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Nigerian ISP admits error which caused misrouting of Google traffic through China

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Nigerian internet provider MainOne says a misconfiguration in its Border Gateway Protocol filters caused traffic to Google to be misrouted through China and Russia

Mozilla chief regrets internet's addictive quality

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:49 AM

'It's disappointing, the practice of 'Come to my site, keep you there, keep clicking, keep spreading this information as fast as possible,' she says

BAKER. Mozilla's executive chairperson Mitchell Baker speaks on the center stage of the 2018 edition of the annual Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon on November 6, 2018. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP


Blockchains won't fix internet voting security – and could make it worse

Oct 28, 2018 - 2:12 PM

As scholars who have studied traditional and blockchain-based voting, we believe that while blockchains may help with some specific issues, they can’t fix the basic problems with internet voting. In fact, they could make things worse.

U.S. sues California over 'net neutrality'

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:09 PM

The law also marks the latest challenge between California Governor Jerry Brown's administration and President Donald Trump's Republicans, who have already clashed over environmental and immigration regulations

Inventor of World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee developing decentralized internet

Oct 01, 2018 - 3:46 PM

'The project aims to create an internet that does not ask users to give out their personal data to 'powerful forces who use it for their own agenda,'' says Berners-Lee

BERNERS-LEE. British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, gives a speech on April 18, 2012 in Lyon, central France, during the World Wide Web 2012 international conference on April 18, 2012 in Lyon. File photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP


[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.

Key internet connections and locations at risk from rising seas

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Current internet cable systems may have less than a decade to adapt to the changing global climate

RISING WATERS. An operator works during the mooring of an undersea fiber optic cable at Arrietara beach near the Spanish Basque village of Sopelana on June 13, 2017. Photo by Ander Gillenea/AFP


Overall mobile data speeds in PH have notably improved – report

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:51 AM

OpenSignal reports that in the last 6 months, Globe’s average overall download speed increased 14% to 5 Mbps while Smart grew 29% to 7.5 Mbps

What to look forward to in DigiCon 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:09 AM

Experience is set to take center stage in one of the industry’s biggest events

Anger as Zambia announces tax on internet calls

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:12 PM

Internet has become important for civil society in Zambia, and activists worry the tax will curtail freedom of expression

Egypt president approves law tightening Internet controls

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:54 PM

The new legislation allows authorities, through a judge, to order the blocking of websites that 'constitute a threat' to Egypt's national security or economy

Startup Packetworx fostering internet-of-things community in PH

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Mainly an enterprise IoT solutions provider, the company is also partnering with local government units and schools nationwide to foster an IoT community in the country

Screenshot from Packetworx website


Converge eyes nationwide fiber network within 5 years

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Offering fiber-enabled broadband services in Luzon, Converge announces a 5-year, multi-billion dollar backbone deployment project


China ahead of U.S. in 5G race – report

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:13 PM

China reportedly has ten times more sites supporting 5G communications than the US

5G PARK. Huawei is busy developing 5G technologies and products at their headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Italy to probe creation of anti-Mattarella Twitter accounts

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Where did these nearly 400 Twitter accounts come from?

ITALIAN LEADER. Italy's President Sergio Mattarella (L) attends a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Italian Republic (Republic Day) on June 2, 2018, in Piazza Venezia in Rome. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

DICT taps Benguet electric coop for internet service

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) will be the first electric cooperative to deliver fast, cheap and reliable Internet service to its 190,000 members

BENECO. An Electric Lineman repairs a street light in a residential area in Baguio City. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Bringing Disney magic to life: Animator Mark Henn

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The animator talks about what it's like to work on 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'

"Big Hero 6" (Pictured) Mark Henn. Photo by Patrick Wymore. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Interconnection rates will be lowered to welcome third telco – Duterte

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:48 PM

President Duterte says that by lowering interconnection rates, incoming players can have access to existing networks at a much lower cost

Facebook building experimental internet satellite – report

Jul 23, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The social media giant has confirmed rumors that it's working on a satellite that can beam internet down to earth

FACEBOOK. The logo of social networking website 'Facebook' is displayed on a computer screen. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP


Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Loon is Alphabet's radical project for global internet connectivity with balloons while Wing focuses on auto drone delivery technology to reduce fossil fuel use and urban congestion

LOON. The radical project from Google involves the use of balloons to deliver connectivity. Screenshot from Google.


Duterte Year 2: The broadband picture

Jun 30, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The search continues for the third telco while the PLDT-Globe duopoly tries to roll out more 4G cell sites and prepare for 5G

Duterte photo from Malacañang


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Jun 14, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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Majority of PH internet users see 'fake news' as serious issue – SWS

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:27 PM

The numbers from the Social Weather Stations surveys in March 2018 and December 2017 indicate that respondents' perceived seriousness of the fake news issue is directly related to the frequency of their use of the internet

What you can do with fiber-powered broadband

Jun 11, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Sick of slow internet speeds? It’s time to upgrade!

Globe's first 5G-enabled services available by Q2 2019

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Globe is deploying 5G technologies to Globe At Home fixed broadband products next year

5G IN 2019. Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu officially announces their first 5G-enabled offering at an event held on Wednesday, June 6. Photo from Globe


WATCH: Vanellope meets Disney's sassy princesses in 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:37 PM

Ralph and Vanellope meet the princesses during their travel across the internet

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Jun 01, 2018 - 8:44 PM

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PH declines in Ookla Speedtest Global Index for April 2018

Jun 01, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The country goes down from the 95th spot to the 96th in the mobile speed rankings, and from the 82nd to 83rd place in fixed broadband rankings

Free 6 months of 100 Mbps internet to be raffled off at streaming event

May 24, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Second prize is 6 months of 50 Mbps internet

SPIRIT BOMB. The gaming event's title is inspired by anime Dragon Ball Z's 'Spirit Bomb' special technique. All photos from Facebook/Rumble Royale


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