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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

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

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

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

PLDT extends partnership with Cignal TV to business customers

Dec 04, 2017 - 4:35 PM

The new arrangement allows businesses such as hotels and bars to broadcast Cignal TV content via the internet

CONNECTING. ​PLDT's Eric Alberto and Cignal TV President and CEO Jane Basas (4th and 5th from left) lead a group of Cignal and PLDT enterprise executives at a ceremony extending their partnership on December 4. Photo from PLDT Enterprise.

Australia competition inquiry targets Facebook, Google

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:05 AM

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission inquiry will look at the effect that search engines, social media operators and other digital content aggregation platforms are having on media and advertising markets

TECH GIANT. In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. File Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

U.S. regulator unveils plan to end 'net neutrality'

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The announcement by Federal Communications chairman Ajit Pai marks the latest twist in a decade-old political dispute with both sides claiming to represent a 'free and open' internet

ENDING 'NET NEUTRALITY' SOON. In this file photo, 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

China Mobile or China Telecom as Philippines' 3rd major telco?

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Two state-run Chinese companies have set sights on competing with PLDT Incorporated and Globe Telecom Incorporated

Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

Duterte wants Chinese company to be 3rd PH telecom player

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) 'The telecoms duopoly is about to end,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

HELLO, CHINA? President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to China the chance to operate the 3rd telecommunications company in the Philippines. Malacanang file photo, December 3, 2016

PLDT to nearly double int'l submarine cable capacity to 8.4 Tbps by 2019

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:44 PM

By the end of this year, PLDT’s submarine cable capacity will be 4.49 Tbps – up 140% from 2015

Philippine gov't, Facebook partner for 'ultra high-speed' broadband

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The government says the planned Luzon Bypass Infrastructure will have 'spectrum equivalent to at least two million Mbps,' nearly equal to the combined capacity of Globe and PLDT

LUZON BYPASS INFRA. The deal involves two cable landing stations connected by a 250-kilometer long cable network corridor, which will provide terrestrial bypass route for international submarine cable owners seeking diversity from the Luzon Strait. File photo

Sex toy company's remote vibrator app recorded user sessions

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:54 PM

According to an account representing Lovense, the recording of audio is a 'minor bug – a temporary file that is created when someone uses the Sound Control feature.' It also only affects Android devices.

How fast are internet speeds in ASEAN countries?

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Singapore's internet speeds are the fastest while ASEAN Summit host, Philippines, has the slowest speeds among ASEAN countries tested in Akamai and OpenSignal speed reports


How to check if your Smart SIM is LTE-capable

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:47 PM

If you're not getting the best possible speed, there's a chance that you're using an older non-LTE SIM


[EDITORIAL] AnimatED: Saan pumalpak ang Facebook?

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hindi naka-optimize ang Facebook para sa katotohanan. Narito ang limang sablay ng social media giant.

Afghanistan orders suspension of WhatsApp, Telegram

Nov 04, 2017 - 9:36 PM

Acting telecommunications minister Shahzad Aryobee says the move is in response to dissatisfaction with the services – something industry insiders reject

'We need to do more' about misinformation, Google says

Nov 04, 2017 - 8:53 AM

A Google official reveals that 'there had been a very limited use' of their advertising by Russian interests during the 2016 US election

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

WATCH: Rappler receives Democracy Award from National Democratic Institute

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:09 AM

Watch the awards night on Rappler

WATCH: Discussion on disinformation vs democracy at the National Democratic Institute

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Watch the panel discussion on Rappler

126 million U.S. users affected by Facebook content from Russian sources – reports

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:39 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to share their findings regarding their own investigations into possible connections between Russian entities and posts, ads, and even videos shared on YouTube


PLDT invests P7B in undersea cable with 60 TBps of bandwidth

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Called Jupiter, the fiber optic submarine cable system will directly connect Maruyama and Shima in Japan and Los Angeles in the US to Daet, PLDT's cable landing station in Camarines Norte

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Sorry muna, Jack Ma, internet nami'y makupad pa!

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Kung susuriin ang kontribusyon at impact ng internet sa pag-unlad ng mga ekonomiya at pagbuti ng kabuhayan, dapat seryosohin ng pamahalaan ang pagpapabuti nito

Rappler gets award from Albright's pro-democracy group

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Rappler is set to receive the highest honor from the US-based National Democratic Institute, chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

PH internet 'no good'? Telcos, PCC react to Jack Ma

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:55 PM

PLDT and Globe say they're working to improve services, while the Philippine Competition Commission describes Jack Ma's disappointing experience as a 'wake-up call' for the telcos

'Free' basic internet packaged with cable TV subscriptions in Laguna

Oct 26, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Access to Philippine government websites is free but access to external sites is capped at 3GB – with prepaid packages available for those who need more data


PLDT unit spending P11 billion for faster internet

Oct 26, 2017 - 3:45 PM

In two years' time, the telco sees over 1.3 million DSL subscribers of PLDT enjoying faster internet speed

A peek into Jack Ma's 24-hour Manila visit

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The Chinese business icon manages a packed schedule while experiencing Metro Manila traffic and the country's notorious slow internet

JACK MA. The Alibaba founder visits Manila for a day. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Alibaba's Jack Ma: PH internet 'no good'

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Rather than pointing fingers, the Chinese tycoon urges the private sector to grasp the opportunity and invest in better internet infrastructure for guaranteed returns

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Aegis Juris fratman, Cayetano, Jack Ma | Evening wRap

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:47 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

PLDT completes P1-B fiber optic expansion in Mindanao

Oct 22, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Spanning over 300 kilometers, the fiber infrastructure runs through the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, and Davao del Sur