No wonder my ears are burning.
Dear ASP Khoo Kay Chong Friday, Jun 1 2007
Uncategorized Michaelk 9:35 pm
Thank you for taking time to come to the School of Infocomm Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, to give us freshmen a talk about cyber-crime. I am glad that local law enforcement keep themselves up-to-date with cyber-threats.
No thank you, for using the word hacker inaccurately. I believe that you were referring to people who illegally compromise the security of computer systems for illicit and unethical purposes when you used that word. The proper term for this is “cracker“.
A big thank you for correctly stating that Singabloodypore and Hung at Dawn have “agendas”, should be “read with a pinch of salt” and intend to “influence” readers. You are absolutely right.
However, I think that you also should have mentioned that the P65 blog, the Young PAP blog as well as the Petir Magazine (avaliable for online viewing) have agendas, should be read with a pinch of salt, and intend to influence readers. Instead of just showing us Singabloodypore and Hung at Dawn as examples of political opinion or ideological web sites, the PAP-run sites I listed above should receive the same attention. Don’t they contain political opinion and ideology too? If so, why are only anti-government blogs highlighted, but not pro-government blogs?
Note: ASP Khoo Kay Chong is the head of the Technology Crime Research Branch of the Singapore Police Force. More information about him can be found in this Computer Times article or this Singapore Government Directory page.
In future I promise to abide by the words of Dr Lee Boon Yang - I promise to be 'objective, to be accurate and responsible for my views, to report accurately, objectively and responsibly, to become part of the nation-building effort, rather than go out and purvey views that mislead people, confuse people, which will in fact undermine the national strategy!'
Just like the mainstream media.