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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 - 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
  6. 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
  7. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Former MI6 chief slams British government, media for giving extremists ‘oxygen of publicity’

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:47pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Former MI6 chief says terror threat overblown The British government and media have exaggerated the Islamist terrorism threat and given extremists publicity that is counterproductive, a former head of Britain's intelligence service has said. Richard Dearlove, chief of MI6, the UK's foreign intelligence agency, at the time of the Iraq invasion, said Britons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549704/former-mi6-chief-slams-british-government-media-giving-extremists-oxygen
  8. 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
  9. Business - THE VIEW

    Why the big gap in customer satisfaction in the service industry?

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 10:02am by Stephen Vines

    ... This impression is vividly reinforced by a new survey undertaken by the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries and PwC Hong Kong. The survey, as the name of its initiators suggests, focuses on the service industries and was completed early this year. It found that 92 per cent of companies see something called "customer experience" as core to their strategy and 60 per cent believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1544728/why-big-gap-customer-satisfaction-service-industry
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doctors in private practice care little for the interests of the general public

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:23pm by Albert Cheng

    ... little for the interests of the general public Over the years, doctors in local private practice have built up an empire of their own. The Hong Kong Medical Association, which claims a membership of 8,500, has taken a self-centred approach to guard its narrow sectoral interests at the expense of those of the general public. Its latest attempt to make things difficult for overseas doctors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1545684/doctors-private-practice-care-little-interests-general-public

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