Malaysia opposition condemns applying old video law to social media

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A decades-old Malaysian law requiring video or film productions to be licensed before being broadcast extends to social media, a minister said on Thursday, prompting an outcry from the opposition over its implications for freedom of expression.

FILE PHOTO: Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Joseph Sipalan/File Photo

Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah told parliament that licences were needed “regardless of whether they are mainstream media agencies or personal media that broadcast films on social media or traditional channels”.

Opposition lawmakers accused the government of trying to cast a wide regulatory net on social media content using a 1981 National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) Act, which predates the internet.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said the minister’s interpretation was a “worrying development”, saying: “This is unreasonable and backwards. At the same time, the government

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Amazon Prime Video Greenlights ‘La Jauria’ For Season 2

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Global SVOD Amazon Prime Video has signed up for a second season of Spanish-language psychological thriller “La Jauria.” The show is the streamer’s first local Original series from Chile, produced by Fremantle and Fabula, run by writer-director Pablo Larraín (“Jacky”) and brother Juan de Díos Larraín (“Gloria Bell”).

Starring breakout superstar Daniela Vega (“A Fantasic Woman”), “La Jauria” is showrun by award-winning filmmaker Lucia Puenzo (“XXY”).

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“For Fabula it is important to tell our stories from Chile to the rest of the world. A second season of ‘La Jauria’ is also a recognition of the talent of our actors and actresses, our technicians, writers, directors and all the professionals involved in the process,” said Angela Poblete, regional head of TV at Fabula.

Set at a private Catholic school in Santiago de Chile, “La Jauría” follows the case of a

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Everything Jeffree Star didn’t address in his 10-minute ‘apology’ video

Jeffree Star broke his silence over the weekend.
Jeffree Star broke his silence over the weekend.

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  • Jeffree Star released a 10-minute YouTube video on Saturday called “Doing What’s Right,” where he vaguely apologized to James Charles.

  • The video follows Star’s month-long hiatus from the internet since Karmegeddon had people wanting some accountability from huge online celebrities like Star and Shane Dawson for problematic behavior in their pasts.

  • He said this video was the start of a “new chapter.” But as many commentators and YouTubers have pointed out, Star has been starting new chapters periodically throughout his entire career.

  • While he claimed to be taking responsibility for his past, Star left out a lot of specifics in his apology video, including the main accusations against him and Shane Dawson from Tati Westbrook, his problematic past, and the end to his partnership with makeup brand Morphe.

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Jeffree Star returned

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Why is Prime Video not working? How to troubleshoot your Amazon Prime Video app when it won’t play properly

If Prime Video stops working, there are a few simple fixes.
If Prime Video stops working, there are a few simple fixes.

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  • If your Prime Video app isn’t working, start by making sure your account is active, and then check to make sure you’re connected to the internet.

  • Try using Prime Video on another device, and if it works there, reboot the first device.

  • Other things you can try include reinstalling the Prime Video app, and making sure you have enough internet bandwidth.

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Like most streaming services, Amazon Prime Video usually runs without issue.

However, it’s inevitable that at some point, you’ll run into some sort of issue — that’s just technology for you.

If Prime Video isn’t working for you, these are the most common problems and solutions.

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How to make a PowerPoint presentation into a video, so that it plays automatically without you having to click through each slide

You can make a PowerPoint presentation into a video in a few simple steps.
You can make a PowerPoint presentation into a video in a few simple steps.

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PowerPoint is an incredibly useful tool for giving presentations. With the click of a button, you can control how fast or slow you want the slides to progress, and when other extras like music or animation come in. 

However, if it is not your intention to give your presentation live and in person, this fact can be more of a hindrance than a help. If you intended, for example, to email it to your coworkers, or to post it online, it might be more helpful to simply have your PowerPoint be a video that people can press play on and simply sit back and watch.

Luckily, this is something that the Microsoft Office team has already thought of, and they make it just as easy to save your PowerPoint as a video as

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Stalkers are using video doorbells and other ‘smart’ devices to harass victims, say police chiefs

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Stalkers hacked into smart devices including video doorbells to target their victims in their own homes during the Covid-19 lockdown, police chiefs have said.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said methods include targeting their victims on social media, using spyware or tracking apps and hacking into online accounts or platforms.

“This also includes accessing internet-connected devices in victim’s homes, such video doorbells, assistants like Alexa, Google Home or Siri, and home security systems,” the NPCC said.

It echoes similar tactics used by divorced couples where one partner has used devices to spy on the other or make unwarranted contact with children in the household.

Wiltshire Police Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills, the NPCC’s lead for stalking and harassment offences, said: “Our evidence shows that the risks to victims of stalking have continued during the coronavirus pandemic, in particular we know that stalkers have turned to online and digital

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How to watch and what to expect from July 11th’s wild video games showcase

Irreverent and innovative indie games label Devolver Digital presents its own take on mid-2020’s spate of online showcase events.

Devolver Digital is lining up to entertain its fans and skewer its games and tech industry chums with a “live pre-recorded event” set for 12 noon PT on July 11.

The show is to be broadcast via twitch.tv/twitchgaming, and its start time equates to 3pm ET, 7pm UTC, 8pm UK, 9pm Central Europe and South Africa, then half past midnight on July 12 in India, 3am in Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Beijing, China, 4am in South Korea and Japan, and 5am in Sydney, Australia.

Historically, Devolver Digital’s E3 shows have layered scathing industry satire and rapid-fire video game previews and

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California-based Fortinet, Fastly, Teladoc Health, DocuSign and Zoom Video Communications

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Chicago, IL – July 10, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: California-based Fortinet Inc. FTNT, Fastly, Inc. FSLY, Teladoc Health, Inc. TDOC, DocuSign Inc. DOCU and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ZM.

Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:

Tap the Rising Remote Work Trend with These 5 Stocks

Several companies bore the brunt of the coronavirus-led economic shutdown while only a few flourished. And comprehensively, the biggest gainers have been the so-called work-from-home or WFH stocks. Notably, many companies involved in video conferencing and cloud storage have seen their shares outpace the broader market so far this year, in some cases doubling or even tripling. 

And many experts now opine that the work-from-home trend

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Does Amazon Prime Video have 4K content? How to find Ultra High Definition movies and TV shows on your streaming device

You can watch 4K content on Amazon Prime Video if you have a 4K-compatible device.
You can watch 4K content on Amazon Prime Video if you have a 4K-compatible device.

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  • Amazon Prime Video has hundreds of 4K movies and TV shows in its library. 

  • Amazon doesn’t have a premium subscription service for 4K content. There are 4K shows available for free with the usual Prime Video subscription. 

  • You need to have a fully 4K-ready device to watch Amazon’s 4K content.  

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Just a couple years ago, 4K was relatively uncommon, but these days, you’re far more likely to find it built into a new TV than not. Many computer displays, laptops, gaming consoles, and streaming media players are also able to stream in 4K, which is Ultra High Definition resolution.

To take advantage of a 4K display, though, you need 4K content. Amazon offers hundreds of TV shows and movies in 4K, and that library will

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Microsoft’s new Teams features fight video conferencing fatigue

Despite recent pressure from the White House, schools and businesses across the country are unlikely to resume in-person functions for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But going “online-only” has posed challenges of its own. However, Microsoft Team’s brand new slew of updates and features seek to address some of those problems and make this new era of physical isolation just a little less exhausting.

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Microsoft hopes to help attendees of online meetings feel more connected to everyone else on the call using AI-driven processes. For example, Together Mode is designed to combat Zoom Fatigue by leveraging segmentation technology to set the call participants on a shared background “making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else in the meeting or class,” according to a Wednesday press release. Doing so reportedly helps people focus on the nonverbal cues of the other folks

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