Mia Herbosa (The Philippine Star) - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — We live in two worlds… one you can measure, and the other you can feel.” I first read this line in my daughter’s Waldorf middle school catalog maybe eight years ago. And I thought — how true. The more life experience we gain, the more I understand this. Let’s take, for example, the concept of time. You can measure it: hours, minutes, seconds. You can log it. But in truth, I feel some hours stretch out longer than others, just as some minutes fly by faster. Some days are just a blur, they finish quickly, especially when we are busy, and others go by so slowly they make you feel older than you are. How about places? They are the same. You can read about them in a book. Study all the statistics of a certain area. Look at all the pictures and videos about it on the Internet. But when you go there and visit, you realize this is the only time … [Read more...] about Capturing the Spirit
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, California: Google, the company that may know the most about our digital lives, is now preaching the gospel of privacy.Speaking at an annual conference for developers Tuesday (May 7), Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, delivered a message that seemed cognizant of today’s consumer privacy concerns but out of step with the company’s history of intensive online data collection.“We think privacy is for everyone - not just for the few,” Pichai said. “We want to do more to stay ahead of constantly evolving user expectations.”Google introduced a set of tools spanning a range of its products to provide users with more control over their data and make it more difficult to track their online activities.Google plans to permit users to navigate its maps, watch videos on YouTube and search for information in “incognito mode”, limiting the amount of information shared with the company. It will also allow users to … [Read more...] about Google says it has found religion on privacy
Koh is president and chief executive of the IT and mobile communication division at Samsung Electronics. He also serves as an executive director on Samsung Electronics’ board and oversees the company’s Global Marketing Centre. He began work for Samsung Electronics in 1983 and has served in a variety of executive positions within the South Korean technology giant, playing a critical role in the launch of a diverse range of mobile devices and services. He says that the firm has created a roadmap for the development of smartphones bristling with innovations, new technologies, and all drawing on feedback from customers. “I have always believed that the answers for our business should come from our customers, so listening to consumers from each of the countries we operate in is very important,” Koh says. “I have two sons, aged 28 and 21. Chatting with them always makes me think how we can better our approach to young people. I think … [Read more...] about SCREEN STAR keeps sight of the big picture
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - What a roller-coaster of a week it has been for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. For a while, it seemed like his career was once again on the line as he came under fire from his party over the controversial reshuffle of the Johor exco. The Bersatu president and his powerful party chairman were clearly not on the same page over it and Muhyiddin was criticised for going against the no-reshuffle decision made by no less than the Cabinet. But something intangible has happened along the way and Muhyiddin may have finally found his mojo in the midst of a crisis. The Chinese word for crisis is made up of two other words - danger and opportunity - and it looks like Muhyiddin may have survived the danger and turned it into an opportunity. He is now seen as the bridge across the troubled waters between the Johor Palace and Putrajaya. Some political watchers even credited Muhyiddin as being statesmanlike in handling this complicated issue between two powerful … [Read more...] about Calm before another storm in Johor?: The Star columnist