In Vietnam, Fake Death Certificates Are Weaponized to Hack Facebook Accounts

Published on Monday, 24 December 2018 16:00Written by Saigoneer.

Vietnam’s fake document industry has upgraded for the information age.

Vietnam has one of the largest populations of Facebook users in the world. According to Noudhy Valdryno, a representative from Facebook’s Asia-Pacific Division, the country has 42 million daily users, accounting for 17% of Southeast Asia’s total 242 million. With a robust local Facebook user base comes darker implications, however, such as the manifestation of fake news, bullying or porn bots. Tiếp tục đọc “In Vietnam, Fake Death Certificates Are Weaponized to Hack Facebook Accounts”

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How a U.S.-Backed University in Vietnam Unleashed Old Demons

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Former Sen. Bob Kerrey is pictured. | AP Photo
U.S. State Department via AP

Former Senator Bob Kerrey thought he could help heal the wounds of war. Instead, he reopened them.

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — On May 25, 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry took the stage at the luxury Rex Hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Earlier on their trip together, President Barack Obama had announced a major development in a project Kerry had championed: The Vietnamese government had granted a license for Fulbright University Vietnam, the country’s first independent, private and nonprofit liberal arts university. About $40 million from the U.S. government would go toward the project, along with 25 hectares of rent-free land donated by the Ho Chi Minh City government. On this day, the two countries would officially mark the milestone. Tiếp tục đọc “How a U.S.-Backed University in Vietnam Unleashed Old Demons”