While most Malaysians continue to surf the Internet and continue their daily lives glued onto social media platforms, a new law is operational and jeopardizing Malaysian Internet freedom.
Stop114A is about putting a halt to the recent amendment to the Evidence Act, Section 114(a) – which is the second of two amendments made to the Evidence Act. Section 114(a) holds one accountable of publishing seditious and defamatory content online even if it happens without their knowledge. If the content is published using your online accounts, your wifi network, on your website (as a comment), or even if you were hacked, you will be charged in court and considered guilty unless proven otherwise.
Just a couple of days ago, my university hosted an event to curb piracy aiming to educate students on the consequences of piracy. Students witnessed a discussion on Protecting Intellectual Property by four notable people from the enforcement and industry (Apologies for not taking down their names). Students were also allowed to engage in this discussion by asking questions which were later answered by the panel. I live tweeted part of the event on my tweethandle with the hashtag #stoppiracy, and shall leave my opinions on it for the rest of this blog post.
Google has launched a Person Finder to help victims of the Christchurch earthquake at New Zealand to reconnect with missing family and friends.
This great initiative by Google allows users to search for loved ones in a user database by entering their name. If no match is found, they can leave a message for them which would be delivered when they are found. Users can also leave information about themselves or others together with messages for their loved ones to find them.
This is indeed great stuff by Google who do show their interest in current happenings around the globe. May the victims of the New Zealand earthquake be safe.
We have always been told not to text while walking around public places due to the rudeness of the act. Well, now we have also learned how harmful it is to oneself.
This girl in the video below was texting while walking in Berkshire Mall and ended up falling face first into the fountain. Watch it, laugh out loud and hopefully you will learn something from it too.