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Jun 08, 2023
When you browse through social media, you'll often come across content that are just no good. This includes cyberbullying, discrimination, insults, and scams. Case in point, this tasteless joke about the missing MH370 flight by stand-up comedian Jocelyn Chia that went viral earlier today. She has since deactivated some of her social media accounts, but the backlash was bad.
As you can tell, this is a classic example of a social media content that's unacceptable. And there are plenty of these, especially on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It's important to know how you can report them, so here's how you can report posts on most social media platforms.
Jun 05, 2023
Back in April, it was decided that a second 5G network in Malaysia. This creates competition for DNB, which local telcos are keen for. Chinese 5G equipment makers are in consideration for the second network and could proceed despite warnings from Western countries.
Jun 02, 2023
Today, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg reported that Apple is aggressively expanding newer and revamping Apple stores globally. We have already heard of the rumours that Malaysia will be one of the countries and we have gotten some new information about its launch.
May 31, 2023
It's been months since we started compiling the monthly fees for different telco services, and we hope you've found them useful. So far, we've noticed that broadband options seem to change the least. Regardless, here are the best value broadband plans for those on a budget as of May 2023.
May 24, 2023
Looks like the day has come. We have been wondering when Netflix will take action on password sharing after several delays. According to Netflix, sharing your account with someone who doesn't live with you costs $7.99/month (~RM36). For the Malaysian market, it will officially be RM13/month.
May 16, 2023
For the longest time, Disney+ Hotstar hasn't been made available on several TV operating systems since launching in 2021. Besides Google TV, you can only watch Disney+ Hotstar on a web browser or mobile app but according to some Samsung TV owners, it seems that the streaming service platform has finally made its way on Samsung Tizen OS.
May 15, 2023
Back in October 2021, YouTube Premium prices went up for a few countries but Malaysia wasn't one of them until this week. From now onwards, the YouTube Premium for Family is now RM33.90 per month.
May 12, 2023
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) recently announced that it will take “stern action” against social media platforms and certain applications that “have not been effective at self-regulating the use of their platforms in line with Malaysia’s laws and national interests”. This is in response to 11858 scam complaints, RM1.2 billion in losses and 2125 reported fake news as of April 2023.
May 09, 2023
A few hours ago, Dato’ Mohd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Yunus who is the Chief Operating Officer of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) was in an interview on Bernama TV. In the short clip, he mentioned that a new entity will eventually take over Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) after achieving 80% of the 5G population coverage.
May 08, 2023
By now, you should know scams in Malaysia have been quite prominent. Not only are we getting scam messages from our mobile phones, but they also exist in Facebook Ads which poses a huge problem. To address this problem, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil is going to take action.