Hong Kong police will be authorised to conduct searches at private properties without a warrant, restrict suspects’ movements, freeze their assets, intercept communications and require internet service providers to remove information, as the city’s leader handed more powers to the force for implementing the new national security law. On Monday night, the government gazetted the […]
Another reminder of the importance of empowering individuals through free and open source software.
There are few things more powerful than communication and commerce that cannot be easily blocked, seized, or intercepted at will.
RT @tomgrundy: BREAKING: #HongKong police win powers to:
*search private properties without a warrant;
*restrict suspects' movements;
*freeze their assets;
*force internet info removals;
*force firms to hand over & decrypt info.
Boycott China. They kill and imprison their own citizens and commit genocide of other people. If at all possible, don't buy Chinese goods. Don't hire Chinese nationals. Do not let them into our academic institutions where they steal our technology. They only understand force and money and since we aren't going to attack them, we must strangle their economy ...
No one wants to fight in the massive war that would come about because of this. Do you really want WW3 but with hella nukes? Because that’s what you’re asking for. Now I’m not saying something shouldn’t be done but declaring war should be the very last option here.
Or you know people can just move business from China, Sanction the fuck out of them to the point of isolation like North Korea and then just let the Chinese populace take care of the CCP. There is no need to start a full scale war with one of the worlds largest super powers that will kill millions.
_According to the new stipulations, the head of the police force may – with the permission of the security chief – ask international political organisations and those based in Taiwan to hand over information, including data on their activities in Hong Kong, personal data, sources of income and expenditure. Any group that does not act in accordance with the demands of the authorities faces a fine of HK$100,000 and six months in jail._
"Nice to see fear...". Since English might not be your first/primary language, let me tell you how that sounds. You want people to live in fear, to be scared to voice their opinions, terrified to talk about non communist policies.
If you truly want this you are a horrible human being.
Please also note that the HK police's power to ban messages violating NSL is extraterritorial. This is regardless of whether the message/intermediary/hosting/internet service provider is within or outside Hong Kong.