A massive US$9.6 billion offer to take private Qihoo 360 Technology, the biggest internet security service provider in China, has fanned a surge in speculation over the potential delisting of other Chinese companies in the United States.Thursday, 18 June, 2015, 11:28am
Lawmakers in the Gambia have introduced long jail terms for anyone convicted of going online to poke fun at the government or public officials.
Under 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.5 Jul 2013 - 12:20pm 1 comment
New York City likes to think of itself as a domain like no other, and now it’s close to being able to boast as much on the web.
The city has gotten a key approval for a “.nyc” suffix online, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Tuesday. That would mean web addresses could end in “.nyc” instead of such common suffixes as “.com” or “.org.”3 Jul 2013 - 12:27pm
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 with 138 minutes spent watching television, and 129 minutes on mobile phones, including conversations and using other applications.20 Jun 2013 - 9:30pm
Google revealed top-secret plans yesterday to send balloons to the edge of space with the lofty aim of bringing the internet to the two-thirds of the global population now without web access.16 Jun 2013 - 8:33am 1 comment
Sixty seconds – a recent report by Resonance China has found – is all it would take for 950,000 microblog posts to be published onto Sina Weibo12 Jul 2013 - 9:07pm
Hong Kong's defence against malicious activity online is the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team (HKCERT ), set up in 2001 and managed by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. Its main role is to collect information on cyberattacks and work with the police and internet service providers.9 Jun 2013 - 8:26am
Security experts say the .su internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has become a haven for hackers who have flocked to the defunct superpower's domain space to send spam and steal money.2 Jun 2013 - 2:44am
Lin Dongping, a 25-year-old IT programmer in Fujian's provincial capital, Fuzhou, uses his Weibo microblog to help high school pupils with their homework. Lin, who calls himself "homework uncle", seeks help from others or digs up answers after pupils take a photo of the question and send it to him.26 May 2013 - 2:54pm 2 comments
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 around over claims of fraud, users and experts say.20 May 2013 - 5:51am
Yahoo Japan suspects up to 22 million user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its portal.19 May 2013 - 8:06am
Virtual blueprints for the world's first 3-D printable handgun found a safe harbour at file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, dodging a US government attempt to pull them off the internet.12 May 2013 - 7:28am
Could there soon be a data black hole threatening the internet economy?10 May 2013 - 7:32am
and Twitter, is a leading contender for the job, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.
Wong, currently legal director at Twitter, could not immediately be reached for comment.8 May 2013 - 11:49am
Secrets are surfacing across campuses as Hong Kong students lay bare their lives on new university confession sites. Part love confessional, part gossip blog and complaints forum, the contents of the Facebook community pages have gone viral.1 May 2013 - 10:37am 8 comments