Created with the aim of improving financial inclusion in the country, where women are five times less likely to have a bank account.
Following public outcry over news that local law enforcement can access contact tracing data for criminal probes, the Singapore government says it will pass legislation detailing seven categories during which this personal data can be used.
Government defends need to allow police access to the country's contact tracing data to aid in "very serious offences", revealing that the TraceTogether data already has been used at least once in a homicide investigation.
Under the country's Criminal Procedure Code, the Singapore Police Force can obtain any data -- including information gathered by the contact tracing TraceTogether app and wearable token -- to facilitate criminal probes, confirms cabinet minister.
Hackers have inserted malware inside an app offered for download by the Vietnam Government Certification Authority (VGCA).
Rajah & Tann's IT business unit has formed a joint venture with cybersecurity vendor Resolvo Systems to offer integrated legal and security services that they say will be necessary as businesses increasingly rely on digital data amidst growing cyber threats.
Users can now scan their face to log into SingPass as well as send an SMS one-time password to another SingPass user's mobile number.
Multiple partners are involved in a national skills initiative that will see Microsoft and Generation "upskill" and place tech-enabled jobs for up to 1,000 Singaporeans over two years, who will pick up skillsets such as Java and Python.
This marks the third time since 2015 that the Kazakh government is mandating the installation of a root certificate on its citizens' devices.
The island-state's central bank has introduced a sustainability-linked scheme to help companies defray expenses when engaging with service providers to validate the green credentials of a loan.
Clocking more than 98.5 million downloads worldwide, the Muslim Pro app reportedly has sold "granular location data" to the US military -- an allegation it denies -- and is now being investigated by Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission.
New Tech.Pass initiative to lure entrepreneurs and technical experts with experience in 'established or fast-growing' tech companies to the lion state is part of the government's efforts to develop a local tech business hub.
Monetary Authority of Singapore has mooted the need for various forms of personal verification, such as password and biometrics, to facilitate "non-face-to-face" security amidst increasing impersonation scam cases and data theft risks.
The SG$35 million ($25.95 million) grant is aimed at helping small financial institutions adopt digital tools so they can be more efficient in submitting data reports to the country's industry regulator.
Faced with issues related to fingerprint verification such as ageing, scarring, and dryness, Singapore will begin tapping both iris and facial biometrics as the main identifiers at all immigration checkpoints including the airport, ferry terminal, and Malaysian borders.
Almost 70% of consumers in Asia-Pacific will give up their privacy for better user experience, but just 25% feel they're responsible for protecting their own data, with the rest of pushing this role to governments and organisations.
Slated to begin operations by year-end, the Asian Institute of Digital Finance will aim to link up research, education, and entrepreneurship and pool expertise across several areas including payments, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.
Slated to be ready for rollout later this month, wearable devices the country is developing for COVID-19 contact tracing will not have GPS, internet, or cellular connectivity, so data can only be extracted when the device is physically handed over to the Health Ministry.
Visitors to parks, gardens, and nature reserves may now run into Boston Dynamics' four-legged Spot robot that has been tasked to broadcast reminders about the need to observe safe distancing.
Since February, more than 1,700 product listings that contain fraudulent COVID-19 claims have been removed from local e-commerce sites and retail shops.
The heads of organisations will be responsible for ensuring that employees install the app.
Government says it is safe but over a hundred experts have called for the creation of data protection laws first.
Originally slated to be announced in June, the Monetary Authority of Singapore has postponed its decision on which companies will be awarded digital licences to the latter part of the year.
Citing security and privacy concerns, Taiwan's Department of Cyber Security has issued an advisory to all government agencies prohibiting the use of certain video software, such as Zoom.
Media streaming company says it has removed nine pieces of content due to government requests worldwide since it began operations 23 years ago, with five such requests issued by the Singapore government.
Set up after a spate of security breaches involving government agencies, a review committee dishes out several recommendations Singapore's public sector should take to boost its security posture in order to better safeguard citizen data.
Advertisers running campaigns on social or political issues in the country now must confirm their identity and location as Facebook looks to stem misinformation.
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.