Do you remember The Fappening? Five years ago, iCloud hackers leaked an entire cache of nudes from celebrities. The catastrophic event created ripples throughout the entire internet. Even today, we’re still feeling the effects of everyone’s nude photos. Celebrities are now warier about their sensitive data. Security companies are clamping down more on data breaches.
Despite the Fappening’s effects, people are still searching for “celebrity nudes” on Google. Sometimes, the search term yields exactly that. Other times, however, hackers can turn your libido against you.
According to a new report from security specialist McAfee, celebrity searches are still one of the most dangerous search terms today. These searches include associated terms like “torrent,” “nudes,” “streaming,” and “free.” Besides nudes, people also search for free, bootlegged content from celebrities.
Regardless of specific terms, celebrity searches still lead to malicious links. Without proper vigilance, it’s way too easy to come across malware, instead of what you’re looking for.
As with every year, McAfee has ranked every celebrity today according to how risky searching for them is. The results are only slightly surprising.
- Alexis Bledel
- James Corden
- Sophie Turner
- Anna Kendrick
- Lupita Nyong’o
- Jimmy Fallon
- Jackie Chan
- Lil Wayne
- Nicki Minaj
- Tessa Thompson
Notably, several celebrities here are currently major stars in popular television series. List-leading Alexis Bledel is an actress in the critically acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale. Likewise, Sophie Turner played one of the major characters in the recently concluded Game of Thrones. Other artists, like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, are on the list likely because of users asking for free version of their music.
To cap off, McAfee also states that children and teens are most likely to fall for celebrity-themed malware, as reported by Engadget. Besides maintaining a robust McAfee software ecosystem, of course, McAfee’s report recommends keeping your anti-virus software up-to-date and staying away from sketchy sites.
Zalora launches pop-up store Z-Train
All aboard the Z-Train
Shopping app ZALORA is getting a mobile pop-up store. ZALORA Philippines has opened the Z-Train pop-up concept at the Uptown Mall Curbside Corner in BGC, Taguig.
The Z-Train has a sleek black exterior which replicates a train coach. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. until December 15.
Inside are a selection of the best fashion haul from ZALORA’s top brands, including Nike and Trendyol.
ZALORA has also partnered with GCash, offering customers up to a PhP 500 cashback when they choose the pay later option (GGives).
Nike Dunk Daily Giveaways
When you shop at the Z-Train, you also get an entry for a chance to win in the Nike Dunk Daily Giveaways.
The best way is to shop on December 12 during ZALORA’s 12.12 Christmas Sale kickoff, where you can use special 12.12 Nike Dunk Codes to enjoy 30% off (PhP 5,000 minimum spend) and get a guaranteed slot to purchase Nike Dunks.
ZALORA will also be giving away 14 Nike Dunk pairs – one per day until December 15. Participants simply have to post a photo of themselves on the Z-Train, tagging @zaloraph and using the hashtag #ZTrain.
One post is equivalent to one entry, so make sure to post on Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok.
Netflix Southeast Asia movies to watch
Homegrown Southeast Asian titles for your holiday must-watch
Looking for Netflix shows to binge-watch throughout the holidays? The streaming app features a rich collection of localized content across all genres for viewers to give a try.
Here are some of the best titles from Southeast Asia and beyond for subscribers to enjoy.
This comedy features five unlucky strangers meeting each other for a common goal of fighting a mafia boss who have stolen their winning lottery tickets worth millions.
World-renowned sport Muay Thai traces its roots to Thailand, and this mini-series will give fans an even more in-depth look into this industry.
If you’re interested in real-life stories, then these documentaries are for you. Both feature the 12 young Thai footballers who were trapped in a flooded cave complex for 17 days back in 2018.
The Trapped 13: How We Survived The Thai Cave in particular reflects the perspectives of the survivors while showcasing the intricate details of the dangerous rescue mission and how they managed to survive the event.
Thai Cave Rescue, on the other hand, is a drama series which took real-life elements from the boys’ stories.
Abimana Aryasatya, Putri Marino, Arie Kriting, Lutesha, and Kristo Immanuel star in a mix of action and comedy from Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto. The Big 4 sees four retired assassins joining forces to track down an elusive murderer.
What if fate comes a little too late? In this whirlwind romance, an already engaged fashion blogger finds herself going down an unexpected path during a life-changing trip to Bali, where she meets a gifted shoemaker.
Meanwhile, the Philippines’ very own Baron Geisler stars in Doll House, which is ought to give viewers a good cry.
The heart-warming tale portrays the complexities of father-daughter relationships. It comes with a sentimental plot toward the end that will touch the hearts of everyone.
Chinese language picks
A suicide squad is assigned to save humanity from the threat of extinction after a meteor carrying a destructive plant hit the world. In the process, they will have to defeat alien creatures in a post-apocalyptic setting to succeed.
This Taiwanese mystery thriller stars Hsu Wei-Ning, Toby Lee and Wen Chen-Ling. After a coma leaves her with amnesia, an accomplished career woman finds herself navigating a warped reality where she is forced to revisit her painful past.
When a 60-year-old widow decides to fall in love again, her two daughters get both happy and annoyed. This Taiwanese drama-comedy that is filled with hilarious moments will teach everyone heartfelt lessons too.
Do you have your own Southeast Asia movies or TV shows recommendations?
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Make moments tangible with Instax Square Link
Time to print those core memories!
Life looks pretty in squares — that’s how Instagram shaped our favorite moments in the past decade.
With every core memory uploaded in our social media feed for the world to see, there’s still something poignant about keeping a hard copy of your favorite moments. It feels nostalgic to be reminded of the good things in your life.
That’s what the Instax Square Link delivers. The newest instant printer comes in square, as compared to its previous siblings in the instax link lineup.
The sweet spot
The previous instant printers come in the usual mini film prints, and a wide, rectangular one. Having a square format provides a sweet spot for instant prints since it’s neither too big nor small.
Even the design of the device itself looks almost square, albeit taller. It sports the usual big button in its center that powers up the device, while there’s a smaller circle on its top-left part for linking the device to your smartphone.
It’s still as straightforward as it gets, whether you’re already familiar with previous instax printers or not. You simply click the big button until it lights up, link it to your smartphone and confirm the serial number found on the bottom side of the device, and do all the magic inside the app — which you can download via App Store or Play Store.
New device, new features
The instax Square Link carries all the good things from the previous instax printers through its dedicated app.
You can still make personalized stickers, continuously print your best moments with just a press of a button, and collage and edit your photos in frames. They’re pretty much the same features you can find on the instax Link WIDE and instax mini Link 2.
However, instax introduced new features that make printing more exciting. Now, instax takes AR to a new level by allowing users to print with personalized AR effects, accessible using a QR code.
It also included a feature where you can chat with a friend or loved one and have the conversation printed as text bubbles to add a more personal touch for those who are in long-distance relationships.
Printing your favorite moments
While the new features are a much-welcome addition, I still stick to what Instax is good about. At its core, it’s still printing your favorite moments and of course, sharing them with the people you love.
Back then, I would print my photos and keep them to myself — inside photobooks and boxes that would never see the light of day unless I’m feeling nostalgic.
Being surrounded by new people encouraged me to be more giving, rather than just being selfish with my memories. And instead of constantly seeking validation and sharing my favorite moments with the world, I now love the idea of being intimate and sharing my core memories with only a handful of people.
Is this your GadgetMatch?
The Instax Square Link is still an instant printer like its siblings. If square formats are your thing, this is easily your GadgetMatch. For wide, rectangular prints, there’s the instax Link WIDE.
And if the original, mini-sized film prints are what you’re after, you can never go wrong with the instax mini Link 2. Whatever formats you want, there’s an instax for you.
The instax Square Link comes in Ash White and Midnight Green. It’s available in all authorized Fujifilm instax dealers nationwide and Fujifilm’s online flagship stores.
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