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Threat of data blackout looms

More governments are imposing limits on how data can be moved around the globe, possibly bifurcating the Internet and ending an era of free data flow

"We use information collected around the world to identify malware, phishing websites," Mr Keith Enright told The Straits Times. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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When browsing the Web, users about to visit sites potentially hosting scams or phishing will see pop-up warnings.

This nifty feature, according to Google's chief privacy officer Keith Enright, is premised on the concept of borderless data flow that represents the way the Internet has worked for the past three decades.

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