Your Say (31-07-2009) Arm yourself against pervasive spam emails, warn readers Last week, Viet Nam News called for readers’ opinions on spam messages and mails. We also asked for suggestions to deal with them as they might pose dangers to network and data security. Here are some of the ideas we received: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Japanese, Ha Noi Once a minor annoyance, the use of unsolicited commercial email has become a global problem on the internet. It has become such a nuisance that a name has been coined for it: spam. Spam is not just annoying; it is becoming a more serious problem. Almost all mail servers distinguish spam from official mail by creating a folder for junk mail. But sometimes, mail which is not junk goes into the spam folder. I have experienced the situation many times, and it’s the most annoying thing to have to look through all the spam messages to figure out which one is not. While a busy email user might see up to 20 legitimate messages a day, he might also … [Read more...] about Arm yourself against pervasive spam emails, warn readers
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VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese don’t know what they eat--Chinese or the US fruits, because both management agencies and consumers cannot tell exactly about the origin of the products. Navel brand oranges from Australia and Red Delicious apples from the US are being sold at VND50,999 per kilo and VND44,900 per kilo, respectively, at Metro supermarket. The price levels are more competitive if compared with the prices posted at Big C and import fruit shops in HCM City. However, many people hesitate to buy the fruits, because they don’t believe that the fruits from Australia and the US can be so cheap. According to Nguyen Xuan Hai, Director of Klever Fruits, a chain with 10 shops specializing in distributing fruits in Hanoi, four kinds of US fruits, including apples, cherries, pears and grapes, have been allowed to be imported to Vietnam. Vietnam now applies very strict quarantine regulations on import fruits. All the import consignments must have samples tested by … [Read more...] about Chinese or American?
Confusion still reigns in publishing circles over Google’s offer to pay substantial copyright royalities in exchange for the right to digitize and sell electronic copies of over 4000 Vietnamese literary works. Meanwhile, the Vietnam Copyright Center is seeking writers’ proxies to negotiate with Google. Google is ‘digitizing’ printed books to build a giant electronic library. However, when it began quietly to carry out this project, it was sued by American writers publishers. This case has implications for authors worldwide because the books that have been or will be digitalized number several millions and they are in at least 70 languages. Google responded to the move of US publishers and the American Writers’ Guild by proposing, in 2004, to pay royalties to publishers and authors -- $60 per each work digitized, plus 63 percent of income it earns from selling these works in the future. This became the basis of an agreement between the US writers and … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s writers try to organize to deal with web giant Google
Teenagers with assets can open bank accounts on their own Individuals aged between 15 and 18, who own separate assets, will be allowed to independently open and operate bank accounts without seeking approval from their parents or guardians. A draft circular on the issuance, use and payment of bank cards recently released by the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) states that these individuals may be permitted to open and manage their own accounts in commercial banks and foreign bank branches. Once approved, the circular will replace Decision No 20/2007/QD-NHNN, issued in 2007, which only allows people aged 18 and above to own bank cards. The draft circular also proposes that individuals aged 11 to 14 may own bank cards, which will function as sub-cards of the primary cards held by their parents or guardians. The SBV disclosed that 77.3 million bank cards were issued by 50 card-issuing organisations until the end of October. Moreover, nearly 15,900 ATMs and more than 164,000 points of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/12
AmCham objects to requirements on data centers in Vietnam Tu Hoang HANOI – That a draft law on cyber security requires foreign providers of telecommunication and Internet services to place data centers in Vietnam may not help improve domestic internet security, but may impose an unnecessary burden on them, said the American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi City. Adam Sitkoff, executive director of AmCham Hanoi,told a seminar on challenges caused by regulatory changestowards foreign investors last Thursdaythat such requirements if enacted may hamper the growth of this service, making enterprises bear more business costs. He also noted some other regulations are unreasonable. For example, a Vietnamese company is allowed to work with a registered advertising agency only, according to the Government’s Decree 181/2013 detailing the Advertising Law. He explained the regulation violates the national treatment principle of the World Trade Organization, and strip small and medium … [Read more...] about AmCham objects to requirements on data centers in Vietnam