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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).

December 5, 2011 by

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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.

November 21, 2011 by

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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.

November 3, 2011 by

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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?

October 6, 2011 by

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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.

October 1, 2011 by


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.

September 13, 2011 by


.XXX marks the (danger) spot

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.

May 31, 2011 by

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