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The Government Accountability Office says economic impact payments totaling $1.4 billion were sent to dead people in the United States
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By far the biggest network uncovered was linked to China, Twitter says, comprised of a 'highly engaged core' of 23,750 accounts that was boosted by a further 150,000 'amplifier' accounts
'At this time, we have not seen evidence of the reported accounts engaging in coordinated or malicious activity focused on creating fake accounts,' says Facebook
Police chief General Archie Gamboa says that he has ordered the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group to investigate the proliferation of fake Facebook accounts
The DOJ promises it will not misuse user data that will be submitted to them in the course of an investigation
Some netizens wonder whether the Philippine Army's recruitment of information technology practitioners may have had something to do with the proliferation of fake accounts on Facebook
'Of course, the cooperation of Facebook is needed,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
'We must not allow social media to be used as a platform for identity theft, intimidation, or worse, a tool to plant bogus evidence,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
(UPDATED) Computer-related identity theft is a crime, and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he's worried over the surge in fake Facebook accounts
'The real terrorists are behind these attacks to the privacy and security of students and people who are critical of the administration's incompetence,' a netizen says
'I don’t feel safe, Facebook': After discovery of ghost accounts, users demand better account protection
Facebook users harness their own online community to report and flag these suspicious accounts
While initially thought to be limited to activists and journalists in Cebu and Central Visayas, duplicate accounts are reported in areas across the country
Here's how you can report accounts pretending to be someone you know or someone that doesn't exist
Facebook removes 610 accounts, 89 pages, 156 groups and 72 Instagram accounts that originated in Vietnam and the US
The Philippines' top diplomat cites the 'separation of powers and the independence of nations' as he hits the US foreign relations committee resolution citing the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
If you want to keep your Twitter account that you haven't logged in to for the past 6 months, you'll need to sign back in before December 11, 2019
2,075 out of 14,492 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given in October.
The information release is part of the company's push to improve understanding of how its platform is used by state actors to manipulate public opinion
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the guidelines for handling books of accounts
PRESS RELEASE: 1,699 out of 10,319 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination this May 2019.
While Facebook says it has identified more fake accounts than in previous quarters, there are about 120 million which have evaded discovery
The new feature lets Google Account holders choose how long they want their data to be saved – either saved and deleted manually, or automatically deleted if older than 3 or 18 months
'They should have taken measures way back, and not let so much time pass before they actually did these concrete steps to actually stop the weaponization of the social network,' says senatorial bet Chel Diokno
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte knew nothing about the network of pro-Duterte fake accounts Facebook recently took down
Other politicians being promoted by the pages include Bong Go, Ronald dela Rosa, Sara Duterte, Ferdinand Marcos, Imee Marcos, and Bongbong Marcos
(UPDATED) Facebook takes down 200 pages, groups, and accounts followed by millions of users
The new section is meant to allow friends, family, and other loved ones to remember and pay tribute to the deceased user
One operation is said to have links to Sputnik, a Moscow-based news agency, and affected Central and Eastern European countries. The second Russia-linked operation operated specifically in Ukraine.
Anti-corruption Commissioner Manny Luna files an answer-in-intervention, defending the Bangsamoro Organic Law from a petition filed against it by Governor Abdusakur Tan II of Sulu
(UPDATED) The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, under the Office of the President, wants the DICT to be authorized to shut down social media accounts that are deemed 'inimical to national interest'
The crackdown comes as Instagram parent Facebook strives to assure people that the leading social network and its services can be trusted
The numbers of accounts removed for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' is raised to 36 at Facebook and 99 at the social network's Instagram service
Nations must develop a strong policy agenda to turn the principles of the Declaration on Information and Democracy into a reality
Many of the hacked accounts belong to Facebook users in Ukraine and Russia
Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed Certified Public Accountants!
Facebook is ordered to provide identity theft and phishing insurance to Filipino hacking victims
High-profile accounts will now be able to request for a verification process
(UPDATED) According to Twitter, Jones' account is not suspended but 'has limited functionality,' as part of an enforcement effort that requires tweets violating Twitter rules to be deleted
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The company says the actors have become 'more careful to cover their tracks,' and that they are 'well-funded adversaries who will never give up and are constantly changing tactics'
(UPDATED) A longtime satirist and known Duterte critic is taken off Twitter
New report surfaces, saying Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in the 4th quarter of 2017
Instagram wants to put a stop to the Instagram account verification black market where the blue checkmark could reportedly fetch prices of up to $15,000
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They say they don’t have enough money for that, according to a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas survey
Twitter hopes this change will let users have confidence in the accuracy of legitimate accounts following them
Russia-linked fake accounts are believed to have fired off false tweets in an effort to sway the 2016 US presidential vote
The House committee on good governance says the purchase of the 110 Foton minicabs were done without public bidding and through cash advances
Adding a way to check that a real person is behind new accounts is described by Twitter as being among measures to fight abuse, trolls, and hateful content