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  1. News - Asia - SECURITY

    Three Thai police officers gunned down during late-night ambush in restive south

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:29am by AP

    ... coup and has lived in self-exile since a 2008 corruption conviction, won the loyalty of the rural poor with populist policies and was the real power behind the deposed government of his sister. Yingluck was prime minister until May 7, when a court found her guilty of abuse of power and she stepped down. The army, led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha, toppled the remnants of her government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551799/three-thai-police-officers-gunned-down-during-late-night-ambush-restive
  2. News - World - SECURITY

    Internet service providers lodge complaint against British spy agency

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... intelligence agencies. The claims are being filed with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), the court in London that assesses complaints about agencies' activities and misuse of surveillance ... and greatly endangers the world's most powerful tool for democracy and free expression." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545705/internet-service-providers-lodge-complaint-against-british-spy-agency
  3. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Police watchdog the IPCC has enough teeth, new chairman insists

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... watchdog's bite is big enough: chief The new head of the police watchdog has backed away from his predecessor's view that it should seek the power to start its own investigations. Larry Kwok Lam-kwong said he believed it would be more appropriate for the government to "ponder" whether any broadening of powers for the Independent Police Complaints Council was needed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539089/police-watchdog-ipcc-has-enough-teeth-new-chairman-insists
  4. News - China Insider - SECURITY

    Top Beijing police chief Fu Zhenghua heads up counter-terrorist armed patrols

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 05:01pm by Chris Luo

    ... a special investigation into Zhou Yongkang, the nation’s former security tsar and previously one of the most powerful party elites. The case could potentially lead to an “unprecedented scandal” ... as a heroic figure. However in 2012 Wang was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted for abuse of power and for his involvement in the Bo Xilai scandal. Human rights lawyers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1538946/top-beijing-police-chief-fu-zhenghua-heads-counter-terrorist-armed-patrols
  5. News - Asia - SECURITY

    Wide support among Asian policymakers for US ‘pivot’ to region, survey finds

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:20pm by AFP

    ... survey says Policymakers in most Asian countries support a robust US role in the region, even though many expect China to become the most dominant power, a survey has found. An 11-nation survey ... as well as its regional partners Australia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan chose continued US leadership, even if Washington's power declines in relative terms. Elites in Southeast Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526920/wide-support-among-asian-policymakers-us-pivot-region-survey-finds
  6. News - World - SECURITY

    US lawmakers fear freed Taliban a threat despite Obama's deal with Qatar curbing their activities

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:32pm by WASHPOST

    ... concerns expressed by many members of both parties about the administration's decision." The five, all once part of the Taliban government that rose to power in Afghanistan and sheltered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526858/us-lawmakers-fear-freed-taliban-threat-despite-obamas-deal-qatar-curbing
  7. News - World - SECURITY

    A year after Snowden, still no new law to curb NSA's bulk surveillance

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:32pm by WASHPOST

    ... to "codify and extend" government surveillance powers. USA Patriot Act author Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, a Republican, and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526887/year-after-snowden-still-no-new-law-curb-nsas-bulk-surveillance
  8. News - World - SECURITY

    US Secret Service seeks social-media monitor to identify online sarcasm

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:20pm by WASHPOST

    ... getting a computer to detect sarcasm and its linguistic complexities can be difficult, and some experts worry about attempts to interpret speech by a government agency that has the power to arrest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526045/us-secret-service-seeks-social-media-monitor-identify-online-sarcasm
  9. News - China - SECURITY

    Politburo pushes for ethnic unity in restive Xinjiang in wake of terror attacks

    Posted May 26th 2014, 11:38pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and the filtration of extreme religious powers. "[We must] be confident about our victory and be prepared for the long-term battle and soundly carry out work to maintain Xinjiang's long-term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519809/politburo-pushes-ethnic-unity-restive-xinjiang
  10. News - China - SECURITY

    China to vet IT products and services to boost national security

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:30am by Angela Meng, BIEN PEREZ

    ... comes after Beijing launched a powerful steering committee for internet security earlier this year, chaired by President Xi Jinping. The SIIO serves as the steering committee's general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1518208/china-vet-it-products-and-services-boost-national-security

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