Singapore’s new anti-cybercrime law could have chilling effects on online freedom
Singapore is taking its digital safety to a whole new level, with a new law that would outlaw the use of social media by anyone who doesn’t have a social media profile.
The law, which was signed into law on Saturday by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, is the latest step in the country’s efforts to crack down on the online “darknet” market that was once the envy of cybercriminals.
The bill will come into effect on July 1, but online retailers, businesses, and anyone who uses social media to promote their businesses must register with the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The new law will require the use and disclosure of all social media profiles, including the IP addresses of any users.
It will also make it illegal to use a computer to engage in any activity without a valid social media account.
“The government has been very clear in stating that the government will not tolerate any activity that would jeopardize our online freedom, our digital security, and our security,” Lee said at the signing ceremony.
“We will continue to work with the relevant agencies to identify and stop such activities,” he added.
The move is likely to anger those who have criticized the government’s online crackdown, arguing that the law is too vague.
“I don’t think the law will stop all crime, but it will stop the darknet.
It’s a very vague definition of what’s illegal, and it will be very hard for anyone to follow it,” said Jie Wei, a Singaporean privacy researcher.”
It will make it harder to get in the dark net,” he said.
Singapore has seen a steady rise in cyberattacks in recent years, and last year saw the country overtake Hong Kong as the top country in terms of the number of cyberattacks.
The country’s internet infrastructure has been compromised multiple times since the fall of the Communist Party of China, but government efforts to clamp down on illegal activities have been ineffective.
The latest round of crackdowns comes as China and the US continue to escalate their cyberwarfare efforts, with the US claiming to have hacked into more than 300 countries.
Singampo, a Hong Kong-based security company, said it had received a barrage of attacks on its computers in recent months.
The company has reported a large number of malicious cyber attacks against its Chinese operations, including attacks that were designed to get its servers compromised, and a number of attempts to hack into its servers.
Singamakas website has been inaccessible since the beginning of the week, while the country has been on high alert for cyberattacks for more than a month, according to the government.
“Cybersecurity measures, like the law, will not stop cybercrime.
It won’t stop the cybercrime itself,” Lee told reporters.