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Changes in WhatsApp terms and conditions: Cutting through the confusion

Singapore has been abuzz this week over updates to WhatsApp’s data policy with scores of users turning to alternatives like Telegram and Signal.

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You know the headlines. Now take a deeper dive into the Heart of the Matter with CNA each week as we talk to newsmakers, experts and contributors to CNA’s Commentary section, who give us their take on the some of the most talked about news developments every Thursday.  

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26:04minutes

Changes in WhatsApp terms and conditions: Cutting through the confusion

Singapore has been abuzz this week over updates to WhatsApp’s data policy with scores of users turning to alternatives like Telegram and Signal.
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47:09minutes

COVID-19 vaccines rolled out at warp speed – safety, side effects and the big logistical challenges

Developed and manufactured at an unprecedented pace, how did authorities in Singapore ensure safety isn’t compromised amid Pfizer-BioNTech, ...
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29:54minutes

PSLE results: Three working adults confront its impact and other surprising revelations years later

Every year, thousands of 12-year olds and their parents fret for days over a slip of paper they believe will seal their fate for the rest of their ...
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31:29minutes

The Singapore property market: Is it changing for good?

In October, private home sales fell by 50 per cent. What does that say about the health of the Singapore property market? Have government curbs ...
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33:35minutes

How Malaysians are coping amid a never-ending fight with COVID-19

Despite an early Movement Control Order and other restrictions earlier this year, Malaysia's infection numbers have surged this month. This ...
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30:18minutes

US election: A bitter fight for the soul of the world's most powerful nation

A day after Nov 3, neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden has been declared the winner in what has been called the most polarised US presidential race ...
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23:07minutes

The cautious opening of international borders: Will going on an overseas holiday be practical and safe?

Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic and some countries are working out how to extend foreign travel to more people, with Singapore negotiating ...
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26:03minutes

Is it time to go after smokers who light up near the windows of their homes?

With more people confined to their homes, complaints about second-hand smoke have increased by 20 per cent. The divide is deep on this argument.
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25:06minutes

iPhone 12 and Apple’s thinking behind advanced features

Apple has just launched the new iPhone 12 and fans are excited. We take a hard look at not just the latest phone Apple has rolled out but whether ...
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29:01minutes

Raising wages of Singapore's poorest earners: A hard look at the Progressive Wage Model

OCBC's Selena Ling and NUS Business School's Professor Sumit Agarwal share with CNA's Lin Suling their thoughts on the Progressive Wage Model ...