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  1. Surveillance creeping into local schools

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such data in a lawful and fair manner.' Chong noted that if a school's CCTV system failed to prevent burglary, then students might legitimately question the rationale for the surveillance ... are installed. Chong added CCTV systems in schools could have a negative effect on learning. 'Nobody enjoys being under surveillance. Students and teachers certainly don't,' he noted. ...

  2. Mong Kok landlord serves notice over surveillance for acid attacks

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... arrangement of two surveillance monitors. We have finalised the contract terms and will complete the signing procedure in the coming days.' But the spokeswoman did not say why it had taken so ...

  3. Exporting the digital yoke of repression

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Political repression and surveillance the world over have gone digital. That is one of the lesser known but no less important lessons of the 'Arab spring'. China's so-called ... that many Western companies, with tacit approval from democratic governments, have been supplying advanced surveillance technology to some of the world's worst dictators and tyrants. The New ...

  4. Blackmail letters linked to Guangdong

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo and Simpson Cheung Blackmail letters sent to government officials containing fake photographs of them in compromising sexual positions probably came from the same source in Guangdong, police said yesterday. The force has sought help from its m ...

  5. No 'eye' for Temple St

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu Police have decided not to install an 'eye in the sky' surveillance system in Temple Street in Yau Mei Tai. Police began considering the surveillance system after ... Tei district commander Lam Chun-ming ruled out the system. Lam said the lack of a sound lighting system in many buildings in Temple Street would make it difficult for the surveillance cameras ...

  6. Watchdog regrets no wiretap oversight

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government yesterday could only promise to propose a law amendment to the Legislative Council by the first half of next year. The timing means the commissioner on communications and surveillance ... at the lack of legal procedures to regulate wiretaps and covert surveillance. A law was enacted and the watchdog listened to the recordings just once before it was forced to stop in 2008. At the time, ...

  7. Draft secret-detention law posted for comment

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of 'residential surveillance' that many human rights activists contend would allow police to detain suspects accused of endangering state security- usually dissidents- in secret locations for up to six months with little restriction. Current law allows residential surveillance for up to six months, but subjects are usually watched at their residence unless they lack any fixed address. ...

  8. Police silence a cause for concern

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The delay of a week in alerting the public to random knife attacks by an unidentified assailant in one of our city's most densely populated districts has raised concerns in the community. Earlier this month, at least four passers-by were stabbed by a ...

  9. Driving criminals up the wall is more rewarding than chaffeuring a family around

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Is there a post-retirement career after a lifetime of fighting vice and crime for a police officer? Sad to say, most don't get lucrative contracts in the private sector, unlike many former commissioners. In fact, if a classified job ad ( ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China seems to be embracing state capitalism more strongly each year rather than continuing to pursue economic reform goals Gary Locke, US ambassador Regarding the invasion of privacy of the target, I'd say it is close to nonsense Surveillance Commissioner Woo Kwok-hing, on the government's refusal to let him listen to intercepted recordings When the public is deprived ...




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