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Daily Archives: 2018-08-29

Why is Facebook helping dictators?

by Andrew MacGregor Marshall “Fake news is not our friend,” declared Facebook this year in an aggressive new public relations campaign to counter accusations that the platform enables dangerous disinformation and hate speech. Earlier this week, Facebook took some of its boldest steps yet to counter misuse of the platform, removing 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account and 52 Facebook …

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New CPF rule indicates more Singaporeans may be in financial trouble

It was announced yesterday (28 Aug) that Central Provident Fund Board has changed its rules to allow HDB flat buyers the option to retain up to $20,000 in their CPF Ordinary Account when taking up HDB loans. Previously, buyers had to first use up all the balance in their CPF Ordinary Account before they can take up the HDB loan. …

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Trend Micro report reveals criminals increasingly drawn to low-profile attacks

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Crypto-jacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this year. Trend Micro recorded a 96 percent increase in cryptocurrency mining detections in 1H 2018 …

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Four men arrested for allegedly misappropriating and selling the misappropriated marine gas oil

Four men, aged between 25 and 58, have been arrested for allegedly misappropriating and selling the misappropriated marine gas oil to the crew of a foreign-registered vessel. In a press release on Wednesday (29 August), the police stated that this arresting brings the total number of people involved in the case to seven, after three men who were members of a foreign-registered vessel …

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Viral photo of workers protesting, said to be dated incident in May involving sub-contractor of Lian Beng Construction

A video and photo that have been circulating on social media and WhatsApp of construction workers holding what looks like a strike, is said to involve the sub-contractor of Lian Beng Construction Ptd and not the company itself. The photo shows found constructions workers in a construction site standing in front of a signboard that says 'Lian Beng Construction Ptd' …

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Singaporean man convicted for subletting apartment unit to overstayer

A 39-year-old male Singaporean was convicted and sentenced to four weeks’ imprisonment and a fine of $16,000 in default of eight weeks’ imprisonment for offences under the Immigration Act and Women’s Charter on Monday (20 August). The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on Wednesday (29 August) that investigations revealed that Ong Ee Meng had sublet an apartment unit to a …

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Loan shark attacks: Should you be worried?

by ValuePenguin Singapore has experienced a handful of arson incidents caused by loan sharks this month. In this article we examine whether these attacks are becoming more frequent and what families can do to protect themselves. A recent string of loan shark attacks involving fires set to HDB flats have made the news and scared many homeowners. Even families that are not directly …

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Netizens applaud Christian NGO head’s open letter to Ministers

Singapore is in need of leaders who are compassionate and driven by a strong desire to serve its people above all else, and who are not "disconnected" with the struggles of the average Singaporean to the point of calling people who earn less than half a million "mediocre", said the managing director of RADION Enterprise, Mr Eugene Wee. Mr Wee, …

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