May 29, 2020
Checking Myths and Facts: COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps
As tracing apps have become a hype in many countries, governments have been urging people to use them. However, due to privacy concerns, the rate of […]
May 15, 2020
Should We be Worried about a Tracing App during the COVID-19?
The situation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted many states as well as non-state actors to launch—or consider launching— a contact tracing application (app). While […]
April 2, 2020
TraceTogether: Not Easy to Verify the State’s Privacy Claims
Update as of May 7, 2020: Some of the content in this article is outdated. The ‘reference implementation’ of the BlueTrace protocol called OpenTrace has been […]
November 6, 2019
Freedom of Expression versus Disinformation: Don’t Allow the Latter to Happen in the Name of the First
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest stance refusing to fact-check political ads on Facebook has drawn significant criticism, even his own employees. He said that his decision is to […]
October 29, 2019
Lessons Learned from Data Breach in Southeast Asia: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
In 2019, two major data breach incidents happened at the regional level. One was Sephora, a well-known cosmetics retailer that has branches all over the world. […]
October 22, 2019
Flawed Step Forward: SIM Card Registration in the Deep South of #Thailand
What if you are told to give up your personal data otherwise you will not be able to use your phone to communicate? This is happening […]
September 4, 2019
What is the (Real) Point of an Internet Shutdown?
On August 21, 2019, Indonesia ordered internet services to be temporarily blocked in Papua before partially lifting it on September 5, 2019. This incident followed similar […]