Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr.

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Victor has been writing about video games, technology, and the intersection of both into popular culture for over 7 years now, either professionally or as part of personal musings on his blog, Games and Geekery.

Victor enjoys gathering information online, either to connect stories together to trace the a story to its conclusion, or simply to learn more about things that catches his eye. Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media are a comfortable third home, if you count the Rappler offices as his second.

Victor also prefers to be called a journalist-in-training rather than the shorter alternative, as a reminder that there's always something new to learn, especially in the fast-changing landscape of journalism in the digital age.

Aside from writing technology news on Rappler, he can also be found writing columns on upcoming massively multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPGs) on

Oct 2019
TECH NEWS 06:38pm, Oct 08, 2019
New Instagram tool aims to prevent phishing attacks

MANILA, Philippines – Instagram has a new tool designed to help users ensure they aren't opening an email that's a phishing scam in disguise. {source}<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p ...

TECH NEWS 07:49pm, Oct 02, 2019
Former Yahoo engineer pleads guilty to searching 6,000 user accounts for nudes

MANILA, Philippines – A former Yahoo software engineer pleaded guilty to using his work account to get into the accounts of thousands of Yahoo users to look for sexual images and videos, the US ...

Sep 2019
TECH NEWS 08:15pm, Sep 24, 2019
Messaging app Kik to shut down as company focuses on Kin cryptocurrency

MANILA, Philippines – Messaging app Kik is shutting down, Kik Interactive CEO Ted Livingston announced on Thursday, September 24, in a post on Medium. The company will refocus on its ongoing legal ...

TECH NEWS 12:16pm, Sep 20, 2019
Privacy group finds alleged vulnerabilities in MyPhone MyA2

MANILA, Philippines – Growing, cheap access to online connectivity – from low-cost smartphones to preinstalled applications – is giving rise to concerns about user privacy, specifically how cheap ...

TECH NEWS 06:47pm, Sep 04, 2019
Instagram a prime target for disinformation in 2020 U.S. elections

MANILA, Philippines – A recent report by New York University's Stern Center for Business and Human Rights pointed towards Instagram – rather than parent company Facebook – as a prime target of ...

Aug 2019
TECH NEWS 10:39am, Aug 31, 2019
Scientists teleport qutrits in new step towards quantum computing

MANILA, Philippines – Quantum physicists were recently able to successfully transfer a qutrit – or quantum trit – through quantum teleportation. The research, published in American Physical ...

TECH NEWS 07:19pm, Aug 28, 2019
Malware found in popular CamScanner app

MANILA, Philippines – CamScanner, a PDF creation and optical character recognition application with more than 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store, is taken off the store following a ...

TECH NEWS 06:32pm, Aug 27, 2019
Data breach at webhost Hostinger exposes 14 million users

MANILA, Philippines – Web hosting provider and domain registrar Hostinger suffered from a data breach over the weekend, with data from around 14 million users exposed. In a blog post on Sunday, ...

TECH NEWS 08:43pm, Aug 22, 2019
4chan members spread anti-Semitic messages on Twitter by posing as Jews

MANILA, Philippines – Members of 4chan are spreading anti-Semitic messages and other propaganda on Twitter by pretending to be Jews. According to Yair Rosenberg, a senior writer for Tablet magazine, ...

TECH NEWS 06:07pm, Aug 21, 2019
Gmail update improves spelling and grammar correction

MANILA, Philippines –Google announced on Tuesday, August 20 (August 21, Manila time) it had improved its automatic correction and spell checking functions and was rolling out a change to help email ...