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Google commits to $690 million Japan investment as Asia priority grows
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cloud computing

Google commits to $690 million Japan investment as Asia priority grows

The tech giant’s CEO also revealed that he hopes the company can lead digital transformation in Japan
7 Oct 2022
Equinix's $74 million Indonesia data centre branded "strategically important" to its Asia-Pacific ambitions
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data centres

Equinix's $74 million Indonesia data centre branded "strategically important" to its Asia-Pacific ambitions

The eight-story facility is expected to have more than 1,600 cabinets and over 5,300 square metres of colocation space
7 Oct 2022
China cracks down on citizens' anti-censorship tools with Great Firewall upgrades
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Policy & legislation

China cracks down on citizens' anti-censorship tools with Great Firewall upgrades

This new discovery comes a week before a predicted major reshuffle of leadership in the Chinese Communist Party
6 Oct 2022
NCS partners with Singapore government to provide 1,600 tech opportunities
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Careers & training

NCS partners with Singapore government to provide 1,600 tech opportunities

The Singtel subsidiary has launched two new programmes to provide work and training to university graduates
5 Oct 2022
Telstra suffers 'sizeable' data breach, mandates two-step security upgrade
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data breaches

Telstra suffers 'sizeable' data breach, mandates two-step security upgrade

The breach affected around 30,000 past and present employees, with their information being posted in the same forum that the Optus attackers used
4 Oct 2022
'Systemic ID problems for 10 million Australians’ after Optus breach, warns minister
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cyber attacks

'Systemic ID problems for 10 million Australians’ after Optus breach, warns minister

The telco giant's response to its 22 September breach has brought on harsh criticism, and the company has now handed over its breach investigation to …
3 Oct 2022
US lawmakers warn Apple against using Chinese chips in next iPhone
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components

US lawmakers warn Apple against using Chinese chips in next iPhone

Senators ask the US director of national intelligence to investigate a Chinese chipmaker’s military ties
23 Sep 2022
Australian telco Optus confirms cyber attack involving potential leak of sensitive customer data
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cyber attacks

Australian telco Optus confirms cyber attack involving potential leak of sensitive customer data

Investigations are ongoing but early signs indicate that some customers may have had identity documents and other identifying information exposed to h…
22 Sep 2022
Philippine senate to probe incessant surge in text scams
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phishing

Philippine senate to probe incessant surge in text scams

Senator Grace Poe also called for the revival of the Philippines’ SIM Card Registration Act vetoed by former President Rodrigo Duterte
8 Sep 2022
US blocks CHIPS-funded companies from investing in China
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Policy & legislation

US blocks CHIPS-funded companies from investing in China

Companies should be able to apply for the $50 billion in funding from February 2023
7 Sep 2022
Japan investigates potential Russian Killnet cyber attacks
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cyber warfare

Japan investigates potential Russian Killnet cyber attacks

The hacker group has said it’s revolting against the country’s militarism and that it’s “kicking the samurai”
7 Sep 2022
New Huawei Mate 50 phone can link up with Chinese satellite system
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mobile networks

New Huawei Mate 50 phone can link up with Chinese satellite system

This makes it the first smartphone maker to bring satellite communication technology to the consumer market
6 Sep 2022
SK Hynix splashes out $11 billion on new semiconductor plant
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components

SK Hynix splashes out $11 billion on new semiconductor plant

The company will produce memory chips, but will reportedly decided closer to the time whether they will be DRAM or NAND flash chips depending on marke…
6 Sep 2022
TikTok reportedly suffers data breach
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data breaches

TikTok reportedly suffers data breach

However, one researcher inspected some of the files and found it included publicly accessible data which could have been put together without a breach
5 Sep 2022
Asian businesses overhaul their approach to cyber security following attacks
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cyber security

Asian businesses overhaul their approach to cyber security following attacks

Organisations in Singapore and Malaysia are also impacted by the introduction of tighter regulations and legislations around cyber security
1 Sep 2022
Mapping an entire country: Meet Singapore’s digital twin
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digitisation

Mapping an entire country: Meet Singapore’s digital twin

Digital twins are the future of urban planning – disclosing insights we could have once only dreamed of
31 Aug 2022
Toshiba smashes AI engineer recruitment targets
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Toshiba smashes AI engineer recruitment targets

The company has also outlined seven principles to help train human resources to research, develop, and use AI
30 Aug 2022
Toshiba Tec to open first software development hub in the US
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Business strategy

Toshiba Tec to open first software development hub in the US

The Toshiba subsidiary is hoping to boost sales outside of Japan in a territory where it already has a presence
26 Aug 2022
China’s internet giant Baidu unveils first quantum computer
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Hardware

China’s internet giant Baidu unveils first quantum computer

The company also revealed a “plug and play” computing platform letting customers create their own quantum algorithms
25 Aug 2022
India forced Twitter to hire a government agent, whistleblower claims
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privacy

India forced Twitter to hire a government agent, whistleblower claims

Former employee Peiter Zatko says the social media platform gave the agent direct unsupervised access to the company’s systems and user data
24 Aug 2022
Fujitsu becomes Japan's first domestic company to commercialise quantum computing
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Hardware

Fujitsu becomes Japan's first domestic company to commercialise quantum computing

The company will now directly compete for Japanese customers against foreign rivals IBM and Google
23 Aug 2022
Singapore becomes a lightning rod for Google investment
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Business operations

Singapore becomes a lightning rod for Google investment

The tech giant has doubled-down on regional investment to coincide with the opening of its third data centre facility
23 Aug 2022
Google announces new cloud regions in Asia Pacific
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cloud computing

Google announces new cloud regions in Asia Pacific

The regions join six planned and 34 already operational Google Cloud regions
10 Aug 2022
South Korean public sector organisations targeted by Gwisin ransomware
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ransomware

South Korean public sector organisations targeted by Gwisin ransomware

Threat actors tailored attacks on victims such as pharmaceutical companies, with researchers still in the dark on key details
8 Aug 2022