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Data Management

NSA's information behemoth to swallow a library a minute

Deep in Mormon country, thousands of labourers have worked for two years to build a US$1.7 billion facility that will provide a new home for the NSA's exponentially expanding information store. Sited on an unused swath of a National Guard base, by September it will employ about 200 technicians, span 93,000 square metres and use 65 megawatts of power.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 6:51am

Siblings of Tom Lee music firm cry foul over digitised accounts

John Lee King-cheung and sister Susan Lee So-fong, directors of Tom Lee Music Company and five other family-run companies, asked the Court of First Instance yesterday to order younger brother Henry Lee King-shing and employee Katherine Ng Kit-yee to let them inspect the companies' accounts.

10 May 2013 - 4:46am

Keep data on national company registries open and searchable

As one of the most efficient e-services provided by the Hong Kong government, the Companies Registry regularly receives awards and recognitions. The e-Registry service in particular is popular, with around 2 million website visits per year.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:51am

How information mining helps impose order on chaos, for a while

Travelling to Traverse City, Michigan, in cold, rainy October, serendipity struck in funny ways. In a bookshop, I picked up a 2010 book by the Serbian physicist Vlatko Vedral, Decoding Reality, which sees the world through the lens of quantum information.

10 Nov 2012 - 12:56am

Rethink copyright bill, say artists

Hong Kong's creative minds have joined forces to demand that the government rethink the controversial copyright amendment bill and listen to the needs of artists in drafting the law.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Copyright bill does not fit the digital age

The government's copyright amendment bill has been dubbed the Article 23 of the cyber world. It may just suffer the same fate as the original.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Asia waits to do the sums on US copyright ruling

A mathematics scholar from Thailand devised a textbook method of leveraging his Asian background into sizeable earnings, and the US Supreme Court agreed last week to decide whether his business plan is legal.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Musicians blast new copyright changes

Mainland musicians and music associations have criticised a draft amendment to a copyright law, saying it will harm their interests and stifle originality.

Their response comes after the proposed amendment was issued last week for public consultation.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

TV viewing from your handset, not your couch

Couch potatoes need no longer be confined to the living room. A new device will allow viewers to watch free and pay TV on mobile phones and tablets anywhere, anytime.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Copyright bill aims for balance

I refer to your editorial ('Bill puts internet freedom to the test', June 7), which quite rightly highlighted the importance of striking a reasonable balance between protecting copyright and promoting creativity on the one hand, and safeguarding the free flow of information in the digital environment on the other hand.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am