Asia Tech

Korean chat app vows to protect user privacy

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 10:20AM UTC Kakao Talk. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Popular South Korean messaging app Kakao Talk says it will stop cooperating with authorities seeking to access private messages as part of a government crackdown on online criticism.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg in Indonesia for Internet-access push

By Mon, Oct 13, 2014 5:07PM UTC Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, speaks during a joint press conference with Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg has traveled to Facebook-crazy Indonesia for the first time to spread the word about the company’s mission to connect more of the world’s poor to the Internet.

Women in Burma find support for tech careers despite cultural barriers

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014 11:55AM UTC Image via Project W's Facebook page.

Rosy, a Burmese woman, was always drawn to the colorful fabrics and patterns favored by the Chin people. Even as a young girl discovering fashion alongside her friends, the handwoven garments crafted by the ethnic minority group, one of Burma’s many, held a special allure. She soon realized she wasn’t alone in her appreciation of the cultural fabrics and decided to build a business around Chin goods.

China using app to spy on Hong Kong protesters, says security firm

By Thu, Oct 02, 2014 1:43PM UTC Pro-democracy protesters sit on a road as they face-off with local police in Hong Kong Monday. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. security firm says the Chinese government might be using a smartphone app to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

China approves iPhone 6 after Apple gives security assurances

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 3:51PM UTC China approves iPhone 6 after Apple gives security assurances

BEIJING (AP) — China’s phone regulator has approved the iPhone 6 for sale after Apple Inc. promised never to allow other governments access to users’ information.

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