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Facebook has plans to acquire a cybersecurity company – report

Oct 22, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Following the breach that exposed 29 million users, Facebook attempts to shore up its online defenses


Ateneo, MediXserve launch 1st university-based blockchain research center

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The university, led by AMBERLab's efforts, seeks to offer blockchain-related electives by January 2019

AMBERLAB. AMBERLab leaders and partners show symbolic chain at the launch including vice president for Loyola Schools Dr. Maria Vilches (4th from left), AMBERLAB director Dr. Maria Estuar (5th from left), and MediXserve CEO Jojy Azurin (2nd from right)  Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Huawei working on 5G foldable phone – report

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:31 PM

This marks the first time it's been asserted these new foldable phones will run on a 5G network

Over 3.4 billion people actively use social media – report

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Around 320 million people signed up for social media since September last year which accounted for a 10% growth in users

New Facebook blog series explains how they identify false news

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:02 AM

The blog’s launch comes amid new research that claims interaction with false news sites have declined more than half since the 2016 US election


Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Europe is trying to devise a strategy to tax profits from the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and digital platforms such as YouTube and Airbnb

Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Britain's former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg says Facebook faces complex issues such as 'the balance between free speech and prohibited content'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 10, 2014 British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg addresses delegates at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in central London on November 10, 2014. - British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on October 19, 2018 he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures. (Photo by Justin TALLIS / AFP)

Apple to hold October 30 event in New York

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The event will likely announce new iPads or Macs, as the company recently revealed a lineup of new iPhones

APPLE'S BIG EVENT. Apple has more in store for everyone. Screen shot from Apple's events page.

WhatsApp dirty tricks campaign alleged in Brazil presidential race

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The row shines a light on an issue that has become pressing in democracies: the organized abuse of social media to sway public opinion in countries

Tumblr patches data-exposing privacy bug

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Tumblr says the it found 'no evidence that this bug was abused, and there is nothing to suggest that unprotected account information was accessed'

Facebook believes spammers behind hack – report

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:40 PM

People familiar with the company's internal investigation say Facebook doesn't think the hack was done by a nation-state

FACEBOOK. Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone  and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Several Facebook investors back proposal to oust Zuckerberg as chairman

Oct 18, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The proposal asks that Zuckerberg be removed as chairman, and make the position independent from his role as CEO

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the 'Tech for Good' Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 23, 2018. Photo by Charles Platiau/ AFP


Facebook breach affected 755,973 accounts in PH

Oct 18, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Facebook is ordered to provide identity theft and phishing insurance to Filipino hacking victims


Portal use may affect ads you get on Facebook-owned services

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Data gleaned from Portal use could, technically, be used in ads on Facebook-owned services, but it's unclear if the company will go ahead and do so

Facebook to demote stolen content on the News Feed

Oct 17, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The update makes 'low quality sites' which copy other news sites’ content appear less prominently on the platform

Antitrust watchdog fines Grab P16 million over Uber deal

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:08 AM

(UPDATED) Following a review, the Philippine Competition Commission slaps Grab with a fine of P12 million and Uber with P4 million for causing 'undue difficulties' to the review

YouTube back up after outage of around 2 hours

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) YouTube declares at 11 am that the site and its services have been restored

YOUTUBE DOWN. This is how YouTube appears upon trying to load it, Wednesday morning, October 17. Screenshot from YouTube.


User data of Donald Daters app for Trump supporters leak out

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The names, photos, personal messages, and access tokens for accounts using Donald Daters are exposed

Music player Winamp planning 2019 comeback

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Without going into specifics, Radionomy CEO Alexandre Saboundjian says Winamp 6 will have the 'legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience'

Average time people spend on Facebook declining - study

Oct 16, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The decline in Facebook digital consumption includes Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp

Facebook to tag voter misinformation posts ahead of U.S. elections

Oct 16, 2018 - 1:24 PM

Facebook will also be banning misrepresentations of how to vote, and statements misrepresenting the facts on whether a vote will be counted in the upcoming elections

FACEBOOK. File photo by AFP.

AI achieves 99% accuracy in finding metastatic breast cancer – Google

Oct 16, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Called LYNA, the AI is able to identify notoriously hard-to-detect metastatic tumors, say Google researchers

LYNA. The red area on these lymph nodes indicate the tumor region as identified by Google's tumor-detecting AI called LYNA. Photo from Google


Apple releases PH prices for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The most expensive variant is just about P2,500 away from breaching the P100,000 mark

IPHONE XR. The XR is Apple's 'budget' offering. Photo from Apple


Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Paul Allen died just two weeks after publicly revealing that non-Hodgkin's lymphoma he fought into remission 9 years ago had returned

PAUL ALLEN. Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died on October 15, 2018 at the age of 65 after his latest battle with cancer, his family said. File photo by Hector Mata/AFP

Exercise, recipe videos coming to a Grab ride near you

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

(UPDATED) Soon, Grab riders will be able to watch people in motion and yummy dishes while enduring the traffic

Photo from IDOOH and Active8me


Pokemon in 'Pokemon Go' now appear life-size on Android too

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The enhanced augmented reality (AR) mode comes to Android after being released in December 2017 for iOS

Photo from official Pokemon Go website


You may soon 'unsend’ messages on Facebook Messenger

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The feature, if it gets rolled out, allows you to remove a message within a set time window after it was sent

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Children drowning in 'digital diet of pizza and sweets'

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:02 AM

With YouTube replacing Disney as the most-loved brand among young children in the US, and streaming giants encouraging binge viewing, a whole generation risk being brought up on cultural junk food, kids television program makers say

Facebook says hackers accessed data of 29M users

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Facebook says the hackers accessed the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 15 million users. For another 14 million people, the attack was potentially more damaging.

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Plastic surgeon buys top South Korea Bitcoin exchange

Oct 12, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Singapore-based BK Global Consortium bought a 50% stake plus one share in Bithumb, the country's biggest virtual currency exchange, from shareholder BTC Holdings for about $353 million

Lack of protection on admin account blamed for ABS-CBN store hack – NPC

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The NPC notes that, 'had ABS-CBN insisted its third-party developer to use multi-factor authentication earlier, the site would not have been compromised'

WiFi standards switch to simpler naming scheme

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Instead of being labeled 802.11ax, it will now simply be called WiFi 6, with future standards being called WiFi 7, 8, and so forth


iPhone XS, XS Max available on Globe on October 26

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Pre-orders start on October 19

IPHONE X S and X S Max, Screenshot from livestream.


Epson released software to keep people from using third-party ink – report

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Updates presented as improving the security of the printer were actually meant to disable the use of third-party ink cartridges

Facebook purges 251 accounts to thwart deception

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Facebook removes 559 pages and 251 accounts that consistently violated rules against spam and 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'

FACEBOOK FIGHTS FALSEHOODS. A big logo created from pictures of Facebook users worldwide is pictured in the company's Data Center, its first outside the US on November 7, 2013 in Lulea, in Swedish Lapland. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

WATCH: Boston Dynamics robot demos agility in 'parkour' video

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Atlas, Boston Dynamics' bipedal humanoid robot, learns some new tricks

ATLAS. Screenshot from Boston Dynamics


Hit indie farming sim 'Stardew Valley' headed to iOS

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone says this will be a full version of the single-player game, adjusted for touch controls including tweaks to the user interface

MOBILE FARMING. Fancy having a farm on your iPhone? Now you can! Image from 'Stardew Valley' website.

Microsoft open-sources 60,000 patents to protect Linux

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:29 PM

Microsoft hopes its move to support the Open Invention Network 'will attract many other companies to OIN, making the license network even stronger for the benefit of the open source community'

Manny Pacquiao's 'PAC' blockchain token launches late Q4 2018

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The senator takes a jab at blockchain with his very own token

REPRESENTATIVE TOKENS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


McDonald's self-ordering kiosks now in PH

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:22 AM

You may now order at McDonald's with a bit less personal interaction, if that's your thing

SELF-ORDERING KIOSKS. Photo from McDonald's


Honor 8X with midrange Kirin 710 chip priced at P12,990

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The phone officially becomes available on October 18

8X. Honor's new budget midranger launches for P12,990. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


PlayStation Network ID name changes coming in 2019 – Sony

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Soon, you'll be able to change your PSN ID – a godsend if you regret the name you chose for your account when you were younger and far less mature

NAME CHANGES. Soon, users will be able to strike off their older, less mature names from their accounts. Image from Sony.

Sony CEO confirms they will have 'next-generation hardware' for gaming

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:54 PM

He doesn't say if it will be called PlayStation 5

SONY AT E3. Sony took on a different tack for this year's E3 presentation. Screenshots from livestream.


Hackers exploit voicemail to hijack WhatsApp accounts in Israel

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Attackers exploit a vulnerability in an old technology to take control of Whatsapp accounts

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Google appeals record EU fine over Android

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:27 AM

In its July decision, Brussels accuses Google of using the Android system's huge popularity on smartphones and tablets to promote the use of its own Google search engine and shut out rivals

Instagram ramps up battle against bullying

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The move comes after Facebook also increased anti-harassment measures, following a survey which said young victims of online abuse feel social media firms aren't doing enough to fight the problem

FIGHTING BULLYING. An attendee takes a photo of the instagram logo during a press event at Facebook headquarters on June 20, 2013 in Menlo Park, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Google Pixel 3 derided for notch by netizens

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:23 AM

Online, dislike for the notch is resurrected as Google's new phone launches

Screenshot from Google


Google's Pixel 3 can answer calls for you

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:25 AM

Its 'Call Screen' feature is essentially a smart answering machine for the mobile generation

Screenshot from Google


The 3 products Google announced at its October 2018 event

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Meet the Home Hub, Pixel Slate and the Pixel 3

GOOGLE'S LINEUP. The Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and Pixel 3. Screenshot from Youtube.

Microsoft announces game-streaming technology Project xCloud

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:04 PM

With the new technology, Microsoft aims to provide console and PC gamers more flexibility as to where they can play their games

MICROSOFT AND GAME STREAMING. Project xCloud aims to bring console and PC games to mobile devices. Screenshot from YouTube.