Take that, Samsung! Apple Pay Octopus may (finally) launch in Hong Kong with iOS 13

Move it or lose it, Samsung Pay users! After years of watching you ever-so-smoothly tap your phones to card readers to pay via Octopus, Hong Kong’s iPhone users are about to catch up: the city’s ubiquitous touchless payment card looks like it’s finally coming to Apple Pay. The news was spotted by the Japan-focused Apple ...

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Lost in Translation: Hong Kong netizens upset after Google returns pro-Beijing mistranslations

Lost in Translation: Hong Kong netizens upset after Google returns pro-Beijing mistranslations

Hong Kong social media users were shocked and confused overjoyed today after noticing that Google’s translation software was briefly churning out a rather odd suggestion...

Tesla updates battery software following Hong Kong, Shanghai blazes

Tesla updates battery software following Hong Kong, Shanghai blazes

Following an apparent spontaneous combustion in a Hong Kong parking lot last Tuesday, and a similar conflagration in Shanghai last month, Tesla says it has updated its battery...

HK-based firm key player as US indicts Huawei over Iran sanctions, tech theft

HK-based firm key player as US indicts Huawei over Iran sanctions, tech theft

The US Department of Justice today formally announced charges against Shenzhen-based telecoms giant Huawei, its CFO, and two affiliate companies, accusing them of corporate...

Survey finds ‘cyber incidents’ more common than not among Hong Kong SMEs

Survey finds ‘cyber incidents’ more common than not among Hong Kong SMEs

A new survey may make Hongkongers think twice before handing over their credit card for their next cocktail or cup of coffee. The study, conducted by the insurance company Chubb...

Story of Yanxi Palace, Typhoon Mangkhut, and Anyone: Google reveals what Hongkongers searched for in 2018

Story of Yanxi Palace, Typhoon Mangkhut, and Anyone: Google reveals what Hongkongers searched for in 2018

TV shows, super typhoons, politicians, the world cup, and a blue-suited man were among the most-searched items in Google’s list of trending topics in Hong Kong for 2018, the...

Education Bureau still makes new schools buy typewriters, VHS players

Education Bureau still makes new schools buy typewriters, VHS players

Really Education Bureau? Typewriters? In this, the age of virtual reality, atom smashers and endless movie streaming, bureaucrats overseeing the education sector are copping some...

HK’s privacy watchdog to investigate Cathay Pacific data breach

HK’s privacy watchdog to investigate Cathay Pacific data breach

The Privacy Commissioner announced late last night that his office has launched an investigation into the Cathay Pacific data leak that affected some 9.4 million customers. A...

Weighing in on Cathay Pacific data breach, HK privacy commissioner says little can be done to force companies to reveal data leaks

Weighing in on Cathay Pacific data breach, HK privacy commissioner says little can be done to force companies to reveal data leaks

There are no Hong Kong laws to force companies to reveal data leaks, the city’s privacy commissioner said today, following revelations that Cathay Pacific waited for several...

Female blogger exposes Telegram group with 10,000 members sharing upskirt photos

Female blogger exposes Telegram group with 10,000 members sharing upskirt photos

A female Hong Kong blogger has exposed a secret Telegram group with 10,000 members set up to share surreptitiously taken upskirt photos of women. Called “Street Shooting...


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