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Online shenanigans may lead to cyberbullying legislation

Online shenanigans may lead to cyberbullying legislation

In quick succession, Singapore authorities recently announced arrests and launched investigations to look into several bad online behavior.In one case, a gang lured young single men into exposing themselves in front of Webcams and committing other unspecified cybersex acts before proceeding to blackmail them.

published March 1, 2012 by

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Unsecured Wi-Fi may create legal liability

Unsecured Wi-Fi may create legal liability

A lawsuit filed in Massachusetts, United States, may have implications on end-users who leave their Wi-Fi networks unsecured.San Diego-based Liberty Media, which produces adult content, has accused 50 or so people for negligence in allowing their wireless networks to be used for accessing BitTorrent to download a certain gay movie.

published February 14, 2012 by

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Keeping Singapore's eye on SOPA and PIPA

Keeping Singapore's eye on SOPA and PIPA

A while ago I wrote about what Asia needs to know about the Protect IP Act, as well as the Stop Online Piracy Act, also known as SOPA.It is also fascinating to watch the events of the last few days where SOPA and PIPA were on the verge of being introduced as legislation in the U.

published January 23, 2012 by

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Things that trip tech startups

Things that trip tech startups

The new year brought news that a prominent startup had folded and, with the newspapers incessantly warning of a worsening economic climate, I thought it would be good to reflect on some tips that startups sometimes ignore--intentionally or otherwise. There will be a myriad of reasons why startups fail, and attempting to answer all in one blog post is impossible.

published January 17, 2012 by

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Lying online may soon be a crime

Lying online may soon be a crime

Ever knocked off a few years in your online profile? Fifteen years ago, I posted a profile picture which had me leaning on the bonnet of a BMW convertible (it was my friend's).

published December 5, 2011 by

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Ready for Singapore's new data protection law

Ready for Singapore's new data protection law

Like I've always said, it has taken some time to come but when it comes, it will arrive in full splendor.Those of us monitoring the implementation of Singapore's data protection legislation would have noticed the deluge of official information which only points to its impending arrival.

published November 21, 2011 by

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Startup 101: Can you give what it takes?

Startup 101: Can you give what it takes?

Maybe it is the fact that my wife is giving a radio interview this evening on what it took to start her online maternity store. Or perhaps it's because I've been rubbing shoulders with a number of startups these past weeks at work that prompted this post.

published November 3, 2011 by

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The passing of a talisman

The passing of a talisman

I have not come to bury nor praise Steve Jobs--he was indeed (insanely) great at what he did at Apple, NeXT and Pixar. I wanted to talk about a fairly common occurrence for fast-growing tech companies--what happens when your talisman has to leave to answer a higher calling?

published October 6, 2011 by

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Singapore opens up use of computer evidence

Singapore opens up use of computer evidence

Among a raft of changes proposed to Singapore's Evidence Act, the removal of sections 35 and 36 concerning computer evidence is one that all technologists should look out for.The removal of the sections does not mean that computer evidence is no longer accepted as court evidence.

published October 1, 2011 by

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Data protection steams into Singapore port

Data protection steams into Singapore port

It's been a long time coming but the end is near--yesterday, the Singapore government announced its public consultation for the country's data protection regime.Coming from a point where none existed (at least generally), the legislation has the potential of cutting across all sectors.

published September 13, 2011 by

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