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  1. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Hong Kong needs independent body to supervise government requests for web users' data: researchers

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... former US whistle-blower Edward Snowden exposed mass cybersurveillance by American and British spy agencies. Yesterday, HKU's Journalism and Media Studies Centre issued its latest Hong Kong Transparency Report, which showed that last year five government bodies submitted to service providers a total of 5,511 requests for user data such as IP addresses. "Especially in the post-Snowden ...

  2. News - World - PRIVACY

    NSA 'scooping up images of people'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington NSA 'scooping up images of people' The US National Security Agency is scooping up large quantities of images of people for use in facial recognition programs, The New York Times reported yesterday, citing top secret documents. The newspaper said documents, which were obtained from fugitive former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - PRIVACY

    Activists, civil society groups call for overhaul of governments’ privacy laws

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:44pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... that those practices have “a deeply chilling effect on freedom of expression, information and association”. Revelations made public in June by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the fugitive former US ... of online privacy issues. According to Snowden, the NSA had been hacking computers in Hong Kong and the mainland since 2009. The targets included the Hong Kong Internet Exchange at the Chinese ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Tighten law to prevent snooping, Hong Kong legislators urge

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... whistle-blower Edward Snowden in an exclusive interview with the Post last week that the US has hacked computers in Hong Kong and the mainland for years. Under the city's surveillance regulations, ... by Snowden. Former security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee questioned whether the EU measure could help Hong Kong. "There's the issue of detection, and then the question of enforcement," ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    First Macau government, now Hong Kong University falls victim to cyberattack

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... of hacking. "There is more concern about hacking because everyone has been alerted to it after the Snowden affair," he said yesterday, referring to the US whistle-blower Edward Snowden.   ...



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