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In-app games and various other promotional materials being used by e-commerce players to pique Singaporean consumers’ interest in 11.11

What began as a day to celebrate the singledom of students at Nanjing University in 1993 turned into one of the world's biggest shopping festivals, thanks to commerce giant company Alibaba in 2009, and Singaporean consumers as well as businesses, particularly e-commerce ones, are not exempt from the hype surrounding 11.11. A recent study by iPrice Group has identified several trends utilised …

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ComfortDelGro embarks on autonomous vehicle trial in real traffic conditions

A trial of an autonomous shuttle bus service in real traffic conditions in the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Kent Ridge campus will be commenced in March 2019. ComfortDelGro announced in a press release on Monday (12 November) that the year-long autonomous bus shuttle operational trial will be carried out using the EasyMile EZ10 autonomous shuttle which will be funded by …

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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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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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StarHub ushering cable customers to all-fibre networks

StarHub will cease the provision of cable services after 30 June 2019 as Singapore continues to rapidly digitalis. Announced by StarHub on Thursday (1 November), it said that it wants its customers to enjoy the latest services, technology, content and digital innovation that are best enabled over fibre. The company said that it is assisting cable customers to get their homes …

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Over a thousand people showed up for HUAWEI Mate 20 series launch

Huawei Consumer Business Group Singapore recently launched the latest HUAWEI Mate 20 series with an exclusive sale at Causeway Point. Queues stretched to more than a thousand people in line within hours before the start of the sale. Mr. Kishore Lal, age 39, was first in line since six in the morning. “I have been reading a number of positive …

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75% of IT security teams in the Asia-Pacific region believe that their IoT devices are susceptible to infiltration, according to new global study

The inability to identify attacks targeting the internet of things (IoT) devices as a gateway was cited by IT security teams as a major loophole in their firms' overall security blueprint, according to an announcement by the Ponemon Institute on Friday (5 Oct). The Ponemon Institute -- which carried out the global research study on behalf of Aruba, a subsidiary of …

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Nearly 50 million Facebook accounts hacked due to existing vulnerability on platform

Facebook users were shocked as the news spread about how nearly 50 million Facebook accounts were compromised by an attack that gave hackers the ability to take over users’ accounts. Social-media giant, Facebook shared that its company's engineers discovered the breach on Tuesday (25 September). In a blog post, Facebook stated that a vulnerability in the site's "View As" feature, which …

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