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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Facebook has a moral duty to police the posting of violent videos

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 01:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Facebook's moral duty Facebook has become an integral part of life for many of its 1.15 billion users. A decision by the company to reimpose a ban on the posting ... morality issues are involved. Social media, given its prevalence and role, should follow the same example. The test is one of offensiveness. Facebook has been inconsistent in this regard, tightly ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The patron saint of regulators

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial The patron saint of regulators Nightclubs hold regular nights for ladies. Some newspapers and most online news services are free. Everyone uses Google and Facebook without paying a cent. One of the many enduring insights of French economist Jean Tirole, who won this year's Nobel prize for economics, is to discern the common feature of these phenomena as a type ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Halting the tide of online violence

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with the top social media and technology firms to find a strategy to combat their spread could not have been more timely. EU officials and representatives of Facebook, Google, which owns YouTube, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese firms closing gap on US tech giants like Google

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Closing the gap on Google No Chinese company has wide international brand recognition, but e-commerce giant Alibaba may change that. Its initial public offering in New York on Friday, tipped to be the largest ever in the United States, has understandably gained global attention. If, as expected, US$21 billion is raised, the previous record flotation by Facebook and Visa ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Moderation the key to avoiding smartphone obsession

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the world's, highest smartphone penetration rate. Some 87 per cent of mobile phones can connect to the internet, amounting to a lot of texting, tweeting, talking, posting and Facebook updating. So much ... recognisable: an inability to turn off mobile devices; constantly checking for e-mails, Facebook updates, missed calls and text messages; obsessively topping up battery levels; and taking the mobile ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Give investors choice on shareholding structures as long as rules are transparent

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it before turning down the demand. But Facebook and Google have alternative shareholding structures in the US, just as Jardine Matheson does in Singapore. Their shareholders have been richly rewarded. The real issue has to do with fairness and the rights of minority shareholders. Can both be protected with alternative shareholding structures like Facebook? Since potential shareholders ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US technology giants push back on snooping and urge restraint

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tech giants give nod to Snowden Just because you are hypocritical doesn't mean you are wrong. Eight prominent US technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Apple, have jointly published an open letter to the US Congress and President Barack Obama urging strict new limits on government surveillance. The companies not only argue that the cavalier ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Turkish PM Erdogan has no right to stifle social media

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... made to close YouTube and Facebook. An administrative court on Wednesday ordered a lifting of the block, although authorities have 30 days to appeal; Twitter has also filed a challenge. ... there had been a jubilant return as users circumvented the ban by sharing information by e-mail, phone and Facebook on DNS settings and proxy servers. President Abdullah Gul voiced opposition ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Regulator made the right call in spurning Alibaba

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for discussion. In the US, some tech and media giants such as Facebook and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp have comparable structures that enable their founders or top shareholders to retain control even ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong deserves better free TV

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Wai-kay's Hong Kong Television Network, seen by many as a strong contender. The refusal surprised some people. A Facebook page for Wong's bid so far has attracted some 470,000 ...




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