News You Can Use – February 2015 – Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 2 covers 4-10 Feb 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Facebook launches site against cyberbullying ; Bullying prevention site urges action by giving advice to cyberbullies and victims
TODAY (Singapore), 10 February 2015, 395 words, Matthias Tay, (English)
SINGAPORE — In an effort to stand up to cyberbullying, Facebook and the Media Literacy Council (MLC) have launched a bullying prevention website to teach the public what they can do about cyberbullying, using simple step-by-step guides.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself online
TODAY (Singapore), 10 February 2015, 940 words, Stephanie Hung, (English)
Singapore is one of the most wired cities in the Asia-Pacific, coming in fifth after South Korea, New Zealand, Japan and Australia. Its population of 5.47 million is also one of the most connected via social media, boasting the …

Cyber security, more inclusive internet structure key for connected economies: Yaacob
Channel NewsAsia, 22:55, 9 February 2015, 538 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: A multi-stakeholder approach to internet governance and cyber security are two issues that will be key for Singapore and any connected society and economy, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim at the …

Bahrain confirms suspension of Saudi-owned news channel
Channel NewsAsia, 22:05, 9 February 2015, 442 words, (English)
MANAMA: Bahrain said on Monday it had suspended the operation of a new satellite news channel owned by a Saudi prince shortly after its launch because it had not done enough to combat “extremism and terrorism”.

The next 50 years of Singapore’s security
Straits Times, 7 February 2015, 1424 words, (English)
Ho Kwon Ping, the first Institute of Policy Studies S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, delivered his third lecture this week with the focus on security and sustainability. Here is an edited excerpt from his speech.

BY INVITATION; Integration, S’pore style: A mix of laws and social norms
Straits Times, 7 February 2015, 1614 words, Chan Heng Chee, For The Straits Times, (English)
One month after the Paris killings of staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine, the writer traces Singapore’s own journey in integrating minority communities.

Blogger Xiaxue obtains Protection Order against SMRT Ltd (Feedback)
TODAY (Singapore), 7 February 2015, 405 words, Valerie Koh, (English)
SINGAPORE — Prominent blogger Wendy Cheng, better known by her moniker Xiaxue, has obtained a Protection Order against Facebook page SMRT Ltd (Feedback) for repeated harassment against her and her family — in a rare instance where such an …

Twitter, Google to make tweets more searchable
TODAY (Singapore), 6 February 2015, 326 words, (English)
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has struck a deal with Google to make its 140-character updates more searchable online.
In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google’s search results as soon as they are posted, thanks to …

The rise of public opinion means new rules for dictators
TODAY (Singapore), 6 February 2015, 1347 words, Robert Kaplan & Dafna Rand, (English)
The concept of dictatorship is badly in need of revision. The old model of remote tyrants inflicting arbitrary, often eccentric, edicts on their cowed or indoctrinated subjects, with few constraints on their behaviour and few threats to …

Mockingbird sequel gets published
Straits Times, 5 February 2015, 1023 words, (English)
Go Set A Watchman set 20 years later, but was written before Harper Lee’s famous book
New York – For more than half a century, To Kill A Mockingbird has stood apart as a singular American literary masterpiece, a perennial bestseller that has …

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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