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Malaysia’s Mahathir calls for Internet censorship

Mahathir Mohamad. AP file photo

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has called for the Internet to be censored to preserve “public morality”, in what the opposition suggested Saturday was an attempt to silence government critics.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Malaysia Airlines passenger’s Facebook jest takes grim twist

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A Dutch national’s final post on Facebook seemed to foretell the fate of Malaysian Airplane flight MH17.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Why didn’t missing jet passengers use their cellphones?

A relative of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane uses a mobile phone at the Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 11, 2014. The accounts of some passengers on Chinese messaging tool QQ show they had been online, reports say, although the operator says that failure to shut the software down properly can give that impression. Photo from The Star Online-Asia News Network

In the age of smartphones and social media, one question surrounding the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner is why none of the passengers tried to contact relatives, as they did during the 9/11 attacks.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Missing plane: Don’t read too much into ringing phones—expert

A relative of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane uses a mobile phone at the Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 11, 2014. The accounts of some passengers on Chinese messaging tool QQ show they had been online, reports say, although the operator says that failure to shut the software down properly can give that impression. Photo from The Star Online-Asia News Network

A technology expert dismissed the Theory of the Phantom calls, explaining that ringing phones do not lead to any conclusions.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Don’t rely on Google Maps to search for plane, says Google

Misleading images of a plane on Google Maps. The Star Online-Asia News Network

Concerned people should not rely on Google Maps to search the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it is not live satellite feed.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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