Monday, July 14, 2008

Beijing offers hefty rewards for security threat information ... - Xinhuanet

I have been on vacation last week and I could not update regularly the blog. I found this news about the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau that is offering a reward for information on Security Threats. I found this news on the same day I started reading the book “Wikinomics” and I connected the two things. This sounds as a first attempt to use the power of Web 2.0 to shape future threat detection and mitigation strategies. Whilst we have many examples of this kind of collaboration on the criminal side, we have very few examples of companies opening their boundaries and leveraging the power of the network. 

BEIJING, July 11 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau is offering rewards up to 500,000 yuan (73,100 U.S. dollars) for information on major security threats during the Olympic Games, as the host city beefs up security in the final preparations for the Games.

    The rewards were aimed to "mobilize the enthusiasm of the masses in maintaining public security, as well as to control and eliminate hidden dangers to the Olympic Games", according to a notice issued on Thursday.

    Beijing residents who report information on major threats from July 10 and Oct. 31 would be given 10,000 yuan to 500,000 yuan, the notice said.


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