News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 1 covers 29 Apr to 5 May 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

New rules this year for advertisements touting investments
Business Times Singapore, 5 May 2015, 1047 words, Claire Huang,Lee Meixian , (English)
Case also asks for foreign property ads to be subject to equally stringent rules that govern local real estate
BEFORE the year is over, advertisements on investments in financial instruments and properties will face more stringent …

Socio-political site shut down on MDA’s orders
The Straits Times, 4 May 2015, 646 words, Rachel Au-Yong, (English)
The Real Singapore had published ‘objectionable’ material
SOCIO-POLITICAL website The Real Singapore (TRS) was shut down by its editors yesterday, after the Media Development Authority (MDA) suspended their licence to operate the site and …

MDA’s move reflects light touch towards content regulation: Analysts ; Decision ‘sheds light on how internet code of practice can be used’
TODAY (Singapore), 4 May 2015, 493 words, Valerie Koh, (English)
SINGAPORE — The Media Development Authority’s (MDA) decision to act against The Real Singapore reflects the light touch it has pledged towards content regulation, said media observers and academics TODAY spoke to.

From online to offline friends
The Straits Times, 3 May 2015, 946 words, Bryna Singh, (English)
People are finding it easy to become friends in real life with those they link up with virtually
Through an app, they got into a business relationship before ending up as friends.

Political websites creating a buzz
The Straits Times, 2 May 2015, 2392 words, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, (English)
Some claim over one million views each month, a few still dogged by controversy
WHEN rumours surfaced in 2012 that Workers’ Party MP Yaw Shin Leong had an affair with a married colleague, it was a political blog that first went to town with …

Access and education key to IP protection
The Straits Times, 1 May 2015, 828 words, Bryan Ghows, For The Straits Times, (English)
THE recent furore over Dallas Buyers Club is not new. In 2007, there was an uproar over similar actions taken out by Odex against members of the public for downloading anime. In the 1990s, there was similar outrage.

Using smartphone location data without infringing privacy
TODAY (Singapore), 1 May 2015, 648 words, Stephane Bressan, (English)
A new series in TODAY’s Science section, in collaboration with the National University of Singapore School of Computing, starts today. This series explores a selection of computer science research projects carried out here and how they can …

US news industry struggling with shift to mobile: study
Business Times Singapore, 30 April 2015, 775 words, (English)
Digital revenues “remain largely on the wish list” for news organisations, says Pew Research Center
THE news industry is struggling with a shift to mobile, getting scant revenues as more readers turn to smartphones and tablets for …

The political storm over the Googleplex
The Straits Times, 29 April 2015, 875 words, Gideon Rachman, (English)
GOOGLE regularly tops the list of companies that students want to work for and, visiting its Silicon Valley campus last week, I could see why.

Risky sex in movies
The Straits Times, 29 April 2015, 1078 words, John Lui Film Correspondent, (English)
A recent string of locally made movies titillates with a sexual theme, but that does not guarantee a film’s success
Just when it seemed as if every made-inSingapore movie was going to be cookie-cutter wholesome, a few film-makers have dared …

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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