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TECH 03 Jun 2019 | 10:04 AM

YouTuber in Spain found guilty of humiliating beggar

An influencer in Spain was sentenced to 15 months in jail and €20,000 (RM93,501) for posting a youtube video in which he offered a homeless man biscuits stuffed with toothpaste, a court said May 31.

TECH 13 Jun 2018 | 4:48 AM

Amazon wins victory as Seattle repeals tax on big employers

Less than a month after unanimously passing a per-worker tax on large employers like Amazon.com Inc, the Seattle City Council voted 7 to 2 to repeal the new tax, which was set to provide almost US$50mil (RM199.77mil) for homeless services and affordable housing.

TECH 30 Mar 2018 | 1:00 AM

Free WiFi kiosks on the way to Philadelphia with cameras, critics and lessons learned

When WiFi kiosks first appeared on New York City streets, homeless men huddled to gawk at pornography, privacy protesters taped over the machine's security cameras, and digital libertarians feared that the provider was harvesting data from unsuspecting users.

TECH 07 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

As the world goes digital, is there a hack for inequality?

In the fashionable Poblenou district of Barcelona, hipsters and entrepreneurs rub shoulders with homeless people and immigrants, as the city authorities try to reduce digital inequality.

Technology 03 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Act of kindness turns New York cop into media darling

The US national media just got the perfect holiday gift: a feel-good tale about a young police officer.

TECH 10 Jul 2015 | 12:57 PM

Aid after Filipino boy studying on street goes viral

A homeless Filipino boy has been overwhelmed with aid after a heart-wrenching photo of him studying on the pavement and using faint light from a McDonald’s outlet went viral on the Internet.

TECH 12 Jun 2019 | 3:00 AM

Amazon led a tax rebellion. A year later, Seattle is gridlocked

The wine was flowing as a group of Seattle’s business elite gathered at Bar Cotto, an Italian restaurant in the city’s trendy Capitol Hill neighbourhood, where the menu features an expansive selection of salumi and pizzas topped with truffle oil or Calabrian chili. The topic up for discussion: how to solve the region’s intractable homelessness crisis.