Danisha Hakeem

Global study reveals that trust is lacking amongst people and organisations when it comes to online data

Findings from a recent global study titled “The boundaries of trust: privacy and protection in cyberspace” by Kaspersky Lab have revealed that many business organisations and consumers alike are apprehensive about the privacy and security of their online data. The research surveyed “600 mid-sized companies with IT security professionals” and “6,000 consumers with security software installed on their devices” across France, …

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Article alleging PM Lee’s complicity in 1MDB scandal “fake news” and “libellous”: Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur

The High Commission of the Republic of Singapore in Kuala Lumpur has censured an article published by The Coverage, a controversial “social news network” alleging the involvement of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). In response to queries from Malaysian reporters, the High Commission announced in a statement that it “would like …

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Digital identities can now be sold by cybercriminals for less than $50, reveals new Kaspersky Lab research

Criminals are now able to put up a targeted individual’s complete digital identity for sale for less than $50, according to new research by Kaspersky Lab, a longstanding international cybersecurity firm. The research, according to Kaspersky Lab, “uncovered an appetite among cybercriminals for data stolen from popular services – including via social media accounts and remote access to gaming websites.” …

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Coverage of MediShield extended to three areas

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced the extension of areas covered by MediShield Life to three areas on Wednesday (7 Nov):  One, direct ED-CH admissions, or direct admissions from emergency departments of public hospitals to community hospitals; Two, parenteral nutrition (PN) bags and consumables for patients on long-term PN due to chronic intestinal failure; and Three, surgical interventions for two …

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“We don’t choose our neighbours,” but Singapore has to deal with Malaysia and Indonesia constructively and respectfully: PM Lee

While Singapore’s relationship with Malaysia and Indonesia might not always be smooth-sailing, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong believes that any issues with the two neighbouring nations ought to and can be dealt with in a “constructive” way that “respects the core interests of both countries.” Speaking at a 45-minute dinner dialogue moderated by Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at the Bloomberg …

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Police arrest two men for allegedly setting off fireworks near Little India

Following the display of fireworks near Little India on Tuesday (6 Nov), two men, aged 29 and 48, were arrested for purportedly setting off the fireworks along Gloucester Road around midnight. A video showing the display of fireworks, which has since been removed from the page, was posted on SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook page with the following description: 6nov2018 illegal …

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PRPTC resident questions town council on decision to spend on non-estate expenses without asking residents, by engaging SC Davinder Singh

Mr Augustin Lee Zixu, former People’s Power Party candidate for Chua Chu Kang GRC in GE2011, posed several questions regarding the source of funding in relation to the legal fees incurred by the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) in the high-profile lawsuit against three Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) who are town councillors of Aljunied Hougang Town Council …

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Visually impaired resident receives $80 monthly allowance in spite of MSF’s claims to provide for the “basic needs” of people with disabilities?

Hot on the heels of the release of the Occasional Paper by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) last Thursday (1 Nov) which entails the Government’s approach in providing for the “basic needs” of people with disabilities and those who are chronically ill, a photo detailing the monthly allowance received by a “blind resident” from the Singapore Association of the …

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Hawkers are not “unintelligent” and do not require “quality control” intervention by “social enterprise” operators

The recent heated debates on social enterprises and how the concept is eroding the quality and authenticity of hawker centres – the latter deemed to be an iconic part of Singapore’s culture – has revealed the attitudes of operators of such social enterprises and possibly even the Government towards hawkers. In a letter submission to TODAY, a reader pointed out …

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