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 search engine/tech company announced yesterday. The results show Hong Kong’s got quite a love for the big and little screens. Of the city’s top 10 searches, ...

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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...

Mom with bad eyesight gets money back after depositing HK$40k into wrong account

Mom with bad eyesight gets money back after depositing HK$40k into wrong account

Poor eyesight can be a nightmare, and for one mom, it almost cost her her daughter’s education. According to Apple Daily, a 49-year-old woman surnamed Wong had HK$40,000...

Riders Rejoice: Google Maps ‘motorcycle mode’ goes live in Hong Kong

Riders Rejoice: Google Maps ‘motorcycle mode’ goes live in Hong Kong

In a blessing that motorcyclists didn’t know they needed, Google has rolled out a new feature on Google Maps: Motorbike Mode. Here’s the thing. Riding on a motorbike is a...

HKBN Hacked: broadband company announces details of 380,000 customers compromised

HKBN Hacked: broadband company announces details of 380,000 customers compromised

Hackers have accessed an inactive Hong Kong Broadband Network database containing the personal information of some 380,000 customers, including details of 43,000 credit cards, the...

China Files: ‘I am gay’ protests as China bans ‘homosexual’ content on Weibo

China Files: ‘I am gay’ protests as China bans ‘homosexual’ content on Weibo

China’s Sina Weibo said it would remove “homosexual” content from the popular microblogging platform, prompting a storm of online protests Saturday under the...

Tougher rules touted for drones in Hong Kong

Tougher rules touted for drones in Hong Kong

Drone users would face stricter rules and restrictions on flying the unnamed aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Hong Kong under new regulations recently put out for public consultation....


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