News You Can Use – April 2014 – Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources, dated from 15-21 April 2014.

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Reed Smith Releases New Edition of Network Interference, a Comprehensive Tool to Social Media Law
Singapore Government News, 21 April 2014, 336 words, (English)
April 21 — Reed Smith today issued an extensively revised edition of Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon, a comprehensive source for legal issues in social media. Aimed at …

MDA seeks public feedback on Internet parental controls
Channel NewsAsia, 17:17, 21 April 2014, 522 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: The Media Development Authority (MDA) is proposing that Internet Service Providers offer subscribers basic parental control tools for free with the subscription or renewal of Internet access packages.

Big jump in mega breaches on the Web
Business Times Singapore, 21 April 2014, 1023 words, (English)
Symantec says attacks are now conducted in a ‘low and slow’ way. By AMIT ROY CHOUDHURY
WHILE the Heartbleed bug is very much in the news due to its sheer scale, it is by no means the only threat or the most dangerous one out on the Internet. …

Keeping taglines relevant
Business Times Singapore, 18 April 2014, 789 words, bala shankar, (English)
“JUST do it” did it for Nike. “The choice of a new generation” ushered in scores of new generation consumers for Pepsi. That was the past. How much are taglines relevant in the new technology and communication age?

An intimate look at the life of Chiam
Straits Times, 18 April 2014, 459 words, Maryam Mokhtar, (English)
Students’ multimedia project offers insights into life of opposition figure
A MULTIMEDIA project by four undergraduates on Singapore’s longest-serving opposition politician has garnered close to 900 “likes” on Facebook since being launched …

Former defence secretary attacks Pulitzer win
The PANPA Bulletin, 17 April 2014, 676 words, Eliza Goetze, (English)
The highest honour at the 2014 Pulitzer Prize awards has gone to The Guardian US and The Washington Post for their coverage of intelligence leaks by NSA contractor Edward Snowden, a decision that has angered conservative British MP and …

Commentary; Red tape makes saying ‘no’ to piracy hard
Digital Life, 16 April 2014, 628 words, Sherwin Loh, (English)
A few weeks ago, a friend posted a minor social network rant that caught my eye.
His recent Blu-ray and DVD purchases from Amazon had arrived but half his order was missing.

Feast on a buffet spread of home entertainment
Digital Life, 16 April 2014, 1941 words, Oo Gin Lee, (English)
Cannot get enough of your favourite movies and TV shows? DL tells you what you need to do to watch them on US-only streaming sites
Popular United States streaming site Netflix has revolutionised TV watching. Its tagline is “Watch TV shows …

British, US papers share Pulitzer over NSA leaks
Straits Times, 16 April 2014, 599 words, (English)
Guardian, Washington Post get top honours for public service reporting
NEW YORK – The Guardian and the Washington Post shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that …

Branding across platforms must show consistency
Business Times Singapore, 16 April 2014, 815 words, frank bauer, (English)
CEOs need branding agencies that can manage integrated brand operations
THE CEO of a major multinational company told me that he recently had an alarming epiphany that “hit me like a bullet train” during a discussion about Big Data: He …

Why World Cup is not free here
MyPaper, 15 April 2014, 489 words, ADRIAN LIM, (English)
FOOTBALL is the beautiful game. Unfortunately for Singapore fans, the price for watching the World Cup here is downright ugly.
And it appears that there might be little relief in sight despite calls from members of Parliament for the …

parliament; Subsidise all World Cup telecasts? Not an option
Straits Times, 15 April 2014, 652 words, Irene Tham Technology Correspondent, (English)
It would not meet requirement for use of public funds: Lawrence Wong
SPONSORING the broadcast of all 64 World Cup matches may be the popular thing to do, but the Government will not do so.

About Law Loo Shien

I am with the Resources, Discovery and Access team at NTU Library. There was once I scored a D for an undergraduate module on Political Philosophy, but it was the best course I'd ever taken. It planted the seeds of intellectual growth, and gave me a framework to understand human nature.
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