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Siti Nurhaliza upset over netizens' use of her daughter's name to sell products
PETALING JAYA (ANN): Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza's daughter counts, among her fans, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife when they took pictures...
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Singer Siti Nurhaliza upset over netizens' use of her daughter's name to sell products
Siti Nurhaliza's daughter counts, among her fans, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his wife when they took pictures with her at the singer's home.
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KJ muat naik klip bawa lagu 'The Beatles' bersama anak
KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Okt — Penampilan bekas menteri Khairy Jamaluddin sering menjadi perhatian ramai, jadi tidak salah untuk melabelkan beliau sebagai pemimpin politik paling bergaya dalam negara.
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Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg
US Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad – on Facebook.
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These resorts in Johor will make you believe you're not in Malaysia
There's no need to look too far for a relaxing getaway when our neighbour Johor has quite a few pristine beaches and resorts that are just a couple of hours away from the Causeway.
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Fortnite Unplayable As Virtual Black Hole Takes Game Offline
With the end Fortnite Season 10, players who try to access the game are greeted black hole and an endless void of black.
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The rise of the Instagram therapists
People are reaching out to ‘therapists’ on social media platforms to help improve their mental health.
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New Chrome AI feature describes online images to those with low vision
Google's Chrome has launched a new accessibility feature that uses AI to describe images, even those without provided alt-text, on the web to those who are blind or...
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Dark mode for Instagram is finally here for Android and iOS—but how do you turn it off?
Fans of dark mode, such as myself, were thrilled to discover that the latest update for Instagram has introduced dark mode for Android 10 and iOS 13 users.
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Instagram may finally bring Direct messenger to desktop platform
According to a reverse software engineer with a knack for discovering upcoming application features before their public releases, Instagram is working on bringing its...
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Oksana turns to Russian court to decide on father of her child
PETALING JAYA: The dispute over the biological father of Rihana Oksana Gorbatenko’s baby boy will be decided by a court in Moscow, where the judge could demand a DNA test conducted on Kelantan’s S...
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High-profile English football wives in Twitter spat over story leaks
The wives of two of English football's most high-profile players got embroiled in a spat on Twitter on Oct 10 about the leaking of information to a tabloid newspaper.
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Most Americans don’t know that Instagram is owned by Facebook
Facebook is facing multiple US antitrust investigations at federal and state levels, probing issues including whether it has used its ownership of Instagram and WhatsApp to...
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Instagram removes Following tab in move toward app simplicity
Instagram has confirmed the removal of the Following tab, thus taking away users' ability to view the activity of other accounts.
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Media decline began with slanted Sodomy 1 coverage, KJ tells Kadir
PETALING JAYA: Umno’s Khairy Jamaluddin has hit back at A Kadir Jasin after the prominent blogger blamed Utusan Malaysia’s demise on the “fourth-floor boys” of the Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Na...
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Off the rails: Hanoi closes trackside cafes thronged by selfie-seeking tourists
It's the kind of shot every Instagram connoisseur yearns for - century-old railway tracks cutting through dusty backstreets, flanked by tourists drinking beer or iced tea mere inches from the slow-mov...
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We need to talk about the ‘S’ word
EARLIER in the year, Malaysians were shocked when a 16-year-old girl died by suicide after posting a poll on her Instagram account and asking her followers if she should end her life – 69% of respon...
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Instagram removes Following tab in move toward app simplicity
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9 ­— Instagram has confirmed the removal of the Following tab, thus taking away users’ ability to view the activity of other accounts.
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Instagram testing group story feature despite Facebook ditching it
Reverse software engineer Jane Manchun Wong discovered that a group stories feature could soon be coming to the stable version of Instagram.
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Non-Malays are not foreigners, says Wee over Dr M’s statement
WE are all Malaysians, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong in an obvious swipe against recent remarks about non-Malays being “foreigners” in the country.
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We are all Malaysians, not 'foreigners', says Dr Wee
PETALING JAYA: We are all Malaysians, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong in an obvious swipe against recent remarks about minorities being...
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Instagram testing group story feature despite Facebook ditching it
NEW YORK, Oct 8 ― Over the weekend, reverse software engineer Jane Manchun Wong discovered by looking through Instagram’s code that a group stories feature could soon be coming to the stable versi...
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UK 'farm lab' ploughs technology to help raise animals sustainably
It is an idyllic countryside scene – an embrace of rolling hills dappled with Instagram-worthy bales of straw, as sheep and cows graze under a bright blue sky...
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Facebook the focus of US Justice Department and state AGs
US state attorneys general investigating Facebook Inc (FB.O) for alleged anti-competitive practices met on Monday with officials of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, New York At...
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GOAT now lets sneaker fans virtually try on rare kicks
Sneaker marketplace GOAT is reducing the risk element when it comes to buying rare footwear styles online.
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Raymond Lam set to tie the knot with Carina Zhang
SPECULATION about Hong Kong actor Raymond Lam’s proposal to lingerie model Carina Zhang turned out to be true when the media found their Notice of Intended...
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Comic duo tickle funny bones
Joanne (left) and Bibi (right) ask for the names and occupation of three lucky men picked from the audience.
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US, allies push Facebook for access to encrypted messages
The United States, Britain and Australia have called on Facebook to give authorities the ability to circumvent encryption used in its messaging services – a measure...
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Facebook says removed multiple accounts from Indonesia, UAE, Nigeria, and Egypt
Facebook Inc has announced it removed hundreds of pages, groups and accounts on its platforms for "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" linked to three...
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Binge eating videos find big audience, even for weight loss
While trying to lose weight, Becky Beach found assistance in an unlikely place: thousands of online videos featuring people binging on massive amounts of ramen, burgers...
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Facebook launches ‘Threads’ app woven into Instagram
Facebook on Oct 3 launched Threads, an image-centric messaging app designed to weave tight circles of Instagram friends together, while ramping up its...
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Amazon, Google face tax test as Indonesia reins in e-commerce
Traditional members of Indonesia’s Baduy tribe shun footwear and live in woven bamboo houses without electricity, harvesting honey from natural beehives and...
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Singer Yuna mingles with Cardi B and Blackpink's Jennie at Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (ANN): Mannequin singer Yuna got to see real-life models at Paris Fashion Week.
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Volkswagen “Win the Icon” – post on IG, win a Beetle!
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has announced that it will be giving away a brand new Volkswagen Beetle 1.2 TSI in its “Win the Icon” Instagram contest, which runs from October 1 to Nove...
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Consumers are more suspicious than ever that about heavily edited content by influencers
Being perfect isn’t cool anymore Pastel-perfect colours, bright facades, and smashed avocado toast – hallmarks of the Instagram trend were all the rage back in 2017.
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Malaysian singer Yuna mingles with Cardi B and Blackpink's Jennie at Paris Fashion Week
Mannequin singer Yuna got to see real-life models at Paris Fashion Week.
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A M’sian Couple Used Part Of Their Wedding Fund To Kickstart This Tinder Page For Doggos
It is a sad fact that even after being taken off the streets and placed in shelters, many stray dogs do not have a bright future ahead of them.
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Americans fret over social media control of news: survey
A majority of Americans believe social media platforms have too much control over news they see and many express concern that they get a less favorable "mix" of...
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Privacy group says US tech giants not delivering on political ads pledges
Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google have failed to provide adequate transparency for global users around political advertising on their platforms, a privacy...
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Privacy group says tech giants not delivering on political ads pledges
Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet’s Google have failed to provide adequate transparency for global users around political advertising on their services, a privacy advocacy group said on Tuesday.
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Go far with the right skills
ALOR SETAR: Information technology (IT) skills would enhance millennials’ employability as the world embraces the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0).
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Celebrity Amira denies riding on her brother’s fame
ACTRESS, singer and TV host Amira Othman (pic)  has denied that she’s trying to ride on her brother’s fame, Kosmo! reported.
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K-pop star Sulli accidentally exposes breast during live streaming on social media
KOREAN pop star Sulli (pic) suffered a wardrobe malfunction during a live stream on social media recently, sparking a debate on the Internet about dressing...
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Volkswagen Beetle 1.2 TSI up for grabs in 'Win the Icon' contest
KUALA LUMPUR: Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is giving Malaysians the opportunity to drive home a brand-new Beetle 1.2 TSI in its "Win the Icon" Instagram contest.
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Here's Your Last Chance To Win A Volkswagen Beetle
In conjunction with its year-long celebration of its beloved model, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) will be giving away a brand new Volkswagen Beetle in its “Win the Icon” Instagram con...
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Test drive a Volkswagen and win a Beetle!
As part of a year-long celebration for the iconic bug, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is giving away a brand-new Beetle in its ‘Win the Icon’ Instagram contest!
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Facebook Begin Hiding “Likes” Feature; Currently Being Tested In Australia
About a month ago, rumours began popping up, suggesting Facebook could be testing out a new feature that hides the number of “Likes” a post gets.
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Dr Wee asks if EC set dates for Tanjung Piai by-election in favour of Pakatan
PETALING JAYA: Questions have been raised as to whether the Election Commission (EC) has strategically set the Tanjung Piai by-election dates in favour of...
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Yoodo extends 62GB data booster for RM38 offer
Yoodo has extended its Merdeka promo where you can buy a 62GB data booster for only RM38. It’s perfect for those who need more data for less and you can activate it immediately via the app.
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg says Warren as US president would be bad for tech
PARIS, Oct 2 — Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told employees in July that the company would “go to the mat” to defeat Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren’s expected eff...
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We know phones are bad for us. Now, 'digital detox' is a business
How often do you look at your phone each day, checking Twitter, Instagram, Slack or whatever emails that might have come in over the past five minutes?
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NAZA KIA Malaysia offers up opportunity to meet BLACKPINK
KUALA LUMPUR: Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, is back to offer K-pop fans another exciting Blackpink experience.
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Naza Kia is giving you the chance to meet Blackpink!
Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in the country, is offering you the chance to meet K-pop super stars Blackpink in person!
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Syed Saddiq invites Foodpanda riders to his home to discuss their plight
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has issued a public invitation to Foodpanda riders to his home in Petaling Jaya tomorrow to hear their plight.
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Mavcom named '2019 Information Visionary for Malaysia'
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 30): The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has been named '2019 Information Visionary for Malaysia' by International Data Corp (IDC). In a statement today, Mavcom said it was b...
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King, Queen board transport aircraft to pay last respects
KUALA LUMPUR: To ensure that he is in time to pay his last respects to Sultan Ismail Petra who died yesterday, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah travel...
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King boards military aircraft to pay last respects to Sultan Ismail Petra
PETALING JAYA: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah displayed his humble personality once again by climbing onto a military transport aircraft when paying his last respects to 28th Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Ismail...
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Malaysian photographers push limits of iPhone 11 Pro photography
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — The new iPhones are available in Malaysia just one week after they went on sale in the US.
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Netizen apologises for insulting Jasmin’s daughter
ACTRESS Jasmin Hamid was relieved when an individual who had insulted her adopted daughter Rohana’s Abd Hamid’s physical appearance apologised, reported Kosmo!.
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Burst your gut with laughter at La-Wak Sik on October 19
Ashweein, Aaron Chung, Maclean Patrick, Sivanesan and Camillus are ready to lawak.
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With selfie, El Salvador’s leader urges UN to embrace tech
The way El Salvador's president sees it, he just snapped a selfie worth a thousand words at the UN General Assembly.
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Chinese influencer sells 80k bottles of M'sian bird's nest products in five mins
Popular Chinese influencer Lieer (烈儿宝贝) sold 80,000 units of locally-produced bird's nest products in just five minutes during a Taobao livestream on Sept 16 as part of...
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Facebook hides ‘likes’ in Australia trial to ease anxiety
Facebook has begun hiding the number of "likes" for posts in Australia, it said Sept 27, a trial designed to ease social pressure that could be rolled out worldwide.
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Facebook hides ‘likes’ in Australia trial to ease anxiety
SYDNEY, Sept 27 — Facebook today said it began hiding the number of “likes” for posts in Australia, a trial designed to ease social pressure that could be rolled out worldwide.
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Father held at knife-point over RM20
“I will kill you,” a drug addict screamed as he held a knife to his own father’s neck – just because the latter refused to give him RM20, reported Kosmo!.
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Bella Astillah scolded for not cutting ex off
KUALA LUMPUR • First, the fans slammed Singapore-born singer-actor Aliff Aziz for still trying to toy with Bella Astillah's emotions after their divorce.
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Fintech firm PayMongo attracts $2.7m in seed funding from Stripe, Y Combinator, others
Fintech startup PayMongo has secured a US$2.7 million investment for its seed round from top Silicon Valley investors, including Founders Fund, Stripe, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Y Combinator, Glo...
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Researchers say viral visuals driving social media manipulation on YouTube, Instagram
LONDON, Sept 26 — The success of viral memes, videos and pictures in spreading online disinformation is fuelling organised social media manipulation on Instagram and YouTube, researchers at Oxford U...
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US Justice Department to open an antitrust investigation of Facebook: source
The US Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook, a source familiar with the matter said on Sept 24.
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Viral visuals driving social media manipulation on YouTube, Instagram: researchers
The success of viral memes, videos and pictures in spreading online disinformation is fuelling organised social media manipulation on Instagram and YouTube...
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Actress Bella Astillah scolded for being friendly with S'pore singer Aliff Aziz after their divorce
First, the fans slammed Singapore-born singer-actor Aliff Aziz for still trying to toy with Bella Astillah's emotions after their divorce.
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Viral visuals driving social media manipulation on YouTube, Instagram
The success of viral memes, videos and pictures in spreading online disinformation is fuelling organised social media manipulation on Instagram and YouTube, researchers at Oxford University said today...
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Bella and ex-hubby’s duet draws flak
BELLA Astillah’s duet with her ex-husband Aliff Aziz has sparked harsh criticism by netizens, who opined that they should not be in contact with each other, reported Kosmo!.
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Juul CEO steps down, Altria, Philip Morris end merger talks
WASHINGTON, Sept 25 — Crisis-stricken e-cigarette maker Juul announced a corporate shakeup today, swapping out its CEO for a tobacco industry veteran as the US legal environment rapidly darkened for...
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'This is earth not Mars': Blood red skies unsettle Indonesians
While smoke from forest fires in Indonesia often simply obscures visibility with a choking haze, parts of Sumatra island recently witnessed blood-red skies due to the interaction of sunlight on partic...
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Poetry in motion: Social media revives ancient art
Eighteen-year-old Londoner Danique Bailey is one of a new generation of poets using social media to revive the art.
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Haze situation improves, no closure of schools tomorrow
PUTRAJAYA: All schools in the country will be operating as normal tomorrow (Sept 24) following the haze situation improving.
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Haze situation improves, no school closures on Tuesday (Sept 24)
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): There will be no school closures on Tuesday (Sept 24) as the air quality has improved.
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Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan arrives in M’sia tomorrow
The V177 Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic Sedan is arriving in Malaysia tomorrow, with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia taking to Instagram for a little tease beforehand.
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All schools in M'sia to operate as normal tomorrow
All schools in the country will be operating as normal tomorrow (Sept 24 ) following the improvement in the haze situation.
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Air quality improves across Malaysia, all schools resume classes tomorrow
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 23 — All schools in the country will be operating as normal tomorrow following the haze situation improving.
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These Continental tyres are perfect for “modern society”
Cause checking on what and where our friends are eating for lunch on Instagram is more important than checking our car’s tyre pressure just once every fortnight.
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Malaysia bans J.Lo's hit stripper movie Hustlers for being 'too racy'
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia has banned the hit Jennifer Lopez film Hustlers, the authorities said last Friday, criticising the film about strippers as being packed with obscene content not suitable for ...
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Malaysia bans Jennifer Lopez's hit stripper movie Hustlers
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia has banned the hit Jennifer Lopez movie Hustlers, the authorities said on Friday (Sept 20), criticising the film about strippers as packed with "obscene content" not suit...
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Malaysia bans Jennifer Lopez's hit stripper movie Hustlers
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia has banned the hit Jennifer Lopez movie Hustlers, the authorities said on Friday (Sept 20), criticising the film about strippers as packed with "obscene content" not suit...
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Instagram will impose stricter rules regarding sponsored posts
Facebook will enforce guidelines designed to curb the amount of influencer adverts related to diet products and cosmetic surgery.
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Malaysia bans hit stripper movie 'Hustlers'
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): Malaysia has banned the hit Jennifer Lopez movie "Hustlers", authorities said Friday, criticising the film about strippers as packed with...
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Censorship board bans ‘female’ Wolf of Wall Street starring J.Lo
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has banned the hit Jennifer Lopez movie “Hustlers” as the film about strippers is packed with “obscene content” not suitable for cinema-goers in the conservative country...
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Malaysia bans hit stripper movie 'Hustlers'
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has banned the hit Jennifer Lopez movie Hustlers, authorities said Friday (Sep 20), criticising the film about strippers as packed with "obscene content" not suitable for cinem...
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Senate tech critic to Facebook CEO: sell WhatsApp, Instagram
Critic challenged Mark Zuckerberg to sell WhatsApp and Instagram properties to prove the company's seriousness about protecting data privacy.
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Wedding marketplace Bridestory 3 months after getting acquired by Tokopedia
Indonesian wedding services marketplace Bridestory made headlines when it was acquired by one of the country’s largest ecommerce platform, Tokopedia, in June 2019.
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Study: Almost half of Singaporean influencers artificially boost followers, comments
SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — Almost half of influencers in Singapore use artificial methods — including buying followers — to inflate their statistics on Instagram, according to a new report which surve...
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Facebook making ads more playful
NEW YORK, Sept 20 — Facebook said yesterday it will let advertisers pack more fun into marketing messages with augmented reality, games and playful polls to prompt interactions.
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Haze in Malaysia: Over 1.7m students affected by school closures; employers urged to allow workers to work from home
PETALING JAYA - A total of 2,646 schools in Malaysia will be closed on Friday (Sept 20) due to the haze situation, affecting over 1.7 million students.
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Haze in Malaysia: Over 1.7m students affected by school closures; employers urged to allow workers to work from home
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A total of 2,646 schools in Malaysia will be closed on Friday (Sept 20) due to the haze situation, affecting over 1.7 million students.
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‘Better Internet, better cybersecurity’
PUTRAJAYA: Cybersafety should be given equal attention as the country strives to improve Internet access for the people, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Embattled Facebook CEO Zuckerberg seeks to mend fences in Washington
WASHINGTON: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has met with some of his company's toughest critics, facing aggressive questions over the social...
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Instagram to introduce stricter rules about diet and cosmetic surgery-related posts
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19 ­— This week the Guardian reported that Facebook will be more strictly enforcing an updated set of Facebook and Instagram community guidelines designed to curb the amount of ...
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All schools in N. Sembilan and Perak to reopen tomorrow
PUTRAJAYA: All schools in Negri Sembilan and Perak will reopen tomorrow and resume normal operations in view of the improved air quality in both states, with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings at 5pm ...
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Haze: 2,646 schools to close on Friday (Sept 20)
PETALING JAYA: A total of 2,646 schools will be closed on Friday (Sept 20) due to the haze situation, affecting over 1.7 million students.
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