“Smile, we now have a file on you” – Internet cafés get new surveillance device

first_img News Help by sharing this information A China Youth Daily editorial (in Chinese) on this subject Follow the news on China Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more October 24, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Smile, we now have a file on you” – Internet cafés get new surveillance device Reporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese government’s latest measure to reinforce surveillance of Internet café users, who will henceforth have to have their mugshot taken and their ID card swiped by a Customer Registration Device to be installed in all of Beijing’s estimated 1,500 Internet cafés by the end of the year.“All Internet users are now suspects to be put on file in China,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By citing a need to combat piracy and cyber-crime, the government has found a way to introduce a terrifying Big Brother-style system for automatically creating files on Internet users. With no guarantees on how this information will be used, the Internet cafés could become places for all kinds of spying and informing.”According to a 16 October report in Beijing News, the data on new Internet café clients will be sent directly to the Cultural Law Enforcement Agency, whose job in theory is to combat piracy. The authorities will also be able to open up any registration device without a warrant and obtain all the data stored inside. Agency spokesperson Li Fei said the measure was designed to prevent “ID sharing” – different people using the same ID card.After a fire that killed 25 people in an Internet café in the north Beijing student district of Lanjisu in 2002, the authorities closed down 3,000 Internet cafés for good and closed 12,000 others temporarily, conditioning their reopening on their compliance with safety standards and their obtaining a new licence. The culture ministry also restricted the access of minors to Internet cafés during school holidays, imposing a maximum visit length of three hours, in order to “limit the Internet’s negative influences.”At the end of 2003, the government began forcing Internet café users to integrate surveillance software into their systems in order to monitor online usage. The software allows the authorities to collect personal data on Internet users, record their browsing history and to be sent an alert when illegal content is viewed.Since 1 September 2007, the Chinese cyber-police have been dispatching online patrols to Internet café computer screens to check on their users. Two virtual police officers called JingJing and ChaCha pop up on the screens every half hour to remind Internet users that the authorities are monitoring the Internet closely. By clicking on the icons, Internet users can communicate with the cyber-police and report violations.Around 40,000 cyber-police are deployed every day to monitor the Internet and filter for subjects regarded as sensitive by the Communist Party. China is one of the world’s most repressive countries as regards Internet usage and some 50 cyber-dissidents are currently in prison for using the right to online free expression. June 2, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific Newscenter_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News ChinaAsia – Pacific News RSF_en Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Reporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese government’s latest measure to reinforce surveillance of Internet café users, who will henceforth have to have their mugshot taken and their ID card swiped by a Customer Registration Device to be installed in all of Beijing’s estimated 1,500 Internet cafés by the end of the year.last_img read more

Strike action set to hit Shannon airport

first_imgLinkedin by Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TRAVEL disruption is on the horizon with the cabin crew branch of IMPACT trade union having served notice of industrial action on Aer Lingus.Workers will stage a 24-hour work stoppage on Friday, May 30 , starting at a minute after midnight. Cabin crew members will place pickets at Shannon, Cork and Dublin Shannon airports for the duration of the stoppage.IMPACT official Michael Landers said that cabin crew were ready to take immediate action because the company had failed to engage on the rostering issue for so long. “Cabin crew have sought to engage with the company on this issue on several occasions over several years but the company has simply refused to consider anything other than the erratic rostering patterns that have become the norm at the airline. It has resulted in an exhausted crew who feel now that the only option left to them is the option of last resort, which is a work stoppage. It’s regrettable that it has come to this, but the current arrangements are unsustainable.”Mr Landers said that the cabin crew branch is confident that alternative rosters could be implemented with no loss of productivity or at any extra cost to the airline.Currently, cabin crew can work up to 60 hours in a seven day period, resulting in shift patterns of six working days and one rest day, followed by six more working days.Mr Landers explained that cabin crew have sought a roster similar to those for pilots at the airline, of five work days followed by three rest days. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Advertisement WhatsApp Print No vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended First Irish death from Coronavirus NewsBreaking newsBusinessStrike action set to hit Shannon airportBy Bernie English – May 13, 2014 576 center_img Previous articleContestants glam up for Miss Limerick pageantNext articleLimerick’s silent and shouted protest for Nigerian children Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April TAGSfeaturedLimerick Airport Shannon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment last_img read more

Former Garda Inspector describes Road Traffic Act as ‘basket case’

first_img Facebook Former Garda Inspector describes Road Traffic Act as ‘basket case’ By News Highland – January 12, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest A former Garda Inspector in Donegal has described the Road Traffic Act as a ‘basket case’. There has been on-going concern surrounding a loophole in the law whereby if someone who is disqualified does not present their licence in court then it’s not recorded.It’s estimated that almost 90% of disqualified drivers do not surrender their licence.Former Inspector Michael Harrison believes significant problems remain with how drunk drivers are dealt with through the courts system.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/harrison1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleGareth Harkin departs Finn HarpsNext article22 Covid-19 related deaths reported in the North News Highland Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Laudrup deflects future talk

first_imgSwansea manager Michael Laudrup avoided directly addressing his future at the end of a difficult week for the Welsh club. The Swans sit just three points above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and the revelation that police were called to the club’s training ground after a heated exchange between Chico Flores and Garry Monk has done little to lift the mood ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round trip to Birmingham. Laudrup’s future has also been questioned and it has been widely speculated he will leave the Liberty Stadium at the end of the current campaign, although the Dane has a contract through to the end of next season. “Both players, particularly Chico, wanted to close this. We have to look forward and say sorry. We have to move on, that’s the most important thing. These things always come in difficult moments, and we are in a difficult moment, we have to admit that. “If you win four in a row, even if team-mates raise voices and say not nice things to each other, it is not a story as there are so many positive things to talk about. “I don’t want to say it’s no problem when people get into each other but you have to leave it and move on. It can happen when your pulse is up, you say things and react differently, you can have less patience when someone is telling you something. “I have spoken to them both and I believe in dialogue. When people are back with a normal pulse like all of us here we can discuss it. People have to get calm again.” Laudrup refused to comment on a potential move for Bolton forward David Ngog, but made it clear he does not want to sell Neil Taylor after Fulham made a bid, believed to be around £4million, for the left-back, whose misfortune in breaking his ankle last season has been compounded by Ben Davies taking his first-team place. He said: “Players are part of a group and it is not about the interests of Neil Taylor or Michael Laudrup but the interest of Swansea City and right now – because of the number of games we have plus the injury situation in a small group – it means if Neil goes we need another one. “If we let him go and something happens to Ben then everyone would kill me. The only one satisfied would be Neil. But I do understand his position because he wants to play and recover his position in the national team, too. If we get another player in then perhaps my view would be different but it is difficult at this stage.” But the 49-year-old insisted the club’s current predicament means no-one can yet look beyond the end of this term. He said: “How many times was I asked about that last year? “I don’t want to go into it again. I tried to answer it last year and the questions came week after week. “It is not frustrating but with our situation I think no-one, no player nor manager, should think about next season, they should only think about this season for obvious reasons. “Of course you have to ask questions, but it’s about the present not the future.” The incident between defenders Monk and Flores has led some to question the unity and togetherness of the Swansea squad as they face a potential relegation dogfight. Laudrup reiterated that arguments between team-mates are commonplace but said he had spoken to the pair, although no decision has been taken on whether the duo will face punishment, with the club unlikely to make public any potential reprimand. The Swansea boss said: “It is never good when you have incidents but I played many years myself and it happens sometimes for one reason or another. You always read about them when things are not going well on the pitch with results. Press Associationlast_img read more

Tornado warning issued for Palm Beach County

first_imgThose in the area of Haverhill are advised to seek shelter. Alert: A Tornado Warning has been issued for Palm Beach County. Live stream on @CBS12 here https://t.co/DMezEbzuhr pic.twitter.com/InjjKMzwZp— Michael Ehrenberg (@MichaelCBS12) July 25, 2019 A Tornado warning has been issued in Palm Beach County until 4: 15 p.m., EST.At 3:46 p.m. severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Lake park to Pall Beach International Airport.“HAZARD – 60MPH winds gusts and quarter size hail,” says The Miami National Weather Service.last_img