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More internet policing in store for Malaysia

More internet policing in store for Malaysia

The police will be setting up a Cyber Investigation Response Center to be more proactive in curbing “misuse of the internet”. Whilst social media content about the missing MH370 may be the impetus for the police’s plans, the implications for net users will go beyond how social media has been responding to the mystery and tragedy of the Malaysia Airlines plane.

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Can the government ban Facebook?

Can the government ban Facebook?

EVER so often, a Barisan Nasional politician will call on the government to ban Facebook or impose stricter controls on the Internet. How much of an assurance, then, is the Multimedia Super Corridor’s Bill of Guarantees against Internet censorship?

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The stories of Bersih 3.0

The stories of Bersih 3.0

IF you’re a Malaysian reading this, you will have seen what happened at Bersih 3.0. Whether or not you were in Kuala Lumpur on 28 April, or glued to Facebook or Twitter, you must have encountered images, videos, or reports of the colossal rally that started as a festive sit-in and ended in tear gas. [...]

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BN and the internet: Suppression or engagement?

BN and the internet: Suppression or engagement?

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak recently said the government would not suppress cyberspace but instead engage this global change. But how do we square his remarks with the government’s plans to extend the PPPA’s reach online, and their other verbal attacks on internet expression?

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Are online insults criminal?

Are online insults criminal?

THERE is an etiquette to online chatter. We don’t write in ALL CAPS LIKE THIS, because that would mean we are shouting. We use emoticons when expression may be difficult to gauge. We think and check before we pass something around. But apart from “netiquette”, what kind of online behaviour would get you in trouble [...]

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#yorais boleh!

#yorais boleh!

(Logo Twitter © Twitter.com)HANYA Allah yang tahu betapa saya cuba mengawal pergerakan jari saya pada 19 Jan 2010. Akhirnya saya tumbang dan terus menaip: “Rais is so ancient, when the animals went in two by two he said, ‘Nanti kalau diorang berkhalwat macam mana?’ #yorais.” Lepas itu saya ingat saya akan lega, buang tabiatlah katakan. [...]

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