Myanmar’s tech news
Myanmar’s technology news across February 20201 covered items dealing with subjects including sustainable tourism aligning with the UN SDGs, the meteoric local growth in offline messaging apps and, of course, the military coup and government attempts to block citizen communications using internet and mobile services.
Each link below is a Myanmar technology or startup news headline, with each headline linked to an online article which can be read in full, online and at no cost. This way, our readers get 2 things immediately from Startup News Asia’s monthly tech news updates:
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- Myanmar: Bridgefy offline messaging app downloads surge to more than 1M after country’s military seized power and temporarily disrupted internet
- Myanmar: Military coup cuts information access further by blocking Twitter and Instagram, adding to existing block on Facebook
- Myanmar: “The Tatmadaw [military junta] sees Facebook as their internet nemesis because it’s the dominant communication channel in the country…”
- Myanmar: Military junta proposes wild cyber law, attacking freedom of expression, data protection and privacy, prompting fears of digital surveillance and persecution
- Myanmar: Facebook limits reach of military junta-connected posts over coup misinformation, and stops taking content removal requests from gov’t
- Myanmar: Facebook removes military’s Tatmadaw True News Information Team Page for repeated violations around incitement of violence and coordinating harm in coup
- MIST program shifts focus to UN SDGs with renaming to Mekong Innovations in Sustainable Tourism, serving Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam
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