18 Nov 2021

Singapore delays satellite road toll system due to global chip shortage

Singapore has delayed the deployment of its next-generation electronic road pricing (ERP) system due to the global chip shortage. Instead of the initial date of late-2021, the satellite-based network is now expected to be rolled out in late 2023. Originally, the project was slated to be implemented starting in 2020

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26 Oct 2021

Third-party data breach in Singapore hits healthcare provider

In Singapore, another third-party data breach has been reported. This time, the cybercriminals targeted Fullerton Health and compromised personal data that included bank account details in some cases. The attackers went through the vendor Agape Connecting People, which facilitates appointment booking, for access to Fullerton. The breach was first detected

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14 Oct 2021

Singapore to develop mobile defence systems with Ghost Robotics

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DTSA) has partnered with Ghost Robotics to identify use cases involving mobile robots for security, defense, and humanitarian applications. Ghost Robotics is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will look to test and develop mobile robotic systems as well as technology enablers that can be

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05 Oct 2021

Singapore passes law to tackle ‘foreign interference,’ giving authorities the power to block internet content

Singapore has approved a law that grants broad powers to the government to deal with foreign interference, including the ability to block internet content. The law was approved by parliament earlier this week and is formally known as the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA). FICA has sparked concern internationally and

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13 Sep 2021

MyRepublic Data Breach Raises Data-Protection Questions

A MyRepublic data breach has raised controversy over security for critical data being housed in third-party infrastructure, according to researchers. Almost 79,000 MyRepublic mobile subscribers have been exposed in a data breach that affected personal information such as scanned copies of Singapore’s National Registration Identity cards, names, pictures, dates of

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13 Sep 2021

Singapore moots ‘foreign interference’ law with powers to issue online platforms take-down order

Singapore has delayed new laws that would arm the government with the ability to issue directives to different platforms, such as social media sites. The government would also obtain the power to block or remove any content deemed to be a part of hostile information campaigns. The proposed bill was

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26 Aug 2021

“Sophisticated” Cyber-Attack Compromises Patient Data at Private Health Clinic

In Singapore, Eye & Retina Surgeons revealed that over 73,000 patients were affected by a sophisticated cyberattack. The private medical clinic released a statement earlier this week, revealing that the attack took place on August 6. The cyberattack compromised sensitive data such as patients’ names, addresses, ID card numbers, contact

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22 Jun 2021

GlobalFoundries plans $4B Singapore plant to meet chip demand

GlobalFoundries has reportedly begun construction on a $4 billion facility that will manufacture semiconductors. The facility is located in Singapore and aims to meet the growing chip demand. The company states that its long-term customer agreements have already been formed in key market segments such as 5G and automotive. The

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03 Feb 2021

Singapore passes bill governing police use of contact tracing data

On Tuesday, Singapore passed new legislation that restricts law enforcement’s ability to access Covid-19 contact tracing data after extensive public backlash. The bill, called the Covid-19 Temporary Measures Amendment Bill, was passed under a Certificate of Urgency, which allows the government to speed up the adoption process for legislation considered

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11 Jan 2021

Singapore touts ‘greener’ digital monetary gifts this Lunar New Year

The gift-giving tradition on the Lunar New Year sees an annual production of new bank notes. The energy required estimates to release 330 tonnes of carbon emissions as a result. This number is equivalent to charging 5.7 million smartphones for five days in Singapore. Singapore is suggesting citizens use digital

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