Author: The Level

WhatsApp sets encryption for more than a billion users

By Shazwan Zulkiffli WhatsApp, the world’s most popular instant messaging app with more than 1 billion users worldwide, is now fully encrypted across all platforms – including Blackberry. It’s a pleasant surprise, especially in light of the recent FBI vs Apple case, and great news for users who prioritize security and privacy. WhatsApp founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum wrote in a blog regarding the matter: “The idea is simple: when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to. No one can see inside...

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NEW RELEASE: The Heist by Morphinemen

By A. Akbar There’s a new duo in town, and they’re the Morphinemen (though ironically, both of them are girls). The band consists of Aswara students Myra Darena and Dee, and they look set to be the next Tegan and Sara with their new song, “The Heist”. Let Myra’s sweet vocals and Dee’s harmonizing serenade your way into an afternoon slumber with their first ever release as...

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Event: Plug-in Series with The Fridays, Spooky Wet Dreams, Temjin

By A. Akbar Plug-in series, another electrifying gig featuring the country’s best upcoming indie acts, returns this April 17th to bring you more good music. The lineup for this edition of the Plug-in Series include The Fridays, Spooky Wet Dreams, Modescape, Temjin, and Lux Spectra. Plug it in and join the fun at Drum Asia studio, Sri Hartamas. Date: April 17th 2016 Time: 3pm Venue: Drum Asia Admission: RM15...

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LGBT: When Will We Learn to Accept?

By Shazwan Zulkiffli A few days ago, our country was rocked with the news that a charity event – organized by the transgender community – was raided with no warning, no warrant, and most interestingly, no mercy. The tragedy at the event went largely unnoticed, until one of the guests, under the name of Siti Kasim, posted a long rant about her experience at the event. To make things worse, a local news portal came out with a video entitled “Pondan maki JAWI” and showed a different side of the ruckus, – censored and shaped to JAWI’s advantage. However,...

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Admiral Ackbar’s voice actor passes away at 93

By A. Ackbar Voice actor Erik Bauersfeld – whose brief turn as Admiral Ackbar in the Star Wars film won a lot of hearts – has passed, aged 93. His iconic line “It’s a trap” in Return of the Jedi is memorable among Star Wars fans, and has since been immortalized by the internet as a meme. Bauersfeld worked at radio stations before his Star Wars roles as Admiral Ackbar and Jabba the Hutt’s steward Bib Fortuna in Return of the Jedi, as well as a short cameo role in the Force Awakens. Bauersfeld passed away on Sunday at...

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