Information Age

The coming internet age of liberation and treachery

Illustration: Henry Wong

We face a future in which cyberterrorists are targeted by government drone strikes, online identities are taken hostage and held for ransom, and parents explain online privacy to their kids long before the subject of sex.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 4:20am

Reality bites

After two weeks of learning the shocking details of how an 11-year-old girl slashed a friend's neck in school, and let her bleed to death, most Japanese are still at a loss to understand why it happened.

19 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Encouraging Diversified Development

18. The vitality of our economy owes much to the numerous small and medium enterprises which employ many workers. The Special Administrative Region Government (SARG) will give them strong support. Traditional industries and the local community economy play a unique role in the restructuring of our economy, by offering a wider variety of jobs. We will actively complement their development.

8 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Competition promotes use of the Internet

Young Web site designers and event organisers will soon have the chance to show off their skills in a competition aimed at promoting the use of the Internet.

23 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Off-line browsers can save time and money

I find surfing the Web can be a thankless task, especially if I'm doing it for anything but fun. Search engines and Web indexes such as Alta Vista and Yahoo are useful, but even with them, using the Web still takes up valuable on-line minutes that I have to pay for. Besides using search engines, what can I do to reduce this hassle and to keep my dial-up bills down?

17 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Expose Yourself Tonight

Expose Yourself Tonight, Arts Development Drama Club, Fringe Club, June 10 The two words that usually make me hesitate to watch a performance would probably be 'experimental theatre'.

My mind becomes full of fragmented, abstract images of people wandering aimlessly around on stage in very slow exaggerated movements.

16 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Web log package

LinkAGE Online now offers the Webstat Access Report, an access record and analysis service to gauge the effectiveness of its clients' Web pages. The value-added service can identify the hourly hit rate, peak visiting time, most favourable Web section, regional distribution and the domain of its clients' Web surfers.

8 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Cyberspace centre ousts Bard

Literature lovers claim Shakespeare will be turning in his grave over a British Council decision to jettison a library of pre-1900 books to make space for Internet terminals.

As well as the Bard, officials decided Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen had no place on the shelves of the institute's new $300 million building in Supreme Court Road, Admiralty.

20 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

How secure is the Net?

SURE, I feel safe on the Net. Don't you? I know there are spies out there somewhere (although who knows if the CIA is really taking advantage of the Net) and I know hackers are out there trying to get into our private accounts and data. Now, though, the Internet has its own friendly Cyberspace detectives. Yes, real, bona fide private eyes in the electronic world.

24 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Cyberspace: The surreal frontier

ALL too often this column has been a forum to discuss serious topics, whether foul-ups in the Internet community or positive achievements in the cyber-scene.

For a change, this week we are going to focus on the fun, strange and odd World Wide Web sites that demand a visit because of the eccentric nature of their content.

21 Mar 1995 - 12:00am