Livestreaming on the social network is becoming popular in the ASEAN region. Yet, Vietnam is looking to increase control over livestreaming on popular social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, according to a draft government decree, as the country aims to tighten its grip…
As parts of its advertising business slow down, social media juggernaut Facebook is taking a page from rural communities in Vietnam, on how to engage with customers as well as online retailers using chat and video functions.
Despite notable progress in providing digital services, there are still major challenges in accessing these tools in practice.
Vietnam’s government is seeking to increase scrutiny of livestream content on social media such as Facebook and Google, in its latest move to rein in online activities it deems to be anti-state.
Central bank instructed to develop blockchain-based digital money
Vietnam’s central bank will pilot a cryptocurrency implementation program within the next two years.
The Vietnamese government has ordered its central bank to study virtual money using blockchain technology over three years amid rising interests in this type of currency.
Despite all the challenges, an agreement between the two nations would further liberalize the digital trade environment in Southeast Asia.
Facebook, citing its internal data and surveys conducted by WARC, has indicated that Internet services in Vietnam has increased sharply in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Vietnam-based ictnews.
Forex trading fraud has become widespread in Vietnam with hundreds of thousands of investors lured by the promise of high profits offered by tricksters.
Whether or not it is enforceable, the move hints at Hanoi’s desire for tight control over what its citizens say and do online.
New social guidelines encourage users to post positively about the country. However, given the country’s track record on dissent, the guidelines also serve to tighten the government’s control.
Vietnam is marching towards becoming a cashless society with new methods of electronic payments being deployed widely, but security risks come hand in hand with new technologies and applications.
The Covid-19 pandemic has helped e-commerce platforms in Vietnam achieve impressive growth of 18 per cent, pushing the market size to US$11.8 billion.
Since adoption of the Law on Cybersecurity in 2018, there has been an ongoing conversation opposing the strict regulatory environment that the Law creates. Strict enforcement, it is said, would disrupt the continuous flow of data so important to commercial…
A new study of the online content viewing behaviour of Vietnamese consumers has found that 60% access streaming piracy websites or torrent sites.
DNP Water, a subsidiary for water solution under the Dong Nai Plastic Construction JSC., has launched a new mobile application in collaboration with Thuyloi (Water Resources) University in Ho Chi Minh City for real-time forecast of water and salinity levels in…
The National Cyber Security Center said it has discovered and foiled a number of attempted cyberattacks on Vietnamese government portals by the China-linked Cycldek hacker group.
Hanoi targets Alibaba, Netflix and Amazon with pair of new regulations
Hanoi seeks entrepreneurs and foreign investors to build tech powerhouse
Related agencies and telecom providers say information technology infrastructure for handling Covid-19 vaccine passports will be ready next month.
Government has established research unit to develop regulatory framework for digital assets
Ignoring warnings from experts as well as previous scams, thousands of Vietnamese have been drawn to a new cryptocurrency called Pi.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has made use of digital platforms to catch the attention of travellers and promote tourism in the country, it was announced on Tuesday.
Amnesty International said it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest blow to freedom of speech in the communist-ruled country.
The Lunar New Year, ‘Tet’ in Vietnamese, is the most important celebration in the country. This year’s festival on 12 February was accompanied by much uncertainty as Vietnam was hit by a third COVID-19 outbreak just days prior.