As e-commerce continues its boom in Southeast Asia, one of the world’s largest online shopping destinations is making sure it is more attractive to customers in this region. Taobao recently enhanced its global marketplace website for a better shopping experience for users in Malaysia and Singapore.
Two suspected members of Anonymous Malaysia Team have been remanded by police for attempting to launch cyber attacks against the government. This two suspects from Port Klang and Gopeng are suspected of being responsible for the threats issued against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, as well as hacking systems related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
The seemingly notorious Lizard Squad is once again making headlines for launching another cyberattack. This time the victim was the website of the UK’s National Crime Agency; who had very recently arrested six individuals for being customers of Lizard Squads DDoS attack service.
Images of the coast line of Peninsula Malaysia have been added to Google Street View, allowing people to kayak across the country without having to leave the comfort of their own homes. The images were collected in conjunction with the Malaysian Nature Society’s (MNS) “Paddle for Nature” campaign, which aimed to raise funds for the non-profit organisation.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission will begin blocking websites that promote the upcoming Bersih 4.0 rally. This is because it believes that the rally threatens the stability of the country, particularly following the declaration from the Home Ministry that the movement is illegal.
There has been an increasing amount of government censorship appearing on the internet over the last few months. Countries like China, Iran, Egypt, and Syria have been increasingly clamping down on internet sites and comments critical of the government. Marionette, an open source project, intends to level the playing field for activists.
uTorrent is one of the most popular torrent clients in the world, and the developers are looking towards changing its revenue model. There is no clear announcement yet, but a forum post by the devs indicate that the team is looking for a way to fund development of the client without resorting to ads.
A sixteen-year old Canadian citizen has claimed that he has created a search engine that produces results 47-percent more accurate than what Google can achieve. The personalised search engine attempts to understand the meaning behind the search terms before matching it to a user’s personality and then displaying results.