“Death in Singapore”, an investigation by the Financial Times, made global headlines in 2013 and shone a spotlight on security and technology safeguards as well as the vulnerabilities of workers in the vast and competitive marketplace of commercial and defense research. An original and painstaking reporting effort, the story investigated the hanging of Shane Todd, a young American electronics engineer who feared his work with a government agency in Singapore was compromising US security. This classic example of long-form journalism became one of the most read stories ever on ft.com, receiving more than half a million page views. It triggered demands from US senators for a more robust examination about whether or why Todd may have killed himself as well as questions from the US State Department. The FBI was brought into the investigation - which the family had been asking for - after the FT report.