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Publishers fear fact checking isn't enough – report

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:28 PM

The Digital News Project 2020 says that journalists need to call out lies and half-truths, but are concerned that this may not have an impact

Western Digital shows off prototype 8TB external SSD at CES 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Also announced at CES 2020 are the Ultra Dual Drive Luxe, a flash drive with a dual connector drive setup, a gaming-friendly solid state drive, and some Xbox One-specific gaming hard drives

PROTOTYPE. Sandisk's new prototype is an 8 terabyte external solid state drive that fits in your pocket. Image adapted from SanDisk's Twitter.

[OPINION] Addressing privacy concerns to prevent sexual abuse

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Technology makes possible a balancing of the rights to privacy and safeguarding against the online sexual exploitation of children

Industry leaders ask the question: ‘How do you make a data-driven Philippines?’

Nov 27, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Over 150 industry leaders gathered for the country’s first-ever Data Leaders Summit

Google, Facebook business models threat to rights – Amnesty report

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The London-based organization argues that the current model of monetizing personal information imperils a gamut of rights including freedom of opinion and expression


New site looks to cover tech ‘for its own sake’

Nov 13, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Protocol is a new US-based media website that promises to focus on the people, power, and politics of tech

PROTOCOL. Screenshot from protocol.com


Tech firms react to netizens' digital privacy concerns

Nov 08, 2019 - 3:31 PM

A slew of tech entrepreneurs are bidding to turn growing consciousness about the problem of online privacy abuses into a money-making industry

WEB SUMMIT. A man wears VR glasses during the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 6, 2019.Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

IMMAP wraps up its 6th Web Wednesdays session with insights on content monetization

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Web Wednesdays is a monthly webinar that aims to support digital education in the Philippines

DigiCon 2019 highlights bravery and digital transformation in the post-digital world

Nov 08, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Ready for DigiCon 2020? Tickets are on sale now!

Ace Saatchi & Saatchi duo wins IMMAP Digital Young Creatives competition

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:01 PM

They’ll be representing PH in the 2020 Cannes Young Lions Digital competition

A digital echo of the Khmer Rouge haunts phones in Cambodia

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:00 AM

A pattern of phone taps, leaks and arrests is reminding some Cambodians of Pol Pot’s tactics

Image for Coda Story by Nika Kobaidze

Study recommends PH regulatory changes for better access to mobile health apps

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Mobile health technologies may help make healthcare more accessible and affordable, according to new study 'Mobile Digital Health in the Philippines'

Image from PruLife


Google launches 'Digital Wellbeing' apps to help manage life with technology

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Google shares a set of new apps that are meant to help users find balance and order in using mobile phones and technologies in their lives

Image from Google


Silicon Valley visionaries headline DigiCon 2019

Oct 15, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Get to see Patty McCord, co-author of the Netflix Culture Deck, among others!

Creating the next digital pros: IMMAP holds Digital Youth Congress 2019

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Gen Z may have been born into digital. But can they tell why and how things work in this landscape?

Grab partners with Microsoft for digital literacy initiative

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The partnership is meant to upskill millions of Southeast Asians for the new digital economy

GRAB FOR GOOD. Grab announces a digital literacy initiative with Microsoft as part of its Grab for Good program. Photo by Kyle Chua

Amazon digital assistant Alexa gets into your head

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Amazon brings smart assistant Alexa to glasses, earbuds, and a ring in new hardware announcements

SMART GLASSES. Echo Frames eyeglass frames infused with voice-commanded digital assistant Alexa are pictured at at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle on September 25, 2019. Photo by Glenn CHAPMAN / AFP


Google deals blow to EU copyright law in France

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Google says it will not pay European media outlets for displaying their articles, pictures and videos in search results in France, in defiance of a new EU copyright law

GOOGLE. In this file photo taken on September 3, 2019 the US multinational technology and internet-related services company Google logo, is displayed on a tablet screen, in Lille, northern France. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP


#2030NOW: Disinformation interventions beyond literacy

Sep 24, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The problem of disinformation requires solutions that look at the root of what makes people susceptible to them in the first place

SGS 2019 Digital huddle. September 21, 2019.

Washington Post ad tech platform targets Google-Facebook duopoly

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The new tech aims to provide newspapers better monetization and ad targeting to free them from dependence on the large platforms

WASHINGTON POST. The Washington Post was founded in 1877 with its first publication on December 6, 1877. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP


4 new tactics, terms in online manipulation campaigns – report

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:19 PM

According to the researchers, the 4 techniques are a form of a broader online manipulation strategy called 'source hacking'

Google moves to make original reporting rank higher in search

Sep 13, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Google is updating its guidelines to gather feedback that would prioritize original reporting


'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'We are the first generation of people who have the power to build machines with the capability to make decisions that have in the past only been made by people,' says Microsoft president Brad Smith

 AI. "Han the Robot" waits on stage before a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. Photo for illustration purposes only. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP


Disinformation producers get paid P30M for 3-month campaigns – expert

Aug 24, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Many disinformation architects are professionals from the PR and advertising industries, who have left their big firms to essentially market politicians

JASON CABANES. The DLSU professor discusses the 'Innovations in conceptualising digital disinformation' at the Atendeo de Davao University, Friday, August 23. Screenshot from Ateneo de Davao University/Facebook


What does Facebook's plan to hire journalists mean for media industry?

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:43 AM

In a plan announced Tuesday, August 20, Facebook's journalists will be curating stories from news sites and won't be editing headlines or writing content

FACEBOOK. The logo of social network Facebook is displayed on a smartphone, on January 15, 2019 in Nantes, western France.  Photo by Loic Venance/AFP


YouTube needs 'new set of rules and laws' – executive

Jul 29, 2019 - 12:41 PM

'YouTube has now grown to a big city...And just like in any big city, you need a new set of rules and laws and kind of regulatory regime," chief product officer Neal Mohan says in an interview


U.S. senators warn of 'trust' gap over Facebook digital currency

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Several senators question whether Facebook can be trusted after a series of missteps on privacy and data protection

[OPINION] Best way to educate students on social media is through social media

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:25 AM

As the need for digital media literacy is on the rise, DepEd’s suggestion to ban social media in class projects is a backslide

Chinese surveillance giants' stocks dive on U.S. blacklist report

May 22, 2019 - 5:52 PM

A potential blacklist would make it harder for Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua Technology to access the US market and suppliers

From experimental to essential? Social media in the 2019 elections

May 15, 2019 - 8:30 AM

'We were very much focused on Facebook in the last elections. But now candidates are more diversified, having specific content per platform,' says a global digital media specialist

Trade association brings first Digital Youth Congress to Cebu

May 07, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Digital YouthCon is also launching first Sprint: Digital Marketing and Creative Student Competition

How do we adapt to the rapid changes in technology?

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Get to know more about Accenture's 'See the New, Now' movement

Facebook’s digital literacy program comes to the Philippines

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Facebook's We Think Digital campaign comes to the Philippines as Digital Tayo

Image from Facebook Digital Tayo webpage


WATCH: See the New, Now roundtable discussion series

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Experts from the tech, travel, education, and social enterprise industries on the ways technology reshapes the way people live

Digital news media innovate through fighting disinformation – study

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:23 PM

A study by Reuters and Oxford focuses on Rappler, the Daily Maverick in South Africa, and The Quint in India

Google pulls news grant to Hungary propaganda outlet

Apr 04, 2019 - 12:59 PM

Google pulls its news grant to New Wave Media Group, described by an independent journalist group as 'one of the staunchest supporters of the corrupt regime led by the far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orban'

GOOGLE. A picture taken on February 5, 2019 shows the Google logo displayed on a tablet in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Coins.ph, GCash, GrabPay, PayMaya: Who’s leading the mobile payments war in PH?

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Take a close look at how the competition is playing out so far

See the New, Now

Mar 26, 2019 - 11:04 AM

How are we keeping up with the rapid pace of today’s innovations in technology?

Be discerning of news sources, journalists urge students

Mar 17, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'You should know the legitimate media from the illegitimate ones,' says educator Marissa Balidoy at #MoveCavite

Bangladesh court suspends case against outspoken photographer

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:11 AM

The award-winning photographer, Shahidul Alam, is facing charges of making 'false' and 'provocative' statements in a televised interview, offenses carrying a maximum 14 years in jail

DETAINED. A file photo of acclaimed Bangladesh photographer Shahidul Alam lifted from the Facebook account Free Shahidul.

RSF unblocks 3 more sites censored in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China

Mar 11, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Ethical hackers and human rights defenders allow the Reporters Without Borders Sans to 'restore online access to independent media in countries that are news and information black holes'

The mind distracted: technology's battle for our attention

Mar 07, 2019 - 2:13 PM

There is a growing demand for socially responsible approaches to digital design and user experience

How this startup duo is bringing performance marketing to the PH

Feb 13, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Quanta Digital’s Tristan de Belloy and Sydney Dondon on shifting digital marketing to an e-commerce focus

Tristan de Belloy and Sydney Dondon of Quanta. January 31, 2019

France nears implementation of digital tax

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Qualified companies will be levied a maximum of 5% of its sales, representing around 500 million euros annually for France


Bangladesh arrests journalist over election reporting

Jan 02, 2019 - 2:45 PM

If convicted, Mollah could face up to 14 years in jail under a draconian anti-press law that was toughed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last year

VIOLENT END. Election campaigning in Bangladesh ended on December 28 ahead of the parliamentary election on December 30 with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking a record fourth term in power. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

INFOGRAPHIC: Keeping 20/20 vision for today’s digital natives

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Constantly on your gadgets? You need to take extra care of your eyes!

On your phone right now? Here's why you need to give your eyes a break

Dec 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Learn the negative effects of constant gadget use — and how you can prevent them

France to introduce digital tax if no EU deal

Dec 06, 2018 - 5:51 PM

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says if the talks fail, 'we will do it at the national level in 2019: we will tax digital giants if European states do not take their responsibilities'

DIGITAL TAX. French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire sits next to head of French Parliament Finance Commission, Eric Woerth (R), before a hearing by the committee on finance, economy and budgetary control at the Palais Bourbon in Paris on September 27, 2017.  File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Tech giants warn Australia against law to break encryption

Nov 29, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The bill would give security agencies wide powers to force telecommunications and technology companies to give them access to encrypted devices and messaging apps

Bitcoin falls below $5,000 for first time since 2017

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:19 PM

The still-nascent sector is not completely transparent and analysts have struggled to understand what precisely prompted the latest drop

BITCOIN. A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the "Bitcoin Change" shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP