zdnet.com Archives - 26 March 2017, Sunday

  • Singapore firms must put stronger focus on reskilling amid rise of AI

    zdnet.com 24 Mar '17, 1am

    At the start of the year, I was part of a panel that aimed to offer career guidance to graduating students at a local secondary school in Singapore. The panel dished out the usual advice about the need to have passion, work hard, and always strive to do better. A student then posed a ...

  • Singapore firms must put stronger focus on reskilling amid rise of AI

    zdnet.com 24 Mar '17, 1am

    At the start of the year, I was part of a panel that aimed to offer career guidance to graduating students at a local secondary school in Singapore. The panel dished out the usual advice about the need to have passion, work hard, and always strive to do better. A student then posed a ...

  • Bitcoin scams: Beware of crooks trying to steal your cryptocurrency with these schemes

    Bitcoin scams: Beware of crooks trying to steal your cryptocurrency with these schemes

    zdnet.com 23 Mar '17, 1pm

    Bitcoin is a popular currency for cybercriminals to trade in. Image: iStock Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the rising price and popularity of Bitcoin to try to steal the currency and distribute malware. The cryptocurrency has become invaluable to cybercriminals who exploit its...

  • Executive's guide to implementing blockchain technology

    zdnet.com 23 Mar '17, 11am

    Not every blockchain works the same way. For example, they can differ in their consensus mechanisms, which are the rules by which the technology will update the ledger. But broadly, a blockchain is a ledger on which new transactions are recorded in blocks, with each block identified b...

  • TPG predicts SG$300m spend on Singapore mobile network

    zdnet.com 20 Mar '17, 11pm

    Australian telecommunications provider TPG has announced its financial results for the first half of FY17, revealing that it is predicting capital expenditure spend of between SG$200 million and SG$300 million for the rollout of its Singaporean mobile network. TPG was successful in pr...

  • TPG predicts SG$300m spend on Singapore mobile network

    zdnet.com 20 Mar '17, 11pm

    Australian telecommunications provider TPG has announced its financial results for the first half of FY17, revealing that it is predicting capital expenditure spend of between SG$200 million and SG$300 million for the rollout of its Singaporean mobile network. TPG was successful in pr...

  • Singapore government reshuffles agencies to deepen smart nation focus

    zdnet.com 20 Mar '17, 2pm

    Just months after a previous restructure, the Singapore government has returned to the drawing board to create a new unit that it says will better coordinate efforts around its smart nation vision. To be parked under the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the new Smart Nation and Digital ...

  • Singapore government reshuffles agencies to deepen smart nation focus

    zdnet.com 20 Mar '17, 1pm

    Just months after a previous restructure, the Singapore government has returned to the drawing board to create a new unit that it says will better coordinate efforts around its smart nation vision. To be parked under the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the new Smart Nation and Digital ...

  • ​NEC using artificial intelligence to prevent bus accidents in Singapore |

    zdnet.com 20 Mar '17, 10am

    NEC, in partnership with Singapore public transport service provider SMRT Corporation, is using artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent bus accidents on the city-state's roads. The Japanese giant is taking historical data from a bus driver's work records, telematics data produced by e...

  • ​NEC using artificial intelligence to prevent bus accidents in Singapore |

    zdnet.com 20 Mar '17, 6am

    NEC, in partnership with Singapore public transport service provider SMRT Corporation, is using artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent bus accidents on the city-state's roads. The Japanese giant is taking historical data from a bus driver's work records, telematics data produced by e...

  • ​NEC using artificial intelligence to prevent bus accidents in Singapore |

    zdnet.com 20 Mar '17, 6am

    NEC, in partnership with Singapore public transport service provider SMRT Corporation, is using artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent bus accidents on the city-state's roads. The Japanese giant is taking historical data from a bus driver's work records, telematics data produced by e...

  • US military leak exposes "holy grail" of security clearance files

    zdnet.com 13 Mar '17, 1pm

    NEW YORK -- A unsecured backup drive has exposed thousands of US Air Force documents, including highly sensitive personnel files on senior and high-ranking officers. Security researchers found that the gigabytes of files were accessible to anyone because the internet-connected backup ...

  • Bitcoin price slide after rejection for investment fund highlights market flux

    Bitcoin price slide after rejection for investment fund highlights market flux

    zdnet.com 13 Mar '17, 6am

    "The significant markets for bitcoin are unregulated," the filing reads. "Therefore, as the exchange has not entered into, and would currently be unable to enter into, the type of surveillance-sharing agreement that has been in place with respect to all previously approved commodity-t...

  • Simpler equity terms needed to help Singapore startups flourish

    zdnet.com 09 Mar '17, 1am

    There are efficiency gaps between the startup ecosystems in Singapore and Silicon Valley, which the former can address by introducing simpler and clearer investment terms. Doing so would, in turn, attract more mature startups to their fold and better set up founders for success, accor...

  • Simpler equity terms needed to help Singapore startups flourish

    zdnet.com 09 Mar '17, 12am

    There are efficiency gaps between the startup ecosystems in Singapore and Silicon Valley, which the former can address by introducing simpler and clearer investment terms. Doing so would, in turn, attract more mature startups to their fold and better set up founders for success, accor...

  • Singapore looks to better arm itself with cyberdefence unit, skills

    zdnet.com 04 Mar '17, 9am

    Singapore will set up a new cybersecurity command centre to combat increasing threats and ensure there are adequate skillsets in cyberdefence. Running 24 by 7, the new facility would encompass four key groups and comprise top-ranking military and armed officers, according to the count...

  • Singapore looks to better arm itself with cyberdefence unit, skills

    zdnet.com 04 Mar '17, 9am

    Singapore will set up a new cybersecurity command centre to combat increasing threats and ensure there are adequate skillsets in cyberdefence. Running 24 by 7, the new facility would encompass four key groups and comprise top-ranking military and armed officers, according to the count...

  • Singapore defense ministry suffers data breach affecting 850 users

    zdnet.com 28 Feb '17, 9am

    Singapore's Ministry of Defence (Mindef) says a security breach earlier this month has compromised the personal data of 850 national servicemen and employees. The ministry identified a breach in its I-net system, which supported web-connected computer terminals its employees and natio...

  • Singapore defense ministry suffers data breach affecting 850 users

    zdnet.com 28 Feb '17, 9am

    Singapore's Ministry of Defence (Mindef) says a security breach earlier this month has compromised the personal data of 850 national servicemen and employees. The ministry identified a breach in its I-net system, which supported web-connected computer terminals its employees and natio...

  • Singapore mulls national identity system to fully encompass all services

    zdnet.com 27 Feb '17, 9am

    Singapore is mulling the possibility of building a national identification system that can be used to access both public and private sector services. This would expand beyond the functions of SingPass, an existing citizen account used for e-government services, to include access to a ...

  • Singapore mulls national identity system to fully encompass all services

    zdnet.com 27 Feb '17, 9am

    Singapore is mulling the possibility of building a national identification system that can be used to access both public and private sector services. This would expand beyond the functions of SingPass, an existing citizen account used for e-government services, to include access to a ...

  • Trusting Singapore consumers spent $846M on cross-border purchases

    zdnet.com 27 Feb '17, 6am

    Some 38 percent of consumers in Singapore say they will spend more online this year, further fuelling a cross-border industry that is estimated to have churned S$1.2 billion (US$846.43 million) in 2016. Mobile purchases also were expected to climb 42 percent this year to generate more...

  • Trusting Singapore consumers spent $846M on cross-border purchases

    zdnet.com 27 Feb '17, 6am

    Some 38 percent of consumers in Singapore say they will spend more online this year, further fuelling a cross-border industry that is estimated to have churned S$1.2 billion (US$846.43 million) in 2016. Mobile purchases also were expected to climb 42 percent this year to generate more...

  • Singapore opens $5.9M cybersecurity lab in local university

    zdnet.com 21 Feb '17, 10am

    Singapore has opened a cybersecurity facility to support research efforts between academia and industry players and provide a testbed for product development. Located at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the S$8.4 million (US$5.93 million) site would provide a "realistic env...

  • Singapore opens $5.9M cybersecurity lab in local university

    zdnet.com 21 Feb '17, 9am

    Singapore has opened a cybersecurity facility to support research efforts between academia and industry players and provide a testbed for product development. Located at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the S$8.4 million (US$5.93 million) site would provide a "realistic env...

  • Singapore puts 2017 budget focus on digital transformation

    zdnet.com 20 Feb '17, 6pm

    The Singapore has pledged to invest S$2.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) over four years to execute a nationwide plan that it hopes will future-proof the economy and help local enterprises "go digital". Unveiled as part of the government's 2017 budget, the investment underscored the governm...

  • Singapore puts 2017 budget focus on digital transformation

    zdnet.com 20 Feb '17, 5pm

    The Singapore has pledged to invest S$2.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) over four years to execute a nationwide plan that it hopes will future-proof the economy and help local enterprises "go digital". Unveiled as part of the government's 2017 budget, the investment underscored the governm...

  • Singapore central bank sets up data analytics unit

    zdnet.com 14 Feb '17, 9am

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has unveiled plans to establish a data analytics group that it says will guide the organisation as well as the local financial sector towards the digital economy. Operational from March 15, the new unit would drive the central bank's efforts t...

  • Singapore central bank sets up data analytics unit

    zdnet.com 14 Feb '17, 8am

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has unveiled plans to establish a data analytics group that it says will guide the organisation as well as the local financial sector towards the digital economy. Operational from March 15, the new unit would drive the central bank's efforts t...

  • Singapore security firm hopes mobile software token will plug hardware holes

    zdnet.com 14 Feb '17, 5am

    Singapore's state-owned security vendor, Assurity Trusted Solutions, is hoping its introduction of a mobile software token will resolve common user grievances associated with hardware tokens and finally convince local banks to adopt its platform. Its CEO Charles Fan, though, acknowled...