Clean me up, Scotty: Hong Kong airport debuts cleaning robots, disinfection booth in fight against COVID-19

In the past, the futuristic technology that people imagined we’d have in 2020 was more along the lines of flying cars and self-tying shoelaces (the latter exists, though it’s significantly less cool than Back to the Future 2 made it out to be). As we continue to live the nightmare that is 2020, it looks ...

‘Working’ From Home: Hong Kong porn traffic spiking amid social distancing, stats show

‘Working’ From Home: Hong Kong porn traffic spiking amid social distancing, stats show

With many working from home amid a new wave of COVID-19 infections, it would appear that Hongkongers are increasingly turning to, shall we say, self care to weather this time of...

Liberate San Andreas! Hongkongers clash with mainlanders online in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Liberate San Andreas! Hongkongers clash with mainlanders online in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Much has been said about the digital front lines of Hongkongers’ battle for greater democratic freedoms — from Telegram to LIHKG — but that digital battle took on a more...

Virtually There: New video game puts players in the shoes of Hong Kong’s frontline protesters

Virtually There: New video game puts players in the shoes of Hong Kong’s frontline protesters

A group of Hong Kong activists have developed a homemade computer game that uses virtual reality to recreate what it is like to take part in the pro-democracy protests sweeping...

Telegram closes privacy loophole to protect Hong Kong protesters

Telegram closes privacy loophole to protect Hong Kong protesters

Encrypted messaging app Telegram yesterday officially announced steps to curtail a vulnerability that could have enabled authorities to match protesters’ real names to their...

Blocked Chinese accounts conducted ‘blunt-force’ campaigns for years: researchers

Blocked Chinese accounts conducted ‘blunt-force’ campaigns for years: researchers

Hundreds of Chinese accounts suspended by Twitter were part of a disinformation operation for years targeting critics of China’s ruling Communist Party, Australian...

YouTube pulls plug on channels conducting apparent influence campaign on HK protests

YouTube pulls plug on channels conducting apparent influence campaign on HK protests

Google on Thursday said it disabled a series of YouTube channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against long-running pro-democracy protests in Hong...

Twitter, Facebook disclose massive, China-backed disinformation campaign on Hong Kong

Twitter, Facebook disclose massive, China-backed disinformation campaign on Hong Kong

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have disclosed the existence of a massive, state-backed disinformation campaign — originating on the mainland — that has been using...

A Face in the Crowd: Pro-govt Telegram group seeks to identify, report protesters

A Face in the Crowd: Pro-govt Telegram group seeks to identify, report protesters

More than 10,000 subscribers have joined a Telegram messaging group that specializes in publishing photos of purported pro-democracy protesters’ faces in an apparent bid to...

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

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...


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