Slow PLDT internet service in some areas due to damaged cables

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:03 PM

PLDT estimates it will take 3 weeks to repair the damaged cables

ESSENTIAL SERVICE. A man uses a computer in an internet cafe. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

DMB takes a step towards Philippine Digital Standards

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The advertising industry has taken its first step towards developing a measurement standard for digital

Mobile internet off in Togo before opposition protests

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:46 PM

On social media such as Facebook and Twitter which were still accessible using intermittent Wi Fi access in the capital Lome users call for services to be restored

Most Filipinos value rights to their personal data – survey

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The National Privacy Commission reminds data protection officers especially in critical sectors to register with them by September 9

DPO6. Members of the media and social media practitioners attend the DPO6 assembly of the National Privacy Commission on August 29, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Why do Filipino netizens troll?

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

A sociology paper examines some of the reasons why Filipino social media users behave aggressively online – when they can be normally civil people offline

COPS AND ROGUES. Research by a Filipino sociology graduate student suggests trolls can act as both rogues and cops online.

State-sponsored hate: The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggers

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Pro Duterte bloggers receive unusual privileges from the Presidential Communications Operations Office to consolidate support for the popular president and silence critics

Internet doors slammed on white nationalist extremism

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Internet titans that have contorted to balance free speech with odious content are standing firm this week against being used to glorify killing in the name of race

RIGHT WING. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' exchange insluts with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Emancipation Park during the 'Unite the Right' rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

PH mobile internet speed ranks 100th in first Speedtest rankings

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:34 PM

The country is also 94th out of 133 for fixed broadband according to the monthly Speedtest Global Index

SPEEDTEST. The figures are from the first edition of the Speedtest Global Index, published in August 2017.

Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehab

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:34 PM

According to CCTV the school located near the provincial capital of Hefei is unlicensed and had already been directed several times by the local government to halt its operations

The people you meet at food parks

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:20 AM

See if you’re a Lone Wolf an In The Moment person part of the Brady Bunch a Weekend Warrior and so on

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Aug 03, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Duterte signs law providing free internet in public places

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:57 AM

Republic Act 10929 requires public places like hospitals transport terminals and government offices to provide free internet in main congregation points

Apple removes some VPN services from Chinese app store

Jul 31, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Two major providers ExpressVPN and Star VPN slam the tech giant s decision

Russia moves to ban tools used to surf outlawed websites

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:04 PM

A bill instructs Russia s telecommunications watchdog to compile a list of anonymizer services and prohibit any that fail to respect the bans issued on certain websites

Kenya's social media election: Attack ads and data mining

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:29 PM

There are fears data will be swept up and used to create psychological profiles of voters so that specific messages can be tailored to specific voters

VIRAL. Men watch a campaign ad that was unleashed on the internet this week in Kenya just weeks before national elections, on July 13, 2017, in Nairobi. Simon Maina/AFP

D23 Expo 2017: Updates on Disney-Pixar's 8 upcoming animated films

Jul 15, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Here are all the updates on Coco The Incredibles 2 Toy Story 4 and more straight from Hall D23

D23 EXPO 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017 - The Ultimate Disney Fan Event - brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event, which takes place July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. (Disney/Image Group LA) LEE UNKRICH (DIRECTOR), ADRIAN MOLINA, DARLA K (CO-DIRECTOR), ANDERSON (PRODUCER)

Disney princesses, C-3PO in 'Wreck It Ralph' sequel

Jul 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 opens in theaters in 2018

IT teachers in Visayas undergo cybersecurity training

Jul 01, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The IT teachers will form a pool of trainers who will help students become less vulnerable to cyber attacks

CYBERSECURITY. Speakers Alfian Pamungkas Sakawiguna (center) and Kevin Wu (2nd from right) interact with teacher-trainees in between breaks. Photo by Marchel Espina

U.S. tech giants join forces against terror content

Jun 27, 2017 - 4:17 PM

We believe that by working together sharing the best technological and operational elements of our individual efforts we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online a joint statement on Twitter reads

UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:01 AM

The threat follows reports in British media including the Times that hackers were selling passwords for MPs online

CYBERATTACK. Britain's parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday, June 24, following a cyberattack.

5 cara berinternet dengan lebih aman

Jun 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Tak hanya untuk berkomunikasi internet juga digunakan untuk melakukan transaksi perbankan dan saling bertukar data Oleh karena itu keamanan dalam berinternet harus menjadi prioritas

Berselancar dengan aman di dunia maya harus menjadi prioritas. Ilustrasi dari Microsoft

Inflight internet ready to take off

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:21 PM

By 2021 more than 17 000 airliners – or nearly half the global fleet of commercial aircraft – will be equipped for inflight internet according to a recent study by the Euroconsult firm That is close to triple the 6 500 planes equipped in 2016

Computer glitch causes false California quake alert

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The email was the result of a software glitch that turned an update of the magnitude of 1925 Santa Barbara quake M6 8 into a 2025 quake

LA MORNING. A morning view of downtown Los Angeles with the 101 freeway in the foreground, January 1, 2017 from the Hollywood Bowl Overlook in Hollywood, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

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Jun 14, 2017 - 2:18 PM

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Does the Wi-Fi on EDSA work?

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:26 AM

DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima assures commuters the connection is not only fast but also secure

FREE WI-FI. Free internet connection along EDSA is only the beginning of the Duterte administration's goal of providing an open portal to the worldwide web in all public spaces.

SiriusXM invests big in Pandora in radio union

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:21 PM

The move comes amid rapid changes in the music business as Pandora which has seen its model lose ground to on demand online platforms such as Spotify last month appealed for buyers

Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:37 AM

The smart speaker is being framed as a music centric device that as Apple VP Phil Schiller describes it has the power to rock the house

SMART SPEAKER. Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, California on June 5, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Do we want a neutral or sponsored internet?

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Does free data uphold the principles of a free and open Internet? Net neutrality supporters do not think so

India's mobile internet use increases ninefold

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The explosion in data use comes after the country s richest man Mukesh Ambani shook up the telecoms market with the launch of new operator Jio in September

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Jun 02, 2017 - 3:24 PM

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Resorts World shooting incident in Pasay on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH has slowest average internet speed in Asia Pacific – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:41 PM

The global average internet connection speed is 7 2 Mbps but the Philippines falls short with an average of 5 5 Mbps

Indian district blocks internet after deadly caste clashes

May 25, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Police say they blocked access to mobile messaging services to stop outsiders from instigating the violence between Dalits and members of a higher caste community in Uttar Pradesh state s Saharanpur district

WATCH: Converge's COO on being a 'disruptive' broadband provider in PH

May 18, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The internet service provider s chief operating officer talks about keeping established industry players on their toes

ROMERO. Converge's COO, Jesus Romero, believes the company's presence offers some 'disruption' to the internet service industry, nudging established players to stay on their toes. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

WATCH: Stockholm Internet Forum 2017

May 17, 2017 - 9:47 PM

Watch highlights of the Stockholm Internet Forum on Rappler

Converge ICT launches 25Mbps monthly broadband plan at P1500

May 17, 2017 - 7:21 PM

The fiber only internet service provider also introduces FiberXtreme 300Mbps P4500 and 500Mbps P7000 a month plans

Thai junta mulls powers to access private cyber data

May 17, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The bill is proposed after the massive WannaCry cyberattack sparked havoc in computer systems worldwide but it is controversial because Thailand adopted cyber laws used as a cudgel against government critics

CYBER DATA ACCESS? Thailand's Prayut Chan-O-Cha is greeted by military officers during a visit to Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on July 25, 2016. File photo by Madaree Tohlala/AFP

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

May 16, 2017 - 11:32 PM

France slaps a penalty of 150 000 euros 160 000 on Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland for several breaches of the French Data Protection Act

Free WiFi in public places soon to be a law

May 16, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The Senate and the House of Representatives have agreed on the final version of the proposed measure

Rappler file photo

Amazon's new Alexa speaker has a screen too

May 10, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The latest Echo device features a 7 inch touch display

Amazon leads surging connected speakers market in US – survey

May 09, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Amazon s Echo speakers hold 70 6 of the market followed by Google Home at 23 8

ECHO. The smart speaker from Amazon is leading the pack right now. Photo from Amazon

House passes 45 bills on final reading after summer break

May 03, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The approved bills include one that prohibits hospitals from demanding deposits before treating patients and one that mandates free public internet access

FIRST DAY HIGH. The House of Representatives approve on 3rd reading a total of 45 bills on May 2. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

China tightens rules for online news providers

May 03, 2017 - 2:58 PM

New regulations released by the Cyberspace Administration of China CAC Tuesday will increase party control over who can publish what online taking effect June 1

ONLINE. This May 29, 2013 file photo shows people sit around laptop computers at a cafe in Beijing. Ed Jones/File/AFP

PLDT holds on to declining Rocket Internet

May 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Rocket Internet almost quadruples its losses in 2016 to €741 million 807 441 million PLDT owns a 6 1 stake in the German tech firm

'DISAPPOINTING.' It was in August 2014 when Manuel Pangilinan's PLDT invested €333 million (USD$362 million) for a 10% stake in the German firm. This is the telco's biggest overseas investment to date. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Is fake news old news?

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Since ancient Athens and Rome lies and damned lies have always been part of political discourse says University of Houston professor Robert Zaretsky

Internet bukan tempat yang aman untuk perempuan

Apr 23, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Dalam konteks konflik perkosaan digunakan sebagai alat untuk menaklukan menghukum dan alat teror untuk melemahkan pihak lawan

Smart reports PH's first successful 'Voice over LTE' call

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Voice over LTE uses LTE technology to make calls that are crystal clear with almost no background noise and is marketed as HD calling in some places

PLDT builds 1st 'Fibr City' in Mindanao

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:10 PM

General Santos is PLDT s first Fibr City in Mindanao allowing the telco to bring ultra fast internet speed there

MINDANAO'S FIRST. This allows the telecommunications giant to provide residents in General Santos upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gbps at subscription fee of P1,899 per month. Rappler file photo

Internet blackout strangles Cameroon start-ups

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:37 PM

Cameroon s 4 internet providers which include France s Orange and South African owned MTN tell clients internet services were no longer available due to reasons outside of our control