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Under Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law, U.S. tech giants face stricter censorship


Attendees peer through portholes on the Google stand at MWC Barcelona, the wireless industry’s biggest conference, on Feb. 25, 2019. In Vietnam, Google and other tech giants face the prospect of tougher restrictions under a new law. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News)

March 16 -- The Washington Post


HONG KONG — When Vietnam’s government took offense at a game on Google’s app store in which a player could battle characters named after the country’s political figures, the tech behemoth caved.


It blocked access to the app in Vietnam, one of Asia’s most promising online markets and a country whose communist leaders have long restricted free speech and criticism of the government.


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