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Hong Kong Free Press - Technology

Explainer: How Hong Kong's 'self-learning, open source' protest movement decides what to do next

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Enacting emergency laws to block websites would signal an end to Hong Kong's 'open internet', warns industry body

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Tear gas in Kwun Tong after Hong Kong protesters surround police station, dismantle 'surveillance' lampposts

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China backing online campaign against Hong Kong protests, Twitter and Facebook say

28 days ago

What are click farms? A shadowy internet industry is booming in China

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What happened when I opted out of face scanning at Hong Kong International Airport

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Hong Kong gov't deactivates functions on new smart lampposts amid privacy concerns

2 months ago

Donald Trump says he wants a review of Google's ties to China

2 months ago

As Hong Kong protesters embrace Telegram, when will the messaging app fix one of its biggest security flaws?

2 months ago

Telegram CEO pins cyber-attack on China hackers during Hong Kong extradition unrest

3 months ago

Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

3 months ago

Hong Kong scientist pins hopes to revive 'Pearl of the Orient' past on cutting-edge technology

3 months ago

Chinese cartoonist Badiucao slams Twitter for refusing Tiananmen Massacre emoji

3 months ago

Twitter apologises after suspending accounts critical of China ahead of Tiananmen Massacre anniversary

3 months ago

Why Xi Jinping's tech 'Long March' could be road to nowhere

3 months ago

China berates US for 'bullying,' as firms step away from embattled Huawei

3 months ago

No easy fix: Hundreds of millions of smartphone users to be affected by Huawei-Google debacle

3 months ago

Huawei will not bow to US pressure: founder

3 months ago

New deputy director role proposed for public broadcaster RTHK, but critics fear gov't influence

4 months ago

Huawei chief Liang Hua says firm is ready to sign a 'no-spy, no back-door' deal with UK

4 months ago

Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism, with fines and 10-year jail terms for offenders

4 months ago

5G conference warns on security as Huawei controversy rages

4 months ago

China uses mobile surveillance app to jail Xinjiang Muslims over lawful behaviour, Human Rights Watch says

4 months ago

UK's foreign minister urges caution over Huawei role in 5G network

4 months ago

Amnesty International Hong Kong says it has been targeted by sophisticated state hackers

4 months ago

Britain 'approves' China's Huawei in 5G network roll-out, despite security warnings

4 months ago

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners

4 months ago

Why the breakthrough image of a black hole is both mind-boggling and humbling

4 months ago

US telecoms regulator chairman urges gov't to block China Mobile over national security 'risk'

4 months ago

Archive reveals scale of China's Tiananmen Massacre blackout as netizens fight to evade censors

5 months ago

Microsoft's work with Chinese military university raises eyebrows

5 months ago

Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants

5 months ago

Chinese woman arrested at Trump resort with malware on USB drive

5 months ago

Canned air and water-spraying drones: The smog remedies aiming to lift the haze

5 months ago

US officials order Chinese company to sell gay dating app Grindr over fears of blackmail - report

5 months ago

Apple's Tim Cook urges China to continue to open up its economy

5 months ago

Video: 'Pandemia' questions Hong Kong's mobile phone addiction and social 'disconnection'

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China is overtaking US in artificial intelligence, researchers say

5 months ago

China's model of internet censorship is being copied across the world, says author James Griffiths

5 months ago

'A proper and last resort': China's Huawei sues US over federal ban on using its products

5 months ago

China's Huawei opens its gates in widening PR assault

5 months ago

'Don't believe everything you hear': Huawei invites foreign media to see for itself on spy claims

5 months ago

China's TikTok app fined in US for illegally gathering children's data

5 months ago

Hong Kong Budget 2019: HK$5.5bn set aside for IT development at Cyberport; HK$16bn for university campus tech refurb

5 months ago

China considers bans and fines for rogue scientists following gene-editing uproar

5 months ago

Censored on WeChat: As tensions in China-US trade conflict rose, so did WeChat censorship

5 months ago

'The US market can be ignored by us': Huawei shrugs off threat of US ban

5 months ago

'The party will go wherever the people are.': Xi Jinping 'cult' app is China's red hot hit

5 months ago

Exclusive: Standard Chartered closes accounts linked to fintech startup Neat as customers left in limbo

5 months ago

Reddit users rebel after China-owned Tencent said to be leading funding round

5 months ago

Huawei 'shocked, amused' by 'ungrounded and senseless' espionage accusations

5 months ago

Data breaches hit record high in 2018, says Hong Kong's privacy watchdog

5 months ago

'Brazen and persistent': US charges China's Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

5 months ago

It's time for Canada and China to tone down the rhetoric

5 months ago

China's second gene-edited foetus is 12-14 weeks old: scientist

5 months ago

Chinese authorities go after citizens for using VPNs to skirt online censorship

5 months ago

Huawei founder's protests mean nothing – independent Chinese companies simply don't exist

5 months ago

Chinese elderly jump on live streaming bandwagon

5 months ago

Tesla recalls more than 14,000 cars in China over Takata airbags

5 months ago

Hong Kong gov't procured 190 Huawei products worth HK$1.76m amid global espionage row

5 months ago

Over one hundred Chinese children given expired polio vaccines in latest scare

5 months ago

The 'like' economy: Who are behind the illicit click farms shaping your social media feeds?

5 months ago

China lands on the far side of moon – here is the science behind the mission

5 months ago

China lands probe on far side of the moon, says state media

5 months ago

As TikTok videos take hold with teens, parents raise concerns over abuse and sexual predators

5 months ago

A bright future? Why solar energy in Hong Kong still has a long way to go

5 months ago

What's wrong with Huawei, and why are countries banning the Chinese telecommunications firm?

5 months ago

What do Chinese internet users think of Google's 'Dragonfly' project?

5 months ago

US charges two Chinese over alleged state-sponsored hacking

5 months ago

Video - US indicts Chinese gov't hackers over attacks in 12 countries

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China warns US against 'weaponising' space as Donald Trump orders creation of military space command HQ

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US believe Chinese intelligence behind Marriott hack

5 months ago

Google's plan for a censored search engine in China is an affront to human rights

5 months ago

Open letter: Over 50 NGOs urge Google not to aid China's censorship and surveillance regime

5 months ago

Huawei exec. arrest threatens China's global tech ambitions

5 months ago

Apple iPhone sales banned in China over patent dispute, Qualcomm says

5 months ago

'Severe violation of rights': China summons Canada envoy over detained Huawei exec - report

5 months ago

Europeans should worry about Huawei and other Chinese firms, senior EU official says

5 months ago

Hong Kong surveillance watchdog reports spike in cases of police obtaining confidential legal material

5 months ago

Filipino gamer banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism

5 months ago

How will Google plug into China's all-encompassing internet censorship regime?

5 months ago

China's Weibo eyes global expansion, foreign-language products

5 months ago

'Shocking and unacceptable': China puts a stop to experiments by baby gene-editing scientist He Jiankui

5 months ago

Hong Kong broadcaster RTHK in the spotlight as gov't audit report cites shrinking audience

5 months ago

Hong Kong conference slams 'deeply disturbing' baby gene-editing claim by Chinese scientist

5 months ago

Video: Trials for world's first genetically-edited babies 'paused,' China scientist tells Hong Kong conference

5 months ago

Video: 'A dangerous precedent' - Google workers want plug pulled on plan for censored China search

5 months ago

Beijing orders probe into scientists' claim to world's first genetically-edited babies

5 months ago

Stealth crackdown: Chinese censorship extends to Twitter as activists' accounts disappear

5 months ago

China ups cash rewards to US$86,000 for citizens who report porn

2 months ago

Video: A.I. news anchors debut on Chinese state news broadcasters

5 months ago

Apple censors sensitive names and phrases from gadget engraving offer on Hong Kong and China websites

5 months ago

Apple Watch supplier forced Chinese students 'to work like robots,' says labour NGO

5 months ago

No law to force firms to reveal data leaks, says Hong Kong privacy chief amid Cathay scandal

5 months ago

Who am I? Hunt for heritage drives Chinese to DNA tests

5 months ago

In Pictures: Armed drones and iris scanners - the boom in China's high-tech security gadgets

5 months ago

Shares nosedive and questions mount over delay as Cathay Pacific admits huge data leak

5 months ago

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting 9.4m passengers

5 months ago

Event: Microwave Festival 2018 presents a futuristic dreamscape using cutting-edge technology

5 months ago

China's Xi Jinping opens Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

5 months ago

China-backed hydroelectric dam threatens world's rarest orangutan

5 months ago

China accused of mass cyber spying - but working out the truth is just the start of the problem

5 months ago

'Always out of the picture': Secrecy surrounding opening of Hong Kong mega bridge prompts backlash

5 months ago

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says it is 'important to explore' China project amid criticism over censorship

5 months ago

Carbon catastrophe: air-freighted fruit at Hong Kong supermarkets is a disaster for the planet

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Video: Shortage of doctors in China prompts rush for AI healthcare

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Got a problem? Ask China's online agony aunts for help

5 months ago

'It looks adorable and children love it': Robot teachers invade Chinese kindergartens

5 months ago

China to limit number of online games over myopia fears

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Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

5 months ago

Australia blocks China's Huawei, ZTE from 5G network citing security risks

5 months ago

Apple removes 25,000 apps in China as firm comes under scrutiny amid trade tensions

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Chinese police nab 3 suspects after US$87m cryptocurrency theft

5 months ago

Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine - report

5 months ago

'Suspected malware' shuts down press club's website amid controversial speech by pro-independence speaker

5 months ago

'Project Dazzling Snow': How China's total surveillance experiment will cover the country

5 months ago

If Google goes back to China, it will be on the government's terms. What will that mean for human rights?

5 months ago

Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant

5 months ago

China's latest vaccine scandal sparks fear, rage, and censorship

5 months ago

'Total radio silence' - Googlers bristle at censoring search for China: report

5 months ago

'Profit before human rights': NGOs slam Google's reported plan to launch censored service in China

5 months ago

China's former top censor Lu Wei charged with taking bribes

5 months ago

In Hong Kong's gig economy, freedom remains elusive for most 'slashies'

5 months ago

Facebook sets up US$30m subsidiary in mainland China

5 months ago

Censors jump into action as China's latest vaccine scandal ignites

5 months ago

In pictures: Yellow robots deliver snacks to your home in China

5 months ago

Hyperloop company to build 10km test track in rural China

5 months ago

There's no real 'sharing' in the platform-based economy, but cooperatives offer a solution

5 months ago

'Big Brother' surveillance state? As facial recognition use grows, so do privacy fears

5 months ago

Washington moves to block China Mobile from US market, citing national security concerns

5 months ago

China aims to outstrip NASA with super-powerful rocket

5 months ago

Freedom segregated: China to set up open internet zone on tourist island

5 months ago

Time to implement a simple idea that could save our planet: stop eating meat

5 months ago

Chinese island eyes oasis from web censorship for foreigners

5 months ago

In Pictures: Chinese parents-to-be go abroad in search of IVF treatments

5 months ago

130km from Hong Kong, Taishan's troubled nuclear plant secretly comes online despite defects

5 months ago

Fanny Law's departure as Science Park chair a political decision to remove CY Leung-era influence, claims veteran lawmaker

5 months ago

'iPal' - a robot companion for China's lonely children

5 months ago

Jogging through Tiananmen Square: What happens when Facebook meets China's censorship regime?

5 months ago

'This could be a very big problem': Facebook deals with Chinese firm draw ire from US lawmakers

5 months ago

Facebook says Chinese phone makers - deemed a national security threat - got access to data

5 months ago

Data protection: a global movement to protect personal data and expand business opportunities

5 months ago

Facebook data scandal is an opportunity to rethink our dependence on the social network

5 months ago

No laughing matter: demise of a humour app is part of China's tightening grip on new media

5 months ago

Smart card, dumb city: is Hong Kong laissez-faire, or just lazy?

5 months ago

Video: Technologically challenged - villagers and elderly on the frontline of Hong Kong's digital divide

5 months ago

Chinese private firm launches first space rocket

5 months ago

China's new internet industry group signals growing party involvement in private firms

5 months ago

Xi Jinping values Hong Kong scientists, Carrie Lam says after Chinese funding arrangement relaxed

5 months ago

Donald Trump says he is working with China's Xi Jinping to save telecom giant ZTE

5 months ago

Gov't to continue using Microsoft email system instead of Chinese one after contract granted to Shenzhen firm

5 months ago

Hong Kong gov't hires Shenzhen company to build new email system, raising security concerns

5 months ago

IT Bureau launches new scheme to fast-track 1,000 tech workers from mainland and overseas to Hong Kong

5 months ago

China gives 'subversive' Peppa Pig the chop, a year after Winnie the Pooh crackdown

5 months ago

China may avoid 94,000 deaths and save US$339bn by honouring Paris accord climate policies, study says

5 months ago

'Botmageddon': Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks fears of social media manipulation

5 months ago

China's Weibo backtracks on gay content ban after #IAmGay protests

5 months ago

China launches bilingual website to report foreign spies and thwart bids to 'overthrow the socialist system'

5 months ago

'I am gay' protests as China bans 'homosexual' content on Weibo

5 months ago

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific

5 months ago

Foreign companies in China brace for VPN crackdown

5 months ago

Airbnb China tells hosts it will share their data with the gov't from Friday

5 months ago

'The falling of a giant star': Millions in China mourn physicist Stephen Hawking

5 months ago

China delaying reports of software loopholes so intelligence agency can exploit them, researchers find

5 months ago

Interview: HKFP speaks to Sophia, Hong Kong's own social humanoid A.I. robot

5 months ago

Budget 2018: Cyberport gets $100m for e-sports as it has fast, stable internet facilities, says IT Sec.

5 months ago

Newly discovered light-emitting firefly named after 'brave and selfless' Hong Kong liver donor

5 months ago

Chinese man detained for 10 days after calling top Chinese nuclear submarine scientist 'unfilial'

5 months ago

US YouTube users to see 'gov't funded' labels on China's Xinhua, and US-backed RFA videos

5 months ago

China tightens screws on social media, taking aim at rap, crude cartoons, dirty jokes and celebrity gossip

5 months ago

9 out of 12 electrical cable samples from major brands in Hong Kong fail fire test

5 months ago

'There's no way to refuse': China's Alibaba under fire over use of customer data

5 months ago

China news app Toutiao hires 2,000 more content reviewers as internet regulator cracks down

5 months ago

Hong Kong government makes 123 data requests to Facebook in first half of 2017

5 months ago

China says its 'open' internet accounts for a third of GDP at Wuzhen cyberspace conference

5 months ago

Embattled US neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer finds a home in Hong Kong, as domain registry promises review

5 months ago

Chinese firm probes whether children are toiling in its African mines

5 months ago

Keystroke recording scripts found running on numerous Hong Kong websites, say researchers

5 months ago

Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist

5 months ago

China and the US are both shooting for the moon – but don't call it a space race

5 months ago

China says social media companies must punish staff who spread 'illegal content'

5 months ago

Sinister or safer? China takes the lead in using facial recognition technology

5 months ago

German ambassador warns of detrimental effects if China's cyber regulations throttle digital communication

5 months ago

How the Chinese cyberthreat has evolved

5 months ago

Chinese social network Weibo recruits monitors to spot porn, illegal content

5 months ago

Google fixes MTR exit feature in Maps app, after disappearance vexes Hongkongers

5 months ago

China's internet regulators fine major companies for failing to purge banned content on social networks

5 months ago

China disrupts WhatsApp as censorship stepped up ahead of major Communist Party congress

5 months ago

Beijing migrant worker sentenced to 9 months in prison for making ISIS joke in chat group

5 months ago

Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'

5 months ago

Apple says US$999 iPhone X is the 'biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

5 months ago

Facebook staffs up in China despite being blocked

5 months ago

In quest for 'ideological security', China pushes to extend Communist Party influence inside tech firms

5 months ago

The evolution of China's Great Firewall: 21 years of censorship

5 months ago

Chinese tech firms are at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence — but at what cost?

5 months ago

Chinese police arrest a man for complaining about hospital food - but netizens say it's police abuse

5 months ago

Why you should care about China's VPN crackdown

5 months ago

China demands internet platforms verify users' true identity

5 months ago

The eye of the storm: Hong Kong's all-powerful observatory

5 months ago

Cambridge University publisher removes 300 academic articles from its China website amid cries of censorship

5 months ago

Hong Kong is still a colony: Why embattled leader Carrie Lam will not be allowed to resign

2 months ago

Lowest rating yet for a Hong Kong leader: Popularity of Carrie Lam plunges to historic low - HKU poll

2 months ago

Comparing Hong Kong's extradition bill with other international, law-abiding agreements is misleading

3 months ago

How protest turnout figures are manipulated on both sides of Hong Kong's political divide

2 months ago

Video: Hong Kong police make bloody arrest, assisted by officers suspected to be undercover as protesters

1 month ago

'Defeat the evil law': How an unlikely coalition could spell trouble Hong Kong's extradition law plan

3 months ago

Explainer: How frontline protesters' toolkit has evolved over Hong Kong's long summer of dissent

28 days ago

Hundreds of protesters gather at Sha Tin mall to demand accountability for violent clashes on Sunday

1 month ago

Video: UK halts export licences for Hong Kong crowd control gear, urges investigation into police-protester clashes

2 months ago

Chinese diplomats cause controversy on Twitter as they defend Beijing

2 months ago

Lithuania summons Chinese envoy over Hong Kong incident

13 days ago

Possible appeal for jailed Umbrella Movement activists as lawyers question long prison term

4 months ago

Hong Kong police breed mistrust and uncertainty with selective law enforcement

1 month ago

Xi Jinping's Hong Kong visit may provide a pretext for a crackdown on dissenting voices

4 months ago

Int'l Day of the Disappeared: China must put a halt to secret detention and all forms of enforced disappearances

16 days ago

Rampant illegal parking – another government failure

20 days ago

Refugees are turning to crime because of Hong Kong's botched asylum system

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