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Facebook Used to Kidnap, Traffic Indonesian Girls

Although no solid data exists, police and aid groups that work on trafficking issues say it seems to be a particularly big problem in Indonesia.

A visitor demonstrates Sony's head-mounted display HMZ personal 3D viewer, which provides a 3-D theater of music videos, movies and games, at the Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari, Chiba, near Tokyo,Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Some 200 companies take part in the annual gala exhibition which opens to the public on Sept. 22-23. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo Game Show Focuses on Social, Smartphones

It’s not quite game over at the annual Tokyo Game Show opening Thursday, but with smartphones, tablets and other computer-like devices luring people away from the once-dominant consoles devoted to video games, the rules have changed.

A screencap from the Philippines' #epalwatch website

Anti-Political Grandstanding Viral Campaign in Philippines gets International Attention

Viral campaign showcasing photos of Philippine politicians grandstanding outside of election season gets the attention of international media

Residents carry their belongings as they walk back to their homes along a flooded area in Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine Govt Announces Unified #Walangpasok Hashtag for Class, Work Suspension Announcements

Philippine government is asking concerned agencies and organizations to use unified hashtag #walangpasok for marking social media posts.

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Viral Video of Driver Assaulting Traffic Enforcer Leads to Lawsuit

Viral video of a driver assaulting an MMDA traffic enforcer leads to lawsuit, with government officials lauding citizens’ vigilance in the use of social media.

This video image taken from CCTV shows Gu Kailai, center, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, standing trial in the Intermediate People's Court in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei Thursday Aug. 9, 2012. According to testimony Thursday in one of China's highest-profile murder trials in years, Gu lured British businessman Neil Heywood to a hotel in the southwestern mega-city of Chongqing, where she got him drunk and fed him poison. The secretive trial of Gu and a household aide, who are accused of murdering Bo family associate Heywood, ended in less than a day at the court. (AP Photo/CCTV via APTN)

Sina Weibo’s Services ‘Limited’ During Gu Kailai Trial

Users of China’s main Twitter-like service, Sina Weibo, have reported difficulties posting messages during a controversial murder trial involving Gu Kailai.

Flooding at the University of Sto. Tomas (Photo credit: Kenneth Dimalibot/Instagram)

Metro Manila & Luzon Provinces Flooded; How Can Social Media Help?

In the light of the flooding situation in Metro Manila, have Filipino netizens been able to use the Internet and social media effectively in mitigating risks?

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Baidu Sacks Employees Who Deleted Forum Posts for Cash; 3 Arrested

Baidu has fired three employees for deleting forum posts in exchange for cash. Three have been arrested for accepting bribes.

In this photo taken on July 31, 2012, Isaac Mao, a well-known Chinese blogger and the founder of Sharism Lab, a social media research group, works on a computer in Beijing. Mao had more than 30,000 users when his Weibo account was deleted in June after he made a series of questioning remarks about China's space program. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Online & Outspoken: China’s Microblog Craze

China’s leading microblog Sina Weibo: will it drive political change and democratic reforms, or is it a brilliant new surveillance tool for the government?

China swimmer Sun Yang dives off of the starting block during the 400-meter freestyle event during the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Aquatics Centre in London on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Al Bello, Pool)

Ex-Google China Head Apologizes After Olympic Row

Ex-Google China head Kaifu Lee has apologized after posting contact details of a US swimming coach who cast doubt on a Chinese Olympic swimmer’s performance.

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