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Police fears over digital tampering

A police union says the growing use of digital technology could make it easier for defendants to tamper with evidence.

But legal experts disagree, saying any changes to evidence in digital format could be traced more easily.

Sunday, 14 August, 2011, 12:00am

Now Tony Chan smells something fishy in will

Still scrapping despite his second court defeat in his claim to the late billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's fortune, fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen said yesterday he told police someone tampered with the will he says was Wang's.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Police to be handed fake Nina Wang will

A court has ordered the release to police of a purported will that fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen claims entitles him to late tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's multibillion-dollar fortune.

The Court of First Instance also refused to allow an expert appointed by Chan to be present for a fingerprint test on the will.

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Watchdog fingers Disneyland for privacy investigation

Mickey Mouse has your fingerprints and the privacy commissioner wants to know what he's doing with them.

Roderick Woo Bun says his officers will contact Disneyland for information about a finger-scanning system it uses for access to its theme parks in Hong Kong and the United States.

28 May 2010 - 12:00am

Palm reading

IBM and Fujitsu have teamed up to introduce a palm-vein identification system that will enable PC users to access applications, files and websites with a single scan of their palm, eliminating the need to remember passwords. The computer-attached scanner is touted as being as accurate as iris-scanning technology and better - although more expensive - than fingerprint authentication.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


Should the penalty for car racing be increased?

Your editorial is correct ('Don't endanger the public, go after the Mr Bigs', July 16). This is the way to stop road racing activities once and for all rather than arguing whether frontline police officers were wrong in using other owners' vehicles to form a roadblock.

22 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


Should a driving ban start after a jail term?

I believe enough innocent lives have been lost as a result of irresponsible and reckless driving. Almost on a weekly basis, we see pictures of victims of traffic accidents. In the majority of cases, these accidents could have been prevented.

20 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


What do you think of the police roadblock action?

We should not blame the police for stopping those people illegally racing cars, although the way they did it was quite reckless ('Human roadblock 'put public at risk'', July 14).

17 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


What do you think of the police roadblock action?

I seldom write to express my opinion in public.

However, after reading so much negative news regarding the incident at Kwun Tong ('Human roadblock 'put public at risk'', July 14), where police used taxis, a truck and a private car as a roadblock to stop illegal racing cars, I felt I had to write.

16 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Scanning workers' prints is 'excessive'

The fingerprinting of workers to monitor their attendance is an excessive privacy infringement, the personal data watchdog has ruled.

But a technology firm that offers fingerprint-recognition systems challenged the concerns.

14 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

US in need of genuine intelligence

Watch out, all visitors to the United States: your laptops, mobile phones, pagers, beepers, iPods, video and audio tapes, any and all electronic gizmos are in danger of being taken - and that's official.

9 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

An even faster e-channel

Five seconds may not seem long to wait, but the Immigration Department wants to improve the already speedy e-channel service.

Immigration chief Lai Tung-kwok, set to retire tomorrow, said yesterday that the department was considering collecting fingerprint information from citizens who volunteer it. This would be used to shorten their time at e-channel-serviced checkpoints.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Tighter check

A survey has shown that more than eight in 10 Hongkongers would be willing to have their fingerprints and eyes scanned at airports. Does Hong Kong need to introduce such tough security measures? Write to us.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Deluded Japan's intelligence failure

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia told the BBC that gathering intelligence is the key to defeating terrorists. He is right. Unfortunately, intelligence - in the sense of accurate information, and brain candle-power - has been sorely lacking in Japan this week.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Sound Bites

What's the idea behind Squeeze, a group exhibition featuring mixed media works by eight local artists?

Curator Movana Chen Li-yun:

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am