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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 »

Facebook app tops Southeast Asia survey

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Facebook, reportedly the world’s most successful social media platform, is the top ranking smartphone application (app) in Southeast Asia, according to a study released by Nielsen.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Malaysian sex bloggers charged with sedition

Alvin Tan facing Malaysian media. The Star-Asia News Network

A Malaysian couple known for a sexually explicit blog were charged Thursday with sedition after they caused outrage by posting a Ramadan greeting on Facebook which showed them eating pork.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Filipinos among the most active in social media, survey shows

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Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia have the most active people in social media at least among consumers who frequent Starbucks coffee shops, based on a survey released by social engagement platform Local Measure.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Bloody Sabah clashes spark PH-Malaysia cyberattacks

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Cyber attacks raged between Malaysian and Filipino hackers over the weekend, mirroring the ground skirmishes in Sabah on Friday and Saturday, the Star newspaper of Malaysia reported Monday.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google hacked over Malaysia-PH standoff

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Supporters of an armed bid by Filipino intruders to lay claim to a Malaysian state took their campaign to cyberspace on Monday, manipulating Google search listings to show a message backing the incursion.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Internet ‘floggers’ cash in on food-mad Asia

This picture taken on January 5, 2013, shows a worker walking past a pork burger advertisement poster inside a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. As a Hindu who cannot eat beef, Tashny Sukumaran satisfies her meat cravings with pork burgers, a new food passion she discovered via her native Malaysia's vibrant food-blogging, or "flogging," scene.  AFP /MOHD RASFAN

As a Hindu who does not eat beef but craves other meat, Tashny Sukumaran discovered her new passion for pork burgers through her native Malaysia’s vibrant food-blogging, or “flogging,” scene.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Web ‘blackout’ in Malaysia to protest law

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Malaysian NGOs, well-known bloggers and opposition politicians on Tuesday staged a one-day “Internet blackout” to protest a legal amendment that they say threatens free expression on the Web.

Posted: August 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Malaysia jails 24 Chinese, Taiwanese over betting ring

A Malaysian court has jailed 24 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals for a month each after they admitted running an online football betting and fraud ring, their lawyer said Thursday.

Posted: April 26th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Malaysians ‘like’ Facebook page urging Malaysia PM to go

KUALA LUMPUR – A Facebook petition has seen more than 170,000 people back a call for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to quit, days after an electoral reform rally was broken up by police firing tear gas. The page titled “100,000 People Request Najib Tun Razak Resignation” was set up on Saturday, the same day [...]

Posted: July 13th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Hackers wreak havoc on Malaysian gov’t websites

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Hackers disrupted dozens of Malaysian state-linked websites Thursday, fulfilling a threat to batter the government’s digital defenses in retaliation for a crackdown on entertainment piracy. At least 51 websites suffered cyber-attacks that persisted for several hours after midnight, Malaysia’s telecommunications regulator said. Officials indicated no confidential information was compromised, but some [...]

Posted: June 16th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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  • Massive infra spending set
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  • Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
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  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

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  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • The truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, eggs benedict, chicken leg confit are excellent
  • Entertainment

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  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
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  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
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  • A humbler Church
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