Top stories of the morning: Car of member of regional council Sobolev fired in Kyiv, as a result of which his child died, more than hundred ISIS members surrendered to government of Afghanistan, faces of smartphone users in China to be scanned
Yesterday, December 1, in the center of Kyiv, as a result of attack on a Range Rover car of a Member of the Kyiv regional council Vyacheslav Sobolev, his three-year-old son was killed. According to law enforcers, the incident occurred at the intersection of Lev Tolstoy and Tarasivskaya Streets, the attacker fired one shot: “An attacker shot from an unknown weapon on citizen S., but the bullet hit a three-year-old boy who was also inside the car. On the way to the hospital, a child died in an ambulance car.
More than a hundred members of the Islamic State extremist group surrendered to the Afghan government, Radio Liberty reports. According to the statement of the 201st corps of the National Army of Afghanistan, the 113 people who surrendered included 49 militants, 21 women and 43 children. A group of militants also surrendered 35 weapons. According to the Afghan authorities, since the start of the fight against the Islamic State, more than a thousand of its representatives have voluntarily surrendered.
In Hong Kong, protesters clashed again with the police, as a result of which the security forces used tear gas, Voice of America reports. The clashes began after hundreds of protesters went to the US Consulate to express gratitude to President Donald Trump for the enacted law on supporting human rights and democracy in Hong Kong. Some protesters even carried American flags.
From now on, residents of China need to scan their faces to connect new mobile services, the BBC reports. According to authorities, this is done to protect the legitimate rights and interests of citizens in cyberspace. Previously, to obtain a mobile number in China, an identification card with a photo was required – now the submitted photo will be compared with the face scan to accurately identify the user and make sure that all users are online under their real names. Hundreds of users of Chinese social networks have expressed concern that authorities are collecting more and more data about them. Many complain about leakage of personal data. Citizens receive calls from strangers who somehow know their names and addresses. It is also reported that in 2017 there were 170 million video cameras in China, and in 2020 this figure is expected to increase to 400 million. Then the creation of an all-encompassing database containing tax and other information about each resident of the country is expected to be completed.