The objectives of this Dicussion Paper are to: 1. Introduce the concept of Android boxes, and their nature and prevalence within the Trinidad and Tobago market. 2. Assess the impact of Android boxes in Trinidad and Tobago from the service provider’s perspective. 3. Assess the impact of Android boxes in Trinidad and Tobago from the consumer’s perspective. 4. Present other countries’ approaches to the issue, especially with respect to its legality. 5. Identify the legislative remit of the Authority in addressing any issues related to Android boxes. 6. Present possible solutions and recommendations that may be undertaken by the Authority.
Following the updates to TTCS OSSWIN online, the TTCS OSSWIN v2.20, a collection of the latest version of Free and Open Source Software for Microsoft Windows 10/8/7 is available for download.
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.
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 for any Windows user to discover software organised in various categories that can be downloaded and installed. Each program has a description along with screenshots and / or videos of the program in action.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.