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SINGAPORE ZOO: PENGUIN ENCLOSURE TEMPORARY CLOSED

The Singapore Zoo has closed their penguin enclosure this morning (18 July). The Zoo explains that some penguins have displayed symptoms of depression, such as loss of appetite and restlessness. The closure will only be temporary and it will be re-opened once the penguins have been cured.

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MINISTER YAACOB IBRAHIM CRUMBLES UNDER PUBLIC PRESSURE; ORDERS LIBRARY TO RESTORE PRO-GAY BOOKS

SINGAPORE - Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim has instructed the National Library Board to place two controversial children's books in its adult section, instead of pulping them. "The decision on what books children can or cannot read remains with their parents. Parents who wish to borrow these books to read with their children will have the option to do so," he said in response to queries

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SINGLE MOTHER: NLB BOOK CENSORSHIP LEADS TO INTOLERANCE & BIGOTRY

My daughter and I have a very close relationship. Even though there are only two of us, we are bonded in love and kinship and we are a real family. Together with many friends I know who are single parents, adopted parents, blended-family parents, homosexual men and women, we are real, and we live alongside other Singaporeans from traditional men-woman union, making the same contribution to our country. By removing books not conforming to the prescribed family model, I fear that we are creating an artifical reality for our young children. I fear that my daughter is denied the opportunity to learn the diversity of families and that she will grow to doubt her value as an individual.

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Yaacob Ibrahim Blames Singaporeans for Singpass Hacking Farce

Malware installed in users’ computers could have also allowed users’ keystrokes to be seen, according to Communications and Information Minister, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim. Speaking in parliament, Dr Yaacob said the hacking of SingPass could be because users had very simple passwords. He said there is no vulnerability in the SingPass system.

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MUFTI: MOSQUES SHOULD STAY NEUTRAL IN THE FIGHT BETWEEN PRO-GAY GROUP AND PRO-FAMILY MUSLIM GROUP

THE Office of the Mufti yesterday sent an advisory to mosque officers with guidelines on how to address issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, lifestyles. The Mufti, Singapore's highest Islamic authority, also advised mosque management boards (MMBs) and staff not to get caught in the crossfire between a pro-family Muslim group calling itself the Wear White community and the annual Pink Dot picnic, organised in support of the LGBT community.

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INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CEO REPLACED BY FOREIGN TALENT

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has appointed former EMC executive Steve Leonard as its executive deputy chairman, with civil servant Jacqueline Poh as its managing director. They will replace outgoing CEO Ronnie Tay when he steps down in June. In a statement Thursday, the local ICT regulator said current CEO Ronnie Tay, who has been at the helm of the organization since November 2007, will return to administrative service and await a new posting once he steps down on June 10, 2013.

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I WAS UNABLE TO LOGIN TO SINGPASS SINCE END OF MAY 2014

Thinking that something is wrong somewhere, I logged in. Again. And again. What the h*ll? Why do I need to login multiple times without being able to do something simple like change my appointment date?! If that’s the case, then, something is very wrong somewhere. I know there is this Heartbleed issue going on. I use Chrome to do it and using the government internet to login to the government website. I’m in the same sector and I get rejected. Bloody barnacles!

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SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT SINGPASS SYSTEM HACKED – OVER 1500 ACCOUNTS COMPROMISED?

Over 1,500 SingPass users may have had their IDs and passwords accessed without their permission. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) was notified on Monday (June 2) by the SingPass operator that a number of users had received a SingPass password reset notification letter, even though they did not request for a password change. IDA's preliminary investigations show that 1,560 users' IDs and passwords were potentially accessed, of which 419 passwords were reset. Password reset notification letters were sent to the registered address of SingPass account holders.

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MDA suggests ways to raise awareness of ISPs’ parental control tools

The Media Development Authority (MDA) has proposed enhancements to parental control tools offered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to raises awareness of this service among parents. Since its introduction in 2012, the service has seen a “low” take-up rate of slightly over 100,000, said Ms Koh Li-Net, Chief Executive Officer of MDA. This is despite ISPs being required to inform and offer the controls to consumers at point of subscription or renewal.

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[YOUR LETTERS] We should not support the petition against STOMP

In the name of freedom of speech and internet, STOMP should also not be regulated by MDA and the government because it will signal to them that we are ok with them taking away our right to free speech and the voice of society's conscience. That is why I'm a little surprised that the #FreeMyInternet movement did not say anything to stand up for STOMP when they did issue a statement against the regulation of the Mothership website. I think it is not fair and abit of a hypocrite to support the freedom of one website but not another. We must ensure that all websites are not regulated by the government.

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