement is luring young, ecofriendly farmers away from the city.
As most Cambodians struggled to make a living in lockdown, some provided for their family and even made extra by selling their vegetables in central Tboung Khmum province.
Use of these technologies with no evidence that they help reduce crime, and with no data protection laws, has raised alarm among privacy experts.
Hundreds of people from the community were evicted after authorities designated the park as a tiger reserve in 1999 and dismissed their claims for land rights
Environmentalists say the project will wreck the lives of residents and damage the coast.
A record 39.8 million foreign visitors visited Thailand last year, accounting for 11 percent of gross domestic product. This year, a maximum of 8 million are predicted.
Congestion pricing, which charges private vehicles entering a city's busiest areas, debuted in Singapore in 1975 and is also used in London, Milan, Oslo and Stockholm.