Stephen Netto

Nearly 50,000 low-income Singaporean women given free mammogram screenings by the Breast Cancer Foundation

In a press release earlier today (15 July), the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) announced that it will extend its successful Breast Cancer Foundation Encouragement for Active Mammograms (BEAM15) programme. BEAM15 was launched in partnership with Health Promotion Board (HPB) in 2013, and has provided free mammogram screenings for nearly 50,000 low-income Singaporean women. With the extension, the BCF will provide …

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Police dismiss claims of racism following incident at Bishan MRT Station, netizens on the fence over who was in the wrong

In a Facebook post on Wednesday (10 July), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) dismissed the allegations that police officers conducting checks at MRT stations target Malays, saying that the claims are “untrue, baseless, irresponsible, and may stir up racial tensions”. The allegations were made after a video emerged online showing a man reacting angrily upon being stopped by TransCom officers …

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North East Community Development Council works with RoboticsPlus to provide robotics education to needy students ahead of World Educational Robot Contest in Singapore

The World Educational Robot Contest (WER) Asian Open will be hosted in Singapore for the first time on 13 and 14 July 2019 at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The inaugural WER Asian Open contest, jointly organised by the World Educational Robotics Society (WERS), RoboticsPlus, and NUS Students’ Engineering Club will see more than 150 students (aged 4 to …

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Singapore-based cybersecurity outfit Group-IB was recognised by Gartner for its solution against online fraud

Group-IB, an international company specialised in preventing cyber-attacks, online fraud, and investigating high-tech crimes, is proud to announce that it was recognised in Gartner’s 2019 Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection for its Secure Bank/Secure Portal solution. The company, which has recently opened its global headquarters in Singapore, made the announcement in a press release on Thursday (11 July). “We are honored to receive such a high appreciation …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents Celebration in Dance 2019

For the fourth time running, Celebration in Dance is a collaboration between Singapore Dance Theatre and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) for a one-night-only performance on 18 August 2019. This production presents a unique and brilliant opportunity for RAD students in Singapore to perform on the prestigious stage at the Esplanade Theatre. Together with the school performances, Singapore Dance Theatre will also …

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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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SDP set to launch transformative education policy while PAP continues to follow its lead in education reform

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) will be launching its new transformative education policy titled ‘Educating for Creativity and Equality: An Agenda for Transformation’ this Saturday afternoon (12 July) at its headquarters in [email protected] In a press release that was sent out by the SDP earlier today (10 July), the party said it will continue to light up the path and …

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Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance reports cybersecurity incidents cost $45B in 2018

Cybercriminals are getting better at monetising their activities, yet 95 per cent of them could have been avoided. On Tuesday (9 July), the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA), which identifies and promotes security and privacy best practices that build consumer confidence in the Internet, released its Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report. The report found the financial impact of …

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