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

Jun 2020
TECH NEWS 01:48pm, Jun 02, 2020
Apple releases patch to disable latest iOS jailbreaking tool

MANILA, Philippines – Apple on Monday, June 1, released a new version of iOS and iPadOS that patches out the jailbreaking solution released by Unc0ver group on May 23. According to a newly released ...

TECH NEWS 12:54pm, Jun 01, 2020
Security researcher gets $100,000 Apple bounty for 'Sign in with Apple' bug

MANILA, Philippines – Apple paid Indian security researcher Bhavuk Jain $100,000 for reporting a bug he found back in April with the company's "Sign in with Apple" feature which would have allowed a ...

May 2020
TECH FEATURES 06:20pm, May 29, 2020
Hacking away at PLDT's goodwill

On the surface, attacking PLDT’s Twitter account seems like a “cool hacker” thing to do. Hacking PLDT's support Twitter sends a statement that the company isn’t doing it’s job, and as the hacker, ...

TECH NEWS 01:37pm, May 29, 2020
PLDT: No record of data being downloaded from company's support account

MANILA, Philippines – PLDT said on Friday, May 29, it had concluded an investigation by the company's Cyber Security Operations group on its hijacked Twitter support account PLDT_Cares, finding no ...

TECH NEWS 01:04pm, May 28, 2020
PLDT support Twitter account hacked

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – One of PLDT's Twitter accounts has apparently been taken over by what appears to be the hacking group Anonymous Philippines on Thursday, May 28. The Twitter ...

TECH NEWS 06:15pm, May 21, 2020
Messaging app Signal using PINs to move data across devices

MANILA, Philippines – If you're a user of the Signal secure messaging application and are planning to use the app on a new device, you're in luck. Signal has a new system in place that will let you ...

TECH FEATURES 01:18pm, May 21, 2020
Facebook's problems can't be solved by more Facebook

Facebook is one of the most-used, popular online platforms in the world, keeping about a third of the world connected and in touch with one another. An assortment of problems come attached to this. ...

TECH NEWS 12:56pm, May 21, 2020
Twitter testing feature that lets users control who can reply to their tweet

MANILA, Philippines – Twitter is doing limited testing on a new feature that would allow a user to control who can reply to their tweets. In a blog post on Wednesday, May 20, Twitter outlined how ...

TECH NEWS 11:40pm, May 18, 2020 now has GPS tracking for some public transport in Pasig

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine transit directions app added a new feature to augment how users can learn how to get around. The company said it was working with the Pasig City government ...

TECH NEWS 06:51pm, May 12, 2020
Instagram Lite shuts down ahead of possible future relaunch

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook shut down Instagram Lite, a streamlined version of Instagram meant for emerging markets. The shut down, first reported on Monday, May 11, by Android Police, was ...