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New Chairman of Kazakhstan's Communication, IT Penetration and Information Committee appointed

The new Chairman of the Committee for Communication, IT Penetration and Information has been appointed in Kazakhstan.

New Chairman of Kazakhstan's Communication, IT Penetration and Information Committee appointed
Photo courtesy of nsae.net.
Right to be forgotten discussed in Kazakhstan's Majilis

The so-called 'right to be forgotten', which allows individuals to have information, videos or photographs that infringe on their privacy deleted from Internet records, was discussed by Kazakhstan's Majilis.

Right to be forgotten discussed in Kazakhstan's Majilis
Photo courtesy of pribaikal.ru
$1.5 million database for orphans and potential parents: Dealing with corruption in orphanages

Prosecutor General's Office suggests a database as a solution for adoption related issues and crimes.

$1.5 million database for orphans and potential parents: Dealing with corruption in orphanages
Photo courtesy pravmir.ru
Kazakh Senate passes anti-gay draft law

Kazakhstan's Senate has approved a draft law protecting children from harmful information. One of its provisions bans 'promotion of non-traditional sexual orientation'.

Kazakh Senate passes anti-gay draft law
Photo courtesy of Vesti.kz
Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to construct underwater segment of TASIM

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan have reached an agreement to construct the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM) underwater segment.

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to construct underwater segment of TASIM
Political analyst Dosym Satpayev. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Press-club
Kazakhstan's information security is feeble: expert

Kazakh political analyst Dosym Satpayev called information security of Kazakhstan weak and stressed that this could lead to a strongly divided society as was exemplified by the situation in Ukraine.

Kazakhstan's information security is feeble: expert
Kazakhstan team that participated in  11th ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2012 in Hong Kong among Asia Pacific countries ©Vladimir Prokopenko
Futuristic future demands reforms in Kazakhstan education: Astana Mayor

Kazakh Minister of Eduation and Science and the mayor of Astana said education in Kazakhstan required deep reforms due to increasing penetration of technological innovation into every aspect of the modern life.

Futuristic future demands reforms in Kazakhstan education: Astana Mayor
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru
Kazakhstan to deepen energy and nuclear security cooperation with US

Kazakhstan and the USA agreed to deepen cooperation in energy and nuclear safety.

Kazakhstan to deepen energy and nuclear security cooperation with US
Yoo Byung-eun whose two sons own Chonghaejin Marine Co. the company to which the Sewol ferry belonged. Photo courtesy of dailymail.co.uk
Reward for S. Korea ferry owner upped to $500,000

Under-pressure South Korean prosecutors on Monday upped to $500,000 a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive businessman in connection with last month's ferry disaster.

Reward for S. Korea ferry owner upped to $500,000
Mirbolat Ayupov. ©Turar Kazangapov
Internet penetration at 70% in Kazakhstan: ASTEX-2014 in Astana

Astana is hosting the international conference and exhibition ASTEX-2014 on May 19-20, 2014.

Internet penetration at 70% in Kazakhstan: ASTEX-2014 in Astana
©National Security Committee of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Interior Ministry explains origin of blank passports seized from Chinese at border

The Interior Ministry of Kazakhstan denies that the blank Kazakhstan passports seizing from two Chinese nationals was obtained illegally.

Kazakhstan Interior Ministry explains origin of blank passports seized from Chinese at border
People ready to confess anything for $500,000: Kaspi Bank
People ready to confess anything for $500,000: Kaspi Bank

Kaspi bank has received more than 1000 calls from people hoping to get the $500,000 bounty.

People ready to confess anything for $500,000: Kaspi Bank
Photo by Marat Abilov©
Kazakhstan to provide shortest optic route to Europe for China

Considering the growing demand for telecommunication channels between Asia and Europe, Kazakhstan is ready to provide the shortest route for information flows: Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan to provide shortest optic route to Europe for China
©REUTERS
Yahoo Japan suspects 22 million IDs stolen

Yahoo Japan Corp. has said it suspects up to 22 million user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its Yahoo! Japan portal.

Yahoo Japan suspects 22 million IDs stolen
©REUTERS
Million dollar reward for alleged US cop 'terrorist'

Los Angeles on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of an ex-cop accused of "domestic terrorism" in a murder spree that has claimed three lives.

Million dollar reward for alleged US cop 'terrorist'
Altai Abibullayev. Photo courtesy of altaynews.kz
Altai Abibullayev appointed official representative of Central Communications Service

The Service was established to ensure greater transparency of the activities of Kazakhstan's state authorities and raise people's awareness of the country leaders' work.

Altai Abibullayev appointed official representative of Central Communications Service
Journalist Anderson Cooper. ©REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
CNN hits back in row over using slain US envoy's diary

CNN on Monday hit back at accusations by a top US State Department official that it had engaged in "distasteful" reporting by using the contents of a diary belonging to slain US ambassador to Libya.

CNN hits back in row over using slain US envoy's diary
Photo courtesy of hsc.wvu.edu
German region to buy more Swiss tax cheat data

The German region of North Rhine-Westphalia will continue to buy data on people suspected of stashing assets in Swiss banks to avoid taxes, the state premier was quoted as saying on Sunday.

German region to buy more Swiss tax cheat data
Photo courtesy of inquisitr.com
Endangered languages get a Google protection plan

Google on Tuesday unveiled an online information exchange platform to try to give some extra lasting power to more than 3,000 endangered languages.

Endangered languages get a Google protection plan
Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
Majority of Kazakhstan citizens trust TV more than printed media

Demoscope Bureau of Express-Monitoring of Public Opinion has polled Kazakhstan citizens on the most trusted information sources.

Majority of Kazakhstan citizens trust TV more than printed media