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  1. In the end you'll get the message

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Older readers and purists do not much like the shorthand that is creeping into English thanks to internet chat rooms and messaging services. To them, LOL, meaning 'laugh out ... use should be assimilated. As the prevalence of the internet spreads, that process will be furthered. The Oxford English Dictionary lists more than 250,000 distinct words, not including ...

  2. Business - China Business - GRAFT

    Whistle-blowers spearhead fight against corruption in China

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:09am by Toh Han Shih

    ... started because of a whistleblowing activity JOHN DONKER, PWC PARTNER An increasingly common feature of Chinese corruption prosecutions is internet users using social media to expose officials ... said. In 2012, the government introduced regulations that require social network operators to compel users to register their real identities. Last year, the National Internet Information Office ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Get families to start talking again

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by ROSANNA WONG

    ... sought to find explanations of the hows and whys. Reasons postulated included internet addiction, poverty and parent-child conflict. This paper carried out an online poll asking whether ...

  4. News - China

    Internet users decry subversion charges over ex-teacher's blog articles

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... No verdict has yet been returned at the trial. Internet users have come out in support of Chen, compiling lists of his articles that are still available online, and the case has sparked concern among ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Gambia to jail internet users making fun of government

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 11:22am by AFP

    ... the new law, Internet users face up to 15 years’ imprisonment and US$90,000 fines for a raft of offences including spreading “false news” against or even “caricaturing” government functionaries and politicians. People taking to the Internet to impersonate public officials or to commit any offence already deemed criminal will also fall foul of the new sanctions. “In the recent past, some citizens ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Internet is Hongkongers' most used form of media: survey

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 09:18pm by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Hongkongers spend longer on the internet each day than they do using any other type of media, a study has found. The average time was 145 minutes. That compares ... The proportion was 69 per cent for the internet, 67 per cent for print newspapers, and 66 per cent for using internet on a mobile device. In the younger category, those aged between 12 and 39, average ...

  7. Comment - Blogs - INTERNET

    How much can happen in a Chinese internet minute?

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 04:35pm by Ernest Kao

    ... seconds - a recent report by Resonance China  called "What Happens in a China Internet Minute" has found - is all it would take for 950,000 microblog posts to be published onto Sina Weibo, ... It's not only homegrown companies that have been able to cash in on the internet boom. China is rapidly catching up in the realm of the mobile devices too - much of which is catered ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET

    Former USSR internet domain a haven for cyber-criminals

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:51am by AP

    ... disappeared from the map more than two decades ago, but online an 'e-vil empire' is thriving. Security experts say the.su internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has become a haven ... think that this is really a political thing," Oren David, a manager at security firm RSA's anti-fraud unit, said, adding that other obscure areas of the internet, such as the.tk domain ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Iranian authorities deny controlling internet access ahead of presidential polls

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Authorities wary of violent street protests deny tightening access ahead of presidential elections, but users say net is barely useable Internet 'in a coma' ahead of elections Iran is tightening control of the internet ahead of next month's presidential election, mindful of violent street protests that social networkers inspired last time ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama considers Twitter lawyer as internet adviser

    Posted May 08th 2013, 11:41am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington The White House is creating a new senior adviser position to focus on internet and privacy policy, and Nicole Wong, a lawyer known for her work at Google. ... testified before Congress about her concerns about Internet censorship in countries around the world. In 2010, when she was Google’s vice-president and deputy general counsel, Wong told a Senate ...




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