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Audrey Tang Praised for Coronavirus Prevention Tactics
Japanese netizens are captivated by Audrey Tang, Taiwan's digital minister, and her open data approach to sharing local information on the coronavirus outbreak.
Taiwan’s Craft Beer Industry in Search of a Local Identity
Taiwan's burgeoning craft beer scene has come a long way since independent brewing was legalized in 2002. However, the breweries have wildly different ideas about using local ingredients and what makes a Taiwanese craft beer Taiwanese.
2020/03/12 | Daniel Kao
What Coronavirus Reveals About Our Digital Way of Life in 2020
Despite technological advances, we are not smarter now than we were during the 2003 SARS epidemic.
2020/03/13 | Xiaochen Su
Will Taiwanese Cuisine Sustain Its Popularity in Japan?
Taiwanese cuisine is slowly capturing the hearts of foodies around the world, including Japan's.
2020/03/23 | Voice of America
Coronavirus Technology Carries Troubling Side Effects for Privacy, Press Freedom 
Global emergency measures and tools to tackle COVID-19 outbreak risk privacy, free expression rights, international bodies warn.
2020/06/10 | Michael Beltran
Philippine Activists: ‘Cloned’ Facebook Account Attacks Possibly Linked to Government
The Philippine government’s efforts to stifle dissent took an absurd twist when thousands of university students, faculty, and journalists woke up on Sunday to find cloned Facebook profiles of themselves.
2020/06/12 | Voice of America
Zoom Temporarily Suspends Account After Hosting Tiananmen Square Event
Humanitarian China, an organization focused on providing relief for political prisoners and activists, had its Zoom account shut down. "It seems possible Zoom acted on pressure from the CCP," the organization said in a statement.
2020/03/27 | Roy Ngerng
Taiwan's Digital Response to Covid-19: Impressive, But Is Privacy Respected?
Taiwan has made advances in tech and deployed big data in the fight against COVID-19. But can privacy be protected?
2020/04/03 | The Conversation
Social Media Platforms Can Do More to Tamp Down Coronavirus Misinformation
Social media companies have tried to limit coronavirus misinformation, but they can do more.
2020/05/08 | Xiaochen Su
The Trouble With TikTok's Global Rise
Downloads of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok have surged during Covid-19. The app's weak record on privacy and security should be a cause for concern.