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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Ubiquitous Computing

Octopus firm keeps cash from lost cards

The company that operates the Octopus smart card is holding HK$3.3 million from 35,000 cards lost since 2008.

Thursday, 24 February, 2011, 12:00am

Octopus privacy protection to be probed

The Octopus card's broad reach has made it a popular way to pay transit fares and shop at retail chains in the city - and soon in Shenzhen as well.

Nineteen out of 20 Hongkongers have the smart card, and more than two million hold a personalised one.

28 May 2010 - 12:00am

HK to show it has the smarts on urban life

Hong Kong's exhibition at the Shanghai Expo to prove it is one of the world's most habitable cities will showcase the city's energy and strength in connectivity, a designer for the project says.

16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong hospital admissions staff still as heartless two decades later

The report ('Anger at delay in treating boy', September 20), brought back memories of an incident that happened to my family three days after our arrival in Hong Kong, from India, 20 years ago.

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Last week's Technology article 'China Digital bets on product replacement' misquoted the company's chief financial officer about the estimated physical life of a smart card on the mainland. It should have said: 'Every five years you are going to see smart cards need to be changed because of the constant upgrade, like a cellphone business.'

30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Growth requires nurturing

Jonson Yue, director of business development for the RFID (radio frequency identification) division of Avery Dennison Asia-Pacific, has attended and spoken at more than 40 industry seminars, trade shows and conferences worldwide.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

Octopus card not vulnerable to hacking, system operator says

The Octopus card is fraud-proof, the smart card's provider has said after researchers hacked into a similar system in the Netherlands.

Octopus Cards, the company that runs the electronic payment system, said it was not using the chip the researchers had worked on.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Smart living in Hong Kong

New technology could pave the way for world's first cashless society

Hong Kong may not be regarded as a centre for information technology, but it could position itself as the first cashless society in the world with its extensive use of smart cards in commercial applications.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

How do you use your plastic money?

Name: Alex Chan Age: 15

Top Tunes: English pop

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Head start

Lam Pui-lun, 83, gets a new hairdo, one of about 140 elderly people who enjoyed the treat before they were driven to the Smart Identity Card Centre in Causeway Bay to apply for their smart cards yesterday.

7 Sep 2006 - 12:00am