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  1. No place for law that targets foreign GPS users

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... world, the Global Positioning System has become indispensable; even the popular iPhone is equipped with it. But for decades, foreigners have been banned from surveying and mapping activities ... an arrest. In an age of spy satellites and smart bombs, GPS may be overrated as a spying device. All countries have legitimate concerns about national security, but it is absurd to design a law ...

  2. Taiwan police praise cross-strait co-operation on phone scammers

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Codenamed 'Operation 1011', Monday's crackdown involved more than 1,000 officers from the two sides working in their largest joint effort to arrest 122 people on charges of phone ... who impersonated a police officer in a series of phone scams on both sides of the strait. The mainland Public Security Ministry later called authorities on the island for help. 'Due ...

  3. 2 jailed over phone sex-photos blackmail

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng The jailing of two men yesterday for blackmail sent a message to couples- think twice about taking sex photos with mobile phones because you may become a victim of extortion. ... In the second case, Leung Ka-fai, 39, a former software analyst now unemployed, was jailed for 21/2 years on three counts of blackmail. On October 1, Lo found a mobile phone inside a toilet ...

  4. Bogus kidnapper gets three years for phone ransom scam

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... police asked the court to impose a heavier sentence than usual on Chen to send a warning to the public. Police said phone fraud was rising. In 2004, there were 262 cases involving about HK$7 ...

  5. ATV actor fined for nuisance phone calls

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... persistent telephone calls to the part-time salesman. He pleaded guilty to making 44 phone calls from the landline at his home and seven on his mobile phone between March 11 and April 9. The calls ... in the past two years and obtained the salesman's phone number from his colleague after lodging a complaint about his manner and the service he received. The salesman, who said he first received ...

  6. Police get tough on phone voyeurs

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... been told they can use a law carrying a prison term of up to seven years to prosecute hi-tech peeping Toms who habitually take pictures up women's skirts using mobile phones with camera ... in which men had been arrested for using camera phones to take indecent pictures of women. Offenders usually sneak up on women and hold their cameras at arm's length to take the pictures. ...

  7. Alarm bells ring for mobile phone users as gangs go after handsets

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... Like most Asian cities, Bangkok fell in love with the mobile phone truly, madly, deeply. Queues would form outside stores for the latest limited edition model, and one's phone ... of increasingly brazen and violent phone thieves. After six deaths, scores of beatings and slashings and hundreds of robberies, mobile phones have taken on a new complexion. In the trendy shopping ...

  8. Man impersonated officer in mobile phone swindle

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... A transportation worker yesterday faced charges in North Kowloon Court for impersonating a senior police officer during an attempt to swindle money from a second-hand mobile phone dealer. ... Chan's boss, Wong Fook-sang, by posing as an officer and claiming Chan had been arrested and five mobile phones had been seized from her. An ICAC investigation found that no such police action ...

  9. Plotter in minibus heist tracked by phone

    Posted Nov 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow A man who helped to plot the hijacking of a minibus in Tai Po Road was tracked down through a call made on a stolen mobile phone, a court heard yesterday. The passengers were robbed of more than $13,000, mobile phones and other items by three men who held the driver at knifepoint. Chan Kee-nam, 36, who told police he helped the trio escape by car, pleaded guilty ...

  10. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and security re-screening for thousands of passengers- after being sentenced to 100 hours of community service and fined US$500 He is smart and very sharp at his job. This is very strange An unnamed ...




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