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Hold tech firms, social media platforms accountable, say students
The web can be weaponised: Tim Berners-Lee calls for big social media firms to be regulated
How your business should adapt with social media changes
Six men gang-rape woman in Rajasthan, video posted on social media: Police
Here are 5 apps to create viral photos for your social media accounts
Anti-fake news portal extends reach with app and social media - Nation
Samsung launches Galaxy S9 with focus on social media
Teachers reminded to avoid political propoganda on social media
2018-04-06 04:00:57 LABUAN: Labuan Education Department today reminded teachers in the duty-free-island here, to stay away from getting involved in any political ideology or propaganda on the social media.   Read More ...
Fishermen cautioned from spreading fake news on social media
2018-03-30 05:09:10 KUALA SELANGOR: Over 86,000 registered fishermen in the country have been cautioned against receiving and spreading unverified information on the social media. The Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM) chairman, Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim said the dissemination of false news by fishermen through new social media networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp and blog sites could mar the image of fishermen. "This is especially important with the recent tabling of the first reading of the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 in the Dewan Rakyat   Read More ...
Hold tech firms, social media platforms accountable, say students
2018-03-30 04:48:31 Technology companies and social media platforms should be required to monitor content and held liable for failing to take down offending content in certain cases. That is the most feasible way for Singapore to deal with the scourge of online untruths, a lawyer and a group of Singapore Management University (SMU) undergraduates told the Select Committee on deliberate online falsehoods yesterday   Read More ...
Division looms over broadcast review plan
2018-03-23 11:57:05 The Yomiuri ShimbunA plan being considered by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to review the broadcasting business is receiving a mixed response from government ministries. The Cabinet Office, which is in charge of regulatory reforms, has shown a positive attitude toward the plan, but the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry — which is responsible for the broadcasting business — has taken a cautious approach   Read More ...
249 individuals arrested on suspicion of recruiting terrorists via social media
2018-03-13 12:01:15 KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 249 local and foreign individuals suspected of recruiting members for terrorism through social media have been arrested so far.   Read More ...
Govt. undecided on social media blockade
2018-03-13 10:02:03 It seems that government is still undecided as to when they should ‘unblock’ the social media sites, which remain inaccessible for the last 7 days. Meanwhile 'social media collective' gathered in Colombo today (Mar. 13) to talk about this blockade. They urged that the government should take a definitive decision immediately. Meanwhile, the Free Media Movement has also expressed their protest against this blockade   Read More ...
Fake news law: Social media providers’ input sought, says Azalina
2018-03-13 04:46:55 KUALA LUMPUR: Views from social media platform providers were sought as part of the Government's effort to draft a new law to combat fake news, said Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said a discussion was held with Google, Facebook, YouTube (part of Google), Twitter and the Asia Internet Coalition in Parliament on Monday (March 12)   Read More ...
No decision as yet on ‘blocked social media’
2018-03-12 10:02:45 The Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando will chair a discussion with regards to the unblocking of the social media sites. The social media sites such as Facebook, Viber, and WhatsApp were temporarily blocked following the recent incidents in Kandy. Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando told our news team that several specific matters relating to the prevailing situation in the affected areas will be taken up for discussion   Read More ...
The web can be weaponised: Tim Berners-Lee calls for big social media firms to be regulated
2018-03-12 05:00:13 On the World Wide Web's 29th anniversary on Monday (March 12), world wide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee posted an open letter on the World Wide Web Foundation which he founded, noting the importance of ensuring everyone has access to a Web that is worth having and works for people. Having invented the Web in 1989 while working at CERN and subsequently working to ensure it was made freely available to all, Berners-Lee, a scientist and academic, is now dedicated to protecting the web's future and closing the digital divide   Read More ...
Indira Gandhi International Airport bags award for social media campaign
2018-03-12 02:43:28 If you face any problem at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), be it dysfunctional switchboards or flight queries, unclean toilets or any flight related query, the solution is just a click away now. After becoming Asia's most interactive airport on social networking sites a year ago, the IGIA, on Saturday, won the social media campaign of the year award, the airport operator said   Read More ...
Ceylon Motorcyclists’ Association to protest against the ban on social media
2018-03-11 08:01:30 Ceylon Motorcyclists Association to protest against the ban on social media March 11, 2018 11:09 am Ceylon Motorcyclists’ Association will engage in a silent protest today (11) against the temporary block on social media imposed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL). The President of the Association Chirantha Amarasinghe stated that the protest will be held in front of the Lake House roundabout in the morning today   Read More ...
Threat to journalist, activists: With no IP address, probe hits roadblock
2018-03-10 22:06:08 Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Updated: March 11, 2018 2:12 am Police probing a threatening Facebook message directed at journalist Sagarika Ghose, writers Shobhaa De and Arundhati Roy and activists Kavitha Krishnan and Shehla Rashid appear to have hit a dead end, after a phone number provided by the social networking website to police was found to have no connection to the accused   Read More ...
Fake journalist held
2018-03-10 20:20:18 The K.K. Nagar police on Saturday arrested a person who created a scene posing as a reporter when police officers were addressing journalists at the spot where Aswini was stabbed to death on Friday. K.A. Joshi of MGR Nagar, who was inebriated, was moving around with other reporters at the spot. Deputy Commissioner of Police P. Aravindan and other officials started explaining the case details to the reporters   Read More ...
‘Leverage social media to publicise welfare schemes’
2018-03-10 19:14:33 The State government has intensified efforts to leverage the social media for effectively communicating about the implementation of welfare programmes launched for different sections. Information and Public Relations Department Commissioner Arvind Kumar asked the officials concerned to use social media applications like Facebook and Twitter to propagate the good work done by the government. The officials concerned should work as a team in taking schemes like Mission Bhagiratha, Mission Kakatiya, KCR Kits and other initiatives in the health sector, residential educational institutions and various urban schemes to the people   Read More ...
Careem captain abuses passenger, uploads video on social media
2018-03-10 18:07:19 A 'captain' of popular ride-sharing service Careem recorded himself on video hurling abuses at and threatening a customer with violence because the latter brought a lit cigarette into the former's car. The harrowing video was circulated widely on social media on Saturday. It shows the visibly worked up captain hurling a stream of verbal abuses at the customer, who is sitting next to him in the front passenger seat of his car   Read More ...
How your business should adapt with social media changes
2018-03-10 16:45:47 There has been a lot of coverage lately on privacy of information, the rise of social media influencers in the region and social media addiction. A couple of weeks ago, du, the telecomms firm, launched its “Post Wisely” campaign aimed at raising awareness about responsible social media usage. Many people also called for the regulation of social media influencers, who charged significant amounts of money - that could reach five figures - to post about a product   Read More ...
Woman gang-raped, video uploaded on social media
2018-03-10 16:18:08 A 40-year-old woman was raped by six youths in Rajasthan’s Baran district who filmed the crime and uploaded the video on social media, police said on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The crime was committed around a month ago but the victim lodged a report in Mahila police station of Baran district after she came to know about the video being uploaded on social media, they said   Read More ...
FB, Viber, WhatsApp and social media further blocked - TRCSL
2018-03-10 16:01:39 March 10, 2018 02:38 pm The temporary suspensions imposed on Facebook, WhatsApp, and Viber has still not lifted said Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) chairman. Social media sites and messaging platforms including Facebook, Viber and WhatsApp were temporary blocked in the country on March 07, considering the current situation. TRCSL said that the decision was taken following a request made by Defense Ministry   Read More ...
Six men gang-rape woman in Rajasthan, video posted on social media: Police
2018-03-10 12:25:19 A 40-year-old woman was raped by six youths in Rajasthan’s Baran district who filmed the crime and uploaded the video on social media, police said on Saturday. The crime was committed around a month ago but the victim lodged a report in Mahila police station of Baran district after she came to know about the video being uploaded on social media, they said   Read More ...
Woman Gang-Raped, Video Uploaded On Social Media In Rajasthan, Say Police
2018-03-10 11:09:18 Kota: A 40-year-old woman was gang-raped by six men in Rajasthan's Baran district, police said, adding the men also filmed the crime and uploaded the video on social media. She was gang-raped a month ago, though she filed a police complaint after she came to know the video has been uploaded on social media, Baran district police said. The six accused are on the run   Read More ...
Wow! Mario Will Be Our New Navigator On Google Maps
2018-03-10 10:43:43 New Delhi: 90s kids have their memories with Mario, a video game that was introduced almost 25 years ago. To honor the famous game Nintendo marks March 10 as a holiday every year. This year Google has too joined the celebration of Mario day by adding Google Maps with Mario for a week. Wahoo! Now you can navigate the world as Mario in @GoogleMaps to celebrate ! Check out #MarioMaps on Google Maps now for a week   Read More ...
Rajasthan woman gang raped by six men; horrific act filmed and shared on social media
2018-03-10 10:43:15 Rajasthan woman gang raped by six men; horrific act filmed and shared on social media - The incident took place a month ago, but complaint filed recently after the woman found the video on social media.   Read More ...
Mario navigates trips in latest Google Map update
2018-03-10 08:08:26 In celebration of Mario Day today, Google Maps is rolling out its new feature: Mario navigating your trips. The legendary mustachioed video game character will now assist you on your routes, Google announced in a blog post. This is in partnership with the game developer, Nintendo. Titled as “Mario Time,” users have to click the “?” icon after they have input their destination   Read More ...
Social media blockade in Sri Lanka ends today
2018-03-10 08:02:06 Social media blockade in Sri Lanka ends today State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva said in parliament yesterday that the access for social media platforms was restricted only for 72 hours and the access to the social networking sites would be restored by Saturday. The government had to block the social media due to the communal tension in prevailed in Kandy and blocking of social media networks such as Facebook, Whatapp and Viber contributed to the mitigation of the tense situation, the State Minister Dr   Read More ...
HIRU TV & HIRU FM win 6 out of 9 electronic media awards at SLIM-Nielsen Peoples Awards
2018-03-10 05:02:09 HIRU FM and HIRU TV was able to win all major awards in the Electronic Media category, for the 5th consecutive year at SLIM Nielsen People’s Awards 2018.The awards for Best Television Channel, Best Radio Channel, Best News Channel, Best Youth Radio channel of the Year, Best People's Programme of the Year and Best TV Presenter of the Year were won by HIRU   Read More ...
Social media abuzz over marriage rumour - Nation
2018-03-10 00:47:28 GEORGE TOWN: Social media is being flooded with news that there may be a happy ending for DAP couple Zairil Khir Johari and Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, whose relationship has been closely watched in recent years. Talk is rife that the two are getting engaged in Ipoh today and it is understood that Zairil will be issuing an official statement. This pair have tolerated the prying eyes of the public for years, with numerous exposes with grainy and badly taken photographs and videos showing couples who look a lot like them in cosy situations   Read More ...
Here are 5 apps to create viral photos for your social media accounts
2018-03-09 11:08:12 From people having to manually develop and edit film-reels to now shooting and editing photos and videos with the flick of some buttons on a smartphone, life has indeed changed. In this millennial generation where Facebook photos are aimed to make your parents think you're doing fine, or Instagram posts to create an illusion that your life is picture-perfect, image and video editing apps have become social media necessity   Read More ...
Mumbaikars get a glimpse of pink beauty, pictures of pink trumpet trees go viral on social media
2018-03-08 20:16:14 Mumbaikars are treating their eyes to clusters of pink beauties. Tabebuia trees, also known as pink trumpet trees, have flowered. Pictures of the pink-blossomed trees planted along several stretches across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, have gone viral on social media. The trees, which are native to America, are around 25 to 30-feet tall. One of the best places to take a good look at the flowers is near Vikroli on the Eastern Express Highway, as there are several trees planted along that road   Read More ...
MCMC can catch fake news spreaders in 24 hours
2018-03-08 16:20:52 KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has the capacity to prosecute individuals who spread false news within 24 hours after an offence is committed via social media. Action will be taken immediately if MCMC receives complaints about offenses under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, including sharing and spreading false news. MCMC network security and enforcement sector chief officer Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin said more than 40 individuals had been investigated under the act last year and four were charged   Read More ...
Social media site block continues
2018-03-08 15:02:56 Telecommunication Regulatory Commission says the blockade imposed on social media sites continues further. The TRC said the blockade was imposed following a request by the Defence Ministry considering the prevailing situation in Kandy. Because of this move, internet users cannot use Facebook, Viber, Imo and WhatsApp. Meanwhile, a spokesperson from the TRC said they have started monitoring those who use social media sites using proxies   Read More ...
Женщина узнала об измене мужа с помощью Google Maps (фото)
2018-03-08 07:04:06 Карты Google в последнее время стали источником необычных сцен из жизни людей, которые, как правило, вызывают фурор в социальных сетях. На этот раз главным героем истории стал "любящий" полицейский из Мексики, который, как оказалось, изменял своей жене, пишет La Republica. Как сообщает издание, жена полицейского хотела найти в Google Maps полицейский участок, где работал ее муж, и была очень неприятно удивлена   Read More ...
Женщина с помощью Google Maps случайно обнаружила измену мужа
2018-03-07 16:41:44 В мексиканском городе Рейноса (штат Тамаулипас) местная жительница с помощью приложения Google Maps случайно обнаружила, что ее муж-полицейский ей изменяет, сообщает La Republica. По информации издания, женщина решила найти на карте в Интернете полицейский участок, где работает ее супруг. Она вбила в сервис искомый адрес и начала рассматривать фотографии. На одном из снимков мексиканка с ужасом увидела, как ее благоверный обнимает незнакомую девушку в розовом топике   Read More ...
FB, Viber, WhatsApp and social media blocked - TRC
2018-03-07 16:02:58 Social media sites and messaging platforms including Facebook, Viber and WhatsApp have been temporary blocked in the country considering the current situation, the TRC said. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) said that the decision was taken following a request made by Defense Ministry. Meanwhile the TRC had previously instructed internet service providers to restrain internet access in the Kandy District   Read More ...
#Showbiz: Ziana's cryptic message on social media gets sympathy, but Netizens slam her for report against husband
2018-03-07 08:17:05 KUALA LUMPUR: Singer Ziana Zain, who has asked for “space” following her husband's arrest, has sent a cryptic message to fans, this time via social media. Ziana's post garnered 4,533 likes and 211 comments so far, and most of them expressed support for her. "Be patient Kak Ziana, may God protect you and family," said Mazlin. "Being fierce and strict is good but don't go overboard and hurt your kids," said Siti Nur   Read More ...
Anti-fake news portal extends reach with app and social media - Nation
2018-03-07 00:03:37 Reports by RAZAK AHMAD, THO XIN YI, MOHD FARHAAN SHAH , TARRENCE TAN and CLARISSA CHUNG. KUALA LUMPUR: The Sebenarnya.my portal, which aims to curb the spread of fake news online, will have its reach expanded through a smartphone application and social media channels like Facebook and YouTube. The Communications and Multimedia Ministry said the effort would ensure the public is able to receive accurate information fast   Read More ...
Bloggers, social media users warned to act responsibly
2018-03-06 04:18:06 KUALA LUMPUR: The government will step in and restore order to the internet if bloggers and social media users fail to act responsibly. In this regard, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) may be asked to monitor social media. “After all, if you’re educated enough to use social media, then you should be educated enough to differentiate between right and wrong,” Salleh said on his blog at sskeruak   Read More ...
Bloggers, social media users warned to act responsibly
2018-03-06 04:01:51 KUALA LUMPUR: The government will step in and restore order to the internet if bloggers and social media users fail to act responsibly. "Don't allow it to come to a stage where action needs to be taken against abusers of the internet and social media," warned Communications and Multimedia minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. In this regard, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) may be asked to monitor social media   Read More ...
Old couple get upper berths, rescued by social media
2018-03-06 02:43:55 Social media has come to the rescue of an old couple from Ghatkopar who had booked tickets with the Western Railway (WR). The WR authorities had allotted upper berths to this couple, Parasmal Mehta (80) and Kanta Mehta (77), in the Aravali Express. The old couple, who had booked tickets for a 3-AC coarch for a travel beginning March 19, were worried about the difficulties of sleeping on the upper berth   Read More ...
Viral Sach: Social media message claims Red Onion can cure hair fall within 20 days
2018-03-05 18:28:44 Am 05.03.2018 veröffentlicht Message claims Red Onion can be used to fight dandruff due to their anti-bacterial properties. They improve blood circulation which is another way they contribute to hair growth and reduce hair fall.   Read More ...
Sony Pictures acquires media rights from ECB for Indian subcontinent
2018-03-05 14:23:32 Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) exclusive media rights for the Indian subcontinent for a period of five years starting in 2018 through 2022, it was announced on Monday. The agreement with ECB gives SPN the rights to both televise and digitally broadcast within the Indian subcontinent, men’s and women’s international matches, including Test matches, T20 Internationals and ODIs, played in England, according to a release   Read More ...