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Charities applaud new one-stop service

A Charity’s primary objectives should be philanthropy and social well-being. However, administrative nightmares can erode the organisation’s focus on its true mission and aims. The Commissioner of Charities (COC) has partnered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and the Registry of Societies (ROS) in the interest of lessening the burden of some 2000 … Continue reading Charities applaud new one-stop service

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Hong Kong: Police and protesters clash on handover anniversary

As the protests in Hong Kong continue to unfold, the 22nd anniversary of the city’s shift from British to Chinese rule occurred amidst the events. City chief Carrie Lam attended the annual flag-raising ceremony in commemoration of the date, all while the police used pepper spray and batons to contain demonstrators. The protests have been … Continue reading Hong Kong: Police and protesters clash on handover anniversary

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SingPost now offers rating website for their postmen

SingPost now offers a new online platform in selected areas in Singapore allowing residents to become acquainted with their local postmen. On July 16th, SingPost released mypostman.sg as a part of its MyPostman campaign, which aims “to foster deeper ties between residents and their postman”. This website comes in response to multiple controversies that arose … Continue reading SingPost now offers rating website for their postmen

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Record-breaking $5bn fine on Facebook for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook has had increasing privacy concerns in the last couple years, with many reports concerning the hoarding of users’ information. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) started investigations regarding allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica obtained the data of up to 87 million Facebook users. What followed this was a record USD$5bn fine on Facebook to … Continue reading Record-breaking $5bn fine on Facebook for Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Large number of devices in Singapore hit by malware named ‘Agent Smith’

Named after the Matrix’s famous villain Agent Smith, a new malware has struck more than 6,000 devices in Singapore, on top of more than 25 million android devices around the world. On July 11th, a statement was released by Check Point Software Technologies’ revealed that the malware automatically replaces installed apps with “malicious” versions without … Continue reading Large number of devices in Singapore hit by malware named ‘Agent Smith’

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Taxis and private-hire cars will able to record audio and video during your ride

Using authorised devices, taxi drivers and private-hire car drivers will soon be allowed to record audio and video of the interiors of their vehicles, according to the Land Transport Authority’s latest guidelines. The LTA announced the key changes to its guidelines regarding the use of inward-facing vehicle recording devices in a statement released on Tuesday. … Continue reading Taxis and private-hire cars will able to record audio and video during your ride

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The US Leads All Nations in Waste Produced

The US has found itself on the top of the list on global waste producers. The whole world produces over two billion tonnes of municipal solid waste every year, which is enough to fill over 800,000 Olympic sized swimming pools. The US produces three times the global average of waste, which includes plastic and food, … Continue reading The US Leads All Nations in Waste Produced

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Chaos Ensues Amidst Mumbai Rains

India’s capital was met with incessant rains since the end of June. On June 2nd, it faced its second highest single-day rainfall in July in 45 years. Authorities declared a public holiday on Tuesday to prioritize the safety of the people. However, the rains have since caused the deaths of 30 individuals, 22 of which … Continue reading Chaos Ensues Amidst Mumbai Rains

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Changi Airport: Drones disrupt flights in Singapore

According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) announced that 18 flights had been delayed and seven diverted due to drones and bad weather. This is not the first time this has occurred as last week, one Changi Airport runway was suspended with dozens of flights being delayed after drone sightings. Airports around the world are … Continue reading Changi Airport: Drones disrupt flights in Singapore

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Billionaire Li Ka-Shing pledges to pay $14M worth of tuition fees for Chinese students

Li Ka-Shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, pledged 100m Chinese yuan per year to fund the tuition fees for the incoming class of 2019 at Shantou University, located in the Guangdong province of China. This will be done through his charitable foundation called the Li Ka-Shing Foundation. The 90-year old Li is worth $30.4bn according to … Continue reading Billionaire Li Ka-Shing pledges to pay $14M worth of tuition fees for Chinese students