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.
This ZDNet blog is hosted by lawyers from two law firms, Pinsent Masons and Olswang, who specialize in the Asia-Pacific ICT sector.
Over the last week, three separate actions by political and business leaders in Singapore against a political Web site and a blogger have sent everyone scrambling for their defamation textbooks.These have unearthed some issues...
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
I've been reading a judgement from the English courts concerning a botched 40 million pound (US$62.7 million) CRM (customer relationship management) project which EDS was supposed to carry out for BSkyB.
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.
The Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (Protect IP Act) is a controversial bill which was introduced in the U.S.
The dust has settled from the great tussle that Singapore's General Elections 2011 (or 'watershed elections' as some put it). We know that the use of social media by the politicians and by citizenry was liberalized and resulted in a lot of interest.
The story goes: "A little boy goes to school and gets his test paper back marked 'XXX'. He asks his mother what it means and gets a shelling.