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In this era of booming information technology, infringements of privacy and personal data on social media have continuously increased in frequency. 

Investment in technology in Southeast Asia: focus shifts to Vietnam

Vietnam’s internet economy will soon have the scale of $43 billion, and new technology unicorns are expected to appear in the country, according to Do Ventures, a venture fund targeting startups in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

High-tech fraud ring in Hue busted by police

A high-tech fraud ring has been busted by the Police Unit for High-Tech Crime Prevention of Thua Thien-Hue Province.

 

Netflix stops free trial program in Vietnam

Netflix is the most popular movie and TV show service in the world today. Subscribers have to pay a monthly fee to be able to access its films.

Taking care of happiness and the comprehensive development of the people

Vietnam's human rights achievements originate from the Vietnam Communist Party's point of view on human rights.

Vietnamese use internet, but don’t want to make online payments

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has a high percentage of internet and social network users, but the proportion of people making payments via internet remains very modest.

When only survival skills can save you

VietNamNet Bridge – A picture capturing a snapshot of several girls running out of a burning Ha Noi karaoke bar last weekend has caught the attention of internet users around the web.

Trust remains issue for e-commerce in VN

 VietNamNet Bridge – With the fastest growth of Internet users in Asia, Viet Nam has up to one-third of its population as potential customers of e-commerce. Therefore, many policies on e-commerce have been revised to be closer to reality.

Social network sharing makes users easy target for cybercriminals

Almost 30 per cent of social network users share their posts, check-ins and other personal information with everybody who is online, not just their friends, which leaves the door wide open for cybercriminals to attack since users are unaware

Cybersecurity knowledge gap in Vietnam could be putting users at risk, reports ESET

ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, yesterday released the ESET Vietnam Cyber-Savviness Report 2015 showing that users in Vietnam have low cybersecurity awareness and do not take adequate preventive measures,

Laws to protect Vietnam kids from online dangers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam will make efforts to better protect children from on-line dangers with new laws, said an official.

Vietnam e-commerce developing

 VietNamNet Bridge – E-commerce has developed vigorously in Viet Nam in recent years and has helped Vietnamese companies improve their businesses.

Companies raise concerns about Internet services circular

VietNamNet Bridge - Tightening of regulations on cross-border provision of public information will affect international enterprises, their local partners and customers, Vinalink CEO Tuan Ha said in Ha Noi on June 10.

VN tops ASEAN in domain names

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's domain name ."vn" had the largest number of registrations among ASEAN countries' domain names as of September 2014,

Free wifi service in Vietnam unsafe, experts warn

 VietNamNet Bridge – Users of free wifi in large cities may have their private information such as account numbers, passwords and credit card information stolen, experts from Bkav Security, a subsidiary of Bkav, a large technology group, have warned.

Vietnam ranks 7th in Asia in number of internet users

 Vietnam had more than 33 million Internet users at the end of 2013, constituting 37% of the nation’s total population, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)’s White Book.

Online copyright violations pose major problem

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam lacked the capacity to respond to online copyright infringements, said Vu Ngoc Hoan, director of the national Copyright Office.

E-commerce sees rapid growth

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Industry and Trade's Viet Nam E-Commerce and Information Technology Agency (VECITA), has said that total sales for the e-commerce sector have soared to US$2.2 billion in 2013,

Smartphones pose threat to print media

VietNamNet Bridge – The increasing number of people using smartphones to read online news is making life difficult for print media outlets, heard a recent seminar in Hanoi.

Facebook has 25 million users in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 25 million of the 36 million Internet users in Vietnam have Facebook accounts, according to a Danish market research agency.