Trung Quốc dùng sông Mêkông làm công cụ bành trướng tại Đông Nam Á

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mediaCảnh sát võ trang Trung Quốc chuẩn bị chuyến tuần tra chung đầu tiên trên sông Mêkông, cảng Quan Lũy, Vân Nam. Ảnh tư liệu ngày 09/12/2011REUTERS

Nhật Bản và 5 nước khu vực sông Mêkông (Việt Nam, Cam Bốt, Lào, Thái Lan, Miến Điện) ngày 09/10/2018 đã họp thượng đỉnh tại Tokyo để thúc đẩy một chính sách mới nhằm phát triển toàn vùng theo hướng kết nối khu vực, lấy trọng tâm là cư dân bên sông và bảo vệ môi trường. Dù không nói ra, nhưng đề án do Tokyo chủ trì là một nỗ lực nhằm hạn chế đà bành trướng của Trung Quốc trên vùng lục địa Đông Nam Á. Đài phát thanh Mỹ NPR ngày 06/10/2018 vừa qua đã có một bài phân tích chi tiết về điều được gọi là « Trung Quốc định hình lại sông Mêkông để tăng cường đà bành trướng – China Reshapes The Vital Mekong River To Power Its Expansion ». Continue reading “Trung Quốc dùng sông Mêkông làm công cụ bành trướng tại Đông Nam Á”

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Vietnam arrests seven ‘terrorists’ over bombing of police station

Vietnam makes arrests for bombing of police station. PHOTO: AFP.
Vietnam makes arrests for bombing of police station. PHOTO: AFP.
JULY 5, 2018 / 5:09 PM / Reuters Staff

HANOI (Reuters) – Police in Vietnam have arrested seven people over the “terrorist” bombing of a police station in Ho Chi Minh City last month that injured three people, police said on Thursday.

The incident, in which two small explosive devices were detonated, followed protests by thousands of people in several cities against government plans to lease new economic zones to foreign investors.

“This is a terrorist case against the people’s government,” Ho Chi Minh City police said in a statement on their official website. Continue reading “Vietnam arrests seven ‘terrorists’ over bombing of police station”

The Facial Recognition Technology Genie Is Out of the Bottle

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The potential for misuse of facial recognition technology is real, but its power may be too great for many to ignore.

Brian Buntz | May 30, 2018

The ACLU is worried about a Kafka-esque near future where police and other government agencies harness the power of facial recognition technologyto identify undocumented migrants, minority activists or individuals joining public protests. As such, the organization is demanding that online retail giant Amazon stop selling “dangerous” face recognition technology to law enforcement, which could potentially help police identify individuals from footage gathered from a variety of sources, including surveillance cameras in public and retail establishments, as well as from police body cameras.

US seeks further cooperation with Vietnam in defence industry

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US Defence Minister James Mattis urged Vietnam and the US to enhance cooperation in defence industry and consider signing suitable documents to create a foundation for the collaboration.

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US Defence Minister James Mattis and Vietnamese Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich (Source: qdnd.vn)

He made the proposals at a meeting with Vietnamese Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich on the sidelines of the 17th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 1.

The US is taking into account the transfer of jet trainers and other equipment to Vietnam, the US officer said.

He used the occasion to thank Vietnam for hosting aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the central city of Da Nang last March. Continue reading “US seeks further cooperation with Vietnam in defence industry”

Cambridge Analytica controversy must spur researchers to update data ethics

A scandal over an academic’s use of Facebook data highlights the need for research scrutiny.
Revelations keep emerging in the Cambridge Analytica personal-data scandal, which has captured global public attention for more than a week. But when the dust settles, researchers harvesting data online will face greater scrutiny. And so they should.

At the centre of the controversy is Aleksandr Kogan, a psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2014, he recruited people to complete a number of surveys and sign up to an app that handed over Facebook information on themselves — and tens of millions of Facebook friends. Kogan passed the data to SCL, a UK firm that later founded controversial political-consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica in London. (All those involved deny any wrongdoing.) Continue reading “Cambridge Analytica controversy must spur researchers to update data ethics”

The ethics of catching criminals using their family’s DNA

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A high-profile arrest in California shows how the long arm of the law can now extend into DNA databases to check for relatives.
Authorities search the home of a suspected killer

The use of ancestral DNA data to track a suspected murderer raises some troubling ethical questions.Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP/REX/Shutterstock

Last week’s arrest of a suspect in the Golden State Killer case in California has highlighted how DNA samples that have been volunteered for one purpose — in this case, genealogy — can be used for other reasons, often without the donor’s explicit consent. Several ethicists have expressed concern about US detectives using a genealogy website in this way. Coming so soon after the reuse of Facebook data in political campaigns in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it’s another example of how new technology and techniques lead to unexpected conundrums, and how ethical and societal debate must catch up. Continue reading “The ethics of catching criminals using their family’s DNA”

How do we control dangerous biological research?

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Malaysian police adopt Chinese AI surveillance technology

Startup Yitu targets Southeast Asia with wearable face-recognition cameras

Yitu opened its first overseas office in Singapore in January to tap Southeast Asia’s growing market for AI-driven surveillance technology. REUTERS/Edgar Su   © Reuters

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KUALA LUMPUR — Chinese surveillance and security startup Yitu Technology has made its first foray into Malaysia, supplying wearable cameras with artificial intelligence-powered facial-recognition technology to a local law enforcement agency. Continue reading “Malaysian police adopt Chinese AI surveillance technology”

Diễn biến mới về bạo lực ở Đông Nam Á, dữ liệu từ địa phương cho thấy

English: Local Data Sheds New Light on Violence in Southeast Asia

Tác giả Adrian Morel

Trong vài tháng vừa qua, một loạt các cuộc đánh bom phối hợp diễn ra tại Thái Lan nhiều ngày sau một cuộc trưng cầu dân ý hiến pháp, vụ giết chóc đẫm máu ở Bang Rakhine của Myanmar, và các biểu tình bạo lực trong giai đoạn tiến đến bầu cử thị trưởng ở Jakarta, đã cho thấy dấu hiệu u ám về tình trạng bạo lực âm ỉ dưới vẻ ngoài tương đối ổn định và phát triển của Đông Nam Á.

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Ảnh: Karl Grobl. Trong 20 năm qua, một nửa số quốc gia Đông Nam Á trải qua xung đột vũ trang giữa nhà nước với các nhóm nổi dậy vì vấn đề lãnh thổ.

Trong 20 năm qua, một nửa số quốc gia Đông Nam Á trải qua xung đột vũ trang giữa nhà nước với các nhóm nổi dậy vì vấn đề lãnh thổ. Ước tính có 131 triệu người sống trong các khu vực xung đột phải hứng chịu bất ổn, tỉ lệ tăng trưởng chậm và mức thu nhập thấp hơn mức trung bình quốc gia. Bên cạnh những cuộc nổi dậy có vũ trang, dễ thấy còn có những dạng bạo lực khác trong khu vực này như các cuộc bạo động địa phương, xung đột đất đai, tài nguyên, bạo lực bầu cử, tội phạm đô thị, và bạo lực giới tính. Continue reading “Diễn biến mới về bạo lực ở Đông Nam Á, dữ liệu từ địa phương cho thấy”

Global nuclear weapons: downsizing but modernizing

Pie chart showing gloal share of nuclear weapons in January 2016

SPIRI_(Stockholm, 13 June 2016) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world nuclear arsenals. The data shows that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, none of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are prepared to give up their nuclear arsenals for the foreseeable future.

At the start of 2016 nine states—the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea—possessed approximately 4,120 operationally deployed nuclear weapons. If all nuclear warheads are counted, these states together possessed a total of approximately 15,395 nuclear weapons compared with 15,850 in early 2015 (see table 1).

 

Table 1. World nuclear forces, 2016 Continue reading “Global nuclear weapons: downsizing but modernizing”

Returning ISIS fighters: How should governments deal with them?

theconomist_ISIS fighters are returning home to Europe. In Britain, half of the 850 citizens known to have joined ISIS have already come back. As France marks the two-year anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on its soil, governments have to decide what to do with returning foreign fighters.

Continue reading “Returning ISIS fighters: How should governments deal with them?”

Violence can erupt in Cambodia without warning: US warns citizens

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The US Embassy in Phnom Penh issued a security warning to Americans about possible violence in Cambodia amid the government’s anti-American rhetoric.

 
Cambodian police man a barricade outside a prison in Trapaing Phlong in Tbong Khmum province on Sep 11, 2017, where opposition leader Kem Sokha is being held after being detained last week. (Photo: AFP)

PHNOM PENH: The US Embassy in Phnom Penh issued a security warning to its citizens late Wednesday (Sep 13) about rising tensions in Cambodia following the arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha, the expulsion of an American NGO and anti-American rhetoric by Cambodian officials. Continue reading “Violence can erupt in Cambodia without warning: US warns citizens”

Theft escalates in industrial parks in southern Vietnam

Thieves have even stolen a bowl of pork bones and a chopping knife

By Tuoi Tre News

September 03,2017, 14:15 GMT+7

Theft escalates in industrial parks in southern Vietnam
Rooms rented by low-income workers and peddlers in Tan Tao Ward, Binh Tan District in Ho Chi Minh City are often ‘visited’ by thieves, even in broad daylight. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An increase in theft, muggings and robberies have worried neighborhoods around industrial parks in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces, despite law enforcers’ best efforts to reduce them.

Tan Tao Industrial Park and Pou Yuen Factory, both in the city’s Binh Tan District, are among the identified ‘hotpots.’ Continue reading “Theft escalates in industrial parks in southern Vietnam”