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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

Comelec updates, less time on Facebook, Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:44 PM

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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.

Duterte on illegal drugs, lotto winners, Facebook breach | Midday wRap

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:26 PM

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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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[OPINYON] Yogyakarta Diaries: Pero binabagabag pa rin ako ng komedya sa Pilipinas

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom

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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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

Facebook launches Portal, an AI video-calling device

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The device, which will be available for pre-order in the United States from Monday, is designed to allow users to make video calls at home without having to stand immediately in front of the screen or hold a phone at arm's length.

PORTAL, BY FACEBOOK. Facebook's Portal is a video calling device that has Alexa and artificial intelligence built-in. Image from Facebook.

Rappler Talk: Legal ramifications Facebook faces in PH for security breach

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Rappler talks to the National Privacy Commission's complaints and investigations chief, Francis Acero, about what penalties Facebook may face in light of the September 2018 hack


DOTr depicts Bertiz as 'hot-headed' passenger during security checks

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:35 PM

It appears that the Department of Transportation is not taking any of ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz' excuses over the airport security controversy

SECURITY CHECK. Department of Transportation posts a cartoon showing security check reminders. Photo courtesy of DOTr

Irish data authority probes Facebook over breach of 50M accounts

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:51 AM

The Irish probe has been touted as the first major test of the reformed European regulation which came into effect in May

FACEBOOK. This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for Facebook. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


What we know: Facebook's September 2018 security breach

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:20 AM

So far, these are the things that Facebook has revealed about their security failure

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Mocha Uson, Bertiz hospitalized, Facebook hack | Evening wRap

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:32 PM

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Hackers did not use stolen data to access other apps – Facebook

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:07 PM

'That investigation has so far found no evidence that the attackers accessed any apps using Facebook Login,' says Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of product management

Alleged stolen Facebook accounts selling for $3 to $12 – report

Oct 03, 2018 - 1:52 PM

(UPDATED) If all 50 million of the affected Facebook accounts get sold on the dark web, the hackers would reel in anywhere from $150 million to $600 million

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Trillanes’ documents, Palparan, Starbucks | Evening wRap

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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50M Facebook users hacked? ‘Tip of the iceberg’ – expert

Oct 02, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The September 16 attack may just have been the 'clumsiest one that alerts the palace guards,' says Beau Woods, a cybersecurity fellow from the American think tank, Atlantic Council

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on March 22, 2018 a woman poses in front of a computer displaying the Facebook logo in Mill Valley, California on March 21, 2018.  Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Facebook may get $1.63 billion fine in EU due to recent hack

Oct 02, 2018 - 2:22 PM

Less than 10% of the total number of those affected – or some 5 million EU Facebook users – are hit by the attack on Facebook, according to a tweet from the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC)

OFW loses P600,000 in Facebook romance scam

Oct 01, 2018 - 1:12 PM

For an overseas Filipino worker, what started as infatuation on Facebook ended with extortion

FALSE FEELINGS? The scammer posed as a certain Joana Mae Cruz to trick OFW Frederick Egea to sending her money. Facebook screenshot

What to do after the massive Facebook hack

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:17 PM

While Facebook continues to investigate, here are a few key steps to take to protect yourself from further potential exposure to risks

NPC: Facebook's notice to users after hack 'leaves much to be desired'

Sep 29, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The National Privacy Commission urges Filipinos to take necessary steps to stay safe online

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Facebook hacked, attack affects up to 50 million users

Sep 29, 2018 - 1:02 AM

(UPDATED) 'An attacker exploited a technical vulnerability to steal access tokens that would allow them to log into about 50 million people's accounts on Facebook,' says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

FIXING A FLAW. Facebook had to reset 90 million accounts to address a flaw in one of its systems. Image from Facebook

Facebook suffers apparent downtime, forced logouts

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:39 PM

(UPDATED) DownDetector.com reports Facebook as having some issues around 10 am on Friday, September 28. The issues may be forcing people to get logged out of the service or have an intermittent connection to Facebook.

DOWNTIME. DownDetector.com's live outage map of Facebook downtime as of 4:46 pm. Screenshot from DownDetector.com

Facebook admits users' phone number may be used to target ads

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Phone contacts who aren't necessarily on a user's Facebook network may be targeted too when a user syncs their phone with Messenger


Facebook boosts 'stories' format, now open to ads

Sep 27, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Facebook will now be putting ads on its 'Stories' format after having hit 300 million daily users

STORIES ADS. Photo from Facebook


Facebook unveils upgraded wireless Oculus headset in VR push

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:21 AM

'This is the wireless virtual reality experience we have been waiting for,' says Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

[OPINYON] Ang social media bilang assault weapon

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Madaling ireklamo ang account mo dahil sa isang trumped-up community standards violation. Sa dami ng magrereklamo, masususpinde ang account o tuluyang ipasasara.

How Instagram may change after founders' departure

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:08 PM

More and more, Facebook may try to funnel more Instagram users, known for being a younger demographic, onto its main platform

Trillanes arrested, Marian Rivera, Instagram founders resign | Evening wRap

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:57 PM

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Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) 'Mike and I are grateful for the last 8 years at Instagram and 6 years with the Facebook team,' Systrom says in a statement on September 24, following a report on the departure in The New York Times

INSTAGRAM. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger attend the 16th Annual Webby Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 21, 2012 in New York City. File photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images/AFP

The Information and Democracy Commission: Defending free flow of truthful info

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age


Facebook fact check partners can now flag misleading photos, videos

Sep 14, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Third-party fact checking organizations can now rate media that is directly uploaded to the platform

Typhoon Ompong, Robredo on Trillanes amnesty issue, Mark Zuckerberg | Midday wRap

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:31 PM

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Facebook 'better prepared' for election meddling, Zuckerberg says

Sep 13, 2018 - 11:28 PM

Zuckerberg, posting on his Facebook page, outlines a series of steps the leading social network has taken to protect against misinformation and manipulation campaigns aimed at disrupting elections.

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify following a break during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Many conservatives fret over Trump's war on tech giants

Sep 11, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Some view the looming anti-trust investigations on the big tech companies as punishment based on political reasons

TECH TITANS. Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, Larry Page, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (parent company of Google), Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, Vice President-elect Mike Pence listen as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of technology executives at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP


EU ministers 'battle' over French-backed digital tax

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:51 PM

Paris says the proposed tax will ensure that global tech platforms pay their fair share. However, some EU members argue the tax would also punish European companies and stifle innovation.

Trillanes, Philippine peso dips, Twitter bans Alex Jones | Midday wRap

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:43 PM

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Facebook to build $1-B Singapore data center, first in Asia

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:40 PM

It is expected to be operational around 2022, and will host Facebook servers and centralize its IT operations


Tech shares fall after congress grilling

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'When major companies testify in front of the Congress it's never a good thing' for their stock price, says a financial analyst

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Trillanes goes to SC, inflation in regions, Facebook and Twitter | Midday wRap

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:27 PM

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Google lambasted for absence in congress hearing

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:22 AM

'There's an empty chair next to you for Google, they're not here today – maybe it's because they're arrogant,' says one Republican senator

EMPTY SEAT. The seat for Alphabet (Google) CEO Larry Page is unoccupied as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP


U.S. to probe tech firms on competition, 'stifling' free speech

Sep 06, 2018 - 1:31 AM

(UPDATED) 'Social media platforms have the right to determine what types of legal speech they will permit on their platforms,' says IT expert Daniel Castro

SHOULDER TAP. Google, along with other tech giants, gets a tap on the shoulder from the US government about current practices on content moderation. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP


Facebook, Twitter say they are not heading to China

Sep 06, 2018 - 1:19 AM

Google's reported exploratory foray into China prompts US lawmakers to ask Facebook and Twitter executives if they have similar plans

DORSEY. Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP


Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey testify before U.S. Congress

Sep 06, 2018 - 12:41 AM

The two executives reassure lawmakers that they're not going to drop the ball again on foreign manipulation on social media but both acknowledge there is still a long way to go

UNDER OATH. CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey (r) and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (l) are sworn in to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP


LIVE: U.S. Senate hearing with Facebook, Twitter on foreign influence in social media

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Watch the US Senate's hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg live here


After scandals, many Americans step away from Facebook – survey

Sep 05, 2018 - 7:59 PM

The Pew Research Center report finds 42% of US Facebook users said they had 'taken a break' from the platform in the past 12 months, and 26% said they had deleted the Facebook app from their phone