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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 beliefs - using only public “like” updates, according to a study of online privacy. The research into 58,000 Facebook users in the US found that sensitive personal characteristics about people can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1189145/be-careful-what-you-facebook-users-reveal-secrets-study-shows
  3. 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 ... is a “public square” much more vast than Tiananmen Square. And you can’t send in the tanks to crush the netizens. NATHAN GARDELS: There have been some high profile cyberattacks traced to China, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1233654/digital-world-must-eventually-defeat-dictators-schmidt-cohen
  4. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil police clash as anti-World Cup protesters call for better public services

    Posted May 16th 2014, 05:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paulo Protesters and police clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday, as demonstrations against the World Cup and rallies calling for improved public services erupted ... the billions spent to host next month’s soccer tournament and said they wanted to draw attention to what they called a lack of investment to improve poor public services. “We are beginning to gain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513492/brazil-police-clash-anti-world-cup-protesters
  5. News - World - INTERNET

    Talk on identifying users of internet privacy service Tor cancelled

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:45pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Talk on Tor privacy service dropped A highly anticipated talk on how to identify users of the internet privacy service Tor was withdrawn from the upcoming Black ... a Carnegie Mellon lawyer informed Black Hat that one of the speakers could not give the Tor talk because the materials he would discuss had not been approved for public release by the university ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557262/talk-identifying-users-internet-privacy-service-tor-cancelled
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance chief warns lengthy budget filibuster will harm public services

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:53pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Tsang issues warning on budget protest Public services may eventually be affected if an expected filibuster of the budget lasts too long, Financial ... for the public sector while the bill is debated would run out by June, Tsang said. "At the beginning of June, some departments will face difficulty. I am sure legislators are as concerned as we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1471150/finance-chief-warns-lengthy-budget-filibuster-will-harm-public
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Heavy toll of Gaza ground invasion tests resolve of Israeli public

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:10pm by AP

    ... injured- a predictable yet still stunning outcome of the fateful decision, announced on Thursday, to send troops and tanks over land into Hamas-ruled Gaza. In a country where military service ... It convinced the Israeli public that the decision taken by Netanyahu came from a sense of 'we have no other choice'." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557340/heavy-toll-gaza-ground-invasion-tests-resolve-israeli-public
  8. News - China - MACAU

    Macau's leader Fernando Chui 'happy to let Beijing know public's views on democracy'

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:12pm by Stuart Lau

    ... executive, an exercise all too likely to be a one-man race. The promise drew criticism that Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on was merely paying lip service to increasingly disaffected and democratically minded ... don't think he knows what the public really want." He described Chui's latest remarks on democracy as insincere. "He did not tell us about any road map on democracy." Sou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554703/macaus-leader-fernando-chui-happy-let-beijing-know-publics-views
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550428/smartphone-car-service-undercuts-new-yorks-yellow-taxis
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Public workers strike across Britain as Cameron pledges union crackdown

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Cameron promises crackdown on unions after walkout for higher pay Public workers strike across Britain Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers including teachers, ... government are making us pay more for our pension for it to be worth the same, and making us work longer," he said. The biggest public sector union involved, Unison, said early reports showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551549/public-workers-strike-across-britain-cameron-pledges-union-crackdown

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