zdnet.com Archives - 16 August 2017, Wednesday

  • Singapore leads the world in broadband speeds while the UK and USA trail behind

    zdnet.com 09 Aug '17, 8am

    Singapore is well ahead of the pack with the fastest average (mean) download speed of 55.13Mbps, according to a report from cable.co.uk that ranks 189 countries. Sweden is a comfortable second (40.16Mbps) followed by Taiwan (34.40Mbps). However, British and American users are not so l...

  • Singapore leads the world in broadband speeds while the UK and USA trail behind

    zdnet.com 08 Aug '17, 10pm

    Singapore is well ahead of the pack with the fastest average (mean) download speed of 55.13Mbps, according to a report from cable.co.uk that ranks 189 countries. Sweden is a comfortable second (40.16Mbps) followed by Taiwan (34.40Mbps). However, British and American users are not so l...

  • Singapore leads the world in broadband speeds while the UK and USA trail behind

    zdnet.com 08 Aug '17, 10pm

    Singapore is well ahead of the pack with the fastest average (mean) download speed of 55.13Mbps, according to a report from cable.co.uk that ranks 189 countries. Sweden is a comfortable second (40.16Mbps) followed by Taiwan (34.40Mbps). However, British and American users are not so l...

  • M1 launches Singapore NB-IoT network

    zdnet.com 07 Aug '17, 9am

    M1 has commercially launched its nationwide Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network across Singapore, along with an enterprise customer that is piloting an energy management meter on the platform. The launch came a year after the Singapore telco first unveiled plans to build th...

  • M1 launches Singapore NB-IoT network

    zdnet.com 07 Aug '17, 9am

    M1 has commercially launched its nationwide Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network across Singapore, along with an enterprise customer that is piloting an energy management meter on the platform. The launch came a year after the Singapore telco first unveiled plans to build th...

  • Uber knowingly put 'fire risk' cars on Singapore roads

    zdnet.com 05 Aug '17, 8am

    Uber reportedly continued to lease more than 1,000 vehicles that had been cited for a recall over a fire risk and after one such vehicle caught fire earlier this year on Singapore roads. The ride-sharing operator purchased 1,200 Honda Vezel units from various parallel import companies...

  • WannaCry ransomware: Hackers behind global cyberattack finally cash out bitcoin windfall

    WannaCry ransomware: Hackers behind global cyberattack finally cash out Bitcoin windfall

    zdnet.com 03 Aug '17, 10am

    Almost three months on from the WannaCry ransomware outbreak , those behind the global cyberattack have finally cashed out their ransom payments. The WannaCry epidemic hit organisations around the world in May, with the file-encrypting malware -- which used a leaked NSA exploit -- att...

  • Most Singapore SMBs won't pay ransomware demands

    zdnet.com 01 Aug '17, 9am

    Most small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in Singapore do not believe in paying off ransomware demands, despite one in six having experienced downtime lasting more than 25 hours during such attacks. Compared to 59 percent globally, 62 percent in Singapore said ransomware demands should...

  • Most Singapore SMBs won't pay ransomware demands

    zdnet.com 01 Aug '17, 9am

    Most small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in Singapore do not believe in paying off ransomware demands, despite one in six having experienced downtime lasting more than 25 hours during such attacks. Compared to 59 percent globally, 62 percent in Singapore said ransomware demands should...

  • Singapore may regulate digital tokens where appropriate

    zdnet.com 01 Aug '17, 9am

    The Singapore government says it will step in to regulate the offer or use of digital tokens if these involved products regulated under the country's Securities and Futures Act. The move was prompted a recent spate of launches in which initial coin offerings (ICOs), or digital tokens,...

  • Singapore may regulate digital tokens where appropriate

    zdnet.com 01 Aug '17, 9am

    The Singapore government says it will step in to regulate the offer or use of digital tokens if these involved products regulated under the country's Securities and Futures Act. The move was prompted a recent spate of launches in which initial coin offerings (ICOs), or digital tokens,...

  • Singapore university opens incubation site in Jakarta

    zdnet.com 29 Jul '17, 10am

    Singapore's NUS Enterprise has inked a partnership with Indonesian Salim Group to launch an incubation site in Jakarta, marketing it as a platform for startups between both countries to establish ties. The entrepreneurial unit of the National University of Singapore (NUS), it said Blo...

  • Singapore university opens incubation site in Jakarta

    zdnet.com 29 Jul '17, 9am

    Singapore's NUS Enterprise has inked a partnership with Indonesian Salim Group to launch an incubation site in Jakarta, marketing it as a platform for startups between both countries to establish ties. The entrepreneurial unit of the National University of Singapore (NUS), it said Blo...

  • Singapore should not criminalise good intent to encourage data sharing in cybersecurity

    zdnet.com 28 Jul '17, 1am

    The Singapore government should not criminalise cybersecurity activities carried out with good intent in order to encourage the sharing of valuable threat information, which will help the industry better combat attacks. It also should clearly define its proposed mandate that would com...

  • Singapore should not criminalise good intent to encourage data sharing in cybersecurity

    zdnet.com 28 Jul '17, 1am

    The Singapore government should not criminalise cybersecurity activities carried out with good intent in order to encourage the sharing of valuable threat information, which will help the industry better combat attacks. It also should clearly define its proposed mandate that would com...

  • Amazon Prime Now launch 'late' in competitive Singapore market

    zdnet.com 27 Jul '17, 10am

    After months of speculation, Amazon has finally launched Prime Now in Singapore where it now operates a fulfilment facility, but analysts say it is late to a market that is highly competitive. Amazon on Thursday officially unwrapped the two-hour delivery service for "tens of thousands...

  • Visa expands transaction processing facilities in Singapore, UK

    zdnet.com 26 Jul '17, 12pm

    Visa has opened new data centres in Singapore and the UK to expand its transaction processing capabilities and meet growing demand for digital payments. The two sites would operate in sync with the payment company's two other such facilities in North America, it said in a statement We...

  • Singapore forms industry partnership to explore vertical green data centres

    zdnet.com 19 Jul '17, 1pm

    Singapore wants to assess the possibility of building vertical green buildings to house data centres, hence, solving two common challenges faced globally--energy consumption and land resource. ICT regulator Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on Wednesday said it inked a partn...

  • Singapore government uncovers lapses in IT systems control

    zdnet.com 18 Jul '17, 2pm

    Numerous lapses have been uncovered over how Singapore government ministries and agencies managed their IT systems, which include unapproved administrative changes and unauthorised third-party access. These oversights were highlighted by the Auditor-General's Office (AGO) in its annua...

  • Watch your Bitcoin vanish: Blockchain split may be imminent

    zdnet.com 14 Jul '17, 10am

    "As a result, some nodes may propagate confirmed transactions that other nodes may not accept or recognize," Bitcoin.org warned. "This may result in unreliable confirmation scoring for an unknown length of time. This means that any bitcoins you receive during this period could disappe...

  • Singapore's proposed cybersecurity bill should put many on notice

    zdnet.com 12 Jul '17, 11am

    Singapore's proposed cybersecurity bill has prompted the need for clarification around the licensing of service providers, government liability, and customer confidentiality, but its aim to push cybersecurity as a top priority for all businesses is certainly now accomplished. The Sing...

  • Singapore's proposed cybersecurity bill should put many on notice

    zdnet.com 12 Jul '17, 7am

    Singapore's proposed cybersecurity bill has prompted the need for clarification around the licensing of service providers, government liability, and customer confidentiality, but its aim to push cybersecurity as a top priority for all businesses is certainly now accomplished. The Sing...

  • Singapore's proposed cybersecurity bill should put many on notice

    zdnet.com 12 Jul '17, 7am

    Singapore's proposed cybersecurity bill has prompted the need for clarification around the licensing of service providers, government liability, and customer confidentiality, but its aim to push cybersecurity as a top priority for all businesses is certainly now accomplished. The Sing...

  • Singapore unveils first look at new cybersecurity laws

    zdnet.com 10 Jul '17, 11am

    Singapore has unveiled the first draft of a proposed cybersecurity bill, which aims to provide a framework to monitor and manage the country's cybersecurity wellbeing and empower authorities to carry out their functions. New legislations were necessary to enable the relevant authoriti...

  • Singapore unveils first look at new cybersecurity laws

    zdnet.com 10 Jul '17, 11am

    Singapore has unveiled the first draft of a proposed cybersecurity bill, which aims to provide a framework to monitor and manage the country's cybersecurity wellbeing and empower authorities to carry out their functions. New legislations were necessary to enable the relevant authoriti...

  • MyRepublic should look beyond Singapore, will face challenges in mobile plans

    zdnet.com 06 Jul '17, 12pm

    After failing to secure Singapore's fourth telco license, MyRepublic now says it will offer mobile services via an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) model later this year and plans to list by end of 2018. However, it was late to the game and would face challenges trying to differ...

  • Singapore firms recognise cybersecurity importance, but not armed for it

    zdnet.com 05 Jul '17, 12pm

    The majority of organisations in Singapore recognise the importance of cybersecurity, but fewer are adequately prepared to deal with incidents or have the necessary response plan in place. Some 91 percent said they sought guidance from cybersecurity experts, but 75 percent did not hav...

  • Singapore firms recognise cybersecurity importance, but not armed for it

    zdnet.com 05 Jul '17, 11am

    The majority of organisations in Singapore recognise the importance of cybersecurity, but fewer are adequately prepared to deal with incidents or have the necessary response plan in place. Some 91 percent said they sought guidance from cybersecurity experts, but 75 percent did not hav...

  • Petya more vicious than WannaCry, but Singapore impact still uncertain

    zdnet.com 28 Jun '17, 7am

    The latest Petya ransomware has been described to be more vicious than its predecessor, but its impact in Singapore remains largely uncertain for now as there have been no reports of major disruptions. Latest news on Asia Why pressing Trump for a reprieve on the H-1B today may not hel...

  • Petya more vicious than WannaCry, but Singapore impact still uncertain

    zdnet.com 28 Jun '17, 7am

    The latest Petya ransomware has been described to be more vicious than its predecessor, but its impact in Singapore remains largely uncertain for now as there have been no reports of major disruptions. Latest news on Asia Why pressing Trump for a reprieve on the H-1B today may not hel...