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Huawei Saga Offers Opportunity for Global Telecom Giants

The arrest of Huawei Technologies’ CFO is the latest affirmation that trust and security will play increasingly central roles in the regulation of the telecommunications sector globally. The reason? 5G wireless technology. 5G, or fifth-generation wireless, is on the cusp of replacing both 4G wireless and broadband Wi-Fi networks for businesses and households. The buildout

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You May Not Actually Own Your Bitcoin – Legal Expert

The price of Bitcoin has dropped by 75% in the past year, so anyone who invested heavily at the peak will have lost a lot of money. And now there’s more bad news for crypto-currency investors to worry about: they may not legally own the digital assets they have purchased. My colleagues and I have recently completed

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Data Security : The Risks in Modern Living

Technology has become such an inextricable part of our everyday lives that we sometimes wonder how people in the past survive without it. According to a study released in February 2017 by professional services firm EY, people in Singapore spend at least five hours every day on IT gadgets. The survey polled 1,000 people aged

I’ve Always Wondered: Why Did Mammals Go The Fur Route, Rather Than Developing Feathers?

This is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, a series where readers send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. Send your question to alwayswondered@theconversation.edu.au Assuming feathers are superior to fur in terms of water protection and insulation, I’ve always wondered: why did mammals go the fur route, rather than developing feathers? – Shane, Perth

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Home-Grown Apps: By Singaporeans for Singaporeans

Singapore is gradually gaining recognition as the Silicon Valley of Asia thanks to its education system, IT infrastructures for startups, government funding and massive investment opportunities. The rapid growth of e-commerce has made the tiny island the ultimate app destination, especially among MNCs and startups seeking cost-efficient apps. Apple even featured a section on their

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg departs after testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in April 2018 about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 presidential election and data privacy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Hypodermic Effect: How Propaganda Manipulates Our Emotions

The scandal surrounding the improper use of data by Cambridge Analytica and Facebook in the 2016 U.S. election is reminiscent of the old debates about propaganda and its ability to “violate the minds of the masses,” according to Sergei Tchakhotin, an expert in the study of Nazi propaganda. The Russian sociologist said that the masses were subjected to a

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