Tag: privacy

Neighbour complains about “cooking smell” from unit, HDB finds no wrongdoing following investigations

A woman was taken aback after receiving a note (October 4) from the Housing Development Board (HDB) about wanting to speak to her about the “cooking smell” coming from her unit. The woman, and her cousin ‘L’, who use the flat, wrote, “Housing & Development...

Facebook hired contract workers to transcribe private conversations

Facebook Inc. admitted to hiring hundreds of contract workers to transcribe users' audio clips. The workers transcribed Facebook users' recorded conversations that included vulgar content. They were not told where and how the audio was recorded or obtained, nor were they told what the company is...

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US...

No more frank chitchats about gahmen with taxi uncles?

Obbana Rajah Cameras in taxis and private-hire cars, cameras atop lampposts with facial recognition – cameras, cameras everywhere. It is going to be impossible to go anywhere in Singapore, outside the privacy of one’s home, without being monitored. With over 100,000 lampposts here about to be equipped...

The SingPass Affair: What is happening, IDA?

A total of 1,560 SingPass accounts were tampered with and 419 users said their passwords were changed against their will, leaving many Singaporeans baffled by the lack of security. In response, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore said it will continue to explore -- not implement,...