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2017/03/30 | John Gooding
The Content Control Reckoning for Tech Giants
Tech giants like Facebook and Google are facing a conundrum: How to prevent hateful and offensive content while also keeping ad revenue?
2017/03/18 | Oiwan Lam
Chinese Scientists Speak Out Against the Great Firewall (Again)
Chinese scientists have spoken out again on how the Great Firewall is slowing down research and blocking access to critical international data, urging authorities to take action.
2017/03/17 | David Green
This Startup Wants You to Make Money by Advertising to Your Friends on Facebook
‘It’s like instant happiness.’ Or so says the entrepreneur behind an app that pays people to post adverts or advertise e-commerce deals on social media.
2017/03/16 | Jules Quartly
Fake News in China and Taiwan: Pot, Kettle, Black
China and Taiwan offer different models for tackling the worldwide problem of fake news, top-down or bottom-up. Take your pick...
2017/03/14 | David Green
Apps to Break Your Echo Chamber, Protect You from Fake News
App developers in both Asia and the US are finally taking advantage of the echo-sized gap in the market for a balanced news diet.
2017/03/13 | Keith Menconi
Brothers Paid to Translate YouTube Silliness for Chinese Speakers
BC and Lowy on bringing English language YouTube silliness to a Chinese speaking audience.
2017/03/10 | David Green
Winners and Losers in Taiwan’s Startup Ecosystem
'Taiwan has a large number of regulations that have been on the books for 40 years to solve problems that aren’t relevant to today’s economy.'
2017/03/10 | Chinadialogue
Roundtable: How to Respond if the U.S. Withdraws from Paris?
In the event of the US leaving the Paris Agreement what will be the reaction of the other signatories?
2017/03/08 | Kyodo News
Japan Becoming Prime Target of 'Ransomware' Crime
Cyber criminals target Japanese companies and demand ransoms after encrypting their files.
2017/03/06 | Olivia Yang
Facebook to Launch Startup Accelerator in Taiwan
FbStart is a global program designed to help mobile app startups build and grow their products.
2017/02/22 | Matthew Fulco
8K TV Offers Glimmer of Hope for Taiwan
The launch of 8K resolution television sets represents a glimmer of hope for the Taiwan panel-making industry.
2017/02/15 | The Japan Times
Scientists and Dual-use Technologies in Japan
Scientists in Japan are concerned with whether the results of their research will be used for the right purposes.
2017/02/13 | David Paulk
This Un-American Life: China’s Struggling Podcast Industry
What’s keeping Western-style podcasts from carving out a mobile entertainment niche in China?
2017/02/09 | The Japan Times
Limiting the 'Right to be Forgotten'
According to the Supreme Court of Japan, search results can be ordered deleted only when the value of privacy protection clearly surpasses that of information disclosure.
2017/02/09 | Zhang Le
How China Will Ward Off an Attack of the Drones
Following high-profile near misses with aircraft, the country is working to combat the threat to security.
2017/02/09 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Uber's Last Day in Taiwan
Uber high fines in Taiwan seem to have driven matters 'off the cliff.'
2017/02/08 | Peter Wood
Chinese Acquisitions Undercut Taiwan, US Semiconductor Industry Edge
Taiwan’s position as a keystone of the global supply of semiconductors is strong, but rapidly eroding.