Global New Light of Myanmar gets HaCkEd

The website of the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar has apparently been hacked by the Syrian hacker known as "RxR Hacker" Though the site is functioning normally, a post has appeared in the site's Breaking News section declaring it "HaCkEd By RxR HaCkEr" The page originally contained a story titled "MOFA  issued press release" RxR Hacker has hacked dozens of websites around the world, including...

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Demonstrators call for overturn of Section 66(D)

This past Sunday, hundreds of citizens gathered in Mahabandoola Park as part of a campaign requesting the government to overturn Section 66(D) of the Telecommunications Law Also...

Demonstrators call for overturn of Section 66(D)

Ministry of Information website hit by DDoS Attack

The Ministry of Information (MoI) released a statement on their Facebook page yesterday confirming that their website fell victim to a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack...

Ministry of Information website hit by DDoS Attack

MPT executives in talks to convert company into a public corporation

Officials are discussing possibly turning state-owned telco MPT into a public corporation, the company’s deputy general manager Thein Hote told The Voice However, executives...

MPT executives in talks to convert company into a public corporation

All police stations now required to open individual Facebook pages

The Myanmar Police Force Head Office has instructed police stations country-wide to open both email and Facebook accounts in order to be more efficient and up-to-date...

All police stations now required to open individual Facebook pages

Google reveals Myanmar’s top searches in 2016

Google yesterday released the ‘Year in Search 2016’ video, which offers a recap of major world events based on what humans searched for on Google over the past year The video...

Google reveals Myanmar’s top searches in 2016

Myanmar Digital Rights Forum proposes a path away from 66(d)

More than 55 representatives from technology companies, government, media and civil society organizations gathered at the innovation lab Phandeeyar to participate in the Myanmar...

Myanmar Digital Rights Forum proposes a path away from 66(d)

New National Electronic ID registration trials now taking place in Mandalay

Yesterday, Mandalay became the first guinea pig in the government’s latest efforts to convert citizens’ paper National Registration Cards into electronic smart...

New National Electronic ID registration trials now taking place in Mandalay

Fourth telecom operator to get license this month

Myanmar’s fourth telecommunications operator will be granted a license this month, the Posts and Telecommunications Department has announced  The license will be...

Fourth telecom operator to get license this month

IT professionals slam Telecommunications Law at CommuniCast exhibition

Information technology professionals gathered yesterday at the CommuniCast Myanmar 2016 conference at Novotel Yangon Max to discuss the country’s digital future However, while...

IT professionals slam Telecommunications Law at CommuniCast exhibition

Coconuts Yangon Tech

Like much else in Myanmar, tech is a fast-changing industry. Economic reforms, including the entrance of two foreign telecommunications firms in 2014, have given way to a spirit of innovation coinciding with widespread internet access. The tech hub Phandeeyar makes the news every every couple of months after it helps launch a new app, whether it be about local restaurants or Burmese slang. Like in many parts of the world, debate and discussion about gender often arise within the Myanmar tech world, hopefully resulting in a more equitable distribution of the fruits of the country’s tech boom.