Internet Activism

US hacker jailed for 41 months for exposing AT&T security flaw

Andrew Auernheimer in his police photograph. Photo: Reuters

A US judge has ordered a 41-month prison sentence for a self-described "security research" hacker for breaking into the AT&T online network in a case criticised by digital rights activists.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 3:24am

Web activist, Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, found dead at age 26

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz. Photo: AP

A co-founder of Reddit and activist who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead, authorities confirmed Saturday, prompting an outpouring of grief from prominent voices on the intersection of free speech and the Web.

13 Jan 2013 - 10:04am

Naturally yours

Floating Earth occasion plate (HK$5,860) by Alessi

Get close to nature with these home furnishings that bring the outside in.

1 Nov 2012 - 11:23pm

HK policymakers can't ignore online activism

Hong Kong's establishment is struggling to keep up with a new phenomenon: youth activism driven by new social media.

5 Oct 2012 - 1:46am 1 comment

'Anonymous' member arrested for hack threats

Police arrested a 21-year-old man for posting comments on the internet saying he would hack several government websites.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Volunteers show how to be good neighbours

An online community is helping Hongkongers get to know their neighbours better. is home to hundreds of interest groups that meet face to face. Formed 10 years ago this month, the word-of-mouth concept has taken off in a big way and there are now 213 groups in the city.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hacker threatens July 1 attacks as protest

A Hong Kong member of the US-based hacking group Anonymous - who claims to have paralysed several government websites with cyber attacks - says he plans similar attacks in Hong Kong and the mainland as part of the July 1 protests.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Edward Burtynsky

GROWING UP WITH BIG AUTO In General Motors' heyday, in St Catharines, Ontario, [Canada], where I grew up, more than 100,000 people lived and worked for the company. Now there are fewer than 2,000. Every city took a hit when 'big auto' began to recoil and adjust to new competition. I worked at the same factories as my father.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Clampdown on degenerate cadres

Authorities in the prefecture in Hubei where an official was stabbed by a woman he was harassing have ordered a clampdown on officials visiting illegal entertainment venues - especially brothels.

3 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Two reporters beaten as gag on case tightens

Two reporters were beaten in Hubei's Badong county as local authorities sealed off the epicentre of a scandal involving a cadre allegedly killed by a hotel pedicurist.

29 May 2009 - 12:00am

Support for woman held over killing of official

A police report released yesterday into the stabbing death of a government official by a pedicurist has raised fears that the official and another man will avoid blame.

The case has prompted among netizens an outpouring of support for the powerless and anger at officialdom.

19 May 2009 - 12:00am

Playground demolition sparks riot

Irate middle school students in Shenqiu county, Henan province , laid siege to the county government office building yesterday after their playground was torn up by a local property development company early that morning, according to the Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Wengan student suggested drowning pact, three friends say

Li Shufen , the 17-year-old Wengan county student whose death ignited a massive riot in Guizhou last week, suggested out of the blue that she and three other young people commit suicide by drowning, according to interviews with the three published yesterday.

5 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Dead girl's parents 'accept' payout

The parents of Guizhou teenager Li Shufen whose death triggered violent mass protests last week said yesterday that they were under pressure to accept compensation for their daughter's death and bury her.

3 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Loss of child patients' data sparks inquiry

The Health Department has launched an inquiry into two alleged cases of loss of personal data at children's clinics.

The investigation follows a complaint letter in which the department was accused of trying to cover up the blunders, with one case allegedly occurring two years ago.

10 May 2008 - 12:00am