Internet Censorship

WikiLeaks: the junk food of disclosures

The Hong Kong file in the latest slew of US State Department cables released by WikiLeaks over the weekend highlights both the blessing and curse of Julian Assange's phenomenon.

Tuesday, 30 August, 2011, 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Industry code meant to help telecom customers

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

WikiLeaks solicitor speaks out on free speech

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Footage of police does not lie, activist says

A group of tech-savvy activists have recorded hundreds of hours of rallies, but it was a four-minute clip that has brought them instant fame.

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Don't trust dishonest ads

Misleading sales practices are all around us these days. Advertisements promise us everlasting beauty and other miracles. I think it is a kind of commercial fraud.

1 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Fund is more a PR exercise for tycoons

Poor families can hardly cope with rising inflation, even when there are government subsidies. I think the Community Care Fund is a controversial initiative.

4 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Troubling whiff in WikiLeaks crackdown

The WikiLeaks affair says a lot that is good about the United States and the conduct of its diplomacy. But US reaction to the release of so much internal correspondence has also been a worrying reminder of how the power of the state can be abused.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Terrifying reminder of the ideology of hate

With the news pages being dominated by what diplomats really think of world affairs in recent weeks and the subsequent persecution of the man and the organisation which allowed the public to see those thoughts, a suicide bomber in Sweden unwittingly helped return some sense of perspective.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

A superpower in the fog

Breakfast has suddenly become more interesting this week with the flood of tittle-tattle, gossip and serious political reporting pouring out via WikiLeaks. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the American right fulminate and wish to charge WikiLeaks-founder Julian Assange with espionage or even label him a 'terrorist'.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

The leaks that shook US diplomacy


A whistle-blowing website has released more than 250,000 classified cables sent by US embassies worldwide. Sensitive revelations embarrassed the White House.


The WikiLeaks website gave documents to five newspapers, one each in Britain, the US, Germany, France and Spain.


2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Leaks could wreck trust in governments, Chinese experts say

Chinese diplomacy and international relations experts described the release of classified US embassy cables from the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks as a 'diplomatic September 11', with the potential impact on Chinese diplomacy still hard to predict.

30 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Leaks a valuable way to keep governments honest

The enormity of the release of classified government information about the war in Afghanistan by the website WikiLeaks is mind-boggling. About 92,000 pages have been shared with three prominent media outlets and 15,000 more are forthcoming. But the fact there has never been a leak of secret documents on such a scale pales beside the implications of the disclosures.

28 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Upset Net users show their discontent on censor's website

The website of a government internet censor in Hunan was attacked by hackers yesterday in what appears to be retaliation by disgruntled internet users who failed to get websites approved.

30 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Baidu comes under hacker attack again

The mainland's leading search engine, Baidu, appeared to have been hacked again yesterday amid the row over internet freedom between Beijing and Washington.

The result of the apparent hacking attempt was an influx of links to pornographic websites - the target of a government crackdown that many critics say is an excuse to rein in internet freedom on the mainland.

23 Jan 2010 - 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