LinkedIn can be very enthusiastic about connecting users, and it turns out that behaviour is classified under spam. The professional social network has agreed to pay some US$13 million (about RM57 million) to settle a class action lawsuit brought against it by annoyed users who were fed up with being spammed about connecting with other people.
Mark Zuckerberg is determined to get his free internet plan into Africa, and Facebook’s deal with Eutelsat makes it look like his dream is about to come true. The two companies will be collaborating with Spacecom to use the entire broadband capacity on the future AMOS-6 satellite to project the internet into sub-Saharan Africa.
Interbrand has just released its report for the Best Global Brands ranking for the year 2015, and it looks like once again, Apple and Google have taken the top two spots. The list consists of 100 various brands from all around the world, and tech companies dominate more than half of the top 10 spots.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has come forth with an explanation for recent comments from Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak about the state of the internet. Apparently, Malaysians choose slower internet speeds because there is a lack of compelling content on the internet.
Crowdfunding site Patreon has reported that its servers have been breached, and that someone had accessed its stored email addresses. This was followed by a massive data dump claiming to be information stolen from Patreon’s servers; data that includes user names, password data, donation records, and even source code.
Our Facebook profile pages have remained the same for the longest time now, and it looks like Facebook wants to change that. The social network company is now releasing an update to profile pages on mobile devices that “better present information about you and your friends in a more visually engaging way”.
After generating RM 67 million in revenue that were spawned from 227,000 successful transactions, we can safely say that the inaugural #MYCYBERSALE last year was a success. Hence, it is not surprising to see the initiative by Multimedia Development Corporation under its Digital Malaysia program made a return once again this year. However, if you somehow have just found out about it, what we have here is a quick guide on what you need to know about #MYCYBERSALE 2015.
With around 500M tweets are sent on daily basis, Twitter is certainly one of the most popular online social networking service out there. However, tweets are still limited to only 140 characters even though the service is already nine years in existence.
While there might be plenty of third party services out there that helps users overcome the limitation in addition to the company’s own “Retweet With Comment” feature that went live few months ago, they also come with their own set of shortcomings. The good news is that Twitter itself is apparently looking into overcoming the character limitation through a new “product”.
Malaysians love their smartphones, and the latest statistics from Google’s Consumer Barometer shows just how important mobile communications has become in this country. There is a similar trend among Asian countries, who dominate the top five countries with the highest smartphone penetration.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has said that Malaysians actively choose to use slower internet speeds because it costs less. The blog post was made in reponse to comments made by DAP’s Lim Kit Siang on the state of internet connections in Malaysia.
Security software exists with the intention of protecting computers from attackers and malware. However, research is showing that these antivirus programmes are not as secure as people believe they are, and could potentially open people to attacks that they would otherwise be safe from.