AsiaOne: New Instagram pages dedicated to safe distancing markers pasted across Singapore

AsiaOne: New Instagram pages dedicated to safe distancing markers pasted across Singapore. “Safe-distancing markers have essentially become an art form of its own, really, and now we’re all hardwired to position ourselves away from anything that’s been duct-taped. The surreal decor of our new reality is the focus of a new Instagram page…dedicated entirely to being a visual record of safe-distancing markers found across Singapore.”

PR Newswire: UMAI launches largest database of restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia that sell gift cards to help keep favorite restaurants afloat (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: UMAI launches largest database of restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia that sell gift cards to help keep favorite restaurants afloat (PRESS RELEASE). “On 27th March 2020, UMAI has launched the largest directory of Singaporean and Malaysian restaurants and cafes that offer gift cards and vouchers, making it easier for diners to support their favorite restaurants by purchasing for themselves, loved ones, or the less fortunate. Buying full or discounted value vouchers will help restaurants with immediate cashflow, and offset lost income amidst the COVID-19 health crisis.”

The Register: Singapore to open-source national Coronavirus encounter-tracing app and the Bluetooth research behind it

The Register: Singapore to open-source national Coronavirus encounter-tracing app and the Bluetooth research behind it. “The app, named TraceTogether and its government is urging citizens to run so that if they encounter a Coronavirus carrier, it’s easier to trace who else may have been exposed to the virus. With that info in hand, health authorities are better-informed about who needs to go into quarantine and can focus their resources on those who most need assistance.”

ZDNet: Facebook ‘deeply concerned’ about Singapore directive to block access

ZDNet: Facebook ‘deeply concerned’ about Singapore directive to block access. “Facebook has called out the Singapore government for its use of the country’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) to block access to a page on the social networking platform. The move goes against an earlier pledge that the legislation would not be used to censor voices, says the US internet giant.”

Parliament: Government e-Gazette to be free to public by end-January, says Iswaran (Straits Times)

Straits Times (Singapore): Parliament: Government e-Gazette to be free to public by end-January, says Iswaran. “By end-January, all publications on the Government e-Gazette website will be made available to the public for free, said Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran. In a written parliamentary reply to Workers’ Party Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera on Monday (Jan 6), Mr Iswaran said this includes publications that have been published for more than five days.”

Google halts political ads in Singapore as election looms: documents (Reuters)

Reuters: Google halts political ads in Singapore as election looms: documents. “Google has stopped accepting political advertisements in Singapore months before a widely expected election, according to documents shared by a small political party which said it was angered by the decision that denies it voter reach.”

BBC: Facebook bows to Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law with post ‘correction’

BBC: Facebook bows to Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law with post ‘correction’. “Facebook has added a correction notice to a post that Singapore’s government said contained false information. It is the first time Facebook has issued such a notice under the city-state’s controversial ‘fake news’ law.”