Zuckerberg Called to Explain Massive Data Breach | Page 1 NewsBusinessFeatured NewsZuckerberg Called to Explain Massive Data Breach By user - March 21, 2018 0 5 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter On Sunday, March 18, US and EU officials asked Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for an explanation concerning a massive data breach. The breach involved the p...
Google boosts efforts to help news organisations, with US$300 mnGoogle on Tuesday launched a new initiative, committing $300 million to help news publishers get more paid subscribers while stemming the flow of misinformation. The internet giant described the Google News Initiative as part of an "effort to help journalism thrive in the digital age." The
The fried chicken and waffles craze continues with Popeyes' latest offeringEver wanted to try the savoury and sweet combination of fried chicken and waffles that everyone keeps raving about? Now you can for $6.90 thanks to fast food chain Popeyes. Popeyes has launched their new Chicken & Waffle ($6.90 for a la carte, $8.90 for a set meal) in Singapore, available at all out...
Tyson the stray hippo captured in MexicoMEXICO CITY (AFP) - A stray hippopotamus that had been roaming around the countryside in Mexico has been captured after a 10-day hunt and relocated to a wildlife refuge, authorities said on Tuesday (March 20)
App offers alternatives when MRT breaks downSINGAPORE - At a loss when trains break down? Transport app provider Citymapper has introduced a feature in its wayfinding platform which will not only alert commuters to a rail glitch as soon as it happens, but suggests alternative routes as well
Fox found in Lantau Island gets new home in SingaporeHONG KONG ― A rare species of fox rescued on Lantau Island last year has found a new home in Singapore, prompting calls from local animal rights groups for Hong Kong to do more to combat the exotic pet trade. The wild animal, believed to have come to Hong Kong as a pet, was found by h
Sabah CM, cabinet ministers pay last respects to Datuk Siringan GubatKOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government extended condolences to family of the late Sabah Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Siringan Gubat. Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman and an entourage of cabinet ministers paid their last respects to the Paginatan assemblyman at the Fook Lu Siew funeral parlour here. "I and saddened with the loss of a friend and cabinet minister.
Temporary Bus Route Diversions for Car-Free Sunday on 25 March 2018There will be temporary road closures in the Civic District and parts of the Central Business District (CBD) for Car-Free Sunday on Sunday, 25 March 2018. As such, SMRT bus services 75, 167, 961 and 970 will experience temporary route diversions, from 5.30am to 12.30pm.
India's turtle warriors embrace mission to save threatened speciesSince he was a boy, Soumyaranjan Biswal has kept a night vigil at the beach near his coastal Indian village where tens of thousands of tiny olive ridley turtles gather to lay their eggs. Fishing communities in Odisha protect this threatened species from harm as they return year after year to nest, a unique ritual for both turtles and their custodians that stretches back decades. Olive ridley turtles navigate thousands of miles of open ocean to reach the eastern state, where they come ashore in numbers not seen anywhere else in the world.
Afghan street artists haunt warlords with graffiti campaignFor days Hamida Barmaki's smiling face stared out over traffic in Kabul, painted in a towering mural near the home of the warlord blamed for her death before it was mysteriously covered over in white. The short-lived image on a concrete blast wall marked the beginning of a provocative campaign by social activist group ArtLords, whose artists are calling out Afghanistan's most powerful by depicting people killed by warlords in giant murals in public places. "This was a warning shot to everyone that we will not let you sleep at night, we will come after you, we will paint in front of your homes," ArtLords co-founder and president Omaid Sharifi told AFP at his studio in the Afghan capital.
Dotcom bid to force Obama into New Zealand court failsAlleged Internet pirate Kim Dotcom failed Wednesday in a bid to drag Barack Obama into in his long-running extradition case during the former US president's visit to New Zealand. The High Court in Auckland rejected an application from Dotcom to force Obama to testify, saying it was based on hearsay evidence and "appears at best speculative". "I decline to exercise the discretion to issue a subpoena or to make a request (for Obama to testify)," judge Geoffrey Venning said in a written ruling.
Family members, friends shocked over death of SiringanPictures and video by Edmund Samunting KOTA KINABALU: The death of Datuk Siringan Gubat came as a shock to family members of the Resource Development and Information Technology Minister. “This is all too sudden,” said his eldest son Rexie when met at the Fook Lu Siew funeral parlour where a wake service will be held until Friday when he will be brought back to Kampung Kinarasan, Ranau to be buried the following day. Resource Development and Information Technology Ministry permanent secretary Datuk Bruno Vun said the state lost yet another caring leader.
Peru opposition alleges vote 'buying' to keep Kuczynski in powerPeru's biggest opposition party released audio and video recordings late on Tuesday in which supporters of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appear to offer lawmakers public work projects in exchange for help defeating an impeachment motion. In a press conference two days before Congress votes on whether to force Kuczynski from office, the spokesman of rightwing party Popular Force said the snippets of surreptitious recordings of lawmakers and a government official shown to journalists were proof Kuczynski was trying to "buy" votes. "We're outraged," Daniel Salaverry said, flanked by other members of his party as they renewed calls for Kuczynski to step down.
Israel admits 2007 Syrian 'nuclear reactor' strike for first timeJERUSALEM: Israel's military admitted for the first time Wednesday (Mar 21) it was responsible for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a strike it was long believed to have carried out.
The admission along with the release of newly declassified material related to the raid ...
US FTC probing Facebook data scandal: mediaThe US Federal Trade Commission, a consumer and competition watchdog, is investigating Facebook after a major data scandal that affected 50 million users, US media reported on Tuesday. A probe by the FTC would add further pressure on the social media giant which faces calls by Britain's Parliament and the European Commission for urgent investigations, while US lawmakers have called on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress. At the center of the scandal is a British firm, Cambridge Analytica, which worked for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
China sends carrier through Taiwan Strait after Xi warning: ReportTAIPEI: China has sent its sole operational aircraft carrier the Liaoning through the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates China from the self-ruled island, Taiwan's defence minister said on Wednesday (Mar 21), according to local media.
The move comes on the heels of a warning from Chinese ...
Sixth Texas parcel bomb leaves U.S. investigators baffledAUSTIN/SCHERTZ, Texas (Reuters) - A parcel packed with nails and shrapnel blew up on Tuesday at a FedEx Corp center near San Antonio, Texas, injuring a worker, before a second booby-trapped package was intercepted in Austin - the latest in a chain of bombings that have killed two people. The two FedEx bomb incidents hours apart on Tuesday morning brought to six the number of explosive devices - five of them detonated - that have come under investigation in Texas this month as the work of a suspected serial bomber. Adding to tensions, police and federal agents said that a third package they described as an "incendiary device" went off Tuesday evening in Austin, the Texas capital, injuring a man there.
Israel admits 2007 Syrian 'nuclear reactor' strike for first timeIsrael's military admitted for the first time Wednesday it was responsible for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a strike it was long believed to have carried out. The admission along with the release of newly declassified material related to the raid comes as Israel intensifies its warnings over the presence of its main enemy Iran in neighbouring Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also repeatedly called for the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran to be changed or eliminated.
Factbox - Who is Cambridge Analytica and what did it do?British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica is at the centre of controversy in the United States and Britain after two newspapers reported on Sunday that the company harvested personal data about Facebook users beginning in 2014. Best known for assisting the 2016 presidential campaign of U.S. Pr...
Changes to SMRT Bus Service 178SMRT Bus Service 178 will have its route amended to bypass Woodlands Road and serve Woodlands Avenue 3 and Woodlands Centre Road in the direction towards Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange from Sunday, 25 March 2018.
Football: Kante feels 'at home' with ChelseaLONDON: Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante says he feels "at home" at the club despite speculation linking him with a return to France.
Kante was instrumental to Leicester City's league triumph in the 2015/16 season before he moved to London and helped Chelsea do the same the following year.
"I am ...
Danish submariner's version of journalist murder disputedCOPENHAGEN: The trial of Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen, accused of murdering and mutilating Swedish journalist Kim Wall, resumes Wednesday (Mar 21) as prosecutors dispute his account that she died accidentally aboard his vessel.
Madsen, 47, said at the opening of his trial on Mar 8 that ...
No solution in sight for human-elephant conflicts in TelupidKOTA KINABALU: Authorities are finding it hard to find a concrete solution to escalating human-elephant conflicts in Telupid since early this year. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said discussions are still on going between all stateholders and experts but so permanent solutions appears to be in sight, for now. "The cooperation and talks with those with elephant expertise are ongoing and it is a complicated matter,” Masidi said when met at a school related sporting event at Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex in Likas here.
Asian business sentiment edges up to hit seven-year high: SurveySYDNEY: Business confidence among Asian companies rose in the first quarter to the highest level in seven years, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed, as a fresh surge by the Chinese economy offset concerns about rising trade barriers.
The Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index ...
N. Korea denies sanctions prompted diplomatic thawNorth Korea has broken its silence on the diplomatic thaw with Washington and Seoul, saying it is driving the "peace offensive" and rejecting suggestions that sanctions forced it to the negotiating table. The commentary from the state-run KCNA news agency came with a rapid rapprochement on the Korean peninsula under way, after a period of heightened tensions stoked by missile and nuclear tests. It said Pyongyang's overtures came from a position of strength, not from weakness, even as it confronts intense international pressure as well as biting economic sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme.
North Korea denies sanctions prompted diplomatic thawSEOUL (AFP, REUTERS) - North Korea has broken its silence on the diplomatic thaw with Washington and Seoul, saying it is driving the "peace offensive" and rejecting suggestions that sanctions forced it to the negotiating table
Danish submariner's version of journalist murder disputedThe trial of Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen, accused of murdering and mutilating Swedish journalist Kim Wall, resumes Wednesday as prosecutors dispute his account that she died accidentally aboard his vessel. Madsen, 47, said at the opening of his trial on March 8 that Wall, a 30-year-old freelancer, died when the air pressure suddenly dropped and toxic fumes filled the submarine. The eccentric and well-known figure in Denmark told the Copenhagen district court on the opening day that the air pressure suddenly dropped inside the vessel where Wall was located while he was up on deck.
EU to unveil digital tax targeting Facebook, GoogleBRUSSELS: The EU will unveil proposals for a digital tax on US tech giants on Wednesday (Mar 21), bringing yet more turmoil to Facebook after revelations over misused data of 50 million users shocked the world.
The special tax is the latest measure by the 28-nation European Union to rein in ...
Siringan to be buried in hometown Ranau this SaturdayKOTA KINABALU : Sabah Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Siringan Gubat who died last night, will be buried at Kampung Kinarasan, Ranau this Saturday. Siringan, 68, who is also United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) acting deputy president, died at a private hospital here. Sabah Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Siringan Gubat who died last night, will be buried at Kampung Kinarasan, Ranau this Saturday.
China discourages its hackers from foreign competitions so they don’t help othersBeijing Chaitin Technology Co. was told by the Chinese government at the end of last year not to participate in such competitions, according to a representative for the network information security company. Chaitin will “shift our focus to keep perfecting our products and build a more secure cyberspace in China,” the representative said. Cybersecurity firms like Chaitin take part in competitions as so-called white hats, ethical hackers who exploit vulnerabilities in software with the aim of improving their security.
Cricket: Black Cap Taylor fit for first Test against EnglandAUCKLAND: New Zealand received a boost Wednesday (Mar 21), on the eve of the first Test against England at Auckland's Eden Park, with confirmation senior batsman Ross Taylor is fit to play.
Taylor, who has a Test average of 48.04, had been battling a groin injury and a stomach bug but captain Kane ...
Facebook sued by investors over voter-profile harvestingSAN FRANCISCO — Facebook’s failure to safeguard privacy was blamed in an investor lawsuit for a slump in its share price that followed the revelation user data was harvested without permission by a research firm connected to US President Donald Trump. The world’s largest social me
Datin let off for abusing maid fails to appear at High Court for sentencing review; whereabouts unknownSHAH ALAM: The Datin found guilty of severely abusing her teenage maid and escaping a jail sentence following her trial failed to show up at the High Court here today for the hearing of an application to review her good behaviour bond imposed by the lower court. Judge Datuk Seri Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah gave the prosecution a weeks' time to trace Rozita Mohamad Ali, 44, and her bailor after the duo failed to appear in court. Earlier, Selangor head of prosecution Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad told the court that attempts by the prosecution to serve the notice to the accused and her surety for them to appear in court proved futile.
New Zealand court rejects Megaupload founder's call for Obama appearanceWELLINGTON: A New Zealand court rejected on Wednesday (Mar 21) internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's application for former US President Barack Obama to appear in court in relation to a damages claim over his defunct Megaupload streaming website.
German-born Dotcom, who is wanted by US law ...
EU to unveil digital tax targeting Facebook, GoogleThe EU will unveil proposals for a digital tax on US tech giants on Wednesday, bringing yet more turmoil to Facebook after revelations over misused data of 50 million users shocked the world. The special tax is the latest measure by the 28-nation European Union to rein in Silicon Valley giants and could further embitter the bad-tempered trade row pitting the EU against US President Donald Trump. EU Economics Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici will present proposals aimed at recovering billions of euros from mainly US multinationals that shift earnings around Europe to pay lower tax rates.
Dutch vote in local polls, referendum on spying powersTHE HAGUE: Dutch voters go to the polls Wednesday (Mar 21) in local elections with far-right parties seeking gains and all eyes on a referendum on plans to broaden government online spying powers.
Most polling stations across the Netherlands open at 0630 GMT (2.30pm Singapore time) with more than ...
Israel formally acknowledges destroying suspected Syrian reactor in 2007JERUSALEM: The Israeli military formally acknowledged on Wednesday its destruction of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying the air strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a "message" to others.
Wednesday's announcement was made after a more than 10-year ...
Syrian Kurds bitter over West turning a blind eye to AfrinPARIS: After leading the charge against Islamic State jihadists on Syria's frontlines, Kurds feel betrayed by their Western allies following the seizure of their stronghold Afrin by Turkish forces.
Turkey's offensive aided by its Syrian allies including secular rebels and Islamist groups who ...
Missouri murderer gets stay of execution from U.S. Supreme CourtRussell Bucklew, 49, was granted a reprieve so his case could be reviewed further. Bucklew suffers from a congenital ailment known as cavernous hemangioma, a malformation of blood vessels that could burst from the stress of lethal injection, leading to undue agony in violation of the U.S. Constitution's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
Rugby: Ex-All Black and Samoa flanker Mika dead at 45WELLINGTON: New Zealand rugby was reeling Wednesday (Mar 21) at the sudden death of former All Black and Samoa flanker Dylan Mika at the age of just 45.
"It's with sadness we confirm that the former All Black & Manu Samoa star passed away suddenly," New Zealand Rugby tweeted late Tuesday.
Australian casino boss Packer resigns due to mental illnessAustralian billionaire James Packer has quit the board of casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd due to mental illness, following a tumultuous period including a break-up with singer Mariah Carey and the failure of Crown's expansion strategy. The unexpected departure by the 47-percent owner of Crown, comes as the world's seventh-largest listed casino company tries to rebuild after the arrest of 18 staff in China in 2016 triggered a global pull-back. "Mr Packer is suffering from mental health issues.
Tennis: American teen Anisimova stuns Wang in MiamiMIAMI: American teenager Amanda Anisimova, fresh off an impressive run at Indian Wells, beat China's Wang Qiang 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 at the Miami Open on Tuesday (Mar 20) to set up a second round clash with Spanish third seed Garbine Muguruza.
The 16-year-old wild card, who had never won a WTA main-draw ...
Trump congratulated Putin, considered summit: KremlinUS President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed holding a possible summit as the American leader congratulated the Russian President on his re-election, the Kremlin said. "Donald Trump congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in the presidential election," the Kremlin
National Wages Council calls for public feedback on annual wage guidelinesSINGAPORE: The National Wages Council (NWC) is seeking views from the public on what should be included in its annual wage recommendations.
In a press release on Wednesday (Mar 21), the council said it will meet in April and May to develop its annual guidelines on wage and employment-related ...
Asian markets rally as oil surge boosts energy firmsAsian markets rallied on Wednesday, with energy firms boosted by a rush into oil after data indicated a jump in US demand and OPEC provided an optimistic outlook for supplies. The across-the-board gains come as investors await the conclusion of a crucial Federal Reserve policy meeting later in the day, which they hope will provide some clarity on its interest rate plans over the rest of the year. "But, more significantly, Fed speak has turned marginally more hawkish of late, suggesting we should expect some upgrade to the statement, at the minimum." Market uncertainty has also been fanned by Donald Trump's controversial tariffs on metals imports and threats of more, which have sparked talk of a global trade war, while the Facebook data breach is also keeping things cautious.
Dutch vote in local polls, referendum on spying powersDutch voters go to the polls Wednesday in local elections with far-right parties seeking gains and all eyes on a referendum on plans to broaden government online spying powers. Most polling stations across the Netherlands open at 7:30 am (0630 GMT) with more than 12 million voters eligible to pick councillors in the 380 municipalities. "The consultative referendum on the law concerning the Dutch secret services ... is dominating the news," said Ruud Koole, political science professor at Leiden University.
Boxing: Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king GolovkinBIG BEAR, United States: World middleweight boxing king Gennady Golovkin accused rival Saul "Canelo" Alvarez of doping on Tuesday (Mar 20), rubbishing the Mexican fighter's claims that he had failed a recent drugs test due to contaminated meat.
In explosive comments to reporters at his secluded ...
Public smiles, private problems as Saudi prince visits White HouseWASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia's crown prince received an effusive welcome Tuesday (Mar 20) at the White House from US President Donald Trump, who hailed a "great friendship" with the kingdom - but made no public mention of the sticking points in the burgeoning alliance.
In front of the cameras, it was ...
North Korea denies sanctions prompted diplomatic thawSEOUL: North Korea has broken its silence on the diplomatic thaw with Washington and Seoul, saying it is driving the "peace offensive" and rejecting suggestions that sanctions forced it to the negotiating table.
The commentary from the state-run KCNA news agency came with a rapid rapprochement on ...
Syrian Kurds bitter over West turning a blind eye to AfrinTurkey's offensive aided by its Syrian allies including secular rebels and Islamist groups who rampaged through Afrin and triggered a mass exodus -- has left Syrian Kurds claiming the world stood by and watched as "ethnic cleansing" took place. "The silence of the international community is complicit in the macabre plan of (Turkish President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan.
South Korea's Moon says three-way summit with North Korea, US possibleSEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday (Mar 21) a three-way summit with North Korea and the United States is possible and that talks should aim for an end to the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula.
Amid a flurry of diplomacy in Asia, Europe and the United States, Moon is ...
South Korea's Moon says three-way summit with North Korea, U.S. possibleSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday a three-way summit with North Korea and the United States is possible and that talks should aim for an end to the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula. Amid a flurry of diplomacy in Asia, Europe and the United States, Moon is planning a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month.
Fire breaks out at Choa Chu Kang flat, no injuries reportedSINGAPORE: A fire broke out in a HDB flat at Choa Chu Kang Street 51 on Wednesday morning (Mar 21).
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that they were alerted to the fire in a tenth floor flat at Block 509 at about 8.20am.
The fire, which involved contents of a kitchen, was put ...
Despite warning signs, Trump says Republicans can keep HouseDespite signs that Democrats are in a strong position, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to beat expectations and keep the House of Representatives in Republican control in the mid-term elections in November. Trump, who won an improbable victory in 2016 as an outsider, spoke at a National Republican Congressional Committee dinner in Washington that raised a record $32 million for Republican House candidates. Whether the party can make good on Trump's prediction is far from clear as Republicans face headwinds holding onto control the House.
19 dead as bus plunges off Philippine cliffMANILA: Nineteen people were killed and 21 others injured when a passenger bus lost control and plunged off a cliff in the central Philippines, police said Wednesday (Mar 21). The bus, which was heading to the capital Manila, skidded off a mountain road on Mindoro island late Tuesday, said regional....
Datin who abused maid, bailor go missingSHAH ALAM, March 21 — Prosecutors were unable to locate Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali whose sentence they are appealing or the person who acted as her surety, the High Court was told today.
12:52 PM Adding a heavy fine S$5000 into it will certainly deter those lazy or inconsiderate people from parking the bike anywhere and everywhere that suits them.
12:52 PM Buy a landed house must Ensure you are lucky 🍀 have good neighbours.. else that is.
For parking slot, yes u maintain clearances but does not apply to your nasty neighbour may not follow the rules.. that y no buy landed. Lol 😂
12:52 PM Remove his specs and go for a KIm special haircut.
12:52 PM Landed residents don’t get much from the govt, by default of where they are staying. Not all landed residents are well off, some are living in their parents/ family houses.
Hahah and I am sure next someone will say sell. Sell Liao live where?
12:52 PM A gun is a 🔫, in any form and makes. Please respect our law. Singapore is not a country that runs like a zoo
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12:52 PM Is there a possibility to designate or demarcate parts of the private road as URA parking lots? URA can label these lots as Reserved all day including weekends. Private home owners can buy these lots without conflicts with the common user.