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Singapore introduces world’s first unified payment QR Code – SGQR

The Singapore Quick Response Code (SGQR) has been officially launched today and will be adopted by 27 payment schemes including PayNow, NETS, GrabPay, Liquid Pay and Singtel DASH, and will be deployed progressively over the next six months. Launched Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education and MAS Board Member on Monday (17 September), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Infocomm Media Development …

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SICW 2018 registration portal down for scheduled maintenance two days before event

The Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2018 is an established cybersecurity event where interested parties can discuss, network, and strategise with like-minded individuals and organisations. The event emphasises international and regional cooperation, cyber ecosystem development and innovation. Happening on 18 to 20 September, the theme for this year’s SICW is ‘Forging a Trusted and Open Cyberspace’. Those who are interested …

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NETS appointed as “master acquirer” for e-payment transactions at hawker centres and coffee shops

Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) has been chosen as the service provider that will consolidate up to 20 e-payment methods at hawker centres and coffee shops as well as industrial canteens, according to Enterprise Singapore. In its press release today (12 Sep), Enterprise Singapore elaborated that the decision was made jointly with the Housing and Development Board (HDB), National Environment …

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Thinking of getting an electric car? Here’s five things you should know

by ValueChampion Electric cars have been gaining popularity in Singapore the past few years. Here are 5 things you should know if you are considering getting one. Singapore has had a shaky relationship with electric vehicles. While electric cars have found their space with car-sharing companies such as BlueSG and Grab, they have not found the same success in the private …

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Huawei clinches 13 awards at the IFA 2018 in Berlin

It’s been a thrilling start to September for the Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei this year as it scooped up top awards at the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics, the Internationale Funkausstellung 2018 in Berlin, Germany last weekend. Following the global launch of their Kirin 980, Huawei AI Cube, Locator and the P20’s new colours, Huawei has been recognised …

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Why is Facebook helping dictators?

by Andrew MacGregor Marshall “Fake news is not our friend,” declared Facebook this year in an aggressive new public relations campaign to counter accusations that the platform enables dangerous disinformation and hate speech. Earlier this week, Facebook took some of its boldest steps yet to counter misuse of the platform, removing 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account and 52 Facebook …

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Trend Micro report reveals criminals increasingly drawn to low-profile attacks

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Crypto-jacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this year. Trend Micro recorded a 96 percent increase in cryptocurrency mining detections in 1H 2018 …

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Nikkei Asian Review names China as the suspect behind cyber-attack on SingHealth

The prestigious Nikkei Asian Review has named China as the suspect behind last month's cyber-hacking of Singapore's SingHealth computer systems ('Suspected China cyberhack on Singapore is a wake-up call for Asia', 21 Aug). Personal information of some 1.5 million patients was stolen from SingHealth, Singapore's largest public healthcare provider, in July last month. "I am personally affected, and not just …

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Huawei wins “Best Smartphone of the Year” award from EISA for HUAWEI P20 Pro

On 15th August, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) was awarded the EISA Best Smartphone 2018-2019 by European Image and Sound Association (EISA), a group comprising 55 of the world’s most respected consumer electronics magazines. The award was for presented for their HUAWEI P20 Pro in recognition of Huawei’s commitment to quality, design and performance, as well as the company’s long …

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