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National Assembly strikes ‘domestic server’ clause despite cyber risks

The clause on requiring foreign enterprises to install servers in Vietnam was struck out from the draft Law on Cybercecurity at the on National Assembly session despite the increasing number of attacks on Vietnamese computer systems and networks as well as Facebook and Google’s long years of tax evasion. Facebook and Google may continue to ... Read More »

Facebook and Google unlikely to leave over local server issue

Facebook and Google are not likely to leave Vietnam over the issue of installing servers in the country as they are making bank on Vietnamese users’ demand for their services. Google and Facebook may be reluctant to withdraw from their lucrative operations in Vietnam. Photo: vtc.vn vtc.vn quoted Nguyen Phan Anh, Master of Economic Law, as saying that the two ... Read More »

Forbes: Vietnam to become IT outsourcing powerhouse

Forbes has predicted that Vietnam is on the path to become a hot spot for IT outsourcing and will soon become a world powerhouse in this field. Vietnam has progressed towards promoting IT development, calling for investment from tech giants around the globe. (Photo: sggp.org.vn)  The New York-based business magazine has run an article by Anna Frazzetto – a leading ... Read More »

Will Vietnam become an AI hub?

VietNamNet Bridge – Le Hong Viet, technology director of FPT, the Vietnamese largest information technology frim, said AI (artificial intelligence) has had extremely big impact on the economy and society.  AI has had extremely big impact on the economy and society.  It is expected that AI will make up $15.7 trillion in the global economy. From 2020, the global GDP ... Read More »

Vietnam to run pilot automation of patent applications

VietNamNet Bridge – The intellectual property (IP) registration process, which lasts 36-42 months, will be shortened to 36 months from June 1 next year. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is recently signed by the Intellectual Property Office under the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Korea Intellectual Property Office.— Photo qdnd.vn The change is regulated in a Memorandum of ... Read More »

HCM City to host exhibitions on ICT, broadcasting, electronics

More than 300 units from 20 countries and territories worldwide have registered to participate in the Vietnam ICT COMM, an exhibition of information and communication technology (ICT), the Broadcast Vietnam and the Electronics Vietnam slated for June 7-9 in Ho Chi Minh City.  More than 300 units from 20 countries and territories worldwide have registered to participate in the exhibitions ... Read More »

1,500 tons of fish could have been saved if IoT had been used: scientists

VietNamNet Bridge – The mass fish deaths on the La Nga River days ago might have been prevented if an IoT water & air monitoring system had been applied, according to Phan Dinh The Duy from the HCM City University of Science & Technology. The water & air monitoring system The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report showing ... Read More »

Winners of Microsoft Office contest honoured

Three students winning the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) 2018 in Vietnam were honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on May 30.  Doan Thuc Thanh from the Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted in the northern province of Nam Dinh earned the first prize at the Microsoft Word 2013 category.  Meanwhile, Nguyen Ba Trong Dai from the ... Read More »

Government issues warning on router-hacking virus

The Ministry of Information and Telecommunications’ Authority of Information Security on Tuesday warned that routers and storages in Viet Nam have been exposed to the VPNFilter virus.  Illustrative image. The VPNFilter virus has affected over 500,000 routers and storages in many countries, including Viet Nam. — Photo vov.vn The virus has affected over 500,000 routers and storages in many countries, ... Read More »

From math-loving student to Microsoft security engineer and big boss

VietNamNet Bridge – After earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science from one of the best universities in Australia, the University of New South Wales, Nguyen Duy Lan received a doctorate in cryptography at the University of Wollongong. Mr Nguyen Duy Lan Lan showed passion for math at high school and received encouragement from his teacher. Lan said he chose ... Read More »