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Foxconn unit to raise $4.2 billion in China IPO

May 23, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Foxconn Industrial Internet, which makes electronic devices, cloud service equipment and industrial robots, will float 10% of its total shares, according to a prospectus filed late Tuesday, May 22, with the Shanghai stock exchange.

FOXCONN. This picture taken on February 22, 2013 shows a young man walking past a Foxconn recruitment point in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province. Photo by AFP

How fast are LTE internet speeds in Batanes? Here are the readings we got

May 19, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Speed tests show a high of 41 Mbps and a low of 1.54 Mbps in terms of download speeds, and two spots that had no signal


Do you hear 'yanny' or 'laurel?' Soundbite sparks internet din

May 17, 2018 - 11:36 AM

'It's Yanny,' tweets horror writer Stephen King. 'It's so clearly laurel,' quips supermodel Chrissy Teigen

Russian Facebook 'ads' show strong effort to divide US society

May 11, 2018 - 8:57 AM

The ads and postings show a pattern of stirring up anger among different groups, encouraging support for then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, and discouraging support for his rival Hillary Clinton

FACEBOOK. The logo of social networking website 'Facebook' is displayed on a computer screen in London, 12 December 2007. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

LIVE: World Movement for Democracy 9th Global Assembly

May 09, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Rappler will be livestreaming select sessions from Dakar, Senegal

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May 08, 2018 - 9:44 AM

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PLDT unit seals partial sale of Rocket Internet stake

May 07, 2018 - 7:25 PM

As a result of the sale, the Manuel Pangilinan-led telco's equity ownership in Rocket Internet is reduced from 6.1% to 2%

Batanes now LTE-connected

May 05, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Batanes hasn't had a reliable internet connection since Typhoon Ferdie hit the province in 2016. Smart's completion of its LTE network provides users a viable option to connect to the Internet.

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

How artificial intelligence can detect – and create – fake news

May 05, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Facebook could use its partnerships with news organizations and volunteers to train AI, continually tweaking the system to respond to propagandists’ changes in topics and tactics

QUESTIONS. Is that clickbait true? Crystal Eye Studio/Shutterstock.com

Smart warns of slow internet due to damaged undersea cable

May 01, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The telco says there may be a slowdown 'from time to time when accessing certain sites and apps like Facebook, Google, and Netflix'

It's official: monkey doesn't own selfie copyright – US court

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The court rules that Naruto the monkey doesn't own the copyright to his selfie taken in 2011 as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims

FAMOUS PRIMATE. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California, March 29, 2018. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


PLDT not in hurry to fully divest from Rocket Internet

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:50 PM

PLDT's Manuel Pangilinan says his company is playing it by ear

NO RUSH. PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says there's no pressure on the part of PLDT to dispose its remaining one third of Rocket Internet shares. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Let's make our schools future-ready

Apr 18, 2018 - 3:06 PM

Help us clamor for connectivity in more schools in the Philippines. Participate in our social campaign by using the hashtag #FutureReadyPH.

PLDT subsidiary selling bulk of Rocket Internet shares

Apr 16, 2018 - 6:55 PM

PLDT Online Investments Private Limited will sell the shares at €24 (P1,545.28) each, or a total of about €163.2 million (P10.51 billion)

Cryptocurrency mining hijackings up 8,500% – Symantec

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Stealth cryptocurrency mining is the latest craze in lucrative cybercrime

Kremlin cracking down on internet to muzzle critics, say experts

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:25 PM

According to experts, the Russian government recognizes the internet as the principal threat to its domination

NEW YEAR. Russian President Vladimir Putin wishes Russians 'changes for the better' in his New Year message as the world welcomes the year 2018. File photo

Facebook tool to inform people if they followed Russian propaganda pages

Apr 04, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Mark Zuckerberg says the tool will be coming out in 'the next few weeks'

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on March 28, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon for the social networking app Facebook on a smart phone screen. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP


Apple to switch from Intel chips to self-designed ones by 2020 – report

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:09 AM

Intel shares dive as news of Apple's planned shift comes out

COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California on October 27, 2016.  Apple revealed its new line of MacBook Pro laptops as well as a new Apple TV app. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems – Zuckerberg

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Zuckerberg says that Facebook was 'idealistic,' focusing on the positive aspects of connecting people and did not think 'through, some of the downside uses of the tools'

GIVE TIME. A file photo of Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking during an event at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. Photo by EPA/PETER DaSILVA

Cloudflare's new DNS service speeds up surfing, maintains your privacy

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:24 AM

The 1.1.1.1 DNS service is Cloudflare's attempt to increase internet connection speeds while maintaining your privacy by preventing internet service providers – and itself – from collecting your data

1.1.1.1. The new DNS service aims to improve site access speed and privacy for users. Background image from Wikipedia by user Victorgrigas

Tumblr confirms, suspends 84 Russian-linked accounts

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The social networking site breaks its silence and like Twitter, Facebook, and Google before it, admits there were alleged state-sponsored accounts spreading false information on the platform

Passwords: Security, vulnerability, constraints

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Technological progress has made brute-force password-search tools, like 'John the Ripper' extremely effective. As a result, attackers can find passwords fairly easily by following their electronic fingerprints.

How secure is your password? Avi Richards/Unsplash

Canada considering tax on internet giants

Mar 15, 2018 - 10:44 AM

'The government of Canada recognizes that large internet companies are acting outside regulatory frameworks and may be a threat to our culture,' says a spokesman for Canada's Heritage Minister Melanie Joly


More than 25% of American adults online 'almost constantly' – survey

Mar 15, 2018 - 10:04 AM

About 11% say they don't use the internet at all


PH remains next to last in 4G speeds, availability in ASEAN – OpenSignal

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

OpenSignal says not a lot has changed in terms of mobile network speed and availability from its previous study in the Philippines 6 months ago

Australia aims to stop ISPs from falsely advertising internet speeds

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:50 AM

A legislation currently being considered by the Australian government requires internet service providers to be more transparent with their consumers – by only advertising speeds they can actually provide

ANDREW WILKIE. Australian Member of Parliament Andrew Wilkie speaks about his proposed law on false internet speed advertisements. Screen shot from YouTube

WATCH: Wreck-It Ralph travels to the internet in movie sequel

Mar 01, 2018 - 11:25 AM

What is the Internet?

Why the media is a key dimension of global inequality

Feb 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The story of expanding global media networks is often told as if they spread freedom everywhere, liberally and evenly. But when we ask freedom for whom, the tale gets more complex.

Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared. Internet.org by Facebook/Facebook

Philippines on China, Malacanang on Manalo, Quiboloy detained in Hawaii | Evening wRap

Feb 15, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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Love in dreams, trees and screens

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

What kind of decision making happens in people who do online dating?

Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:55 AM

Denouncing what it calls 'toxic online content,' Unilever weighs in on growing concerns about fake news and extremist posts on such networks as Facebook and Google

UNILEVER HQ. A picture taken on June 5, 2015 shows employees walking pass the logo of Unilever at the headquarters in Rotterdam. John Thys/AFP/File

DICT raises concerns over NGCP's fiber optic network offer

Feb 11, 2018 - 11:50 PM

DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr reacts to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines' open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

Possible trend between national happiness and net freedom, internet speed – report

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Comparing data from different studies, a blog post by a VPN provider sees that countries with high internet speeds and net freedom are also countries with high levels of happiness


More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day – UNICEF

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Children are exposed to a wealth of benefits but also to harm such as sexual exploitation, abuse, and cyberbullying

NET CAFÉ. Boys of different ages play online video games inside a darkened back room of an Internet café on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines. Photo by Joshua Estey/UNICEF


SEC Commissioner resignation, SC on anomalous PNP chopper deal, Cuba protest vs US | Midday wRap

Feb 02, 2018 - 1:32 PM

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Havana protests U.S. move to boost internet access in Cuba

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:21 AM

The communist-ruled island is one of the least connected countries in the world

INTERNET IN CUBA. A woman uses public WiFi to connect her phone in a street of Havana, on October 19, 2016. File photo by Adalberto Roque/AFP

Can you remove 'harmful' info about yourself that's online?

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Landmark cases in Australia and the European Union invoking the principle of 'The Right to be Forgotten' involve only Google, as a search engine, and not news media outlets

What's the right to be forgotten? Cyber libel complaint vs Rappler sparks discussion

Jan 22, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The right to be forgotten empowers an individual to remove a personal information that's out there in the internet

PRESS FREEDOM THREATS. Cyber libel is just one of many threats to press freedom. Journalists and press freedom advocates come together during a Black Friday protest on January 19, 2018.

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The company now searches for 'clusters engaged in coordinated activity around the Brexit referendum' that appeared to have originated in Russia

BREXIT. A European flag is flown in front of The Elizabeth Tower which houses the "Big Ben" bell in the Palace of Westminster. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP


Filipinos top Pornhub's 'most time spent' list again

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:16 PM

For the 4th straight year, Pornhub stats show that Filipinos spend the most time on the world's biggest porn site

Islamic State retreats online to 'virtual caliphate'

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:46 AM

On the brink of defeat in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State (ISIS) group has been taking refuge in its 'virtual caliphate' – but even online, experts say it is in decline

France's Macron vows law vs fake news, eyeing Russia

Jan 04, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Macron: 'We are going to develop our legal means of protecting democracy against fake news'

French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech on the European Union in the amphitheater of the Sorbonne University in Paris on September 26, 2017. Ludovic Marin/Pool/AFP

Internet restored in DR Congo after deadly protests

Jan 02, 2018 - 6:00 PM

On Sunday, Catholic and opposition groups pushed ahead with banned demonstrations, which were met with a deadly crackdown by authorities

Iran blocks internet on third night of protests

Dec 31, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Unverified videos on social media appeared to show thousands marching through the western cities of Khorramabad, Zanjan and Ahvaz, while reports spread rapidly that several people had been shot dead by police in the town of Dorud.

PROTEST. An Iranian woman raises her fist amid the smoke of tear gas at the University of Tehran during a protest driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Photo by stringer / AFP

Globe 'ready' for faster internet but permits are 'biggest hurdle'

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The telco says 'the cumbersome number of permits' as well as right-of-way issues hamper its delivery of good internet service

Japan firm says it will pay part of employees' salaries in Bitcoin

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:57 PM

GMO Internet will start paying up to 100,000 yen ($890) monthly by Bitcoin to its employees in Japan from February next year

Philippines top global source of child pornography – Unicef

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:58 AM

8 out of 10 Filipino children at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying

TOP SOURCE. Unicef says the Philippines is a leading global source of child pornography.

With new internet rules set for vote, firestorm won't die

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:35 AM

US regulators are gearing up for a vote on a plan which – depending on your viewpoint – would 'restore internet freedom' or, alternatively, result in 'the death of the internet' as we know it.

DECISION-MAKER. Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testifies about the fiscal year 2018 budget request during an Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 20, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Retailers brace as Amazon launches in Australia

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:37 AM

The arrival of the behemoth poses a threat to a market already grappling with weak consumer confidence amid tepid wages growth

E-COMMERCE GIANT. A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Vertou, western France, shows the logo of US electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon. Loic Venance/AFP

Dengvaxia issue, Sereno acquittal, Cotto retirement | Evening wRap

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:38 PM

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