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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1326335/british-cabinet-kept-dark-over-vast-spying-programmes
  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” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1189145/be-careful-what-you-facebook-users-reveal-secrets-study-shows
  3. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Nightclub fires 'just waiting to happen'

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... said. "Some feel they have to break the law to break even," he said. Police and the Fire Services Department work in tandem to implement liquor licensing regulations. In some instances police have found that fire escapes have been blocked, and ask the Fire Services to investigate further. However, Fire Services manpower can be stretched, which means they may not get to check ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143876/nightclub-fires-just-waiting-happen
  4. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Alipay gets new name in financial services push

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:29am by Reuters

    ... its Alipay Wallet mobile app, the company said yesterday. The rebranding of the Alipay unit, whose legal name is Zhejiang Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Group, is part of a strategy ... Reuters in Beijing Grouping of six entities in rebranding exercise aims to break traditional finance Alipay gets new name in financial service push E-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1618031/alipay-gets-new-name-financial-services-push
  5. News - Hong Kong - OMBUDSMAN

    Residents forced to pay for water services around their flats for 16 years

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Two government departments slammed for 'passing the buck' over water services, leaving residents to pick up the tab for maintenance Flat owners left high and dry for 16 years Flat owners on a private housing estate were forced to pay for the maintenance of water services in surrounding streets for 16 years, an Ombudsman report has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615877/residents-forced-pay-water-services-around-their-flats-16-years
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1233654/digital-world-must-eventually-defeat-dictators-schmidt-cohen
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Koreans boycott Kakao Talk social media service after president's rumour complaints

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:28am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Users switch from leading Kakao Talk to rival after president complains of cyberspace insults Social media service boycotted after crackdown Thousands of people in South Korea are boycotting Kakao Talk, the country's leading social media service, after the president announced a crackdown on rumours about her circulating in cyberspace. Prosecutors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1610202/south-koreans-boycott-kakao-talk-social-media-service-after-presidents
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... not be protected from legal liability The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists. The government had ... complained that ASIO officers should not be protected from legal liability for torturing suspects. Because torture was against Australian law, no operation involving torture could ever be authorised, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597895/australia-prohibit-secret-service-torture-terrorism-suspects
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poor let down by lack of access to legal services

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by DENNIS KWOK

    ... Dennis Kwok Dennis Kwok says an independent legal aid authority is long overdue Poor being let down by lack of access to court services Justice cannot be upheld if citizens do not have ... the right to legal advice and access to courts. Legal aid is a service that the modern state owes to its citizens who cannot afford private legal services. After all, the state is responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1056454/poor-let-down-lack-access-legal-services
  10. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    SFC launches legal action against Citic to demand compensation for investors

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:17pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... by SFC legal action for investors The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) yesterday requested a court order against state-backed conglomerate Citic and five former directors, including ... hope there would be a criminal prosecution against those who have committed misconduct," To said. Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, lawmaker for the financial services sector, said the SFC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590457/sfc-launches-legal-action-against-citic-demand-compensation-investors

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