News sharing by Miss YY Choi 1 February 2024
Good morning, welcome to SFCC News. Yesterday, Chief Inspector Alvin Wong and eight other policemen visited our school to give a talk on cybercrimes to F.4 and F.5 students. The talk covered on various online crimes including money laundering, phishing and various online scams like online account hijacking or naked chat blackmail. Teenagers are also warned not to sell their bank accounts to any strangers for money. People are arrested for money laundering after the criminals use their accounts to receive money cheated online. Offenders can be sent to jail for ten years.
Chief Inspector Wong reminded students not to be too trusting and introduce an app launched by the Hong Kong Police Force. Students who find any suspicious websites or apps can use the application ‘scameter+’ designed by the policemen for Hong Kong citizens to check if the websites or apps are reliable or not.
The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD), Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, urged everyone to stay vigilant about the Worldcoin project. Worldcoin project asked its users to scan their iris to construct their global bio-identity, giving them a World ID or a human passport for the Internet. The PCPD urged everyone to stop scanning their iris for the Worldcoin since PCPD believes the collection and processing of sensitive personal data by the relevant organisation may be in contravention of the requirements of the Personal Data Ordinance.
Before providing any biometric data, one should consider the following issues in relation to the relevant organisation:
1. The legitimacy for collecting biometric data;
2. The extent and purpose of collection of the biometric data;
3. The intended use of those data and the classes of persons or organisations to whom the data will be disclosed or transferred;
4. The retention period of the biometric data; and
5. The safety precautions taken for the protection of the biometric data.
Meanwhile, China’s Ministry of Public Security declared a success in arresting the Chinese Mafia in Myanmar. Officers from both the Chinese Public Security and Burmese coordinated the crackdown. About 44,000 people who are suspects working at the scam centres were handed over to China. Among those were the three godfathers who were notorious for trapping people and forced them to run telephone and online scams worldwide.
Ms YY Choi, SFCC News
Book Sharing 28/11/2023
Good morning principal, teachers and fellow students,
Today I would like to ask you a question. What were you doing when you were nine years old? I guess most of you had to go to school. Still, you could have free time to play with your friends. You always have enough food to eat.
However, the nine-year-old orphan Oliver Twist had a different life. He grew up in an orphanage. He had never been to school nor had enough food to eat every day.
One day the boys there came up with a plan. Oliver was the unlucky one chosen to ask for more food. He was punished, locked up and beaten, waiting for more hardship in front of him.
What happens to Oliver then? Will he live or die?
This novel is called Oliver Twist. It was written by Charles Dickens in 1838. You can know more about the livelihood of the poor in London in the 19th century, as well as the dark and bright side of humanity.
The simplified version of the book is available in our school library. Start reading today!
Good morning Principal, fellow teachers and students.
How many languages do you speak? Do you find learning a new language challenging and fun? I admire people who would challenge themselves to study a new language in their spare time. However, is there any gadget that supports you to learn at your convenience? There is an ABC Corner at our school library that you can borrow books of different languages like Korean, Japanese and English. With the help of a LiveABC SmartPen, you can listen to the audio clips and learn the pronunciations of different vocabulary items and even sentences. I listened to the audio recordings of a book called Aesop’s fables and other stories.
Why do I take the book Aesop’s fables as an example? You maybe told to read more books when you asked your teachers how you could do better in your English quizzes. Yes, you don’t have to read a novel at the early stage. Consider reading articles and proses first. You’d find fables and stories more attractive and comprehensible. They taught me some valuable lessons which were inspiring and humorous. Use a LiveABC SmartPen to read some pages during lunchtime every day. You will benefit a lot. There’s the old saying everyone’s familiar with "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". Visit the ABC Corner today, make good use of the user-friendly gadget, the LiveABC SmartPen.