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  1. News - World - DIGITAL CURRENCIES

    Second Bitcoin bank folds after hackers steal virtual cash from online vault

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 09:52am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse

    ... the world grapple with the cryptocurrency, which is generated by complex chains of interaction among a huge network of computers. US Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen has said the Fed has no powers over a currency that only exists virtually and has no central authority behind it. Several countries, including Russia and China, have already heavily restricted how bitcoins can be used. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440783/second-bitcoin-bank-folds-after-hackers-steal-virtual-cash-online-vault
  2. News - World - FINANCE: ANALYSIS

    Failure of Mt Gox bitcoin exchange hurts virtual currency’s prospects

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:14pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Collapse of Tokyo-based Mt Gox could be fatal to virtual money's quest to gain wider acceptance Failure of bitcoin exchange hurtscurrency's outlook The sudden disappearance of one of the largest bitcoin exchanges adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual currency, which was beginning to gain legitimacy beyond the technology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435804/failure-mt-gox-bitcoin-exchange-hurts-virtual-currencys-prospects
  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Lego links with Google's Chrome browser for virtual builds

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 09:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Virtual Lego Lego lovers can build with virtual colour blocks on Google's Chrome web browser and post them in online world maps. ... by a team in Australia, but was opened on Tuesday in an apparent tie-in to The Lego Movie due out next month. "More than one million builders have explored the new world of Lego creations Down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1416828/lego-links-googles-chrome-browser-virtual-builds
  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Virtual currency entrepreneurs fight for future of bitcoin in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 10:33pm by DANNY LEE JOANNA CHIU

    ... that the value of the digital currency would reach a high of US$1,242 a piece. Nor did he foresee that governments the world over would debate the risks and merits of the digital currency that operates free from government regulation. Cheng is one of a growing number of bitcoin enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who believe that Hong Kong can become the bitcoin capital of the world- despite recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1396917/virtual-currency-entrepreneurs-fight-future-bitcoin-hong
  5. News - World - ADVENTURE

    'Web Robinson Crusoe' moves virtual office to desert island to prove we can work anywhere

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:30am by GDN

    ... to be the world's first "Web Robinson". "I wanted to show how with solar energy and new technology, we can live differently and work from far away, cutting out all the time lost ... "business trip", Toulemonde, was a changed man. "Doing everything virtually has its limits. Working from a distance is doable … But I'd say 40 days is about the limit," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1370349/web-robinson-crusoe-moves-virtual-office-desert-island-prove-we-can-work
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Facebook increasingly shaping our view of the world

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 05:57pm by Amy Wu

    ... billion. And the shopping spree continued into March when Facebook snapped up Oculus VR, the virtual reality headset company, for US$2 billion. As we await their next purchase, it's clear ... the population, ask: what's the big deal? For many millennials, Facebook is the key gateway to news and the world. That, along with headlines and scraps of information via Twitter, Weibo or WhatsApp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1466955/facebook-increasingly-shaping-our-view-world
  7. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Value of virtual currency bitcoin skyrockets

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:12am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Value of the world's most recognised virtual currency quadrupled over the past 30 days Bitcoin goes mainstream as US indicates support The bitcoin bulls went on the charge last week, sending the price for one unit of the virtual currency towards the US$1,000 landmark after American lawmakers showed a willingness to lend legitimacy to digital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1364040/value-virtual-currency-bitcoin-skyrockets
  8. News - World

    Hundreds of paedophiles ask virtual '10-year-old Filipina girl' for online sex in rights group sting

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 05:05am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague Group identifies paedophiles who contacted '10-year-old' generated by computer 1,000 offer virtual girl money for online sex A Dutch rights group said Monday it had identified over 1,000 paedophiles around the world by offering online sex with a computer-generated 10-year-old Filipino girl called Sweetie. Terre des Hommes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1347916/group-identifies-paedophiles-who-offered-money-online-sex-computer
  9. Work moves in to a virtual world

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tony Henderson

    ... her character on her computer screen through a virtual world online. If she sees an object she is interested in, she interacts with it. When she meets another person's virtual character, ... which in the virtual world concocted in computer generated space is simply another identity, set up to function as a second self that has an open-ended freedom. Thus, things can be done ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617731/work-moves-virtual-world
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Mainland Chinese get round the firewall by using virtual private networks

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 04:52am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... with a virtual private network China has developed a huge parallel internet sheltered by an electronic firewall known as the Great Firewall of China which blocks, filters and slows traffic on the internet. This significantly obstructs and impacts business, foreign trade and academic, social and cultural exchanges. However, virtual private networks (VPNs) have allowed Chinese web users almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1346096/mainland-chinese-get-round-firewall-using-virtual-private

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