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December 3, 2013

The puzzling tale of Facebook gag on Sarawak’s civil servants

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theantdaily team

Just how do you gag civil servants from operating Facebook accounts in their official capacity?

What is actually meant by official capacity on Facebook or does anyone know whether it recognises or cares whether any government officer signs up in an official or unofficial capacity?

As far as most of us are aware, Facebook is a private social media tool and anyone can open a personal account. Since when did it become an official tool for anyone in government service?

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January 27, 2013

Social media a double-edged sword for Umno

Boo Su-Lyn

Najib stressed that voters at the coming 13th general election were more concerned with what the government could do for them in future. – File pic

Social media is both a boon and a bane for Umno as it caused Barisan Nasional (BN) to lose its customary two-thirds parliamentary majority in Election 2008, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday.

The prime minister told CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland yesterday that voters were getting more educated and critical.

“I see the advent of ICT, social media as both something good, but also our bane. Could be our Achilles heel as well,” said Najib in the interview with Fareed. (more…)

November 30, 2012

Gaps in the laws protecting our data

 Today ― Richard Hartung

That caramel latte and a muffin you pick up most mornings might seem to have no connection to your personal data. What the purchase may mean, though, is that the barista is tracking your every move.

If you pay with a card from the coffee chain, the chain will know whether you switched to low-fat, ate two muffins or had coffee with a friend when you bought two lattes. And the coffee shop is tame compared to what the department store knows, clothing sizes included, about your shopping sprees.

All that data is supposed to stay private. Indeed, Parliament passed a new Personal Data Protection Act last month that is designed to protect consumers and make sure organisations keep their data confidential. (more…)

September 13, 2012

Vile attack on Sarawakians, Christianity

K Pragalath and Joseph Tawie

Sarawak Pakatan reps want the police and government to ‘immediately’ investigate slanderous attacks on Facebook against Sarawakians. The Facebook page was removed today.

The vilification of East Malaysians seems to be taking a turn for the worse with the latest foul rantings on Facebook site ‘Semenanjung Anti-Sarawak’.

The page which started two years had its first posting on May 21, barely a month after the massive Bersih 3.0 gathering calling for free and fair elections in Kuala Lumpur which saw some 300 Sarawakians taking part. However the Facebook page was removed earlier today.

All posting which were in Malay, spewed derogatory remarks about Sarawakians in general and those who lived in the peninsula. (more…)

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