Kaspersky launches Goondus Awards to increase internet safety awareness

THE GOVERNMENT ------- SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAMIndependence - Freedom - Happiness --------------- No. 76/NQ-CP Ha Noi, September 03, 2016 RESOLUTION THE GOVERNMENT’S REGULAR MEETING - AUGUST 2016 THE GOVERNMENT Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015; Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 08/2012/ND-CP dated February 16, 2012 promulgating the working regulation of the Government; Based on the discussion of the Cabinet members and the conclusion of the Prime Minister at the Government’s regular meeting with the provinces in August 2016, held on August 30 and 31, 2016, RESOLVES: 1. Regarding the draft Law on Tourism (Revised) The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall lead and coordinate with the Government Office, the Ministry of Justice and other relevant ministries and agencies to collect opinions of the Cabinet members, correct and improve the draft Law with a view to remove barriers and facilitate tourism development into a spearhead economic sector, while ensuring State governance requirements of tourism, and report to the Prime Minister before submitting to the National Assembly. 2. Regarding the draft Law amending and supplementing to the Law on Investment The Government unanimously agreed with the objectives, the development point of view and the scope of modification and supplement of the Law as proposed by the Ministry of Planning and Investment in order to continue developing an investment environment of transparency, equality, and trust for the people and enterprises, while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of State management of in investment and…... [read more]

Internet safety should be integrated into school curricula, he said, adding that schools should also invite consultation experts, while setting up a support system among students in order to help those who are facing negative experiences online. According to a new research by the United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) that covers more than 10,000 youngsters aged 18, from twenty-five countries across the world, Vietnamese 18-year-olds are highly aware of Internet safety and understand the risks facing them through the Internet, and are quite sure that they will not become victims. UNICEF’s study reveals, juveniles tend to be confident about their ability to protect themselves, with 90% of interviewed people saying they believe that they can avoid online risks. Meanwhile, 6 out of 10 people held that meeting new friends online is relatively important to them, but only 36% say they recognise when a stranger is lying about their personal information. Cornelius William, Associate Director at UNICEF’s Child Protection Programme, said that the Internet and mobile phone have created a revolution and changed the way young people access information. However, online abuse is a real risk to young girls and boys, he warned. Globally, one out of three Internet users is adolescent, he noted, stressing that UNICEF wishes to listen to the voice of juveniles to deal with online abuse and ensure children fully benefit from the advantages brought about by the Internet and mobile phones, said William.... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – Less than a half of Vietnamese youngsters seek help from their teachers when facing online threats, revealing the important role that schools can play in providing information of online safety for students, said Jesper Moller, Deputy Chief Representative of UNICEF in Vietnam. Internet safety should be integrated into school curricula, he said, adding that schools should also invite consultation experts, while setting up a support system among students in order to help those who are facing negative experiences online. According to a new research by the United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) that covers more than 10,000 youngsters aged 18, from twenty-five countries across the world, Vietnamese 18-year-olds are highly aware of Internet safety and understand the risks facing them through the Internet, and are quite sure that they will not become victims. UNICEF’s study reveals, juveniles tend to be confident about their ability to protect themselves, with 90 percent of interviewed people saying they believe that they can avoid online risks. Meanwhile, 6 out of 10 people held that meeting new friends online is relatively important to them, but only 36 percent say they recognise when a stranger is lying about their personal information. Cornelius William, Associate Director at UNICEF’s Child Protection Programme, said that the Internet and mobile phone have created a revolution and changed the way young people access information. However, online abuse is a real risk to young girls and boys, he warned. Globally, one out of three Internet users is adolescent, he noted,…... [read more]

THE GOVERNMENT ------- SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM Independence - Freedom - Happiness --------------- No. 33/NQ-CP Ha Noi, May 09, 2016 RESOLUTION THE GOVERNMENT’S REGULAR MEETING - APRIL 2016 THE GOVERNMENT Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015; Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 08/2012/ND-CP dated February 16, 2012 promulgating the working regulation of the Government; Based on the discussion of the Cabinet’s members and the conclusion of the Prime Minister at the Government’s regular meeting in April 2016, held on May 04 and 05, 2016, RESOLVES: 1. Regarding the common tasks The Government's regular meeting in April 2016 was the first meeting after the Government’s consolidation since the 12th National Party Congress. In the context where the country, the world and the region have numerous advantages but also face with many difficulties and challenges while the remainder of the Government’s term does not last long, members of the Government must make every effort, be determined with the highest sense of responsibility to implement synchronously, comprehensively and attentively key the tasks set out, avoiding interruption after the consolidation. The Government agrees to act with the highest determination and commitment to renovate leadership, management and administration approaches, gradually phase out the command – administrative manner, and develop a Government of transparency and integrity, a Government that facilitates development. It has been confirmed that the Government is servant of the people and stays in close touch with the people. A Government that promotes democracy and ensures…... [read more]

For reference only THE GOVERNMENT --- SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAMIndependence - Freedom - Happiness ----- No. 01/NQ-CP Ha Noi, January 07, 2016 RESOLUTION On major tasks and solutions guiding and directing the implementation of the Socio-economic development plan and the State budget plan in 2016 THE GOVERNMENT Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated December 25, 2001; Pursuant to the Resolution No. 98/2015/QH13 dated November 10, 2015 of the National Assembly on the Socio-economic development plan in 2016; Pursuant to the Resolution No. 99/2015/QH13 dated November 11, 2015 of the National Assembly on the State budget plan in 2016; Pursuant to the Resolution No. 101/2015/QH13 dated November 14, 2015 of the National Assembly on allocation of central budget in 2016; Based on the discussion of the Cabinet's members and local leaders and the conclusion of the Prime Minister at the Government's conference held on December 28 - 29, 2015, RESOLVES: 2016 is the first year to implement the five-year Socio-economic development plan (2016-2020). It is also the year to mark many important milestones of the country such as the 12th National Party Congress, the election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and People's Councils at all levels (tenure 2016-202). In addition to favorable conditions for socio-economic development, it is forecast that many difficulties and challenges lie ahead in 2016. The global and regional economy continues to observe complicated changes; the economy recovers at slow pace and pertains to many potential risks. Competition among economies become…... [read more]

Lenovo computers may be completely removed from the offices of local state authorities, following the shocking discovery of spyware pre-installed on these devices. photo source AFP The Haiphong Steering Committee for Protection of State Secrets, under the Haiphong People’s Committee, has circulated Document 557 requesting all of the city’s state agencies to discontinue using Lenovo-branded computers, for internet safety and security reasons. The document followed the Ministry of Public Security announcing that the China-based computer producer had installed monitoring software on its finished products, which were powered by Windows software. "Pre-installed software on Lenovo computers – the Lenovo Service Engine (LSE) – meets the definition of spyware, as it has the ability to run when the computer starts up and then breaks into the default files of the Windows operating systems," the document read. Major general Do Huu Ca, director of the Haiphong Public Security Department, noted that the city’s move was aimed to warn local state authorities about the harmful effects of LSE software installed on Lenovo PCs. The Quang Ninh People’s Committee also called upon its state bodies to shun using Lenovo computers, and would replace them over the months to come. In August 2015, security experts found that the LSE software on Lenovo computers functioned as spyware, activating and running unbeknownst to the computer owner as soon as the computer was turned on. LSE will autonomously download various files, which are hard to remove from the system afterward. An independent security researcher also alleged that hackers could…... [read more]

NDO – The Vietnam Internet Day 2015 opened in Hanoi on November 19 under the theme ‘Internet of things’, introducing a range of advanced Internet technologies. Following the success of the 2013 and 2014 event, the Internet Day 2015 offers a good opportunity for enterprises operating in the field, State management agencies and Internet users to connect and share experiences, as well as affirming the important role of the Internet in changing the lives of Vietnamese people. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Hong Hai emphasised Vietnam Internet Day 2015 marked an important step in the transformation of Vietnam in innovation and international integration, creating widespread use of the Internet in learning and working, and promoting creativity and economic value based on the Internet. Affirming that Vietnam holds potential to attract and develop initiatives and Internet of Things (IoT) technology-based applications, Hai said that IoT appears in the country in a lot of ideas and products such as smart homes, intelligent transportation, and smart cities. On the basis of the four technological pillars - Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud - IoT is expected to create an outbreak in terms of both the number of connections as well as Internet-based services and applications, creating a strong motivation to stimulate economic growth and technological innovation. In recent years, Internet and telecommunications infrastructure in the country has gradually flourished. As of September 2015, the total bandwidth of domestic Internet connections has reached more than 900 Gbps and…... [read more]

Data taken from tens of millions of child abuse photos and videos will shortly be used as part of a new police system to aid investigations into suspected paedophiles across the UK. The obscene material was seized during previous operations. The project, called the Child Abuse Image Database (Caid), will be launched by the Prime Minister at an internet safety event on Thursday 11 December. But one expert warned its success depended on it being properly staffed. Image Database BBC News was given exclusive access to the database while it was under development. It is intended to avoid offices duplicating each others' efforts when cataloguing identical copied images. It was created by a team of coders working in a grey, concrete office block in central Gothenburg, Sweden. They suggested the project would transform the way child abuse investigations were carried out in the UK. "We're looking at 70, 80, up to 90% work load reduction," said Johann Hofmann, law enforcement liaison officer for Netclean, one of the companies involved. "We're seeing investigations being reduced from months to days." Two other tech firms - Hubstream and L-3 ASA - have also been involved in the effort, which is backed by a two-year, £720,000 contract. Unidentified victims Detectives in the UK often seize computers, mobile devices or USB memory sticks with hundreds of thousands of images on them. At present, they have to go through the images manually one by one to categorise their severity and start a prosecution. It can mean…... [read more]

School age girls in Japan. When Tokyo mothers recently searched Amazon Japan’s website for Halloween "candy," they got a shock: pictures of scantily clad pre-pubescent girls popped up on their screens. The photobooks and DVDs, which were available last month at Japan’s three largest retail websites -- Amazon Japan K.K., Rakuten Inc. and Yahoo Japan Corp. -- are part of the "idol" industry that generated $615 million last year from bands, models and starlets. "It’s disgusting. They are the age of my first-grader," said one Tokyo mother of three. She asked not to be named because of threats against her online campaign to rid retailers of the material. "They shouldn’t be selling these products." Five months after Japan revised its laws to ban possession of child pornography, it remains unclear how the amendment applies to the junior idol industry, which features young children. The gray area allows mainstream retailers such as Amazon Japan, Rakuten and Yahoo Japan to carry the products, leaving lawyers and regulators to debate where child abuse ends and freedom of expression begins. "It’s extremely difficult to say whether these materials can be classified as child pornography," said Ryoji Mori, an attorney at Cyber Law Japan Eichi Law Offices in Tokyo. "It’s obvious that the target audience is pedophiles, but the manufacturers have done it in such a way that it’s difficult to say if it’s illegal." Mori is an adviser to the Japan Internet Safety Promotion Association, a non-profit organization working with the police to block…... [read more]

., the world's largest software maker, said it's working with China's government to evaluate its Windows 8 operating system after the software was excluded from a government purchasing order. Microsoft, which continues to provide Windows 7 to government customers, was "surprised" to learn Windows 8 was shut out of China's purchase of energy-efficient computers, Joanna Li, a Beijing-based spokeswoman for Microsoft, said in an e-mailed response to questions. The company learned of the decision in a notice from the China Central Government Procurement Center yesterday, she said. The notice from the procurement center gave no reason for excluding Windows 8, yet China's official Xinhua News Agency yesterday reported it was "a move to ensure computer security" after the company ended support for Windows XP. Microsoft stopped support for XP, which has a 70 percent market share in China, on April 8, Xinhua reported. "Microsoft has been working proactively with the Central Government Procurement Center and other government agencies through the evaluation process to ensure that our products and services meet all government procurement requirements," Li said. "At the same time we are working on the Windows 8 evaluation with relevant government agencies." Part of the reason for the exclusion order is concerns over Internet safety, Xinhua reported, without citing anyone. The news agency said that China must be careful after reports of U.S. spying. Microsoft and other software makers have been contending with customer concerns following leaks about the U.S. National Security Agency's data-collection programs. Hacker threat Windows XP users…... [read more]




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