The country's internet police are considering a plan to open a small hole in the "great firewall of China", allowing users in Zhuhai's special economic zone to access some blocked foreign websites.Friday, 26 July, 2013, 4:39am 1 comment
Guangdong authorities plan to monitor use of the internet in all public areas, local media has reported. The authorities would increase the number of cameras and replace existing ones with high-resolution models and with facial recognition functions, it said.26 Jul 2013 - 4:39am
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
Singapore's online community has reacted angrily to an announcement that news websites - including one operated by Yahoo - will have to obtain licences subjecting them to rules for traditional media in the city state.30 May 2013 - 1:44am
Google is planning to develop high-speed wireless networks in sub-Saharan Africa with the help of high-altitude balloons that can transmit Wi-fi signals across hundreds of square kilometres.30 May 2013 - 2:51am
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
An internet watchdog group responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of inboxes around the world has been hit by a huge cyberattack, a crushing electronic onslaught that one expert said had already had ripple effects across the internet.28 Mar 2013 - 8:19pm
Sergey Brin envisions Google's internet glasses hitting the market this year with an eye toward freeing people from unsocial habits engendered by "emasculating" smartphones.1 Mar 2013 - 4:53am
Park Geun-hye is officially headed to the Blue House as the country's first female president. Park, the daughter of a former strongman, has already faced a test over Pyongyang's recent nuclear missiles testing.25 Feb 2013 - 6:00am
Mainland authorities who have long sought to limit access to information have reinforced the so-called Great Firewall of China, internet firms say, frustrating businesses and raising concerns among activists.4 Jan 2013 - 9:43pm 11 comments
India has launched a new version of its ultra-low-cost tablet computer with a quicker processor and an improved battery, on sale to students at the subsidised price of US$20.13 Nov 2012 - 3:11am
The digital divide describes the differences between people with access to information and communication technologies and those without. In 2003, global leaders acknowledged at the World Summit on the Information Society that without access, poor people would miss out on the benefits of the information society - such as improved education, health, agriculture, government services and trade.20 Oct 2012 - 1:38am
Wi-fi - the wireless broadband system - has been installed in all telephone booths in Hong Kong.
I don't think this is the right place to have this technology.
There are many 'hot spots' where people can enjoy easy internet access.
But telephone booths are very uncomfortable and their numbers are decreasing.4 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
HK$14,000 bill for a month's Net browsing by mobile shows pitfalls
Mobile-phone users are facing big bills for internet services they thought were free, the consumer watchdog warned yesterday. One customer ran up a HK$14,000 bill in a month.17 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
Free Wi-fi services were launched yesterday at major public libraries and some government offices - the first stage of a programme to provide free wireless internet access in public buildings citywide. More than 30 buildings are covered by the first phase. By mid-year there will be 120 Wi-fi hot spots, and a further 230 will be available by mid-2009 under the GovWiFi programme.28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am