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AseanPlus News 02 Aug 2019 | 7:00 AM

Nets apologises for ‘brownface’ ad campaign

SINGAPORE: E-payment firm Nets on Thursday (Aug 1) apologised for any hurt caused by its recent advertising campaign to promote cashless payments, which featured a Chinese actor in "brownface".

World 07 Jul 2019 | 11:14 PM

Border agency knew of troubling Facebook posts in 2016 - acting secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials knew in 2016 about a private Facebook group where border agents posted racist and misogynistic comments, acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan said on Sunday.

World 06 Jul 2019 | 10:36 AM

U.S. House panel chair asks watchdog for probe of Homeland Security leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of a U.S. House panel asked an internal watchdog on Friday to investigate whether top officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. border service knew about a Facebook group where agents posted racist and misogynistic comments.

World 02 Jul 2019 | 2:41 PM

U.S. lawmaker describes 'horrifying' conditions at Texas migrant facility

CLINT, Texas (Reuters) - Controversy broadsided the embattled U.S. Border Patrol agency Monday, as a high-profile U.S. Congresswoman touring detention facilities called conditions "horrifying" and as current and former agency staffers were alleged to have posted offensive comments about the lawmaker and migrants on a private Facebook page.

Nation 24 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

MCMC: Over 400 child porn websites blocked since 2015

CYBERJAYA (Bernama): From 2015 to 2018, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked more than 400 websites containing child sexual abuse content through collaboration and information-sharing with the police and Interpol.

Nation 31 Mar 2019 | 3:04 PM

MCMC raids four locations, interrogates three individuals over social media abuse

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has seized 16 items and interrogated three individuals for allegedly sending offensive and pornographic materials via social media.

World 19 Mar 2019 | 12:19 PM

Tech consortium flags more than 800 versions of New Zealand attack video

(Reuters) - A consortium of global technology firms has shared on its collective database the digital fingerprints of more than 800 versions of the video of New Zealand's mass shootings that killed 50 people, it said on Monday.

World 15 Mar 2019 | 10:54 PM

New Zealand massacre shows how online users find ways to share violent videos

SAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU (Reuters) - The Friday massacre at two New Zealand mosques, live-streamed to the world, was not the first internet broadcast of a violent crime, but it showed that stopping gory footage from spreading online persists as a major challenge for tech companies despite years of investment.

Nation 28 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Senior citizen charged with posting offensive caricature on FB

KUALA LUMPUR: A senior citizen has been charged in the Sessions Court here with posting an offensive caricature, said to be of the Prophet Muhammad, on his Facebook account.