CAN UK FINALLY BREX-YEET OUT OF EU?

The Deadline Looms Near UK has been set a 12 April deadline to either pass the Brexit deal agreed upon with Brussels, settle on an alternative or leave the EU without an agreement, commonly known as “no-deal Brexit”. If UK leaves with “no-deal”, there…

BIG BROTHER IS SCREENING

What happened? The Chinese government’s citizen surveillance program that is powered by high-tech cameras and facial-recognition algorithms may seem strangely reminiscent of the popular dystopian Netflix program, Black Mirror. However, for the citizens and residents of China, it is a living reality. With over…

WE CAN’T HANDLE A FREE INTERNET

What happened? Last Saturday, 30 March 2019, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, published an op-ed in the Washington Post. In his op-ed, he called for new global regulations governing the Internet and recommended overarching rules for online content and data. Zuckerberg is suggesting…

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

What Happened? More than 800,000 blood donors in Singapore may potentially have had their personal information illegally accessed and stolen. This was due to a mishandling of personal data by Secur Solutions Group (SSG), a vendor hired by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). The…

HENG AH GOT CHINESE PM

Keat believe this. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat spoke at an NTU forum on 28 March. Mr Heng, who is expected to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, answered questions on having a minority race as Prime Minister (PM). He said that when the…

BREAK UP WITH YOUR JUNTA, I’M BORED

Thai Election Commission uses smokescreen − Vote accuracy decreased! Thailand’s 2019 general elections on 24 March has been bogged with confusion and calls for greater transparency. The Thai Election Commission has been criticised over delays in publishing the preliminary results among other alleged irregularities…

SATELLITE WARS: THE MODI STRIKES BACK?

“Power, Unlimited Power”? On Wednesday, 27 March, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced that the country had successfully tested ASAT (Anti-Satellite) missiles. The missile was fired from a testing facility in Odisha, Eastern India, led by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO),…