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Tightening the use of NRIC in Singapore is a step in the right direction

November 9th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The Personal Data Protection Commission said yesterday that NRIC details should only be disclosed when a "high level of fidelity" is needed to establish a person's...
Asean lagging in AI, but Singapore can be regional hub
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Asean lagging in AI, but Singapore can be regional hub

October 9th, 2017 | by Grace Chng
While Singapore has made great advances in AI, it is not recognised as a top AI hub yet, according to a recent report from McKinsey Global...
Razer’s proposed e-payment system seeks to shake things up in Singapore
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Razer’s proposed e-payment system seeks to shake things up in Singapore

September 7th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Lest we forget, the success of any cashless payment rests on its users. New technology or old, it is nothing if it does not make sense to...
In Singapore, questions on measuring a smart nation’s success
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In Singapore, questions on measuring a smart nation’s success

August 21st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
A smart nation has to be first about the people, not the technology. Above all, its success will depend on how it has improved everyday...
Top in broadband speeds now, Singapore has moved from laggard to leader
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Top in broadband speeds now, Singapore has moved from laggard to leader

August 14th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Once a laggard to regional rivals such as Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan which had more successful broadband rollouts in the past, Singapore has raced ahead to be a front...
Out in Singapore now, Amazon’s online store spells trouble for retailers
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Out in Singapore now, Amazon’s online store spells trouble for retailers

July 28th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
In many ways, the hype around the launch is hard to live up to, but its lasting impact in the months and years ahead will show that this is a landmark when it comes to...
iRobot plans to sell customer home data should worry users
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iRobot plans to sell customer home data should worry users

July 25th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
You should be worried about iRobot's plans to possibly sell map data of your home collected by its Roomba robot vacuum cleaners as they suck up dirt each...
In Singapore, angst and impatience with tech startups that don’t succeed fast
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In Singapore, angst and impatience with tech startups that don’t succeed fast

May 8th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
For Singapore, the temptation is to measure success by the number of exits and money in the system. It has to learn that innovation takes...
Threat of ransomware hits home when you are a victim
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Threat of ransomware hits home when you are a victim

May 3rd, 2017 | by Grace Chng
When you are become a victim yourself, the much-reported menace of ransomware really hits...
Customer loyalty is key as competition heats up in Singapore mobile market
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Customer loyalty is key as competition heats up in Singapore mobile market

April 16th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Competition is great for consumers. For telcos, customer loyalty could make a key difference as the fight for a saturated market really gets going...
Time for government agencies to be citizen-centric in Singapore’s smart nation push
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Time for government agencies to be citizen-centric in Singapore’s smart nation push

March 29th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Perhaps only a handful out of dozens of smart nation projects will grow into truly transformative services that make a real difference. If that happens in the next three years, that would be...
New rules for autonomous vehicles in Singapore, but tough questions await
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New rules for autonomous vehicles in Singapore, but tough questions await

February 8th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Answering the tough questions on responsibility and liability is altogether something else, as autonomous vehicles become more...
While virtual reality develops, 360 video already brings new online experiences
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While virtual reality develops, 360 video already brings new online experiences

February 1st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Just as YouTube moved from grainy videos in the early days to 4K clips today, 360 video ready looks ready to offer new immersive...
Technology will bring disruption in 2017, even to “safe” industries
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Technology will bring disruption in 2017, even to “safe” industries

January 6th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
When the dust settles after this latest bout of economic malaise, some of the jobs lost in the cyclical downturn may not return. Once disrupted, many industries will not be the same...
Can smartphones dazzle again in 2017 to counter gadget fatigue?
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Can smartphones dazzle again in 2017 to counter gadget fatigue?

January 4th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Ironically, as phone makers make better phones that last longer, they are making it harder for some users to upgrade. Diminishing returns set...
Rethinking personal space in the enterprise cloud
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Rethinking personal space in the enterprise cloud

November 23rd, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Organisations have to assume their networks are already compromised and they have to more closely monitor what happens within their firewall, not just what's trying to get...
Decisions made with data still require sound judgement
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Decisions made with data still require sound judgement

November 12th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
For many people seeking absolutism in the ongoing data revolution, the Trump win will have shaken their faith in the newfound...
Cyber attacks on StarHub reveal difficulties in defending critical infrastructure
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Cyber attacks on StarHub reveal difficulties in defending critical infrastructure

October 26th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The cyber attacks on StarHub were sophisticated and well-planned, with a clear target in mind. They reveal how difficult it is to fight such...
Time to secure smart devices appearing at home
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Time to secure smart devices appearing at home

October 12th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Technologies like the new Internet of Things are moving faster than the security needed to protect users can keep up. Smart devices need to be...
As it beefs up cyber security, Singapore has to be ready for the worst
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As it beefs up cyber security, Singapore has to be ready for the worst

October 10th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore's cyber security plan calls for a hardening of defences, for example, with requirements for telecom, power and gas companies to strengthen their...
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