Global human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday that Ocean Lotus, a group with ties to the Vietnamese government, has been involved in hacking attacks targeting activists and an NGO. The accusations highlight how authorities could resort to unlawful digital surveillance to keep tabs on activists and government critics . Who was targeted? The suspected attacks took place between 2018 and November 2020. They targeted two prominent Vietnamese human rights defenders, one of whom lives in Germany, and a Vietnamese NGO based in the Philippines, Amnesty said. Blogger and pro-democracy activist Bui Thanh Hieu was targeted with spyware at least four times between February 2018 and December 2019, it revealed. He left Vietnam and has lived in Germany since 2013. It said another blogger based in Vietnam, who was not named due to fears for their safety, was targeted three times last year. A Philippines-based nongovernmental organization, the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Hacking group targets Vietnam activists: Amnesty
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EASTENDERS fans believe they've figured out Isaac Baptiste's secret health battle after Sheree lied to Patrick Trueman about her son's medication. Viewers are worried for the teacher after his health condition was revealed to be serious and long term in a row with his mum over his flourishing relationship with Lola Pearce . Visit our EastEnders page for the latest gossip Find all EastEnders spoilers here Sheree warned that Isaac "could have been killed" when he first became sick years ago, and that he could lose his job as a teacher if his secret got out. Many fans jumped to conclusions saying Isaac could be taking medication to manage his mental health, which would explain why he was in mortal danger all those years ago and "could have been killed" if he had tried to take his own life. One said: "I like Isaac, I am guessing he has mental health problems, I don't think anyone will judge him." Another observed: "I thought it was referring to mental health" … [Read more...] about EastEnders fans convinced they’ve figured out Isaac’s secret health battle after Sheree lies to Patrick about medication
Barack Obama entered the White House in early 2009 on the back of a promise of hope and change. But how successful has his presidency been? Sky's editors and correspondents give their views. Foreign Affairs By Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor Barack Obama's tenure began with great hope. Of an intelligent reset of international relations largely deformed by neoconservatives behind the disastrous invasion of Iraq and the long war in Afghanistan. He was a disappointment. His allergy to foreign intervention resulted in a non-strategy on Syria and a general reluctance to throw the weight of his office behind burning issues of the day. Advertisement He failed to understand that policy must be driven by how the world is, not how he wished it would be. Like David Cameron, he failed to understand that policy must be driven by how the world is, not how he wished it would be. Legacy By Dominic Waghorn, Diplomatic Editor More from UK … [Read more...] about Pass or fail? Sky News experts give their verdicts on Obama’s era
Anyone who has bought a smartphone since 2015 could be entitled to a share of a £480m payout if a legal claim from watchdog Which? is successful. The consumer rights group is suing US chipmaker Qualcomm, accusing it of using its market dominance to inflate charges to manufacturers, which they have then passed on to millions of Britons in the form of higher smartphone prices. About 29 million people in the UK may be entitled to compensation of around £17 each. Qualcomm's technology can be found in a number of leading brands, including Apple and Samsung. Damages are being sought for all affected Apple and Samsung smartphones bought since 1 October 2015. Advertisement Anabel Hoult, chief executive of Which?, said: "We believe Qualcomm's practices are anti-competitive and have so far taken around £480m from UK consumers' pockets - this needs to stop. More from Apple Streaming inquiry: Spotify, Apple and Amazon bosses defend models but seem … [Read more...] about Qualcomm: UK smartphone owners are due £480m payout, claims Which?
TIGER Woods’ family worry he may get hooked on painkillers as he recovers from his horrific car crash. A source said the golf icon , who has been in rehab, has a “deep-seated” issue with prescription drugs — and warned a “potentially huge problem” lies ahead. Tiger , 45, suffered serious leg and ankle injuries in the crash near Los Angeles earlier this week. Yesterday US President Barrack Obama sent "prayers" to Tiger Woods, tweeting "Sending my prayers to @TigerWoods and his family tonight—here’s to a speedy recovery for the GOAT of golf. "If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s to never count Tiger out." It comes as police officials say that the golfer won't face criminal charges, with Deputy Carlos Gonzalez adding: "This remains an accident, an accident is not a crime, they do happen, unfortunately." Asked whether or not any drugs of alcohol tests were done at the scene, Gonzalez said: "The Deputy on the scene assessed the condition of Tiger Woods and … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods accident latest news – Crash injuries could see golfer hooked on painkiller meds again, friends fear