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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Internet surveillance needs to strike a balance

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Surveillance needs balance Governments around the world appear be nosing deeper into what their citizens do on the internet these days. According to the latest report ... are related to criminal investigations, it does little to dispel fears of a growing trend in online surveillance. The lack of transparency has made it difficult to judge whether the requests ...

  2. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    ZTE to sell video monitoring unit for 1.3b yuan

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com ZTE to sell video monitoring unit for 1.3b yuan ZTE Corp, China's second-largest telecommunications equipment maker, plans to sell an 81 per cent stake in its surveillance equipment subsidiary for 1.3 billion yuan (HK$1.6 billion). The subsidiary is Shenzhen ZNV Technology, ZTE said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange after the market ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Covert-surveillance watchdog calls for law enforcers to drop posturing

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Surveillance watchdog raps law enforcers The former head of a covert-surveillance watchdog says law enforcers should change their "defensive attitudes" when answering queries on their possible non-compliance with the law. A better attitude would help safeguard the privacy rights of people under surveillance, said Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    HK to tighten visitor health surveillance

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 05:26pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong will tighten surveillance of visitors’ body temperatures at border checkpoints, to guard against a deadly new virus, the health chief said on Tuesday. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said little was known about the virus, except that patients’ symptoms included fever and lung complications. The new virus is a coronavirus related to the deadly ...

  5. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand PM apologises to Kim Dotcom for spying bungle

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington PM issues spy bungle apology to Dotcom New Zealand Prime Minister John Key apologised yesterday to internet tycoon Kim Dotcom over an "unacceptable" bungle by government spies leading up to the arrest of the Me ...

  6. No secret filming, police chief vows

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung tried to play down fears about a controversial scheme to fit officers in the tactical and emergency units with body-cameras. He said only behaviour that breached the law and pu ...

  7. 2m spy cameras in Guangdong by 2015

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Guangdong plans to spend more than 12 billion yuan (HK$14.7 billion) to almost double the number of digital surveillance cameras to 2 million in an effort ... of this information across the province is expected to start by 2014. Authorities said personal data from the surveillance system could be combined with information from identity cards to ensure that criminal ...

  8. Jitters over watchdog role in talks on protest policing

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung and Stuart Lau A plan to have observers from a police watchdog attend meetings between officers and protest organisers is being held up because of police reservations, it was revealed yesterday. The Independent Police Complaints Council put ...

  9. Police rethink on media after Li Keqiang visit

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Niall Fraser and Simpson Cheung Police are changing the way they deal with the media after fierce criticism of their actions during last year's visit by Vice-Premier Li Keqiang and accusations of heavy-handed treatment of journalists since Andy Tsang ...

  10. Pressure builds for vote against secret detentions

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... residential surveillance for up to six months in a location, chosen by police, other than the suspect's home. The final draft, released on Thursday, already restricts circumstances in which ... of a serious crime could theoretically be detained for 37 days without his or her family's knowledge. And for those put under residential surveillance in a location selected by police, even though ...




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