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China acquires basic technology for manned lunar missions: chief engineer

JIUQUAN -- China has acquired the basic technology to carry out manned lunar missions, chief engineer of China's manned space program Zhou Jianping said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phSep 16th, 2016

1 kilo of marijuana seized in Iligan

ILIGAN CITY --- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) seized on Monday more than a kilo of marijuana from a suspect who was later identified as the kidnap victim the agency rescued two years ago in Lanao del Norte. Lawyer Abdul Jamal Dimaporo, chief of NBI Iligan, said they arrested Cedric Nicolo Jamias, 25, a resident of Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat. Jamias, a newly licensed Electonics and Communications Engineer, was one of the four students of Mindanao State University -- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT)allegedly kidnapped two years ago and rescued by Dimaporo's team from a hinterland area in Munai, Lanao del Norte. Also arrested were Kevin Christopher Saderna, 26; a...Keep on reading: 1 kilo of marijuana seized in Iligan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

UK to ramp up powers to block takeovers by foreign companies

LONDON --- The British government plans to expand its powers to block takeovers by foreign companies that pose national security concerns. Proposals unveiled Tuesday would allow the government to review deals in a wide variety of industries in which a foreign buyer acquires as little as 25 percent of a company. Britain and other NATO nations are worried about foreign governments, particularly China, using takeovers to gain access to new technology. Business Secretary Greg Clark says the proposals "will ensure we have the appropriate safeguards to protect our national security whilst ensuring our economy remains unashamedly pro-business and open to high levels of foreign inve...Keep on reading: UK to ramp up powers to block takeovers by foreign companies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Taiwan firm eyes PH as manufacturing hub; local unit sets P6.77-B IPO

Taiwan-based New Kinpo Group (NKG) is grooming the Philippines to be its next Southeast Asian electronics manufacturing hub with a P6.77-billion local stock market debut planned by its local arm, Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines) Inc. Simon Shen, NKG chief executive, yesterday said the group was boosting its operating capacity in the Philippines as it shifted the focus of operations in China. "China will move toward higher level R&D (research and development), so its manufacturing component will slowly be transitioned to the Philippines. This IPO (initial public offering) will allow us to raise the funds needed to support the transition and help the Philippines enhance its manu...Keep on reading: Taiwan firm eyes PH as manufacturing hub; local unit sets P6.77-B IPO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

RCMP reveals use of secretive cellphone surveillance technology for the first time – CBC News

The RCMP for the first time is publicly confirming it uses cellphone surveillance devices in investigations across Canada — but at the same time says the potential of unauthorized snooping in Ottawa, as reported by CBC News, poses a threat to national security. &'8220;Absolutely,&'8221; RCMP Chief Supt. Jeff Adam, who is in charge of technical investigations services, said in an unprecedented technical briefing Wednesday with reporters from CBC News, the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. The RCMP held the briefing in the wake of a CBC News investigation that found evidence that devices known as IMSI catchers may be in use near government buildings in Ottawa for the purpose of illegal spying. &'8220;Not everyone uses the equipment in the way the RCMP does,&'8221; Adam said. &'8220;It is publicly known there is equipment out there that is not limited in its capturing of communications between devices. And so it's a security risk when it is used in proximity to government and/or any other commercial enterprises.&'8221; Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Tuesday the devices detected did not belong to any Canadian police or intelligence agency. Adam told reporters that while he isn't &'8220;personally aware&'8221; of foreign agencies using the technology in Canada, &'8220;I can't rule that out.&'8221; But on Wednesday, after shrouding their own use of the technology in secrecy for years, the RCMP took the unprecedented step of speaking publicly about the devices — also known as Stingrays or Mobile Device Identifiers (MDIs) — to address public concern amidst mounting questions about their use The RCMP says that MDIs — of which it owns 10 — have become &'8220;vital tools&'8221; deployed scores of times to identify and track mobile devices in 19 criminal investigations last year and another 24 in 2015. He says in all cases but one in 2016, police got warrants. The one exception was an exigent circumstance — in other words, an emergency scenario &'8220;such as a kidnapping,&'8221; said Adam, whose office tracks every instance where an MDI has been used by the RCMP. &'8220;This technology is a vital tool in providing valuable assistance to criminal investigations,&'8221; Adam said, adding some recent media reporting has misstated how police use MDIs and what the technology can actually do. He says using an MDI requires senior police approval as well as getting a judge's order. And he says the technology provides only a first step in an investigation allowing officers to identify a device. He says only then can police apply for additional warrants to obtain a user's &'8220;basic subscriber information&'8221; such as name and address connected to the phone. Then, he says, only if the phone and suspect are targets of the investigation can police seek additional warrants to track the device or conduct a wiretap to capture communications. Adam says the RCMP currently has 24 technicians trained and authorized to deploy the devices across Canada. He knows other police forces own and use them too, but declined to name them. He said the RCMP's devices are restricted in their use, with software that only allows them to identify a mobile device and to potentially track the location of that phone. &'8220;What the RCMP technology does not do is collect private communication,&'8221; Adam said. &'8220;In other words, it does not collect voice and audio communications, email messages, text messages, contact lists, images, encryption keys or basic subscriber information.&'8221; There do exist interception tools that allow eavesdropping on phone calls and direct interception of digital messages but Adam said the RCMP does not own them or use them. He said anyone operating in Canada without a proper licence or judge's authorization would be breaking section 191.1 of the Criminal Code that prohibits possession of these kinds of interception devices. He also said it would be a violation of the Radiocommunications Act. Adam conceded that until two months ago the RCMP itself failed to get express approval to use MDIs from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED, formerly Industry Canada), the government body responsible for regulating technology that might interfere with wireless communications. He said the RCMP believed at one point that an exemption introduced in early 2015 to the Radiocommunications Act allowing the use of cellular &'8220;jammers&'8221; might also exempt the use of MDIs — but ISED ultimately disagreed. Otherwise, he said police have almost always sought a warrant, though he noted a few exceptions. He said in recent years the law has changed to catch up with emerging technologies. Police used to apply for a general warrant to use the technology. In 2015, Adam said there was a period of at least six months — between March and October — when the RCMP didn't seek a warrant at all, acting on advice from the Department of Justice and government prosecutors. RCMP say that in the past five years — including this period — police used the devices without a warrant in 11 investigations. IMSI catchers have been highly controversial for fear that hundreds of innocent device users can be swept up in the collection of cellular data. Adam said all data collected is strictly protected, isolated and reported to judges, preserved until it is no longer needed and then destroyed. &'8220;The data, once it is seized lawfully to the judge, will be secured and locked up for criminal court purposes. It will not be accessed other than the target information,&'8221; Adam said. He said the RCMP has been fully co-operating with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, which has been investigating police use of cellphone-tracking equipment in Canada. He also said police are very aware that cell MDIs can potentially [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2017

‘Invest in technology to deal with traffic’

TO ALLEVIATE employees’ stress caused by a worsening traffic in the metropolis, a businessman encouraged his fellow business owners to invest in technology. Wellmade Motors chief executive officer, Philip Tan, told SunStar Cebu, said that the toll on his employees, especially those who lived far from their branch offices, has become a concern. “What I… link: ‘Invest in technology to deal with traffic’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News22 hr. 22 min. ago

NOW Corp. mulls lawsuit vs acting DICT chief

NOW Corp. could file charges against acting Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) chief Eliseo Rio over allegedly “reckless” remarks that caused the listed firm’s share price to plunge. Affiliate NOW Telecom Co., Inc. has questioned fees imposed by the government for the third telco search and Rio last week said that P1 million [...] The post NOW Corp. mulls lawsuit vs acting DICT chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

PNP: Blame on Chinese for drugs in PH backed by intel

MANILA, Philippines – The blame against Chinese nationals for the proliferation of illegal drugs in the Philippines is based on intelligence reports and cases faced by law enforcement, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Monday, October 15. "'Yung mga drugs [galing China ay] as per intelligence ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Beijing to host life science confab

Beijing will host the 2018 World Life Science Conference later this month, which will focus on areas including medicine and health, agriculture and food safety, the environment and biotechnology, the organizer said at a news conference on Monday. The three-day event, organized by the China Association for Science and Technology and co-hosted by the China […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

China Telecom, PT& T eye 3rd telco bid

MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese company which was earlier touted to be preferred by President Rodrigo Duterte to be the country's 3rd major telecommunications player formalized its intent to bid, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced on Friday, October 12. China Telecom was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

As Markets Swoon, Finance Chiefs Urge US, China to Cool It

NUSA DUA, INDONESIA - The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share price.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

IMF chief to US, China: De-escalate trade dispute, fix trade rules

Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde talks during a press conference ahead of the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, Oct......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

As Markets Swoon, Finance Chiefs Urge US, China to Cool It

NUSA DUA, INDONESIA - The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share price.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Lagarde: Leaders need to fix trade system

NUSA DUA, Indonesia: World leaders need to fix global trading systems instead of trying to tear them down, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday, in a rebuke to nationalist politicians pushing tariffs and protectionism. Her comments come as a trade spat between China and the United States threatens economic growth around the world, [...] The post Lagarde: Leaders need to fix trade system appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Five prospective bidders show up for telco search

Five prospective bidders paid a non-refundable P1 million each on Monday for documents that would allow them to participate in the government’s search for a challenger to the PLDT-Globe duopoly. Acting Information and Communications Technology chief Eliseo Rio said he was “happy with the first day response”, adding that “it shows there is real interest [...] The post Five prospective bidders show up for telco search appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

China tells Pompeo US must stop ‘misguided actions’

BEIJING: China’s chief diplomat told his US counterpart that Washington must stop its “misguided actions” in a tense exchange on Monday, days after a blistering US denunciation of the Asian power’s global and domestic policies. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi highlighted the schism after the chief US diplomat arrived [...] The post China tells Pompeo US must stop ‘misguided actions’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Interpol demands China ‘clarification’

China’s recently established National Supervisory Commission holds sweeping powers to investigate the country’s public servants with few requirements for transparency BEIJING — Interpol demanded an official “clarification” from China on the whereabouts of its missing police chief Saturday, after reports said he was detained for questioning on arrival in his homeland. Beijing has remained silent […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Interpol chief dinampot sa China

HAWAK ng mga awtoridad ng China ang pinuno ng International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) matapos na i-report ito ng kanyang kabiyak sa French police na nawawala. Sa ulat ng South China Morning Post, si Meng Hongwei, 64-anyos at unang Chinese president ng Interpol, ay iniimbestigahan ng ‘discipline authorities’ matapos itong dumating sa China mula sa… link: Interpol chief dinampot sa China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Govt on course to hit 2023 full digital TV transition

THE Philippines’ shift to digital television (TV) is on track amid broadcast giants’ efforts to offer digital set-top boxes to Filipino households, a government official said recently. Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Acting Chief Eliseo Rio Jr. is optimistic that the country will fully embrace digital terrestrial television broadcasting (DTTB) by 2023. “Big [...] The post Govt on course to hit 2023 full digital TV transition appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Interpol chief goes ‘missing’

PARIS — He left his home in Lyon, France, for a visit to his homeland and then vanished — putting the International Criminal Police Organization, best known as Interpol, at the center of its own missing persons case. Meng Hongwei, Interpol’s president, boarded a plane and arrived in China, according to a French judicial official. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

China tight-lipped on disappeared Interpol chief

BEIJING, China – China remained silent Saturday, October 6 over the disappearance of the head of Interpol, deepening the mystery over the international police chief's fate after reports said he was detained for questioning on arrival in his homeland. Meng Hongwei, 64, was last seen leaving for China in late ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018