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  1. News - China - E-COMMERCE

    62 million users duped by internet shopping cheats

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... users duped by internet shopping cheats Nearly one-third of online shoppers in the mainland were cheated an average of about 500 yuan in the past year, a Xinhua report said yesterday. Internet fraud cost more than 60 million mainland internet users 30 billion yuan (HK$36.7 billion) in the past year, and may become a major impediment for further expansion of online retail businesses, ...

  2. India must have an open debate on internet curbs

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the hearing were slightly comical, with the lawyers representing Google and Facebook providing a sort of 'Internet for Dummies' guide to the judges. In response to the expectation ... sort of 'code' for the internet. The only problem is that it has gone about it in the clumsiest way possible- before it has even defined its objectives clearly. Only when this is done ...

  3. Internet office threatens action to curb rumours

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com The mainland's internet regulator issued a new warning yesterday against online rumours that it says disrupt social stability, citing several false stories that had been widely circulated online, Xinhua reported. The report quoted an unnamed official at the State Internet Information Office as saying the recently created agency had ...

  4. Big Brother is watching- especially on the internet

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Let it be said we are not luddites here. Long before the vast majority of people knew much at all about the internet, we had built a website and run a minor business through it some 20 years ago. Preface over, so as not to be accused of being out of touch, but we really don't get the Facebook obsession (and we don't get Twitter even a bit). Mostly, we just ...

  5. HK wired for internet shopping

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam There are two things Hongkongers love, and both are fuelling the internet's growth as an inseparable part of the city's financial DNA: shopping and smartphones. In a report commissioned by Google, Hong Kong's internet-based economy was valued at 5.9 per cent of the city's gross domestic product or HK$96 billion in 2009. Online shopping was found ...

  6. Internet privacy

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Wong

    ... little of what they put on Facebook. They thought only their friends could see it. This is not the case. Actions like this make us think twice about what we put on the internet. Almost anything placed on the internet can be retrieved in some way, since once it is in cyberspace it is pretty much out in the open. Therefore, before complaining about the privacy policies of hi-tech firms, ...

  7. Ticket prices and sales hottest topics on internet discussion forums

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Preparations for Shanghai's World Expo have fuelled intense discussion on the mainland's internet chat sites, with ticket prices and sales arrangements the hottest topics. A report, jointly released yesterday by Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and CIC, an internet research and consulting firm, looked at more than 120,000 Expo-related comments taken from ...

  8. The internet

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King. At the beginning We take it granted these days, but just 20 years ago, very few people even knew about the internet. A project called Arpanet was started ... eventually to offer it to ordinary people- not just government agencies and universities. A network without a centre One of the fascinating things about the internet is that nobody controls it. ...

  9. Internet presents opportunities, potential dilemmas for Beijing

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Li Zhuoheng got hooked on the internet in 1997, when he started university at Tsinghua. He joined the IT industry after graduation, and last year founded Jiwai, the Chinese version of Twitter, a popular internet platform in the United States that allows users to post instant mini-blogs through various mediums from mobile phones to MSN and Facebook. 'I was amazed ...

  10. Yahoo - maths prodigy's fame adds up to a top internet award

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak In September he made headlines by becoming the youngest undergraduate in the city, aged nine. Yesterday maths prodigy March Boedihardjo experienced one of the rewards of his fame - by being named Yahoo Hong Kong's News Icon of the Year after ...




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