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Singapore government uncovers lapses in IT systems control

Numerous lapses have been uncovered over how Singapore government ministries and agencies managed their IT systems, which include unapproved administrative changes and unauthorised third-party access. These oversights were highlighted by the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) in its annual audit of government accounts for the fiscal year, ended March 31, 2017. The ...

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US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports

The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself satisfied with “enhanced security measures in place”. It had already lifted the ban ...

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The IAB finalizes its new ad standards

The Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade group representing online publishers and advertisers, has released new standards around mobile and web advertisers. Not every publisher and advertiser will follow these standards, but the standards are important because they help establish best practices around what is and isn’t acceptable for the industry. ...

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Dear tech dudes, stop being so dumb about women

I want to talk about a relatively little-discussed aspect of the venture-capitalist sexual-harassment revelations that have rocked the Valley of late. In their wake, I have seen, first- and secondhand, men react with statements which can be collectively paraphrased as “Now I’m nervous about hiring women / investing in women ...

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Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Does Sweet Smoky Drifts

LaFerraris aren’t usually manhandled. They’re stored in a hermetically sealed garage, under a satin sheet, as their owner sits idly by and waits for their car’s value to triple in just a few short years. They’re never driven in anger, they just sit. Thankfully, the owner of this specific LaFerrari ...

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Playkey raises $2.8M to fund its US expansion

Playkey, a game streaming service we saw earlier this year at Disrupt NY, has just closed an additional $2.8 million round of funding from Russia’s Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF). Created at the suggestion of Vladimir Putin in 2013, the IIDF has invested in 293 companies to-date with the objective ...

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