Draft TTCS followup comments on the Trinidad and Tobago Cybercrime Bill 2017 – please review!

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcs.tt) presented its comments on the Cybercrime BIll 2017 before the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament’s Joint Select Committee of the Cybercrime Bill (JSC) at their Sixth Meeting of the JSC on Thursday May 17, 2018.

You can read the TTCS comments on the Cybercrime Bill 2017 and watch the recording of the Sixth Meeting of the JSC on YouTube.

The TTCS is drafting a followup response to the JSC as it relates to clause 18 of the Bill (“Causing harm by communication using a computer system”).

Please view and comment on the draft TTCS followup response to the JSC dated June 11 2018. You do not need a Google account to comment and we are seeking to submit this by Wednesday or earlier.

Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society Lime [Cybercrime Bill follow-up to JSC] on **Monday** June 4 2018 from 7 to 9:30 pm; please RSVP!

Following the submission of the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society’s comments on the Cybercrime Bill 2017 and presentation to the Joint Select Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament (JSC) in May, the Committee has asked the TTCS for specific follow-up on some of our comments, specifically on Clause 18 re: Cyberbullying and the use of satire and parody as a form of cyberbullying.

We will be having a lime on Monday June 4th 2018 from 7pm to 9:30 pm at Wendy’s Cafe located upstairs at Wendy’s Restaurant at the corner of Ana Street & Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, Port of Spain to discuss this issue and help formulate our response as a group. Please come prepared with your comments and contributions to the discussion. If you are unable to attend, please make every effort to provide your input via the mailing list.

Additionally, given enough time, we may tackle discussion on Uber’s decision to pull out of Trinidad and Tobago.

Anyone interested in computing and ICT are welcome to attend, however please RSVP to [email protected] as space is limited.

Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s crime records management system accessible by all Trinidad and Tobago police stations

(Credit: pixabay.com)

According to a May 24 2018 news report from C News, Acting Senior Superintendent McDonald Jacob spoke at a police townhall meeting in Rio Claro on how the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is using technology :

“The Police Service now has a records management database. This records management database is linked to all police stations throughout Trinidad and Tobago and that is the reason why when you go to the station and the police is taking a report from you, you will see them with a long form that some people talk about which is a coded form that the officers will just tick off certain information or write in certain information. That is to cater for the database.”

According to C News, data specialists then enter the information in the records management database.

Acting Senior Superintendent McDonald Jacob further noted :

“..2008, the police service introduced crime analysts for the purpose of going on that said database, pulling all of that information and doing victim profiling, offender profiling and all some of the work you may see on the television is being done by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, so we in fact have technology, we have that linkage, that networking to all the stations. What we don’t have is the computer in the vehicles where the officers can go on a computer in the vehicle and do checks like what you may all see on television.”

Watch the C News report with video.

 

14th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) from May 21 to 23 2018 in Suriname – how to watch online

The 14th annual Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) organized by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) is taking place from the 21st to 23rd May 2018 at the Torarica Hotel and Casino in Paramaribo, Suriname.

The CTU’s CIGF event page at http://www.ctu.int/events/14th-caribbean-internet-governance-forum-suriname/ has a provisional agenda and persons will be able to watch and participate online via Livestream at https://livestream.com/internetsociety2/cigf2018

When reading the agenda, please note the time in Suriname is 1 hour LATER than the time in Trinidad and Tobago. So an advertised session at 1:30pm in Suriname is 12:30pm in Trinidad and Tobago.

CIGF Background

The Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) is a regional, multi-stakeholder forum initiated by the CTU and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in 2005 to coordinate a regional approach to Internet Governance. The forum has since met annually and the primary
products of its work have been the formulation and implementation of a Caribbean Internet Governance Policy Framework.

The 14th CIGF will provide a regional platform to highlight and address current Internet governance issues of Caribbean and global prominence, such as data protection/privacy, social media and network/service resiliency, towards building consensus on appropriate Caribbean approaches and formulating action plans for advancing Caribbean interests.

 

TTCS submission of comments on Cybercrime 2017 to the Trinidad and Tobago Joint Select Committee on May 17 2018

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society has submitted its followup comments on the Cybercrime Bill 2017 to the Joint Select Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament (JSC) on May 17 2018.

View the TTCS comments submitted to the JSC on May 17 2018 (282K)

Representatives Dev Anand Teelucksingh, Jacqueline Morris and Ryan Shirpat of the TTCS also appeared in person before the JSC on May 17 2018 at 2:30pm to share comments on the Cybercrime Bill as well as respond to questions posed by the JSC.

Watch the meeting of the TTCS before the JSC on May 17 2018 on YouTube .

 

Share your thoughts on the Trinidad and Tobago Cybercrime Bill 2017

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcs.tt) has been updating our comments on the Cybercrime Bill 2017 in response to an invitation by the Joint Select Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament next week.

You can view and comment on the Google document of the TTCS comments on the Cybercrime Bill at https://www.ttcs.tt/cybercrime2017-comments where a third column has been added to incorporate our new comments since June last year.

You do not need a Google account to comment.

TTCS online conference call on Wednesday April 25 at 8pm to discuss its comments on the Trinidad and Tobago Cybercrime Bill 2017

screenshot showing part of the TTCS draft comments on Cybercrime Bill

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society will be having a online conference call on Wednesday April 25 2018 at 8pm to review and update its comments on the Trinidad and Tobago Cybercrime Bill in a response to a invitation by the Joint Select Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament due next week.

View/Read the TTCS comments on the Cybercrime Bill (PDF ; 242K) as submitted in June 2017 last year.

You can view and comment on the Google document of the TTCS comments on the Cybercrime Bill at https://www.ttcs.tt/cybercrime2017-comments where a third column has been added to incorporate our new comments since 2017.

You do not need a Google account to comment.

Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] if you are attending. You will be emailed instructions on how to connect to the call.

TTCS OSSWIN 2.1 a collection of Free and Open Source Software (#FOSS) for Windows available for download

screenshot of the TTCS OSSWIN 2.1 UI

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is pleased to announce the release of the TTCS OSSWIN v2.10, a collection of the latest version of Free and Open Source Software for Microsoft Windows 10/8/7.

The web-based interface allows you to quickly browse the variety of software organised into the various categories for easy review.  The web-based interface was designed to take advantage of modern web standards (HTML5, CSS3) and should be usable on Windows 10 touchscreen tablets. Also, the web UI attempts to autodetect whether your machine is running a 32 bit version of Windows or a 64 bit version of Windows to offer the appropriate installer so you can install programs as quickly as possible and browse the programs in the various software categories quickly.

Visit the TTCS OSSWIN page at https://www.ttcs.tt/osswin for more details and to download the 4GB collection as an ISO file for extracting to your harddrive or USB storage device or for burning on to a DVD.

Note that you can also browse TTCS OSSWIN online at http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/ which features the web interface to learn about Free and Open Source programs in various categories, including screenshots or videos of the programs and a link to the program’s website where you can download the program. The web based UI is responsive, meaning it should be usable on non-Windows small screen mobile phones and tablets.

Updates to TTCS OSSWIN online, online resource of Free and Open Source Software (#FOSS) for Windows

TTCS OSSWIN online screenshot

TTCS OSSWIN online (http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/) is a online resource of Free and Open Source Software for Windows 7/8/10 put together by the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society.

What was updated:

  • added a new game Tanglet
  • added a video showing Tux Typing2 in action.
  • updated several screenshots showing programs running under Windows XP with those running in Windows 10 (several screenshots still to be updated)
  • Updated the web UI for mobile users/small screens to show / hide the menu of the software for easier browsing of the software organised in various categories.

 

 

Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society lime on Wednesday April 18th, 2018 from 7 to 9:30 pm; please RSVP!

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcs.tt) will be having a lime on Wednesday April 18th 2018 from 7pm to 9:30 pm at Wendy’s Cafe located upstairs at Wendy’s Restaurant at the corner of Ana Street & Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, Port of Spain.

Come join us as we eat and chat about various ICT topics including:

Anyone interested in computing and ICT are welcome to attend, however please RSVP to [email protected] as space is limited.