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Missing plane: Don’t read too much into ringing phones—expert

A relative of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane uses a mobile phone at the Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 11, 2014. The accounts of some passengers on Chinese messaging tool QQ show they had been online, reports say, although the operator says that failure to shut the software down properly can give that impression. Photo from The Star Online-Asia News Network

A technology expert dismissed the Theory of the Phantom calls, explaining that ringing phones do not lead to any conclusions.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Flappy Bird may rise again, creator says

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The Vietnamese creator of Flappy Bird says he’s thinking of resurrecting the smash-hit free game that he abruptly took offline a month ago — albeit with a warning about its addictive qualities.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Don’t rely on Google Maps to search for plane, says Google

Misleading images of a plane on Google Maps. The Star Online-Asia News Network

Concerned people should not rely on Google Maps to search the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it is not live satellite feed.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Vietnam to fine people for critical Facebook posts

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Vietnam has intensified a crackdown on online dissent with a new decree that threatens fines of several thousand dollars for anybody criticising the government on Facebook.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Vietnam to clamp down on social media news postings

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Communist Vietnam is to ban bloggers and social media users from sharing news stories online, under a new decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Prominent Vietnam blogger ‘weak’ from hunger strike

Nghe An

A well-known Vietnamese blogger, jailed for 12 years for anti-state propaganda, is “very weak” after a month-long hunger strike protesting at his treatment in prison, his family said Monday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Incendiary Beijing restaurant sign triggers online fury

A restaurant in Beijing displays its sentiment toward the citizens of the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan with which China has territorial issues in the West Philippine Sea and the Sea of Japan. The sign says Japanese, Filipinos, Vietnamese and dogs are barred from the restaurant, presumably in that order. AFP

A sign at a Beijing restaurant barring citizens of nations involved in maritime disputes with China — along with dogs — has triggered a wave of online outrage among Vietnamese and Filipinos.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Vietnam convicts 3 bloggers for anti-gov’t posts

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Vietnam issued jail sentences ranging from four to 12 years on Monday to three bloggers who wrote about human rights abuses, corruption and foreign policy, intensifying a crackdown on its citizens’ use of Internet to criticize the government.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Vietnam jails second dissident blogger in a week

A Vietnamese blogger who posted online calls for democracy has been jailed for five years, official media said Saturday, the second web dissident imprisoned this week in an ongoing crackdown on activists.

Posted: August 11th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US urges Vietnam to free bloggers

The United States on Tuesday urged Vietnam to free three bloggers facing charges over political articles, voicing alarm over what it said were growing restrictions on the Internet.

Posted: April 18th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Vietnam bloggers face ‘propaganda’ trial

Three well-known Vietnamese bloggers face prosecution for “propaganda against the state” after being accused of posting political articles on a banned website, state media said Sunday.

Posted: April 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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