The 170 participants at the inaugural Malaysia Developers’ Day jointly organised by the MCMC and AT&T got a taste of what that first step towards entrepreneurism was about, writes Karamjit Singh.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is joining forces with AT&T to host a Developers’ Day in Kuala Lumpur, from Sept 7-8, which will see cash prizes totalling US$14,000 (RM44,000) up for grabs.
The controversial RM200 smartphone rebate announced for Budget 2013 is in the news again, after Malay-language daily Utusan Malaysia reported that scheme will resume on Sept 3.
The MCMC has called the couple who allegedly mocked the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan by uploading a photo on their Facebook page that offended Malaysians, especially Muslims.
It was a week that was all about security, trust and standards in the online sphere – and quite a bit about the lack of all these when it comes to Malaysia, writes A. Asohan.
The registrar for the ‘.my’ top level domain MYNIC Bhd has admitted its servers had been compromised, which led to search queries for certain websites being redirected to temporary sites deliberately set up to give the false impression that the websites concerned had been hacked.
The enforcement of Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 has been delayed by more than a year but two industry experts believe that the legislation governing the handling of digital data in the country will come into force by year-end.
The three shortlisted bidders for the Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting (DTTB) infrastructure build -- i-Media Broadcasting Solutions, Puncak Semangat and Redtone Network -- have submitted their proposed business plans for a final round of evaluation by the MCMC.
The MCMC, working with the police’s Commercial Crimes Department, said it has successfully tracked and detained a suspect who had allegedly insulted the Yang DiPertuan Agong (or king) on Facebook.
The MCMC said it has been made aware of an increase in the ‘Nigerian email scam’ that this time uses Malaysian names or Malaysian public figures.