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  1. News - World

    Obama review shows big data could prompt discrimination

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... and lead to discriminatory practices. President Barack Obama requested the review in January, when he called for changes to some of the National Security Agency's surveillance programmes ... first attempt at addressing the challenges, beyond national security and consumer privacy, posed by technological change. Podesta would not discuss the specific recommendations he will make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1499431/obama-review-shows-big-data-could-prompt-discrimination
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    NSA's porn snoop not such a bad idea

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:34am by Alex Lo

    ... look on the latest unending leaks by Edward Snowden about the US National Security Agency in a more positive light than most. Apparently, the NSA once hatched a plan to snoop on the online ... academic who was described in the official language as being guilty of "online promiscuity". Is there any other kind of online behaviour? Most critics, especially those in puritanical US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1368171/nsas-porn-snoop-not-such-bad-idea
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... BRICS nations discuss creation of bank South Africa hosts the 5th BRICS Summit in Durban. It is the African nation's first time hosting the meeting of representatives of its fellow BRICS members, Brazil, Russia, India and China. South African President Jacob Zuma will lead discussions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1199693/talking-points
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul joins the global space club as it puts first satellite into orbit

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Seoul After repeated failures, South Korea finds success Seoul joins the global space club South Korea launched a satellite into space from its own soil for the first time yesterday, a point of national pride that came weeks after arch-rival North Korea accomplished a similar feat to the surprise of the world. The 140-tonne Korea Space Launch Vehicle blasted off from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1139699/seoul-joins-global-space-club-it-puts-first-satellite-orbit
  5. News - World - SECURITY

    Security threat to US embassies shores up NSA defenders

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington Lawmakers briefed on the alert said it was the most serious threat for years, helping shore up support for NSA surveillance programmes Spying defended as U.S. embassies shut The closure of US missions across the Middle East and Africa over an suspected security threat has been seized on by defenders of the National Security Agency, amid claims that its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1294497/security-threat-us-embassies-shores-nsa-defenders
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... risks will rise and said monetary easing by nations, including the US and Japan, may push up commodity prices and make capital flows more volatile.   Rugby Union's Cooper gloves up ... passport with an eye towards travelling to Panama later this year at the invitation of the Central American nation's government. Fellow dissident Yoani Sanchez is also expecting to get her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1145518/talking-points
  7. News - Asia

    Briefs, November 22, 2012

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the National Security Law in its ruling against Park Jeong-geun. The law prohibits praising or glorifying North Korea. Park could have received seven years in prison. The court says it suspended the prison term partly because Park promised not to repeat his act. It said Twitter's widespread influence over society was the reason Park's actions threatened national security. AP ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1087834/briefs-november-22-2012
  8. News - Asia

    Briefs, February 9, 2013

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... - Schools and businesses went on strike in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi against record levels of unrest. Security and human rights officials estimate that about 300 people have died ... a search of his cell was caught out when guards heard ring tones from inside his pants, a hospital official said. The convict, 58, had to be admitted to the national hospital in Colombo where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1146318/briefs-february-9-2013
  9. News - Asia - SECURITY

    Japan to pledges US$1b for Sahel security, stabilisation

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Yokohoma, Japan

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yokohoma, Japan Japan said Sunday it would give US$1 billion in aid to help stabilise the Islamist-infested Sahel region of Africa, months after the deaths of 10 Japanese in a hostage crisis there. The money is part of a US$14 billion aid package to be given to Africa over five years, which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Saturday at the start ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1251985/japan-pledges-us1b-sahel-security-stabilisation
  10. News - World - SECRECY

    USA Patriot Act abused by NSA, lawyer argues

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:56am by AP

    ... decision on an ACLU request to halt the National Security Agency surveillance programmes pending the outcome of its lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration. The ACLU sued ... Associated Press in New York Patriot Act abused, lawyer argues The US government's interpretation of its authority under the Patriot Act is so broad that it could justify mass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1363894/usa-patriot-act-abused-nsa-lawyer-argues

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