Last week, Facebook released its “2014 Year in Review” that highlights the most talked about events of the year on Facebook, yesterday, Google released a similar video about the top search keywords in Malaysia and around the world, and now, it’s Wikipedia’s turn to release its first ever year in review video called #Edit2014.
Snapchat has ended up as an unintended victim of the data leaks that have occurred after the crippling cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. While the Guardians of Peace have not directly gone after the ephemeral messaging app developer, its ties to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton has exposed many trade secrets that the company had wanted to keep quiet.
It looks like the Guardians of Peace have won, as Sony Pictures has decided to cancel the theatrical release of The Interview. This news comes after major cinema chains in the US pulled out of showing the movie over its Christmas debut, along with additional threats from the hackers that they would pull another 9/11 style attack on any cinema that showed the movie.
One of the most interesting things about the year coming to an end is how we get all these summaries on how the year has been. Last week, Facebook released its Year in Review to show the most talked-about topic of the year and now, it’s Google’s turn. The internet search giant recently released its annual Year in Malaysia Search, showing the major events that happened throughout the year, top newsmakers and hottest trends based on searches performed on google.com.my.
The Guardians of Peace, the hackers responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures, is apparently getting into the holiday spirit and is asking the internet to make requests about the next round of information to be released. The GOP are also preparing to release even more information about the company that it says will “put Sony Pictures in a worse state”.
While most of us in the city are enjoying our fast internet, streaming videos and music on the internet everyday, reading through social networks when we’re free, and downloading files at a relatively fast speed, what about the rural villages in this country? DiGi recently announced its Kg IFA (Internet For All) vision to bring high speed internet to rural villages, and is kicking things off in Kg Gong Chengal, Kemaman.
Las Vegas Sands Corp, owner of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, has been revealed to be covering up a massive cyber attack against its computer systems in the United States. Details reveal that Iranian hacktivists were responsible and were acting in retaliation against Sands owner Sheldon Adelson’s comments about dropping nuclear weapons on Iran.