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Swiss authorities probe Filipino 'nurse' over Facebook corpse pictures

A Swiss tabloid newspaper identified this woman as the Filipino wife of a Swiss man.

Swiss prosecutors opened a criminal investigation after an alleged care-home nurse posted pictures of herself on Facebook sitting next to the corpse of an old woman.

Sunday, 3 March, 2013, 6:30am

Questions raised over differences in photos of Iranian space monkey

The monkey before (top) and after its space flight. Photos: AFP

Iran's announcement that it had successfully sent a monkey into space stirred questions on the internet, with people pointing out differences between official images of the primate before the take-off and after landing.

4 Feb 2013 - 8:49am

Family photographs top global poll on what takes up space on work desk

Family photographs top global poll on what takes up space on work desk

Family photos and business cards are the top items Hongkongers keep on their work desks, in line with other countries, but on the mainland, art outranks work contacts, a new survey shows.

23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

Instagram U-turn on photo 'sales'

Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram. Photo: AFP

Instagram has backed down on a policy plan that appeared to clear the way for the mobile photo sharing service to sell pictures without compensation following complaints from users.

Kevin Systrom, the co-founder of Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, said in a blog post: "The language we proposed also raised questions about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement.

20 Dec 2012 - 5:02am

DPP says upskirt pics and intimate shots may need to be banned

Kevin Zervos: 'Maybe we need an offence provision that deals with a violation of someone's intimate privacy.' Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The city may need specific laws to deal with intrusions of people's "intimate privacy" that are separate from common law offences such as outraging public decency, the chief prosecutor says.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:28am