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  1. News - China - SECURITY

    China's National Security Commission holds its first meeting

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:06am by Keith Zhai, Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Xi Jinping presides over meeting, says body will focus on both domestic and international threats National Security Commission holds its first meeting The newly established National Security Commission formally came into operation yesterday with Communist Party chief Xi Jinping presiding over its first meeting. Xi outlined the commission's ...

  2. News - World - SECURITY

    Obama bids to win back public trust with changes to NSA's collection of phone records

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by Reuters

    ... by the National Security Agency but allow the government to access the metadata when needed, a senior administration official said. If Congress approves, the Obama administration would stop collecting the metadata, which lists millions of phone calls made in the United States. The practice triggered a national debate over privacy rights when the extent of the surveillance programme was exposed last ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Concern over call for national security laws in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:10pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legal expert says a local national security law would keep Beijing law at bay in emergency Article 23 'could save HK from mainland law' A pro-Beijing legal expert has weighed into the debate about applying national security laws in Hong Kong, saying it would be consistent with Basic Law provisions that empower Beijing to act in times ...

  4. News - World - SECURITY

    NSA 'records all phone conversations' in unnamed target country

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:07am by WASHPOST

    ... to the national security of the United States and of our allies, and places at risk those we are sworn to protect". Some of the documents provided by Snowden suggest that high-volume eavesdropping ... Barack Obama's January 17 pledge "that the United States is not spying on ordinary people who don't threaten our national security", regardless of nationality. The emblem ...

  5. News - World - SECURITY

    Draft United Nations resolution says spies are abusing human rights

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:43am by Reuters

    ... electronic surveillance, data collection and other invasions of privacy. The draft, which both countries made public, does not name any specific countries, although United Nations diplomats said ... in the General Assembly next month, diplomats said. "We have received the draft and will evaluate the text on its merits," an official at the US mission to the United Nations said. Brazilian ...

  6. News - World - SECURITY

    Spy agencies miss clues to terror attacks because of mass surveillance, says Snowden

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:56pm by WASHPOST

    ... the National Security Agency's efforts to collect information in bulk had backfired. "We've actually had a tremendous intelligence failure because... we're monitoring ... national security at risk, as well as approval from technologists and privacy advocates, who say the leaks have forced tech companies to make their systems more secure. Watch: NSA leaks fueled ...

  7. News - World - SECURITY

    Edward Snowden reporters Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras back in US

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Snowden reporters, back in US, hail their source Two reporters central to revealing the massive US government surveillance effort returned to the United States ... a George Polk Award for national security reporting. In remarks before an audience of other journalists and editors, the pair credited the courage of Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked ...

  8. News - World - SECURITY

    Japan to send part of its plutonium holdings to United States for disposal

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 08:11pm by AGENCIES

    ... plutonium to U.S. Japan plans to turn over to the United States more than 315kg of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highlyenriched uranium, a move that could help allay China's concerns ... material, once securely transported to the United States, will be sent to a secure facility and fully converted into less sensitive forms." The plutonium, they said, would be prepared ...

  9. News - World - SECURITY

    NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers with malware, says report

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:11pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers: report The United States' National Security Agency has reportedly used automated systems to infect computers with malware ... of the NSA's Turbine program, according to the National Journal. It said it was no longer possible for the NSA or hackers to attack users that way, but Facebook warned that other websites and social ...

  10. News - China - SECURITY

    US Navy scraps plans to send ship to China fleet review after Japan snubbed

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:50am by Reuters, LAURA ZHOU

    ... to skip China fleet review The United States has scrapped a plan for one of its navy ships to join a fleet review in China after key ally Japan was not invited, US officials said, days before ... Hagel's visit next week, by trying to reassure Tokyo of Washington's commitment to its security while seeking better ties with Beijing. "I told the ministers that the United States ...




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