Hazlini Harun, whose family lost over RM200,000 after ‘investing’ in an advertising tool company, and another victim, met with a Google representative in Kuala Lumpur today. Both hope efforts will be taken to stop scammers from using Google platforms in the country and the region.
Retiree Hazlini Harun and her 16 neighbours from Damansara Perdana, Selangor, are among the 200-odd Malaysians who lost their money in a mobile application scheme. Victims hope no one else will fall for the same ‘scam’.
As the world evolves, older social media platforms are advancing their technology to compete with newer applications. Malaysia should emulate other nations in moving towards digital currencies and encouraging companies to start investing in the metaverse, writes Aidan Kwong in Young Voices this week.
Parenting in the age of screens is no easy task. Do you give, or not give your child a phone? Twentytwo13’s Pearl Lee, mother of a soon-to-be six-year-old, says while her child is not on any handheld device, she wonders how long it will be before he starts asking for one.
Each month, there is a flurry of activities online, but it cannot beat shopping in stores, writes Twentytwo13’s Graig Nunis.
It is extraordinary in this day and age, that some schools insist on parents lining up for hours to buy school books, when online sales are an option.
You need plenty of discipline if you are planning on joining online exercise classes but with Covid-19 still out of control, many might just be forced into doing so.