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Daily Archives: 2017-12-11

Singapore students explore community issues through visual analytics competition

The next generation of Singapore’s data talent was recently on display during the final round of the IMDA-Tableau Community-Driven Data Stories Competition. Organised by Tableau and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore students were challenged to use publicly available data sets and Tableau’s leading visual analytics platform to create data-driven stories around topics impacting their local communities. Now in …

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3 strategies to avoid buying properties out of paiseh

by Property Soul Throughout my career, compared with being a department head in the management team, it is more satisfying to be an independent property blogger – I have absolute freedom to write what I like, say what I believe is right, and tell the truth from my heart. In return, I receive messages from readers who also bare their …

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Bicycle-sharing operator oBike reviewing app security after data leak

Bicycle-sharing operator oBike stated that the company is reviewing the security of its application following a leak that affected its users' data, such as names and ride locations, in 14 countries worldwide. German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk reported last week that unencrypted oBike user data were accessible online. A spokesman for the Singapore-based firm said that it was made aware of the issue …

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BlackBerry outlines framework to secure connected and autonomous Vehicles

While the integration of technology and connectivity in automobiles greatly improves the driving experience, it also creates complex cybersecurity challenges for automakers. To address these new concerns, BlackBerry Limited has laid out a recommended framework which it claims can harden connected and autonomous vehicles against cyberattacks. “Protecting a car from cybersecurity threats requires a holistic approach,” said Sandeep Chennakeshu, President …

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Fake milk powder suspected to be sold in Johor

Johor Domestic Trade and Consumerism Ministry has announced that it has seized 210 boxes of baby milk powder that are suspected to be fake. Khairul Anwar Bachok, the Johor Domestic Trade and Consumerism Ministry’s state director, said that the items were confiscated on Thursday (7 December) from Chinese medical shops and convenience stores in five locations across Johor Baru, which are …

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Commuter shares his account of chaos from shuttle bus arrangement by SMRT

A commuter who took the shuttle bus offered by transport operator, SMRT, wrote a Facebook post regarding his experience on a shuttle bus service provided as SMRT enforced a full day closure for several stations along the North-South (NSL) and East-West Lines (EWL) on Sunday (10 December). SMRT had earlier announced that 17 MRT stations on East-West Line (EWL) and two MRT stations on …

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160 SMRT staff involved in renewal, repair and maintenance works on Sunday

On 10 Dec (Sunday), Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) wrote a Facebook post, saying that its teams of engineers and technicians have started work through the night as several stations along the North-South (NSL) and East-West Lines (EWL) close for the full-day. It said that a total of 160 SMRT staff, who separated into 40 SMRT teams, were spread across the 19 …

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Chaos for commuters who relied on shuttle bus service due to full-day closure of MRT stations

Commuters bashed transport operator SMRT in the comments section of its Facebook page, sharing their experience during the journey on the shuttle bus service provided for the full-day closure of 17 stations along the North-South (NSL) and East-West Lines (EWL) on Sunday (10 December). SMRT had earlier announced that 17 MRT stations on East-West Line (EWL) and two MRT stations on North-South …

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Risk of paying only your monthly minimum credit card statement

By Credit Bureau Singapore. Almost everyone above the age of 25 own at least one credit card in Singapore. Credit cards have become an essential in our modern day consumer life and also a major revenue generator for financial institutions. Given the minimum eligibility requirements to open an account, it is smart to handle your money prudently before even receiving …

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