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Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:08PM UTC Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:05AM UTC Pic: AP.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

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.

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