Singapore will ban civil servants from using the internet

Singapore will ban civil servants from using the internet

theverge.com 24 Aug '16, 7am

Public servants in Singapore will be barred from using the internet at work, under a new policy aimed at protecting the city-state from cyber attacks and espionage. As Reuters reports , computers in some Singaporean ministries are already disconnected, or "air-gapped," from the web, but security experts doubt that expanding the policy will do much to enhance cybersecurity. David Koh, head of Singapore's Cyber Security Agency, tells Reuters that officials decided to air gap government computers after realizing that the threat of a cyber attack "is too real." Research has shown that countries in Southeast Asia face a higher risk of cyberatta...

Mind the air-gap: Singapore's web cut-off balances security, inconvenience

reuters.com 24 Aug '16, 3am

By Jeremy Wagstaff and Aradhana Aravindan | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Singapore is working on how to implement a policy to cut off web access for p...

Singapore models entire country in 3D with smart map

computerweekly.com 23 Aug '16, 11pm

Analysis of how tree planting might increase a park’s shade during the day. This type of shadow analysis can also help Singapore’s planners b...

Someone got that full-time

mashable.com 24 Aug '16, 8am
Someone got that full-time

SINGAPORE — The Pokémon Go job that was floating around in Singapore has found its master. The company hiring, Funzing, announced on Tuesday ...

Singapore wants to attract more cash to its fintech startups

bloomberg.com 24 Aug '16, 8am

Singapore is reviewing the rules for venture capital firms as it attempts to draw more capital to the country’s financial technology startups...

Eat & Drink

Food stall owner in Singapore has been feeding needy locals for the past 40 years:

Food stall owner in Singapore has been feeding needy locals for the past 40 years:

9news.com.au 23 Aug '16, 2am

A food stall owner in Singapore has been feeding needy locals for the past 40 years, simply because it brings her happiness. Madam Wong Li Er...

Singapore food vendor gives coupons to elderly so they can redeem meals

huffingtonpost.com 24 Aug '16, 1am

It’s increasingly difficult for older people to get by in Singapore, but one street vendor isn’t about to let any seniors go hungry. Wang Li ...

DW Workshop – Cafe + Bistro + Design Workshop In A Colonial House, A Hidden Gem You Probably Have...

danielfooddiary.com 24 Aug '16, 3am

DW Workshop houses several concepts in one location. It is hard to gasp at first glance what they encompass, but it is like a café, brunch pl...

Arts & Culture

Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy orchestral concert is returning to Singapore this December!

sgcafe.com 24 Aug '16, 1am
Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy orchestral concert is returning to Singapore this December!

After the success of the 2002 FINAL FANTASY concert held in Japan, SQUARE ENIX announced a six-city tour of Japan in 2004, Tour de Japon: mus...

Startups, Entrepreneurs & Hackers

Customer Success Associate (Intern) - Trusted

startupjobs.asia 24 Aug '16, 1am

TrustedCompany.com (http://trustedcompany.com) is an open review community for consumers in emerging markets to identify trustworthy and reli...

SIA frequent flyers offered more rewards in China: Singapore Airlines has for...

traveldailymedia.com 24 Aug '16, 5am
SIA frequent flyers offered more rewards in China: Singapore Airlines has formed a new partnership with Miles...

Singapore Airlines has formed a new partnership with Mileslife, China’s mileage earning app. ...

JUST IN: 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes central Myanmar

channelnewsasia.com 24 Aug '16, 10am
JUST IN: 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes central Myanmar

YANGON: An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, U.S. Geological S...

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