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  • 10 Sep 2018
    Just wondering why there's no real coverage or conversation on today's massive DDoS attack? Having to scour the other parts of the 안전놀이터 Internet for news and updates which I would have expected The Verge to automatically and masterfully cover. #wassup
    461 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • 05 Sep 2018
    I am a senior citizen writing in to highlight the boorish behaviour of some senior citizens in our midst. 바카라사이트주소 I witnessed a male senior citizen demanding that a young woman give up her seat in the MRT for him. She was not even sitting on the reserved seat. But, he scolded her in front of everyone, saying she ought to give up her seat for an elderly person. 안전놀이터 She did do it, but she was not happy about it. In another instance, I was at a National Day carnival singing our National Anthem when an elderly woman tapped my arm and indicated grumpily that she wanted me to move aside for her to walk through. Earlier on, I had seen another elderly woman jump a queue. 인터넷카지노   Having a sense of entitlement and throwing one's weight around just because one is a senior is not good or wise behaviour. I hope the guilty seniors will reflect on this and change for the better.
    329 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • 12 Sep 2018
    My family and I have enjoyed countless hours of fun at the very Marina Barrage that Lee Wei Ling's Papa, Lee Kuan Yew, dreamed of.  인터넷카지노 On one of those trips to the Barrage, my three daughters, my husband and I had the privilege of seeing her beloved Papa. It was about four years ago, on a quiet weekday afternoon during the school holidays, and he must have taken that opportunity to visit the Barrage to soak in its sights and sounds.  He was dressed in a light pink shirt and cream-coloured trousers, looking very happy as the buggy passed by families just like ours, mums and dads with young children in tow. We didn't dare approach the buggy but just like the other excited children (and parents!), waved frantically to him while calling out "Hello Mr Lee!". He acknowledged every one of us by happily waving back. 인터넷바카라 As he approached the end of the Barrage, Mr Lee met two groups of university students who had gone there in their convocation gowns to take the requisite graduation photos. How thrilled they must have been to see the founding father of Singapore, the man who had a vision for Singapore, who dreamed about building the very Barrage they were standing on, alight from his buggy and pose with them for a few pictures! He took the time to exchange pleasantries with these graduates and shook their hands.      We stood afar and envied the lucky group of fresh graduates. What a fitting start to their foray into the world! To be standing next to a man without whom their education would not have been possible. To start their careers after having been wished well by the first Prime Minister of their country. I know the memory of this experience will be indelibly etched in the minds of these students for years and years to come. The nation wept together for the passing of Dr Lee's Papa. My family sent him off in the pouring rain as the gun carriage made its final journey past City Hall. Everywhere triggered a memory of him. The raintrees flanking the East Coast Parkway, the riot of colours from the bougainvillea along that same expressway, little things here and there that became a reality after your Papa sowed the seeds of a dream. 카지노사이트 I am grateful to Mr Lee for dreaming big dreams for Singapore. Every Singaporean owes what we enjoy today from the vision he had for our fledgling nation. My children can continue to build upon their hopes and aspirations for their future to fulfil dreams of their own.  We prayed as a family last night before going to bed that we will work hard and contribute to the continued success in Singapore, even if in small ways. There is a hope and a dream for our future. Because her Papa believed in this country, fought hard for it, and never gave up on it even when the challenges seemed insurmountable.  We will strive to do the same.
    323 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • 14 Sep 2018
    My girlfriend was pretty excited that her new apartment had FiOS equipment pre-installed and has had the service for about a month. I knew that Verizon did some fairly pretty invasive stuff in terms of watching your activity while on their network, but she got a message threatening to suspend her internet if she continued to visit this website that hosts (to view but not download) videos, including copy-written content. Is there anyway around that stuff? 바카라사이트주소 Can you opt out like with some Comcast packages? Is using a VPN while she's online enough? I don't think anyone here is that into having company's monitor your browsing habits (although they all do to some extent) but I've never had AT&T or Comcast send me a notice for visiting RandomAnimeSiteC, let alone beam a threat directly into a blank tab when I open my computer. If there are any FiOS customers out there with other warnings about things you shouldn't try to do on Verizon's network, those comments would also be welcomed!
    312 Posted by Jake Kennedy
Consciousness & Awareness 298 views Sep 12, 2018
Drawing the line between privacy and public interest

WHEN an e-mail by "The Knowns" landed on the morning of Sept 16, purporting to have exposed the personal data of some 300,000 customers of a local karaoke bar chain,  the instant reaction in The Straits Times newsroom was to verify. Despite its moniker, the sender, or senders, was not known. And the newsroom of a national broadsheet does receive thousands of e-mails daily, some with credible news tip offs, others simply sharing their views and the rest containing what can at best be described as factually-challenged assertions. 안전놀이터

In an e-mail titled A Warning To Singapore Government, the hackers said it was releasing the information as it was unhappy that toll charges will soon be increased on this side of the Causeway. Reporters at the  local news desk reached out to the authorities immediately. Three bodies were contacted: the Infocomm Development Authority, the Personal Data Protection Commission and the Police. 

Not surprisingly, they could not confirm the veracity of the e-mail on the spot. We waited, contacted the K Box company and combed through its membership database ourselves.

It became apparent that the content was most likely to be accurate because our journalists found their personal details of addresses, e-mails, and phone and identity-card numbers on the list. Clearly, some of us in the newsroom like to unwind with a song or two after work.

We started working on stories on the incident, for both print and online. Granted, the checks mentioned above caused The Straits Times to be slower in this instance with the news compared to its rivals and other websites. But reliability and trustworthiness remain the lifeblood of a newspaper and even in this age of fast breaking news on digital platforms, the three cardinal rules of journalism remain unchanged: accuracy, accuracy and accuracy. 카지노사이트

Nonetheless, problems started to arise as we tried to find out more. A reporter was working on reactions of K Box members whose information has been leaked and she gave the feedback that none of them wanted to be named in our stories. That goes against the rulebook, which maintains that we usually put not only a name to those whom we spoke to, but also his age and occupation. The reason is because of credibility.


Readers must know that when they come across a view or opinion expressed in this newspaper, it is genuine and not manufactured. It is for this same reason that the paper's Forum pages insist on letter writers carrying their names in full. But exceptions are made in our stories, when personal safety, legal constraints and occupational compromises come into play. In this instance, the reason cited by the newsmakers was fear that it could encourage further privacy intrusions.  An editorial call was made that the concern was valid and we would run a story without the respondents' full names and details. Problem No 1 solved.

The second one, which is trickier, popped up soon.  While the K Box database was leaked, the expose was initially a limited one. The hackers had placed the membership list on a website. It is believed to have sent a hyperlink of the website to only mainstream and social media outlets. But the link was quickly tossed out in public. Socio-political site The Real Singapore took a screengrab of the e-mail from the hackers and uploaded it on its website and Facebook account.

Should The Straits Times report this trail of exposures? We could have opted for omission. But it would leave readers none the wiser as to how the database went from the e-mail accounts of journalists to the  public domain, a doubt which could impact the integrity of the reporters and editors. 바카라사이트주소    

The decision was to include the factual chain of events and report how the leak went viral. It is important to inform our readers that the perpetrators did not publish the information publicly. It was subsequent actions which opened the doors.  After the report was published, some readers wrote in to criticise The Straits Times for mentioning The Real Singapore website and its report of the leak.

But we have stuck to the facts and took pains not to publish the link to the leaked database on any of our platforms.

There is a fine balance between privacy and public interest. When faced with the pace and pressure of producing content daily for a national broadsheet, it is hoped that we get it right more often than not. More than just The Knowns, it is a relentless challenge to deal with the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns - to quote former US defence chief Donald Rumsfeld - in the fast-changing terrain of Singapore.