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Beijing to use facial recognition technology in metro security checks - state media

14 days ago

'Harmful' to young people: Hong Kong Free Press website blacklisted on public ASUS PCs at airport

14 days ago

China 'great firewall' blocks almost a quarter of accredited foreign news sites, watchdog says

22 days ago

Apple boss Cook meets Chinese regulator after Hong Kong app criticism

24 days ago

Exclusive: CEO of world's largest e-sports firm ESL warns staff not to discuss Hong Kong protests

1 month ago

'Revolution of Our Times': Hong Kong protester role-playing game suspended from Google Play Store

1 month ago

Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters for 'endangering police' after China warning

1 month ago

China warns Apple against 'unwise and reckless' support of Hong Kong protesters

1 month ago

Taiwan flag emoji disappears from latest Apple iPhone keyboard

1 month ago

Hong Kong police intelligence division install private line connecting HQ to a court in China

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Chinese cartoonist Badiucao slams Twitter for refusing Tiananmen Massacre emoji

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Huawei will not bow to US pressure: founder

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

5G conference warns on security as Huawei controversy rages

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

Microsoft's work with Chinese military university raises eyebrows

7 months ago

Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants

7 months ago

Chinese woman arrested at Trump resort with malware on USB drive

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

China is overtaking US in artificial intelligence, researchers say

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

China's Huawei opens its gates in widening PR assault

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Chinese elderly jump on live streaming bandwagon

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

US charges two Chinese over alleged state-sponsored hacking

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

US believe Chinese intelligence behind Marriott hack

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Huawei exec. arrest threatens China's global tech ambitions

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Filipino gamer banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

1 month ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting 9.4m passengers

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

China-backed hydroelectric dam threatens world's rarest orangutan

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

China to limit number of online games over myopia fears

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine - report

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Facebook sets up US$30m subsidiary in mainland China

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Hyperloop company to build 10km test track in rural China

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

China aims to outstrip NASA with super-powerful rocket

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Chinese island eyes oasis from web censorship for foreigners

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Chinese private firm launches first space rocket

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

10 days ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific

7 months ago

Foreign companies in China brace for VPN crackdown

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Chinese firm probes whether children are toiling in its African mines

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

How the Chinese cyberthreat has evolved

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

HKFP guide to Hong Kong events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre

5 months ago

In Pictures: Thousands of Hongkongers rally in Tseung Kwan O as activists lay siege to police station

3 months ago

Video: Video of mainlander assaulted in Hong Kong sparks outrage in China

28 days ago

In Pictures: Hongkongers fill Times Square with hundreds of multicoloured origami cranes

1 month ago

Chaos and bloodshed in Hong Kong district as hundreds of masked men assault protesters, journalists, residents

3 months ago

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam rules out protest concessions, urges focus on economy

3 months ago

'We must protect and stand up for our youth': Thousands in Australia protest against Hong Kong extradition law

4 months ago

Chinese war film cancels premiere in apparent censorship

4 months ago

'Stakes have never been higher': Hong Kong activists take cause to US Congress, urging pressure on Beijing

1 month ago

'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord': Religion on the forefront of Hong Kong's protests

3 months ago

France's Macron says he told China's Xi 'de-escalation through dialogue' needed on Hong Kong

3 days ago

Uighurs fleeing persecution in China risk losing family back home

29 days ago

Hero in the west; unwelcome in Asia: Thailand's downright ugly treatment of activist Joshua Wong

2 months ago

In translation: China needs to check its inflated national ego

46 minutes ago

An open letter to China's Xi Jinping: 'Our Chinese Dream is that the June Fourth tragedy will receive a clear accounting'

11 days ago

News commentators decry the errand economy as 'ruining' friendship at Chinese universities

1 month ago

How Chinese attitudes to sex and hook-up culture have changed

6 months ago