The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies and the largest concentration of mobile and social media users. An escalation in online activism, changing cyber dynamics, developments in digital diplomacy and the exploitation of big data are shaping the region's engagement with the world.

  • How a pop-up art show in New York on Chinese online censorship (visitors are offered split-screen access to Google and Baidu to compare internet access in the US and China) found itself censored.
  • Have influential sections of Chinese society reached their internet censorship tolerance limits?
  • The rise of e- and m-commerce in India is shaking up the country's logistics industry. 
  • The Indonesian Government is encouraging cooperation between driver associations and transport app companies (Uber, Grab, Go-Jek) after drivers staged protests against ride-hailing apps last week.
  • Cambodia's political Facebook war heads to court
  • The Digital in 2016 report has found that in the Asia Pacific region half a million people used the internet for the first time every single day over the past twelve months.  
  • How WeChat has made school days never-ending for young students in China (h/t @niubi).
  • New reports from the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab: one identifies major security and privacy issues with Baidu, China's largest search engine. Another analyses the shifting tactics employed in the long-running cyber espionage campaign against the Tibetan community.
  • Five things to know when designing an app to end violence against women in Cambodia.
  • With an average of 43 installed apps per smartphone user, Hong Kong is the pearl of Asia's mobile app market.
  • 21 strict rules issued by the Central Propaganda Department for how the media should report China's annual 'two sessions' gathering were leaked and distributed online.
  • Meet the 27 female executives who are elevating Asia's tech ecosystem to new heights.
  • Kim Jong-un has been emojied, and we have Kim Kardashian to thank for it:

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