Daily Archives: 2019-07-11

FinSpy strikes again: New versions for iOS and Android targeted surveillance revealed

In a press release earlier today (11 July), Kaspersky revealed that its experts have uncovered new versions of the advanced malicious surveillance tool ‘FinSpy’. The new implants work on both iOS and Android devices, can monitor activity on almost all popular messaging services, including encrypted ones, and hide their traces better than before. The basic functionality of the malware includes …

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Why is Ho Ching’s salary a “state secret”?

Temasek Holdings reported a massive plunge in one-year shareholder returns for the financial year ending March 31. The Singapore state investment firm reported a mere 1.49% shareholder return in their annual report, a major decline from the previous year’s 12%. “We remain watchful around the risks of a late cycle recession in the US. Brexit and political fragmentation continue to …

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Three unique baby shower gifts that also reward the giver

by ValueChampion While finding a stand-out baby shower gift can be challenging, there are a few creative options that will both surprise the mom-to-be and also reward the giver. From onesies to pink or blue cupcakes, baby shower gifts may be cute but are often predictable. Even more, guests at a gathering without a registry may end up buying duplicates (and …

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Singaporean citizens & PRs can leave the country with their CPF money, provided they don’t settle in West Malaysia

What’s the fine print when someone wants to renounce their Singaporean citizenship to withdraw his CPF monies? One Facebook user Muhammad Joe Abdullah earlier pointed out in the group COMPLAINT SINGAPORE that the CPF Board has a rule which states that if a Singaporean citizen or Permanent Resident wants to renounce their citizenship or PR status, they can withdraw their …

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Can the public trust the mainstream media to report anything positive of the alternative parties if they practice censorship on news?

As most of our readers would be aware, The Online Citizen (TOC) held a fundraising dinner on Saturday night (6 July) at FiftyRafflesPlace. Given that the venue of the fundraiser was a fairly upmarket one with high profile attendees such as prominent opposition politicians like former Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP), Dr. Tan Cheng Bock, Workers’ Party …

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Are the MSMs and their experts trying to sensationalise Temasek’s performance?

by Joseph Nathan When Temasek releases its latest “Summary Reporting”, I find the various reports from our mainstream media very confusing. With a headline that screams “Temasek’s net portfolio value hits record high for third year running”, one would expect its returns on investment to be doing well too. Interestingly, its latest Total Shareholder Return or TSR for the same …

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