Amidst concerns that artificial intelligence will negatively impact human lives, the Singapore government has advocated the need to build trust and for open industry collaboration so the necessary framework and guidelines can be established to safeguard public safety.
Japan has approved the export of hydrogen fluoride to Samsung Electronics, the second material to be allowed since it imposed trade restrictions in South Korea in their diplomatic spat.
A two-year agreement has been signed to prioritise patent applications in emerging technologies such as fintech, cybersecurity, and robotics, which aims to fast-track the turnaround time for initial action to six months.
Twitter will also stop accepting ads paid for by state-run news agencies.
Tensions between the two economic powerhouses will lead to fragmented technology markets and, if prolonged, drag down Singapore's economy, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who urges both countries to find ways to establish mutual trust.
The company's third global Transparency Center to open next year in Malaysia.
Trade and Industry Minster Chan Chun Sing points to a "great challenge" today where several countries no longer support integration, putting the global industry at risk of becoming fragmented when companies such as Google, IBM, and PayPal rely on cross-border data flow for growth.
Monetary Authority of Singapore launches an "express" 21-day route to approval for fintech companies applying to test products in a sandbox environment, and mandates measures aimed at improving cybersecurity posture of financial firms.
The US Treasury has said China is creating an unfair competitive advantage.
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With the number of data breaches escalating and threat landscape fast evolving, Asia-Pacific enterprises will have to think outside the box and transform their cybersecurity strategy, especially since current tools are no longer effective in staving off attacks.
Government agency responsible for data protection legislation has released a competency framework and skills roadmap detailing skillsets data protection officers need, and expects more than 500 such professionals to benefit from a year-long pilot training programme.
The government has made the policy changes, now it's time for companies to do something positive with that flexibility.
Following a "stocktake" of the public sector's security practices, Singapore's government agencies will roll out "technical measures" for existing as well as new systems to beef up data security standards, including automated detection of emails containing sensitive information and stronger encryption for files.
Country's central bank remains in talks with Facebook and wants more details on how the US social media platform plans to implement its cryptocurrency before exploring potential legislation.
Twitter has banned 936 accounts managed by the Chinese state and it will stop accepting ads paid for by state-run news agencies.
Chinese military won't replace Windows with Linux, but develop a custom OS instead.
ZDNet's Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow talk with Karen Roby about how the security and trade brouhaha impacts everything from the future of regional carriers and the bottom lines of tech giants to 5G's prospects and consumer's pocketbooks. Read more: https://zd.net/2WzVRbq
If the legislation is passed, social media platforms may be ordered by government to disable accounts spreading fake news.
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong says the government had to "balance" the interests of affected individuals and general public after discovering in 2016 the personal data of individuals diagnosed with HIV had been illegally accessed, and only publicly revealed the incident in January 2019.
The Japanese government is working to secure IoT devices before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but it's doing so at the expense of citizens' privacy. Read more: https://zd.net/2SfO3t6
Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and now Australia have ratified TPP 11, with the Pacific rim trade deal to enter into force on December 30.
Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore says ride-sharing operator Grab adopted anti-competitive actions following its merger with Uber's regional operations, and fines each company more than S$6 million for the infringement.
Trump has said that he is working with the president of China to give ZTE 'a way to get back into business, fast'. Read more: https://zd.net/2jV989H
With six in 10 transactions still involving cash and cheques, Singapore lags behind other cities in e-payments, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who urges need for country to keep pace.
We may dream of colonizing Mars, but in the meantime, a moonbase is on the table.
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