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Challenging government in the digital age: Lessons from Kidex

Challenging government in the digital age: Lessons from Kidex

Taking on the government used to be a daunting task. But it has been made easier with the internet and social media. What lessons can we learn from groups such as the anti-Kidex movement on how to take on the government in the digital age?

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Digital double standards – when are Facebook posts really criminal?

Digital double standards – when are Facebook posts really criminal?

WHY do some “offensive” social media posts invite police action while others don’t? It would seem that it depends on who posts it, and who or what the post is about. Are double standards at play in the policing of digital freedom of expression?

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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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A kangkung leaf covering the nakedness of censorship

A kangkung leaf covering the nakedness of censorship

IS the Multimedia Super Corridor’s Bill of Guarantees promising Internet freedom a strong enough protection for freedom of online information? Bernice Low suggests that we may have been taking it for granted all this while, and calls for clearer steps to protect such rights.

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Tackling online impersonations

Tackling online impersonations

WHAT happens when someone steals your identity online as in the case of Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin? Do impersonator Facebook and Twitter accounts constitute identity theft? And what is being done and can be done about preventing these fake accounts?

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Navigating online offences

Navigating online offences

ONLINE activities have become increasingly subject to criminal investigation in Malaysia. Conversely, old-fashioned offline activities like coffee shop talk remain relatively free of prosecution. Why is this happening? And what do online users need to know?

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