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Technology makes possible a balancing of the rights to privacy and safeguarding against the online sexual exploitation of children
A review of the context within which child sexual abuse is committed in the Philippines gives us a chance to rethink our approach in the treatment of offenders and, in the process, also help the survivors
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'The internet will come back gradually in some provinces where there are assurances the internet will not be abused,' government spokesman Ali Rabiei says
'Access to the internet has been limited as of last night and for the next 24 hours,' an informed source at the information and telecommunications ministry says, quoted by the ISNA news agency
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Cyber security NGO NetBlocks says that the blackout is 'the most severe telecommunication restriction to have been imposed by Iraq's government since protests began' on October 1
An annual report on online freedom by Freedom House finds evidence of 'advanced social media surveillance programs' in at least 40 of 65 countries analyzed
The law, which President Vladimir Putin signed in May, requires Russian internet providers to install technical devices provided by the authorities to enable centralized control of traffic
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As per the Anti-Child Pornography Act, internet service providers are mandated to report to the police any obtained knowledge of child porn distribution or access using their servers
The head of the Communist Party of China's propaganda department says Beijing seeks to be a 'great power' in cyberspace
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The Russian foreign ministry says the new US sanctions on several Russians – including a businessman tied to President Vladimir Putin and a disinformation operation accused of conspiring to manipulate the US 2018 midterm election – 'will not go unanswered'
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The government says it started lifting the internet blockade in some 29 of 42 districts across Papua late on Wednesday, September 4
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The firm reports overall download speeds of 11.6Mbps in Metro Manila, 7.9Mbps in Angeles, 6.7Mbps in Davao, 6.6Mbps in Cebu, and 6.4Mbps in Cagayan de Oro
The telecommunications sector in Cuba – once one of the world's least connected countries – is changing more than any other in the past year
Authorities say the internet was being used to coordinate operations while rights groups allege the blackout permits troops to act with impunity
Protesters and rights group say the internet blockade is an attempt to quell protests against the generals
The military's 'clearance operations' can be a 'cover for committing gross human rights violations against the civilian population,' UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee says
Internet services are being used to coordinate illegal activities, said Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications
Cherer Aklilu, executive director of the state monopoly Ethio Telecom, declines to give any details to explain the break
Converge ICT says it will be able to accommodate more users after completing its 400 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) backbone rollout in May
But Filipinos are also the most 'comfortable' with discussing politics both offline and online among 11 emerging economies surveyed
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The law, which will come into effect in November, will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country's internet
A nationwide disruption of the Globe internet services lasts from 1:30 am to 8 am, Friday, April 12
The proposed measures, set to take effect November 1 once it becomes a formal law, would create technology to monitor internet routing and steer Russian internet traffic away from foreign servers
As governments attempt to regulate the internet, experts say that this will only lead to further splintering of the internet, with countries having their own 'version' far removed from the original vision of having one global network
The Asia Internet Coalition, whose members include Facebook, Google, and Twitter, says there may be 'significant risks to freedom of expression and speech'
'Project Kuiper is a new initiative to launch a constellation of low earth orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world,' Amazon says
The group is focusing on 5G evolution, the Internet of Things (IoT), and ICT as major enablers in the Philippines’ digital transformation
Ordinary Zimbabweans face a new era of repression from surveillance systems created in China and Japan
Converge has 400,000 tests, Ookla says, but that isn't enough for them to qualify in the company's Speedtest Awards
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Thailand's junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha says: 'When I talk about cybersecurity, don't get this confused with human rights... No one will tap phone calls of others'
'No one is suggesting cutting the internet or limiting the opportunity to work on the World Wide Web,' Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says
The mass protest in Moscow comes after the Russian lower house of parliament backed a bill preventing Russian internet traffic from being routed on foreign servers
Globe says it 'continues to improve customers’ overall quality of experience and not just speed'
This is the second report this week that shows Smart being ahead of Globe in terms of mobile internet speeds
PLDT and Smart retain the Speed Test crown in Ookla's latest report
Three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee warns his creation has been 'hijacked by crooks' that may spell its destruction
Most child exploitation cases involve Filipino children and men from other countries. Authorities hope to stop this 'increasingly prevalent' crime.
Tokyo protests against the laying of the cable on the disputed chain known as the Kuril Islands in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan