Tag Archives: social media

WHY DO DONORS POST THEIR DONATION PICTURES ONLINE?

I always get so disturbed when I see people on social media posting photos that show them doing kind deeds. Doing kindness does not need to be announced to the world. If you are giving up your seat to an elderly or giving directions to someone who is lost, would you post the photos? No, right?

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POLICE ADVISORY: ONLINE SCAMS INVOLVING FOREIGN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Between January and April 2016, the Police have received about 30 reports from members of public who were introduced to foreign investment opportunities through social media platforms such as Wechat, LINE and Facebook. Most victims received unsolicited messages from persons claiming to be stock brokers, employees of banks or financial companies who introduced them to investment packages that promised returns of 10 to 50 times the amount invested. The victims were asked to provide their personal particulars, such as NRIC and passport number, to fill up the investment form. They then transferred monies to banks in Hong Kong and China, and had to pay administrative fees, security fees and taxes to receive the profits and returns. Some victims also received phone calls from persons claiming to be from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority or Hong Kong Overseas Control Centre asking them for a deposit before their profits could be released.

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LAWYER: BLOGGING IS LIKE DRINKING WATER TO AMOS

Defence lawyers Alfred Dodwell and Ervin Tan had sought a reduction of Amos' S$30,000 bail amount and for him to be allowed to post content online before his trial is completed. The latter condition was too broad and disproportionate, they argued. Amos has been on social media since he was eight and social media engagement is akin to drinking water for the teenager, they said. But DPP Hay argued that Amos had already breached his bail conditions by making two blog postings while he was out on bail. The prosecution was prepared to agree to a lower bail amount and not to have him report to a police station daily if Amos agreed to go for counselling.

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I TAUGHT MY STUDENTS THE DANGERS OF IRRESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA USE

A lot of things have been said about the young generation and their mentality, behaviour especially online. Even more so in recent days (because of the Amos Yee case). Senseless. Shallow. Self-entitled. Stupid. Today, I had a 'social media' debate and discussion in class. I then attempted to make them understand how everything they post online is permanent, there is no such thing as complete “privacy” online. What they post online “without giving it much thought" can be damaging. I told them I don’t ever want them to end up like Amos Yee.

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OPPOSITION VETERAN: ALTERNATIVE MEDIA SITES MUST UNITE & BALANCE MSM INFLUENCE

The influence of NM and MSM has attained equal status. When the survey asks their interviewees where they get their information and news from, NM and MSM have equal share. This situation poses a tremendous challenge to PAP's continue dominance of political power. I sincerely hope that all NM like TRE, TRS and TOC will unite and defend this piece of land of Freedom for all Singaporeans. Without the balancing influence of NM, it will be almost impossible for Singapore to advance the dream of building a more democratic system. Hold on there, TRS! Hold on there, TOC!

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M’SIAN GOVT: ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISTS TRIED TO INFILTRATE LOCAL POLITICAL PARTIES TO GAIN POWER

The Malaysian government has tabled a White Paper on the threat of militancy in the country, outlining the real threat terrorist groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS) pose to Malaysia amid the rising concerns of homegrown militancy. The White Paper, which will be debated in Parliament today, is expected to list Malaysia’s policies in tackling the ISIS threat. Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told The Star newspaper that the White Paper will explain how ISIS has tried to infiltrate local political parties and use social media to shore up funds.

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