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Spying not as serious as hacking, S’poreans insist

Posted on 25 November 2013

They echo government’s stance that hacking is terrorism because people can die from it.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life with varying levels of trust issues are echoing the government’s perspective by saying that hacking is more serious a problem than spying.

This after recent revelations by Edward Snowden that Singapore is a partner of the United States in spying on Malaysia and Indonesia.

One Singaporean, Hen Huai Yi, said: “Yah, spying for the US is definitely not as severe as hacking. This is because hacking is akin to terrorism as it endangers people’s lives.”

“Spying, on the other hand, will not cause people to die.”

Another Singaporean, Zhen Que De, said Singapore assisting US in spying is the right thing to do as Singapore can never be wrong: “If Singapore says hacking is akin to terrorism, then surely it is. And if Singapore helps spy on Malaysia, we cannot question this action, because we can’t.”

“It is definitely right.”


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