Eurasia / Tech

Turkmen women issued ‘Botox bans’ on flying by airport officers running facial recognition software

bne IntelIiNews November 23, 2022

Move follows criticism authorities have adopted ‘Taliban-style’ restrictions on tight-fitting clothes, dyed hair and beauty accessories such as false nails or eyelashes.

Asia-to-Europe Digital Silk Way investors to lay ‘internet corridor’ across bottom of Caspian Sea

Aida Kadyrzhanova in Almaty November 17, 2022

Fibre-optic lines crucial part of project set to benefit up to 1.8bn people from Frankfurt to Mumbai.

Income at Mobile Communications of Iran slumps 21% m/m amid regime’s internet blackouts

bne IntelIiNews October 31, 2022

Former communications minister warns stock market value of Iranian telecom sector in danger of dropping sharply, with serious liquidity problems possibly ahead.

Internet wipeout used by Iran regime to counter protests shuts 300,000 e-commerce stores

bne IntelIiNews October 13, 2022

Also amid information war, top Iranian actress upset at authorities’ use of her image on poster.

Iran's Saturday night news interrupted by anti-regime hack

bne IntelIiNews October 9, 2022

Photo of supreme leader put in crosshairs by live broadcast stunt, which came as unrest continued into a fourth week.

Kazakhstan: President pins week-long cyberattacks on foreign-based plotters

Eurasianet October 3, 2022

Tokayev says their intention is to derail his political reform agenda.

Regime’s response to Iran protests strands digital economy in social media ‘desert’

bne IntelIiNews September 29, 2022

Cutting off Instagram has put around 400,000 businesses “at risk of annihilation”, says analyst.