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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. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Former CSD officers jailed for faking drug tests

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 03:30pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Two ex-correctional services officers were sentenced to three months in jail on Friday, for falsifying urine samples taken from released drug offenders. Tang Kwai-man ... breached the public trust in law enforcers and brought the Correctional Services Department into disrepute. “There is not the slightest suggestion that the improper practices engaged in were in any ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    LIVE: Prosecution questions Hui's signed 'true, correct and complete' tax return forms

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 10:14am

    ... the fact he cannot provide services after becoming Chief Secretary. As his contract with SHKP was ending a new tenency agreement was drawn up to increase the rent on each flat from HK$55,000 ... On each annual tax return form Hui has signed the declaration to state the information given is "true, correct and complete". Perry, however, then alleges that his tax returns make ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui trial highlights the importance of jury service

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:41pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle cliff.buddle@scmp.com The Rafael Hui corruption trial shows how we all need to understand this Jury service an important civic duty The discharging of the jury in the Rafael ... their normal lives and thrust into a court drama in which they will have to make the most important decision- the verdict. Jury service usually lasts only two weeks. But this high-profile corruption ...

  7. News - China - FOREIGN RELATIONS

    China calls on US to 'correct' hacking claims, stay out of maritime disputes

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by Teddy Ng

    ... to 'correct' hacking claims Beijing has called on Washington to "correct its wrong act" in alleging PLA officers were involved in hacking US businesses and stop interfering in regional ... said in a press briefing on the annual talks, adding the indictments damaged mutual trust. "We urge the US to correct its wrong act and create conditions for dialogue and cooperation ...


    Prisoners cook meals for Charity Canteen at Stanley fair

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Serving time for guestsin charity prison canteen Innocent members of the public were given a taste of prison life yesterday. They were marched into the "Charity Canteen" at the Correctional Services Department's celebration fair at Stanley. An area was designed to look like a prison dining room, where they lined up like inmates, grabbed ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats ready for small-scale protests: Emily Lau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by JEFFIE LAM, FANNY FUNG

    ... expressed at the July 1 rally. Meanwhile, the Correctional Services Officers' Association yesterday said it supported the arrest of young activists who took part in an overnight sit-in in Central after the July 1 march. The activists called the Chater Road sit-in a rehearsal of the Occupy Central protest. The correctional services staff union's statement followed one issued ...

  10. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone car service undercuts New York’s yellow taxis

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Smartphone car service undercuts New York taxis The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York's taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 per cent. The company says its lower-end service is now cheaper than the city's famous yellow taxis. A ride from Grand Central Terminal to the financial district will now cost US$22, down ...




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