Facebook Now Running Virus Scans on Users’ PCs

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… sarah perez Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img Earlier this week, Facebook and security company McAfee announced a partnership which offers Facebook’s 350 million users a free six-month subscription to McAfee’s security software. Interested parties can visit the Protect Your PC tab on the McAfee Page on Facebook to sign up for the deal. However, the most interesting part of this new partnership isn’t the online coupon, it’s the drastic change Facebook is taking to protect its network involving required virus scanning of user PCs. As of now, users whose accounts have been compromised won’t be permitted to log back into Facebook until their PC is scanned for malware and the infections are removed. Is Facebook overstepping its role by getting into the virus-scanning game? Or is this new move a brilliant strategy that will help make Facebook a safer place?Virus Scanning Now Required Prior to Login for Infected ComputersIn a related blog post, Facebook’s Jake Brill notes that one of the company’s biggest challenges is helping people whose accounts have been compromised by spammers. Users who have had their accounts hijacked are now being identified and are temporarily locked out from logging into the social network until they complete a verification process. Facebook sends the affected user an email to verify that they are the legitimate owner of the account. Unfortunately, most hackers are savvy enough to change the email address and security question after compromising your account, which means many users will still have to contact Facebook support. A better solution, as it turns out, is to make sure that users’ PCs are protected before they ever log in to the site. This way, Facebook can be sure that there isn’t any malicious software running on the user’s computer. Since many hackers are able to spread their malware on Facebook by way of an infected user’s computer, this new process assures that only clean, uncompromised computers are able to access Facebook. While Facebook isn’t running a scan on all PCs (yet!), the idea to run scans prior to granting access is one that comes from the world of business networks. Most companies that allow remote access to their internal systems either by way of a VPN, Wi-Fi, or an intranet site often also have security measures in place to verify that users accessing their network have malware-free computers. It’s not unusual for companies to run a scan as part of the user-account-verification process prior to login to check the computer for viruses and other malware, and to make sure that the computer is running the appropriate version of the company’s security software. Thanks to Facebook’s new partnership with McAfee, the company is basically doing the same thing businesses have done for years. However, unlike corporate networks, only Facebook accounts that have been compromised will be subjected to a scan prior to login. Is Virus Scanning Facebook’s Job?Obviously, the goal with this new policy is to protect Facebook users. Even one infected machine can have a ripple affect on the network as the hacker or spammer spreads their malware across the site through the compromised account. Still, some people may feel that Facebook is overstepping its role by requiring users to grant the company (by way of McAfee) the ability to download and run code on their machine which scans all the files stored on their hard drive. We would argue that those backing this argument may be just a little too sensitive to privacy concerns, but that’s a matter of personal opinion. A more valid point may be the fact that users are required to use McAfee software as opposed to their own already installed and configured security suite. (In truth, McAfee runs a web scan on your machine but like any web-based virus scan, code is downloaded and installed on your machine.) Unfortunately, current anti-malware programs have no mechanisms that can report to a website about the status of a user’s machine – that is, whether or not it’s infected or clean. Maybe it’s time that they should?A third opinion (and frankly, the one this author can get behind) is that this policy change is, in fact, a brilliant move by the company. No other social-networking service goes so far as to verify its users are entering their site with clean, virus-free PCs. And since Facebook is only scanning previously compromised computers, one could argue that it’s actually doing these users a favor. Despite years of warnings, a surprising number of Windows users still don’t run anti-virus programs on their computers. (Macs and Linux have less issues with malware – whether that has more to do with their inherently more secure nature or the unappealing small size of their install base is constantly debated). The problem has become so bad over the years that Microsoft finally released a free anti-virus program called Security Essentials which is available to anyone running a legal copy of Windows. Requiring this subset of uninformed users to shape up or stay out will certainly help the social network stay safer for the rest of its users. Nevertheless, cynics may wonder how much of Facebook’s decision was truly done in the name of security and how much was simply a desire to take part in what’s likely a very lucrative deal with McAfee. The security company is the other big winner here – it now gets its name in front of hundreds of millions of Facebook users, specifically the ones who need their help the most. Talk about targeted advertising! It should be interesting to see how big of an impact this policy change has on the safety and security of the social network over time. Assuming it has a notable impact, we may even see other social networks and online communities take the same measures in the future. Whether that would a good thing for the Internet as a whole is still open for debate. Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Sharad Yadav fails to get JD(U) symbol

first_imgThe Election Commission has refused to take cognisance of a petition moved last month by the Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal (United), staking a claim to the party symbol, due to lack of supporting documents.In response to Mr. Yadav’s memorandum, the EC on Tuesday said his faction had not submitted any documents to support the claim and therefore, his petition had been disposed of. Countering the claim, another JD (U) delegation — in support of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar — had filed a petition to the Election Commission last week. The delegation submitted affidavits of 71 party MLAs, 30 members in the Bihar Legislative Council, two Lok Sabha and seven Rajya Sabha members, in support of Mr. Kumar.Mr. Kumar’s supporters also pointed out to the EC that Mr. Yadav had not furnished any documentary proof to back his claim and that he was only trying to buy some time as the party had requested the Rajya Sabha Chairman to disqualify him.last_img read more

NU, Adamson close in on PVL finals

first_imgNational U’s Aiko Urdas connects on a hard spike against Arellano U’s Andrea Marzan (14) and Necole Ebuen during their PVL Collegiate Conference Final Four duel at the San Juan Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTONational University and Adamson University took pole positions in the road to the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference finals Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Lady Bulldogs made quick work of Arellano University in the first semifinals series with a three-set sweep, 25-17, 25-16, 25-23 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. ADVERTISEMENT TNT pulls even, turns back Ginebra in semis game 2 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “Without Jema out, there’s so much that our team is lacking. First set I put Eli (Soyud) in Jema’s spot and (Bernadette) Flora as the opposite. It’s just a learning adjustment for me as a coach you make this decisions and you think it’s gonna click but Eli’s home is at the opposite and I think when we switched it up she started coming alive,” said Adamson head coach Air Padda.Toni Rose Basas and Jeanette Villareal combined for 30 points to lead FEU. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jaja Santiago spearheaded NU with 24 points while Risa Sato celebrated her 22nd birthday with 11 points. “Our goal was activate our quickers and take advantage of the smaller Arellano lineup,” said Santiago whose 6-foot-5 frame towers over every Lady Chief. “And I saw that our offense clicked so we just exploited it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the other semifinals match, the Lady Falcons had to fight back from a one-set deficit to stop Far Eastern University, 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 15-8, and take a 1-0 series lead. Christine Soyud carried the scoring yoke for Adamson from injured captain Jema Galanza finishing with 23 points while Bernadette Flora and Chiara Permentilla had 14 points apiece. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Renacia, Fernandez pace Sletba Open qualifiers

first_imgView comments In the Graded Masters field, Charles Calamba of Sletba-GMTBC rolled a six-game series of 1362 to pace the group, followed by two other Sletba members–Pabs Penalba (1298) and Edel Ocampo (1288).Penalba is also currently ahead in the Senior Masters with 1376, followed closely by Boy Florencio of Sletba-GMTBC with 1365, and Papio de Dios of Sletba with 1337.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutQualifying games will be held until Saturday at the Sta. Lucia East Bowling Center in Cainta.For details of the tournament and full results of the qualifying games, please check www.sletba.com/wp. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jeron Teng declares for PBA Draft BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tobs Renacia of the Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association (Sletba) and Perry Fernandez of DATBI are tied for the lead in the Masters division of the ongoing 21st Sletba Open in Cainta, Rizal.Results of the qualifying games as of Sunday night showed Renacia and Fernandez posting 1328 pinfalls each in six games, followed by Art Barrientos of TBAM-Prima with 1301.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Guiao focused on winning, not securing top draft pick

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Clutch Fonacier shoots NLEX past San Miguel NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX continued its dream run in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, this time stunning San Miguel with a 103-100 thriller on Sunday.That victory gave the Road Warriors their sixth win in eight games, enough to assure themselves a seat in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ However, as morale boosting as the stretch is, NLEX’s wins may come at a cost in the form of their potential top pick in the upcoming 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.For coach Yeng Guiao, though, he could care less on where his team falls in the annual rookie selection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We’re no longer thinking about it. That will take care of itself,” said the veteran mentor.After finishing at the cellar in the first two conferences, the Road Warriors were poised to claim the number one pick in this year’s draft.center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments But the recent string of wins put the squad in the upper half of the standings, and if the current order stands, Kia may very well secure the top selection with Blackwater getting the inside track for the second overall pick.Guiao, though, isn’t losing sleep on those draft picks. He said his focus remains on the present as he expressed elation with how the Road Warriors have been playing in the season-ending conference.“I like it very much,” he said. “Even our loss against Blackwater, they needed to shoot 17 three-pointers just to beat us by one point. That’s a great consolation for us.”As for the draft, Guiao is confident that regardless of where NLEX ends up this conference, his team can still nab at least a top three selection.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: England shakes off penalty curse and beats Los Cafeteros for…

first_imgAdvertisement Football: Clubs Placed On Alert As Barcelona Are Ready To Sell Their Star Player AdvertisementEngland edged past Colombia 4-3 on penalties after a run of five successive shootout defeats at major tournaments. It was a stalemate until the 120th minute. Then to the penalties, of course, fans had thought it would be like every time. It had become something of a theme. 1990. 1996. 1998. 2004. 2006. 2012. Six major tournaments in 28 years, but yesterday they proved it wrong.After being victorious in the tie-breakers.After red card incidents being overlooked, Harry Kane started it off with his sixth goal of the tournament by scoring a penalty after being fouled by Carlos Sanchez.Everyone thought it was England going to the quarters in regulated time when Yerry Mina headed from a corner to make it level in the 93rd minute.Yerry Mina after the goal.Jordan Henderson was denied from the spot-kick by David Ospina and on the other hand, Manuel Uribe hit the crossbar before Carlos Bacca’s penalty was saved by Pickford.Highlights:-Read Also:-Football: Sunil Chhetri On Japan, ‘Japan, you were brilliant tonight.’last_img read more

Tiger Woods had five drugs in system at time of DUI arrest- report

first_imgFormer world number one golfer Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in May, according to an ESPN report on Monday.ESPN, which cited a copy of the toxicology report, said Woods had Hydrocodone, the generic form of a painkiller branded as Vicodin; Hydromorphone, a painkiller known as Dilaudid; Alprazolam, a mood and sleep drug known as Xanax; Zolpidem, a sleep drug known as Ambien; and Delta-9 carboxy THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in his system.It is not known if Woods had prescriptions for all of the medications. Medical marijuana is legal in Florida.A request made by Reuters to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for a copy of the toxicology report was not returned.Woods, who is second on the all-time list with 14 major titles, checked into a clinic in June for treatment to help deal with prescription drugs.He said last month he had completed treatment.”As I previously said, I received professional help to manage my medications,” Woods said in a statement.”Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realise now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance.”I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I’ve made significant progress. I remain grateful for the amazing support that I continue to receive and for the family and friends that are assisting me.”advertisementPolice found Woods stopped on the side of a Palm Beach-area road in his Mercedes-Benz at about 3 a.m. (0700 GMT) on May 29.He had “extremely slow and slurred speech” after being awakened by a police officer but was cooperative and told officers he takes several prescriptions, including Xanax, according to a police report.Woods, who had been heading away from his home, could not remember where he was going and told police he was returning from Los Angeles.A blood test showed he had the painkiller Vicodin and the antidepressant Xanax in his system but no alcohol. He was charged with driving under the influence and improperly stopping his vehicle.In a statement after his arrest, Woods apologised to fans and blamed the incident on prescription medication he was taking to manage pain from a recent back surgery.last_img read more

West Indian bowler Keemo Paul mimics Shikhar Dhawan in funny send-off

first_imgShikhar Dhawan was sent back to the pavilion by Keemo Paul with his own wicket celebration on Monday as India took on West Indies at the Brabourne Staium in Mumbai.The West Indian bowled a quick delivery on back of length, which Dhawan tried pulling over the infield for a certain boundary. He failed though as the ball hurried onto him and he ended up hitting it straight to Kieran Powell standing at mid-wicket.India vs West Indies: Live UpdatesBut what happened after that left everyone surprised. Paul proceeded to celebrate by bringing his hands together as if he was cradling a baby. That would have been enough but he didn’t stop. He copied Dhawan’s signature ‘thigh-slap’ celebration to give the Indian opener a send-off.Dhawan though did not let the send-off faze him, an as ever had a smile on his face, evidentaly chosing to see the funny side of the incident. He walked back ruing his mistake of yet again getting out after a decent start.Also read – Dhawan-Rohit opening partnership now better than Tendulkar and SehwagDhawan had earlier explained the meaning behind his celebration. He had confessed that it was something he picked up watching kabaddi.”I started the Kabaddi-style celebration first in Australia when I took a catch to dismiss Shane Watson. I enjoy watching Kabaddi. It is very entertaining for me,” he had said on the show ‘Breakfast with Champions’.During the course of the innings on Monday, Dhawan along with his opening partner Rohit Sharma, became the second best opening pair in ODI history for India, after the duo surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.advertisementTendulkar and Sehwag have scored 3919 runs from 93 innings and were involved in 12 hundred-run partnerships, since first opening the innings together back in 2002.Rohit and Dhawan came together as India openers during the 2013 Champions Trophy in England and have not looked back since. Rohit went on score three double hundreds while Dhawan has been the epitome of consistency. They have stitched up 13 hundred-run partnerships over the last five years.The record to break for Rohit and Dhawan is the 8227 runs scored by Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, who had opened together in 176 innings and were involved in 26 century partnerships.last_img read more

Mourinho exposed as lawless & lost in Conte attack

first_imgPremier League Desperate, lawless and lost – Mourinho showed true colours with Conte ‘match-fixing’ attack Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 17:00 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(43) Jose Mourinho Antonio Conte Getty Images Premier League Chelsea v Arsenal Chelsea v Leicester City Manchester United v Chelsea Leicester City Manchester United Chelsea Arsenal League Cup Opinion The Man Utd boss’ barb was intended to wound and succeeded, but his Chelsea counterpart should learn discretion is the better part of valour The race was close and [Lyndon B] Johnson was getting worried. Finally, he told his campaign manager to start a massive rumour campaign about his opponent’s life-long habit of enjoying carnal knowledge of his own barnyard sows. “Christ, we can’t get away with calling him a pig-f*cker,” the campaign manager protested. “Nobody’s going to believe a thing like that.” “I know,” Johnson replied. “But let’s make the sonofabitch deny it.”  – Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72, Hunter S Thompson Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Jose Mourinho knew exactly what he was doing last Friday night when he dredged up match-fixing in relation to Antonio Conte .Mourinho is a clever guy. He will know well that the Chelsea manager was, in fact, acquitted of all charges in relation to his alleged involvement in Italian football’s Calcio Scommese crisis.But he wasn’t about to let the facts get in the way of a low blow.He would have been well aware that the finer points of Conte’s alleged involvement in the scandal get lost all too easily. Conte the match-fixer – a crass, inaccurate portrayal – has long since taken hold on social media as a stick with which to beat fans of Juventus and Chelsea alike.Mourinho fed the trolls.Jose Mourinho Manchester UnitedThere is simply no way that the English football fan in the street has gone through the details of Conte’s case with a fine-tooth comb. The average football fan will have heard something about Conte having served a ban but Mourinho’s contemptuous allusions to the case will only serve to increase the volume and frequency of nonsense spouted about it.Imagine the worst thing that has ever happened to you in your life being mendaciously recounted in full view of the public by a person who really knows the truth. And, worse still, that it was a deliberate attempt to injure and humiliate.“With the search which took place in my home at five o’clock in the morning, began a nightmare which at times I thought I could never finish,” Conte wrote after he was cleared.“Those who I am close to and know me, know how much I’ve suffered at the very idea that we could pull over my name to the shame of Calcio Scommesse. Today finally puts an end to this ugly story.”Until now.We sometimes forget that those involved in football are real people too, with thoughts and feelings and families and integrity and souls. It only takes a quick conversation with someone in the game who’s been sacked or scolded in some way to realise the impact goes much deeper than you might think.Media and fans move on to the next scandal but, for those in the line of fire, whose lives have been affected by unsavoury or upsetting or humiliating instances, can, in a sense, never move on.It was a wretched act from Mourinho, an increasingly hostile and desperate man lost in the slipstream of Pep Guardiola’s genius and foundering to meet expectations that he himself placed upon Manchester United.Antonio Conte Chelsea Premier League 12122017Now every time a camera and microphone is thrust beneath the nose of either Conte or Mourinho these days more questions are asked about their spat.It began innocuously enough, with Mourinho throwing a barb in a press conference at no one in particular. He referenced other managers behaving like “clowns” on the touchline leaving just enough wiggle room to avoid the accusation he had anyone specific in mind.Was it Jurgen Klopp? Maybe. Pep Guardiola? Could be. Antonio Conte? Was it the man who picked up the pieces of Mourinho’s shattered Chelsea regime and made them champions? Was it the man who Mourinho reprimanded for his touchline behaviour – asking for more noise and more support – after Mourinho’s United were torn asunder in Stamford Bridge? You’re getting warmer.Conte – probably against his better judgement – rose to it and in an undignified moment of his own suggested his rival could be suffering from “demenza senile ”. You don’t need to be an expert in Italian to figure out the translation of that one, with Conte believing that Mourinho would do well to examine his own touchline behaviour in the past.Then came the A-Bomb. Following a humdrum victory against Derby County in the FA Cup, Mourinho alighted on the one issue guaranteed to wound Conte in retaliation.The tribal football public nor a thirsty football media is capable of dealing properly with what Mourinho said. United fans will use it against Chelsea fans online going forward. Papers need to be sold and so more fuel will be added to the furnace.In hindsight, Conte would have been better advised to stay clear of any response at all. Arguably, the best move Guardiola made against Mourinho during their time in charge of Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, was to tell the assembled media that in the press room Mourinho was “the f*cking boss” and any victory won against him would come out on the field of play.Mourinho is a dirty fighter and whether he wins or loses, he always seems to come out on top in front of the media. That’s what Conte ought to have learned by now.It was inevitable that he was going to defend himself. No doubt he would have preferred to do it with a place in the fourth round assured but his players could not beat Norwich City.But Conte was forced to look those match-fixing allegations dead in the eye once again and deny them. He became the victim in Mourinho’s own version of LBJ’s “pig-f*cker” game. If you’re denying, you’re losing. Instead of spending time telling people what you are, you are denying what you aren’t.It’s the oldest trick in the book.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Justice Minister Calls on Court Staff to Deliver Quality Service

first_imgMinister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is encouraging court staff to deliver quality service to customers, in light of the Government’s efforts to provide a first-class justice system.“Once we provide the first-class facilities, we expect that those who work in the courts will provide first-class service. Good customer service must be at the forefront of how we treat citizens of Jamaica,” he emphasised.The Minister was speaking at the Judiciary of Jamaica National Public Education Symposium, held at the St. Catherine Parish Court on November 20.Mr. Chuck said it is unfortunate that some persons behave in a hostile manner when they seek assistance from court staff.“When such persons come to the courts it is because they are in need of assistance, and their behaviour should not reflect the quality of customer service they receive. In the court system every single citizen must be treated in a majestic style, so that people can see a change in the way we serve all Jamaicans,” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck encouraged all court staff to serve civilians courteously and efficiently.“Step up to the plate. Act in a manner that will let people respect you and comment on how courteous you are. Every single Jamaican, regardless of how rude, intolerant and abusive they are, must be treated with respect, decency, civility and tolerance,” he said.The Minister argued that excellent customer service must be carried out in not just the courts but all government agencies.last_img read more