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Home Minister: Malaysia Keen On Upgrading Cyber Security Enforcement

Malaysia is keen on upgrading its cyber security enforcement to deal with online terrorism. The statement comes from Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who also serves as the Home Minister. He said that the move is necessary to prevent Malaysians from being recruited by terror groups through the internet.

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Acer Launches Liquid Z330, Z530 & Z630 Smartphones in Malaysia; X2 Arriving Soon

Acer has just launched three new affordable smartphones in Malaysia: the Liquid Z330, Z530, and Z630. While these are by no means flagship devices, they are perfect for consumers who are looking to get their first smartphone. Other than that, the Liquid X2 is also set to arrive in Malaysia soon.

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Malaysian Police Detain Islamic State Hacker

A 20-year old man has been detained by police for trying to obtain information on American security forces. The hacker, who entered Malaysia from Kosovo under the pretext of furthering his studies was detained by Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter Terrorism officers.

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Minister Says Malaysians Choose Slower Internet Speeds Because It Is Cheaper

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.

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Fnatic Announces New Dota 2 Team Lineup; Plans Gaming House In Malaysia

Fnatic’s Dota 2 team has announced its new lineup as three players join remaining members Mushi and Ohaiyo. With the addition of these new players, Fnatic is no longer a fully Malaysian team, although the team has also announced plans to establish a gaming house in Malaysia for the team to live and train in.

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Malaysia To Regulate Internet Use Using International Standards

The Malaysian government intends to implement international standards to regulate the internet, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. There is no information as to when this will happen, but it comes after comments from the Communica­tions and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak who said that the government is considering introducing […]

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Is Netflix making its way to Malaysia soon?

They say when rumours don’t die, there is some truth to it. For months now, there has been word that popular US based video streaming service, Netflix will be making its way to this region soon. Based on a number of screenshots that has been making its rounds today, this could be sooner then most of us […]

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Communications Minister Instructs MCMC To Ask Internet Companies To Block “False Information”

Newly-appointed Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has instructed the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to meet with Google, Facebook, and Twitter and ask them to block “false information and rumours” on their platforms.

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Anonymous Declares All Out Internet Warfare On Malaysian Prime Minister

A video purporting to be from a group calling itself Anonymous Malaysia has surfaced on social media. In the video, an individual wearing a Guy Fawkes mask declares support for the Bersih 4.0 rally and threatens to launch a massive cyberattack on the government.

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Malaysian Government Considering Regulating Online News Portals

The Malaysian government is considering tabling a bill that would require online news portals to register themselves with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The proposal could be made as soon as October.

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Hacking Team Malware Checker Released; Free For Everyone To Use

The Hacking Team cyberattack saga is not yet over, at least not while software companies rush to plug the exploits used and analysts pour over the 400gb of data that was leaked. For the average consumer, the idea that the Hacking Team products could be used by governments to spy on them is scary enough. […]

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Government Spyware Maker, Hacking Team, Hacked; 400GB Of Files Leaked Online

Italian spyware maker Hacking Team is currently facing a massive nightmare. The company has had its security breached, and some 400GB of files leaked on to the internet. Human Rights associations and privacy advocates are having a field day sorting through the data which shows sales to numerous oppressive regimes.

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Registration For Mineski Pro Gaming League Southeast Asia Starts Today; Ends At Midnight

Mineski has announced an open registration for the Mineski Pro Gaming League Southeast Asia Season 7 (MPGL), which started late last night and will close at midnight tonight. The Malaysian qualifier for the league starts at 1pm tomorrow, with a US$50,000 (about RM183,000) prize pool there isn’t much time for teams to get in on the […]

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Oppo Malaysia Warns Consumers About Potential Counterfeit Products

Oppo Malaysia is apparently having an issue with counterfeit products in the country. The company has so far reported some 644 cases of knock-off phones appearing, most of which happened because the devices had failed and were shipped to Oppo service centres by unsuspecting consumers.

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Regin Malware Exposed As American Spying Tool

The advanced Regin malware that was detected infecting computer networks across the globe (including Malaysia) has been exposed as belonging to the American National Security Agency. This came as a result of more documents released by German newspaper der Spiegel, who received it from whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Lightning Review: Xiaomi Mi Band

The Xiaomi Mi Band has finally landed in Malaysia. With a retail price of only RM59, the Mi Band costs a fraction of the price of its competitors – JawBone, Sony SmartBand, for example, and works in almost the same way as it sits quietly on your wrist, recording your daily activities.  

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SPAD Now Says That Uber Will Not Be Banned In Malaysia

Uber and the Land Public Transportation Commission (SPAD) appear to have set aside their differences and come to an agreement. The ride-sharing service will not be banned or suspended in Malaysia as it will comply with Malaysia transportation laws; although how this affects the budget Uber X has not been clarified.

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Thailand Declares Uber Illegal

Thailand has joined the growing number of countries cracking down on Uber. The Department of Land Transport has said that the ride sharing service will now face fines for improperly using cars and not using the approved fare structure. This marks the third country in Southeast Asia that Uber has run afoul of, after Malaysia […]

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MCMC’s Public Cellular Blocking Service (PCBS): A National System Designed To Assist Victims of Phone Theft

For the majority of users that have  experienced it, losing a mobile phone whether due to accidental reasons or theft is a rather troublesome (and traumatic) experience – all the lost memories or worse, the private data stored inside your most personal of devices. To help Malaysian users cope with such situations as well as an […]

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Google Street View 101

Now that Google Maps Street View covers a large section of peninsula Malaysia, it might be time to sit down and examine precisely what the service actually is. For most Street View is an interesting distraction or a quaint tool to use for looking up random locations and see what there is. However, it is a […]

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