Hong Kong Free Press: Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge after security law was enacted

Hong Kong Free Press: Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge after security law was enacted. “Google has provided user data to the Hong Kong government in response to three requests made between July and December last year, making it the first US tech giant to disclose its compliance with requests from the local authorities for user data after the national security law was enacted last June.”

Korea Times: Hong Kong historians capture horrors of World War II in new website

Korea Times: Hong Kong historians capture horrors of World War II in new website . “Historian Kwong Chi-man wants Hongkongers to remember the horrors of war, and one particularly painful episode from the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941 stands out. Nurses running an orphanage in Fanling in the New Territories were raped and brutalized when Japanese soldiers arrived on December 8 and overran the place.”

Wall Street Journal: Facebook, Twitter, Google Threaten to Quit Hong Kong Over Proposed Data Laws

Wall Street Journal: Facebook, Twitter, Google Threaten to Quit Hong Kong Over Proposed Data Laws. “Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., and Alphabet Inc.’s Google have privately warned the Hong Kong government that they could stop offering their services in the city if authorities proceed with planned changes to data-protection laws that could make them liable for the malicious sharing of individuals’ information online.”

Cointelegraph: Activists archive Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper on blockchain

Cointelegraph: Activists archive Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper on blockchain. “Hong Kong cyber-activists are not giving up on the freedom of speech and are backing up articles from the pro-democracy tabloid newspaper Apple Daily using blockchain technology. Following a national security probe, Apple Daily printed its last edition on Thursday. But Hong Kong activists took it from there and uploaded the publication’s articles on a distributed network, Reuters reported.”

New York Times: China’s Censorship Widens to Hong Kong’s Vaunted Film Industry, With Global Implications

New York Times: China’s Censorship Widens to Hong Kong’s Vaunted Film Industry, With Global Implications. “The city’s government on Friday said it would begin blocking the distribution of films that are deemed to undermine national security, marking the official arrival of mainland Chinese-style censorship in one of Asia’s most celebrated filmmaking hubs.”

Quartz: Hong Kongers are using blockchain archives to fight government censorship

Quartz: Hong Kongers are using blockchain archives to fight government censorship. “Using blockchain to bypass censorship is not new. In 2018, for example, #MeToo activists in China used the Ethereum blockchain to preserve an open letter by a Peking University student who said she was being pressured by the administration to cease her activism on a sexual assault case.”

South China Morning Post: Hong Kong protests: former RTHK journalist Bao Choy to appeal conviction over database search, fearing lifelong regret if she gives up ‘pursuit of justice’

South China Morning Post: Hong Kong protests: former RTHK journalist Bao Choy to appeal conviction over database search, fearing lifelong regret if she gives up ‘pursuit of justice’. “A former journalist at Hong Kong’s public broadcaster is appealing against her conviction for improperly accessing public records during the making of a documentary critical of how police handled a 2019 mob attack, saying letting the case go now would be a source of lifelong regret.”

The Standard (Hong Kong): RTHK plan to delete content spurs online push

The Standard (Hong Kong): RTHK plan to delete content spurs online push. “People online are discussing plans to back up [Radio Television Hong Kong] programs after the public broadcaster said it will delete content that is more than a year old from its YouTube and Facebook. They called on others to download their favorite RTHK programs and reupload them to another platform, with some even providing step-by-step tutorials teaching others how to download programs from YouTube.”

AppleDaily: Brit builds online archive of Hong Kong’s colonial history

New-to-Me, from AppleDaily: Brit builds online archive of Hong Kong’s colonial history . “‘Gwulo: Old Hong Kong’ has over 34,000 articles and 20,000 historic photos, spanning from the British annexation of Hong Kong in 1842 until the handover to China in 1997. The site covers the Japanese occupation during the Second World War, the history of local districts and even the evolution of streetlight. It has attracted a massive following of history fans from across the globe.”

Hong Kong Free Press: Activist sets up online archive to highlight ‘political’ editing of Hong Kong school textbooks

Hong Kong Free Press: Activist sets up online archive to highlight ‘political’ editing of Hong Kong school textbooks. “A pro-democracy activist and his newly-founded group Education Breakthrough have set up an online archive dedicated to highlighting what they describe as politically motivated changes to Hong Kong school textbooks aimed at showing China in a better light.”