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Monday, December 9, 2019
India to look for EU’s approval on GDPR compliance for ‘adequacy’ status

India to look for EU’s approval on GDPR compliance for ‘adequacy’...

The Economic Times reports that India is gearing up to seek ‘adequacy’ status with the European Union‘s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a set of privacy laws adopted by the region in 2016 and enforced from last year. If it goes through, it would mean that the EU recognizes India’s data protections as equivalent to…
Japan is significantly leasing cars and trucks for whatever other than driving

Japan is significantly leasing cars and trucks for whatever other than...

Tokyo-based media outlet The Asahi Shimbun’s Takeho Morita published a quintessentially Japanese story last week: many people who rent cars through vehicle-sharing services across the country don’t drive them at all. Instead, they use them to take naps, making business calls, catching up privately with friends, eating lunch, – and according to a 2018 survey…
Blockchain is the fastest growing ability in Singapore, states LinkedIn

Blockchain is the fastest growing ability in Singapore, states LinkedIn

Blockchain is one of the fastest growing skills among workers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, according to a LinkedIn report published Wednesday. LinkedIn analyzed the skills listed by its members from the APAC region over the last five years to identify the top 10 rising skills. The report found blockchain to be the fastest…
Tencent’s Chinese PUBG dupe has opponents who wave after you shoot them

Tencent’s Chinese PUBG dupe has opponents who wave after you shoot...

Tencent revealed this week it would be pulling its test version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds from the Chinese market. Instead, it’s going to publish a similar but more, um, approachable app called “Game for Peace.” Tencent announced it was pulling back the test version of PUBG it’d released to Chinese gamers. Shortly thereafter, it announced the release of Game for Peace. According…
Increase of foreign stars in Chinese social networks marks the start of a brand-new pattern

Increase of foreign stars in Chinese social networks marks the start...

China’s internet celebrity economy has expanded exponentially in recent years. According to a report released by iResearch, the number of online celebrities in China with more than 100,000 followers has increased by 57.3 percent since 2016. With a single embedded ad in a WeChat post worth up to $145,000 USD for influencers with dedicated followings,…
2019 will be a critical year for Southeast Asian tech start-ups

2019 will be a critical year for Southeast Asian tech start-ups

With a rising middle class and a booming tech startup scene, Southeast Asia (SEA) sits where China did 10 years ago — on the cusp of a major economic boom fueled by the tech industry. The only questions over the last few years have been: When will the tipping point be reached, and when will…
Starwood breach impacting 500 m users apparently part of a bigger Chinese state-sponsored attack

Starwood breach impacting 500 m users apparently part of a bigger...

Remember that massive breach of the Mariott-owned Starwood hotel chain from last month, which saw 500 million users’ data stolen? The New York Times reports that the intrusion was part of a larger state-sponsored intelligence-gathering effort spurred on by China‘s spy agency, the Ministry of State Security. China was suspected to be behind the attack…
Huawei CFO jailed for breaching United States trade sanctions

Huawei CFO jailed for breaching United States trade sanctions

The CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada on Saturday for allegedly violating US trade sanctions against Iran, reports The Globe and Mail. Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver over the weekend when she was transferring flights in Canada. She now…
India’s brand-new drone guidelines make it much easier to fly lawfully– however there’s a huge catch

India’s brand-new drone guidelines make it much easier to fly lawfully–...

Last week, India introduced new regulations governing the use of drones by private citizens in the country, effectively overturning a ban from 2014 and allowing people to fly their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) legally. That’s great, but there’s one hitch that might keep drones grounded for a bit. Let’s first take a look at the…
India to define draft cryptocurrency policies in December

India to define draft cryptocurrency policies in December

Quartz reports that the Indian government is set to lay out a draft of its regulations for cryptocurrencies next month – clarifying its stance on how these digital assets can be used and traded in the country. A panel set up by the finance ministry a year ago is expected to issue a draft report…

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