28 Aug '17, 1am

IT and the #SmartNation Sensor Platform can help with Singapore’s urban planning, security and more. https://t.co/bxcsfvgUdq

SINGAPORE: When bombs went off during the Boston Marathon in April 2013, information from closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, social media, licence plate readers and videos and photographs from members of the public helped Boston police to identify the bombers. Combing through this data, the police released footage of the two bombers in just three days, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 20). This effort, he said, prevented the bombers from moving around freely, and allowed police to track them down, kill one and arrest the other. Information technology, he said, can help with public safety and security. Mr Lee, who chairs the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC), also shared what a member said during a meeting recently. “Singapore had a reputation as one of the safest cities in the world, so she was surprised t...

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