Stephen Netto

Kaspersky uncovers zero-day vulnerability in Google Chrome exploited in the wild by threat actors

In a press release on Thursday (7 Nov), global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky noted that its automated technologies have detected a new exploited vulnerability in the Google Chrome web browser instigated by threat actors. According to the release, Kaspersky has allocated the vulnerability as CVE-2019-13720 and reported it to Google, after which a patch has been released. Upon review of the PoC …

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Changi Airport Group partners The Drone Racing League (DRL) to bring professional drone racing to Asia

Last Friday (1 Nov), Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Drone Racing League (DRL) – the world’s only professional circuit for drone racing – announced a partnership for Singapore to host its first professional drone race, the ‘DRL Allianz: Singapore Champions’, at Gardens by the Bay (GTBB) on 26 November at 7.30pm. Supported by Singapore Tourism Board, CAG has teamed up with …

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Security agency at Eight Riversuites replaced; residents claim it is not related to Ramesh Erramalli incident but due to prior complaints of performance

According to an article by The Straits Times (ST) on Friday (1 Nov), the services of the security agency at Eight Riversuites condominium, which has made headlines this past week following the recent viral video of a resident berating a security officer during the Deepavali weekend, have been replaced with a new security agency. What’s more, as reported by TODAY, …

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41% of Singaporeans don’t feel optimistic about their financial future, according to GoBear’s regional Financial Health Index

According to GoBear’s regional Financial Health Index, despite living in the most financially healthy country in Asia Pacific, Singaporeans don’t feel optimistic about their financial future. GoBear, Asia’s leading financial supermarket, commissioned an online survey with over 4,000 respondents across four countries (Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand) in Asia Pacific to better understand the financial health of people …

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Parliamentarians urge ASEAN leaders to put human rights at the forefront

Earlier today (1 Nov), parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia called on their leaders to not overlook the most pressing challenges facing the region when they gather in Thailand for the ASEAN Summit this week. The 35th ASEAN Summit will be held from 2 – 4 November in Bangkok, but regional lawmakers are concerned that ASEAN leaders will once again fail …

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Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam 2019: 1,200 kids teach AI a bit of humanity to help tackle everyday problems

How do you teach artificial intelligence (AI) humanity? That’s the challenge some 1,200 students aged 11 to 16 tried to tackle at the ‘Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam 2019’ program on Thursday (30 Oct), organized by the Science Centre Singapore in partnership with Caltex Singapore. In the midst of designing emotionally sensitive chatbots, a “junk food recognizer”, and …

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Singapore travellers opt for cooler destinations and long-haul flights for the 2019 year-end holidays, reveals Expedia flight data

With just 55 days left to Christmas, travellers around the world are ramping up on preparations to make that final trip of the year for the year-end festive season. Drawing insights from Expedia‘s flight and accommodation data for travel between 15 December 2019 and 14 January 2020, Singaporeans are favouring cooler destinations such as Tokyo (Japan), London (United Kingdom), and …

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Gilbert Goh is organising a gathering at Hong Lim Park on 3 November for Singaporeans to voice out against CECA, Ramesh, and 6.9 mil population plan

Gilbert Goh, founder of Transitioning.org and organiser of protests against the Population White Paper (PWP) and various other events such as Commemoration of May Day, is organising a gathering at Hong Lim Park this Sunday (3 Nov) from 4pm to 7pm. The gathering will act as a platform for Singaporeans to pen their thoughts on any burning issues, especially on …

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The Substation’s PiakPiakPlace Insta-Comic competition invites Singaporeans to celebrate their struggles and contestation for space with a healthy dose of satire and self-deprecating humour

“You don’t need much space to have sex,” Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, famously said in 2016. But in a country where home ownership is an uphill battle for young adults looking to leave the nest, and spatial concerns like a lack of decent housing for foreign labourers and minority communities remain unaddressed, there is little room for basic …

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