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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.

Nation 27 Feb 2019 | 5:59 AM

Senior citizen charged with insulting Islam in FB post

KUALA LUMPUR: A 68-year-old jobless man has been charged at the Sessions Court here over an offensive caricature, said to be of Prophet Muhammad, which was posted on his Facebook account.

YouTube 22 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

YouTube reaches out to advertisers as AT&T, Hasbro halt spending

Alphabet Inc’s Google went into damage-control mode after a raft of major advertisers stopped spending money on YouTube over concerns that the video-sharing site can be used to forge networks of people engaged in exploitation of children.

TECH 22 Feb 2019 | 4:14 AM

Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

Google-owned YouTube said Feb 21 it was taking action to close a loophole that enabled users to share comments and links on child pornography over the video-sharing service.

TECH 19 Feb 2019 | 12:30 AM

Amazon lets amateurs publish custom Alexa apps to reach broad audiences

Amazon is enlisting customers to create voice-controlled games, broadcast lectures and sermons, and turn blogs into audio presentations available to anyone, through its growing universe of Alexa-enabled speaker-and-microphone devices.

Nation 11 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

All must do more to block child porn sites, say activists

PETALING JAYA: Child rights activists are pressing for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to do more to prevent access to online sexual images of children.

TECH 18 Jan 2019 | 11:19 AM

Syariah-certified browser filters out porn, gambling

SalamWeb aims to make the Internet an empowering experience for Muslims.

TECH 02 Jan 2019 | 1:00 AM

Sexual assault survivors are publicly accusing attackers on social media. But at what cost?

A Chicago woman took to Facebook last week to describe, in graphic detail, how a man she knows tried to rape her, naming him and including his photo in a post that was shared more than 1,000 times in a matter of days.

TECH 24 Dec 2018 | 3:00 AM

‘Kill your foster parents’ – Amazon’s Alexa talks murder, sex in AI experiment

Millions of users of Amazon's Echo speakers have grown accustomed to the soothing strains of Alexa, the human-sounding virtual assistant that can tell them the weather, order takeout and handle other basic tasks in response to a voice command.