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Will rapid push for Internet of Things push aside security concerns?
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Will rapid push for Internet of Things push aside security concerns?

August 22nd, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
In making previously dumb devices smart, we are also exposing them to the same risks faced by PCs and...
Commentary: data protection commission investigates 1,500 valid complaints
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Commentary: data protection commission investigates 1,500 valid complaints

February 16th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
If there was any doubt how serious the problem was, there's now a statistic that surely proves that Singapore users are inundated with unsolicited marketing messages and calls on their...
Are we picking up the right slice of Big Data?
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Are we picking up the right slice of Big Data?

August 23rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Many decisions in the years ahead, you fear, will be made on a loose correlation rather than a strong connection among various sets of...
Singapore do-not-call registry to keep spam calls, messages out from Jan 2014
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Singapore do-not-call registry to keep spam calls, messages out from Jan 2014

May 15th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Users of cellphones can finally say no to those annoying spam SMSes or phone calls by adding their phone numbers to a much-awaited do-not-call registry in Singapore from January 2,...
Data Privacy Day: Five tips to protect your online privacy
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Data Privacy Day: Five tips to protect your online privacy

January 30th, 2013 | by Zen Soo
On Monday, the world marked Data Privacy Day, an international day that aims to raise awareness and educate people about data protection and privacy. As more users put up information about themselves online and personal devices...
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Lesson from Instagram’s privacy terms – there’s no free lunch, folks

December 20th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Both users and the company are denying reality when they set on this collision course. And if you've seen how the Internet works, things will be back to normal in...
Commentary: Singapore gets stricter with data protection, but issues persist
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Commentary: Singapore gets stricter with data protection, but issues persist

October 16th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
After years of being spammed by irritating SMSes to buy a house or insurance policy, Singapore's consumers will finally be able to say no to these messages with a data protection law passed for the first time...
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Microsoft mocks Gmail with “Gmail Man”!

July 30th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Stand aside, browser wars; a new battle is heating up between Microsoft and Google and this time, the battlefield is email. Google fired the first shot by launching a new website called Email Intervention, designed to help you...