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  1. News - World

    British cabinet kept in the dark over vast spying programmes

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Former British minister, Chris Huhne, says he was in ‘utter ignorance’ of Prism and Tempora and calls for tighter oversight of security services Ministers ... headquarters, already had remarkable and extensive snooping capabilities. He said this lack of information and accountability showed “the supervisory arrangements for our intelligence services need ...

  2. News - World

    Be careful what you ‘like’: Facebook users reveal secrets, study shows

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:19pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Researchers highlight danger of data abuse Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets - including their sexual orientation, drug use and political ... and services that respect their privacy Michal Kosinski, lead Cambridge University analyst  Michal Kosinski, one of the academics behind the study, said he believed Facebook users would be “spooked” ...


    Life a drag at Hong Kong's first non-smoking jail

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... their nights behind bars- but at one prison that is now the new reality. The Tung Tau Correctional Institution at Stanley is the city's first non-smoking prison, the latest bid to end smoking in jails. But the Correctional Services Department says smokers will not be forced to give up- those determined to continue will be sent elsewhere, while those who want to quit will be given ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    Digital world must eventually defeat dictators: Schmidt, Cohen

    Posted May 09th 2013, 02:24pm by Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services

    ... Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services Nathan Gardels talks to Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen about their new book, The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations ... Will it be part and parcel of the digital age, or a momentary response to a tragic event? We’ll have to see. Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Surprise urine checks aimed at potential relapse offenders

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... specimens are collected when rehabilitation officers from the Correctional Services Department make monthly visits to their released charges- a process that is open to fabrication, which, in turn, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENFORCEMENT

    Officers happy to hand over job

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... noxious," said Commissioner of Correctional Services Sin Yat-kin. "Now our colleagues do not need to carry out such noxious work after the process is replaced by the machine." The Correctional Services Department bought the HK$2.56 million body scanner from the Netherlands last year. It was put into use at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre last month, after it proved itself ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong disciplined services staff want retirement age raised to 60

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:30am by SAMUEL CHAN, Niall Fraser

    ... The Government Disciplined Services General Union, which represents staff associations from customs, immigration, correctional services, fire services and the government flying service, says the gradual ... Samuel Chan and Niall Fraser Overwhelming majority of those surveyed want choice of staying in uniform after 55; staff feel burden of keeping family while waiting for MPF Services want ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Working well with civil service vital to keep city functioning

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Hong Kong and Beijing realise need for political appointees to adopt new approach to teamwork Working well with Civil Service vital to keep city functioning In a newsroom, every ... Unfortunately, he got his facts wrong. He estimated that country parks take up 70 per cent of Hong Kong's total land, but it should be 40 per cent. An official correction was issued by the bureau ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Macau moves university to mainland, Xinhua corrects growth figures

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 07:27am by Patrick Boehler

    ... writes senior Wall Street strategist Byron Wien. Bloomberg Xinhua corrected a report that cited Finance Minister Lou Jiwei as saying the country’s growth target this year is 7 per cent, lower than the official goal of 7.5 per cent. Quartz Beef prices have risen 30 per cent every month for the past year. Huxiu* Alibaba's Yuebao puts pressure on retail banks  customer service ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Security chief was victim of political correctness over rape comments

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse It's a sad symptom of our times that a sensible comment would evoke such a barrage of abuse Security chief was victim of political correctness There used to be a wonderful ... to fit your nether regions, the legs would be too long- in my case, by up to 30cm. But no problem! The service included trimming the length and sewing the ends off neatly, all within the quoted ...




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