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Data Breaches Dent Singapore’s Image as a Tech Innovator

HONG KONG — Singapore takes pride in being a technology hub where municipal decisions are driven by cutting-edge data science.“Data is the new currency, and with open data, the possibilities are endless!” the government says on its “smart nation” portal.But that image has been dented by two embarrassing data breaches.Last year, a cyberattack on Singapore’s public health system compromised data from 1.5 million people. And on Monday, the Health Ministry said that medical records for 14,200 H.I.V.-positive people in the city-state had been obtained by an American whose Singaporean partner worked at the ministry. The ministry said it learned on Jan. 22 that the records had been…

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Grindr Sets Off Privacy Firestorm After Sharing Users’ H.I.V.-Status Data

Grindr, the social network aimed at gay, bisexual and transgender men, is facing a firestorm of criticism for sharing users’ H.I.V. status, sexual tastes and other intimate personal details with outside software vendors.The data sharing, made public by European researchers on Saturday and reported by BuzzFeed on Monday, set off an outcry from many users. By Monday night, the company said it would stop sharing H.I.V. data with outside companies.The criticism of the company continued on Tuesday, with officials in Europe and the United States joining in. A consumer group in Norway filed a formal complaint with the country’s data protection agency, accusing the company of breaching…

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