Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:22 AM

'Social media companies continue to get beat in part because they rely too heavily on technologists and technical detection to catch bad actors,' says an expert at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in the use of the internet by terror groups.

TERROR HEARING. Monika Bickert, Facebook's Head of Global Policy Management, Juniper Downs, YouTube's Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, and Carlos Monje, Director of Twitter's North America Public Policy and Philanthropy, listen during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee on Capitol Hill January 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Google patches for Meltdown, Spectre not slowing down systems

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:23 AM

The search giant says that the security patches it has issued do not slow down its cloud services

SAFE ZONE. Google says their new security patches for the processor vulnerabilities have no negative effects to performance. File photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira

Digital assistants duel for dominance at CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Google, Amazon, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple – all these brands are pushing virtual assistant technologies, potentially the new way people will be interacting with computers and appliances

GOOGLE HOME. Pictured is Google's stylish smart speaker, the Home. Screenshot from Google/YouTube

Fakta di balik bunga Rafflesia Arnoldii

Jan 09, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Hari ini tepat 25 tahun sejak Rafflesia Arnoldii ditetapkan sebagai Bunga Nasional Indonesia

BUNGA NASIONAL. Hari ini tepat 25 tahun Rafflesia Arnoldii ditetapkan sebagai Bunga Nasional Indonesia. Foto oleh Diva Marha/AFP

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Jan 06, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Apple, for its part, advises only getting apps from its online App Store which vets programs for safety

AMD, ARM processors also vulnerable to newly found exploits – researchers

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Like Intel, the chips from the said brands are vulnerable to the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws, which let programs steal data being processed on a computer

5 tokoh terpopuler di Indonesia tahun 2017

Dec 29, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Mulai dari Setya Novanto, Rizieq Shihab, hingga Raisa

Google VP vows 'vigilance' after US net neutrality rollback

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Vint Cerf warns that with net neutrality, the internet may start to resemble 'cable television' where 'services vary depending upon ability to pay'

PIONEER. Vinton Cerf, pictured here at a 2014 US Senate hearing, has warned of possible negative effects of rolling back net neutrality. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP

Chairman of Google parent company Alphabet stepping down

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Eric Schmidt, Alphabet's soon-to-be former executive chairman, is set to remain in the company as technical advisor

SCHMIDT. Executive Chairman Alphabet Inc. Eric Schmidt gestures as he speaks during a session at The Viva Technology Event in Paris on June 15, 2017. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Net giants 'must pay for news' from which they make billions

Dec 14, 2017 - 2:59 PM

European news agencies demand that Google, Facebook, and Twitter must share a significant part of the advertising revenue with the news outfits who produce the information

Google opens AI center in China as competition heats up

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Google's move to open a Beijing office focused on fundamental research is an indication of China's AI talent, widely seen as being neck-and-neck with the United States in research capability

This photo taken on April 11, 2016 shows visitors gathering at Google booth during the 2016 China International Electronic Commerce Expo in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang province. File photo by AFP

'Surat Cinta untuk Starla' jadi pencarian terpopuler di Google Indonesia tahun 2017

Dec 13, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Film 'Pengabdi Setan' jadi topik kedua yang paling banyak dicari

YEAR IN SEARCH. Tony Keusgen, Managing Director Google Indonesia, bersama Virgoun yang masuk kategori penelusuran terpopuler #YearinSearch Indonesia 2017 untuk keyword 'Surat Cinta untuk Starla', Joko Anwar #2 yang masuk penelusuran terpopuler untuk keyword 'Pengabdi Setan' dan Ayu Laksmi yang masuk penelusuran terpopuler kategori Selebriti di acara #YearinSearch 2017, Rabu, 13 Desember di The Warehouse, Jakarta. Foto dari Google Indonesia

'Despacito,' Miss Universe among top Google searches for 2017

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

It turns out you're not the only one looking up 'Despacito' lyrics in the middle of the night

MISS UNIVERSE 2017. The big event is one of the top most searched topics on google in the Philippines in 2017. File photo shows Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as she is crowned new Miss Universe 2017 by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere. Photo by Patrick Gray/AP

YouTube taking on Spotify with own streaming music service – report

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The service, internally called Remix, is slated to come out in March, according to people familiar with the matter

Android Oreo Go Edition is an Oreo update for low-end devices

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Android Oreo (Go Edition), a version of Android Oreo for low-end devices, will be launching as part of the Android 8.1 rollout on December 6

ANDROID OREO TO GO. Android Oreo gets a version for lower-end smartphones. Image from Google

10,000 Google staff set to hunt down extremist YouTube content – CEO

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Political pressure pushes Google to deploy manpower dedicated to rooting out radical material online

Dengvaxia issue, Sereno acquittal, Cotto retirement | Evening wRap

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

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

Google banning non-lock screen apps with lock screen ads

Dec 01, 2017 - 6:28 PM

Google says, 'Unless the exclusive purpose of the app is that of a lock screen, apps may not introduce ads or features that monetize the locked display of a device'

Google launches Datally, an app that helps save up to 30% on data

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Datally lets users track the apps that use up data, and determine where they can save data usage

LeBron James making YouTube series on young basketball hopefuls

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James is among the executive producers of the eight-episode series 'Best Shot' about the lives of high school students with dreams of becoming basketball stars

DOUBLE-TEAMED. Sindarius Thornwell #0 and Wesley Johnson #33 of the LA Clippers double team LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during their game at Quicken Loans Arena on November 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Amnesty International report, PH population, Google, FB join Trust Project | Midday wRap

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Google, Facebook join news organizations in 'Trust Project'

Nov 17, 2017 - 8:51 AM

Microsoft and Twitter also agree to participate in the "Trust Project," with some 75 news organizations to tag news stories which meet standards for ethics and transparency

US state launches probe on how Google handles user data

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:33 AM

The investigation seeks to determine whether the tech giant violated antitrust and consumer protection laws

GOOGLE. People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017.  Europe's largest tech event Web Summit will be held at Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon from November 6 to November 9. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Deretan Youtuber yang memeriahkan acara Youtube Fanfest 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:09 PM

Acara Youtube Fanfest akan digelar hingga 12 November

YOUTUBER. Deretan pengisi acara Youtube Fanfest 2017 yang akan berlangsung hingga 12 November. Foto oleh Brian Arga Wana/Rappler

Be wary of fake Whatsapp apps on the Google Play Store

Nov 07, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Fake WhatsApp messenger apps are popping up, and users should be careful which version they're picking up

'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

Indonesian terrorist, Roque on Duterte, NY terror suspect | Evening wRap

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Facebook, Twitter, Google take aim at 'troll armies' that helped Trump win

Nov 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM

The companies seek to assure lawmakers that Russia's alleged online and social media interference to influence U.S. elections doesn't happen again

ONLINE PROOF. With examples of Russian-created Facebook pages behind him, Senator Patrick Leahy questions witnesses during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing titled 'Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online' on Capitol Hill, October 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee questioned the tech company representatives about attempts by Russian operatives to spread disinformation and purchase political ads on their platforms, and what efforts the companies plan to use to prevent similar incidents in future elections. Photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

Microsoft rep installs Chrome after Edge kept crashing during pitch

Oct 31, 2017 - 4:47 PM

When Microsoft's Edge browser crashes, apparently it's Google Chrome to the rescue!

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

Google, Cisco join forces in the cloud

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Cisco and Google say they will collaborate to offer ways for applications or services to be deployed, managed, and secured for businesses with a mix of on-premise and cloud capabilities

Alphabet quarterly profit climbs on ads and other bets

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:28 AM

Alphabet profit is up 32.4% to $6.7 billion on in the quarter on revenue that increased 24% to $27.8 billion, up 24% from the same period a year earlier

Google's new bug bounty program targets popular third-party apps

Oct 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Researchers can submit eligible vulnerabilities to Alibaba, Dropbox, Duolingo, Headspace, Line,, Snapchat, and Tinder for a potential $1,000 payoff after their vulnerability is addressed

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Senior executives from the internet giants and Microsoft attended the ministerial session devoted to the issue but did not offer any explanation of how they might go about clamping down on web extremists

G7. EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, US Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti, France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the Chairperson of the National Public Safety Commission from Japan Achiro Hoconogi address a press conference at the end of the G7 summit of Interior Ministers in Ischia island, on October 20, 2017. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Fake Adblock software slips into Chrome Web Store

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Adblock has some advice on how to determine if your Adblock Plus is fake

ADBLOCK PLUS. The fake version of the ad-blocker shows that popular software can be imitated in order to get into user systems. Screenshot from Twitter/SwiftOnSecurity

Britain looks to regulate Facebook and Google as news publishers

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The British government is looking at the role Google and Facebook play in the news environment and what they should be accountable for

Google finds Russian-financed content – Washington Post

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:51 PM

The search giant says Russian agents spent 'tens of thousands of dollars' on ads meant to spread disinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections

Specs comparison: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Check out how the new phones from Apple and Google stack up with one another in this side-by-side spec comparison

WATCH: Google's best announcements at its Pixel 2 event

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:21 PM

From earphones that can translate languages in real-time to a phone with the highest-rated camera ever, check out the search giant's big revelations at their event

NEW TOYS. The search giant introduces its new products at its October event. Photo from Google

Google Home Max trends in the Philippines

Oct 05, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Find out why people are excited about Google's new products

Google introduces its first wireless earphones

Oct 05, 2017 - 2:11 AM

The Pixel Buds, as they are called, are set to compete with Apple's AirPods

Photo from Google

Google shows off Clips, its smart camera

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:51 AM

The Google Clips smart camera aims to mix artificial intelligence, hardware, and software

GOOGLE CLIPS. Screen shot from Google livestream.

Google introduces the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:14 AM

(UPDATED) Google formally introduces the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, as well as the Daydream View VR headset and the Google Pixel Buds

THE PIXEL 2 AND PIXEL 2 XL. Screen shot from Google Livestream.

Google's Pixelbook is a 4-in-1 convertible laptop

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:59 AM

Running on Chrome OS, Google's Pixelbook can sport either Core i5 and i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage space

PIXELBOOK. Screen shot from Google livestream.

Google announces the Home Mini, Home Max

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:32 AM

(UPDATED) Google formally introduces its new Google Home device, the Google Home Mini!

GOOGLE HOME MINI. Screen shot from livestream.

WATCH: Google's Pixel 2 event

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Watch as the tech giant unveils their new phones and possibly more. The show officially begins on Thursday, October 5, at 12 am.

Beyond Pixels: Other expected things at Google's Pixel 2 event

Oct 04, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Aside from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, here are some likely non-smartphone announcements slated during Google's Pixel event on October 4

Facebook, Google, Twitter allowed fake news to flow on Las Vegas shooting

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Facebook, Google and Twitter say they are working on fixes after learning of fake news ending up in feeds and searches following the shooting that killed 59 and injured over 500 people

In this file photo, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer stands in the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP