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Taylor Swift 'sad and grossed out' by sale of music to Scooter Braun

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:38 AM

She accuses the music mogul – who handles the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Carly Rae Jepsen – of 'bullying' her

'GROSSED OUT.' The pop star says she only found out about the sale of her recording masters through the news. Screenshot from Taylor Swift's music video

Developer shuts down app that makes fake nudes of clothed women

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:54 PM

DeepNude's developer worries about the potential harm of an app he built 'for fun'

DEEPNUDE. The X-Ray application takes off and is eventually taken down by its makers. Screenshot of website.

[ANALYSIS] How to fix what went wrong in the 2019 elections

May 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Abandoning the automated system and going back to manual is a far worse option

Fire hits vote counting machines stored in Zamboanga del Sur school

May 16, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Out of 8 vote counting machines in the holding room of the school, one is burnt. Seven VCMs are immediately secured by responding policemen.

FIRE. A fire strikes the rear of this Grade 6 room in San Pablo Central Elementary School in Zamboanga del Sur. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Comelec says 961 vote-counting machines defective

May 14, 2019 - 2:06 PM

This breaches the number of defective vote-counting machines in the 2016 elections, but the Commission on Elections asserts the polls were 'successful'

FACING MEDIA. All 7 members of the Commission on Elections face the media on May 14, 2019, in a press conference about the recently concluded national and local elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec suspects 'wear and tear' in defective voting machines

May 14, 2019 - 12:22 AM

Up to 450 vote-counting machines had to be replaced on election day, says Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

VOTE-COUNTING MACHINE. A new vote-counting machine (VCM) arrives at the precinct where reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay is supposed to vote. The new VCM replaces the one that malfunctioned. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What to do when the vote-counting machine rejects your ballot

May 13, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Equipment issues mar the polls in various areas in the country

VOTER COUNTING MACHINES. A New VCM for the precinct of reelectionist Mayor Abby Binay works. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Malfunctioning VCMs delay voting in Cebu’s biggest barangay

May 13, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Despite glitches in the vote counting machines, election officers in Cebu City's Barangay Guadalupe say the voting will close as scheduled

LONG LINE. Voters at the Tisa II Elementary School are given priority numbers and asked to sit at the designated waiting area. Photo by Micole Tizon/Rappler

Comelec says 400-600 vote-counting machines replaced

May 13, 2019 - 2:34 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Its larger than what we saw in 2016, and therefore it is a bit jarring,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez

VOTE COUNTING MACHINE. Incidents of malfunctioning vote counting machines reach tbe Comelec. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Glitches in new voter registration verification machines delay voting in some precincts

May 13, 2019 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'The lesson to be learned here is, kailangan ng mas matinding education tungkol sa mga bagong sistema na ito,' says Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez

ELECTION DAY. Voters wait to cast their ballots in a polling precinct in Manila on May 13, 2019. Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Defective machine at Grace Poe's precinct bogs down voting

May 13, 2019 - 10:20 AM

(4th UPDATE) Relectionist Senator Grace Poe initially fails to cast her ballot after the vote-counting machine in her polling precinct encounters a technical problem

GLITCH. The voting machine at the precinct, reelectionist senator Grace Poe is supposed to vote, is not working. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Election 2019 technical issues: Paper jams, malfunctioning machines

May 13, 2019 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) One high-profile incident involves former vice president Jejomar Binay whose ballot was not accepted by the vote-counting machine

A technician hauls a "defective" VCM machine out of a polling precinct at A. Montes Elem. School in Iloilo City Proper. Photo by Rhick Albay/Rappler


Jiggy Manicad to Comelec: Let poll watchers monitor backup VCMs

May 10, 2019 - 5:43 PM

The 2019 senatorial bet says it is important to preserve the integrity of the elections

MOTION. 2019 senatorial candidate Jiggy Manicad files a motion concerning backl-up vote counting machines at the Commission on Elections headquarters on May 10, 2019. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

LIST: Where will Comelec's new voter registration verification machines be used?

May 10, 2019 - 5:18 PM

If things go smoothly during the machines' pilot run, Comelec said it may use the machines nationwide for the 2022 presidential elections

NEW MACHINES. The Comelec will pilot test its voter registration verification machines in 14 areas during election day, May 13, 2019. Screenshot from Rappler

Diokno wants probe into police inspection of vote-counting machines warehouse

Apr 29, 2019 - 6:28 PM

In a letter to the Comelec, senatorial candidate Chel Diokno says Baguio police's inspection of a warehouse for vote-counting machines is a ‘serious breach’

WORRISOME. Otso Diretso senatorial bet Chel Diokno files a request with the Comelec to investigate what he called as the "worrisome" inspection of policemen of a vote counting machine (VCM) warehouse in Baguio. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Voting machines to service more voters in 2019 polls

Apr 26, 2019 - 8:04 PM

The maximum number of voters that can use each vote-counting machine is now 1,000 from the previous 800, says the Commission on Elections

VOTE-COUNTING MACHINES. In this file photo, officials from the Commission on Elections test vote-counting machines on January 29, 2016. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Comelec shows how to vote in May 13 elections

Apr 11, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Bookmark this page to watch the demo of vote-counting machines conducted by the Commission on Elections in the Rappler office at 2 pm on Thursday, April 11

VOTING MACHINE. The 2019 elections will be the 4th automated electoral exercise in the Philippines. File photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

AI correctly predicts Childish Gambino Grammy win

Feb 11, 2019 - 3:40 PM

US-based DataRobot compares all previous Song of the Year winners with this year's nominees, correctly predicting Childish Gambino's victory for 'This Is America'

GAMBINO. Childish Gambino performs on stage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 21, 2018. File photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

Star Trek style translators step closer to reality at CES 2019

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:42 PM

An array of companies at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show are promoting increasingly sophisticated devices that allow people speaking different languages to converse with the help of handheld devices or wireless earpieces

TRANSLATORS AT CES 2019. The Travis Touch pocket translator is displayed at CES 2019 consumer electronics show, on January 9, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye

Sep 08, 2018 - 11:07 AM

There's a new class of fake content on the horizont: deepfake videos or videos that can make a certain person appear they are saying or doing something they really aren't


Customs X-ray machines can't track shabu wrapped in lead, foil, plastic

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:54 PM

'Will our X-ray machine be able to detect it? The answer is no. The answer is no because of our machine,' says Customs X-ray chief Zsae Carrie de Guzman

OUTDATED? Bureau of Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña and PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino extract the alleged shabu worth P3.4 billion inside steel cases during a press conference at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) in Port Area, Manila on August 7, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Philippine Navy successfully tests its first missile system

Aug 09, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The Spike-Extended Range missile 'fired and accurately hit the designated target at approximately 6 kilometers away from the firing platform'

Russia raids space research center in 'treason probe' – reports

Jul 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM

'This morning, the FSB raided offices of staff at the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building,' which is a subsidiary of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, Kommersant reports, citing sources in law enforcement agencies.

Rising microchip-maker demand boosts ASML profits

Jul 18, 2018 - 4:53 PM

'Our second quarter sales were above expectations including higher than forecasted EUV sales,' says chief executive Peter Wennink, referring to the company's cutting-edge extreme ultraviolet light lithography machines

An employee walks past an ASML logo, a Dutch company which is currently the largest supplier in the world of semiconductor manufacturing machines via photolithography systems in Veldhoven on April 17, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Facebook's artificial intelligence learns to see thanks to Instagram hashtags

May 03, 2018 - 2:15 AM

Facebook director of AI and machine learning Srinivas Narayanan says the company used 3.5 billion public Instagram photos in thousands of hashtagged categories to improve a machine learning algorithm's ability to categorize images for itself

IMAGE RECOGNITION. Facebook's director of AI and machine learning, Srinivas Narayanan, explains artificial intelligence as it relates to image recognition and categorization. Screenshot from Facebook livestream.

Apple snags Google's top AI executive - report

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:02 PM

John Giannandrea, Google's former head of AI and search, represents Apple's bid to keep up with the competition when it comes to its AI technology

GIANNANDREA. Google's former senior VP of engineering John Giannandrea speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Steve Jennings/AFP


Filipina tech leader, Stephanie Sy, lands in Forbes' '30 Under 30 Asia' list for 2018

Mar 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Sy is the founder of Thinking Machines, a startup that helps institutions make better decisions through the use of data

STEPHANIE SY. The founder of Thinking Machines, Stephanie Sy, at Rappler's #ThinkPH 2017 event held in July 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


G7 nations agree on a 'common vision' for AI

Mar 29, 2018 - 9:12 AM

AI industry must bring "most significant benefits possible in the coming years," while safeguarding privacy rights, says Canada's Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

Sereno to go on leave, Roque UN special rapporteur, Senate on Jason Aquino | Evening wRap

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:44 PM

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From Korean idol group to Duterte Supporters on Facebook?

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:05 PM

A fan group for a South Korean actor is renamed 'President Duterte Supporters'. But there might be more to the story.

Should Comelec buy vote-counting machines or lease them first?

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The joint congressional oversight committee will tackle the poll body's recent decision to purchase from Smartmatic the machines used in 2016, for the 2019 elections

PURCHASE OR LEASE? The Comelec is already preparing for the 2019 elections, the fourth time it will be automated using vote-counting machines. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION] What Bongbong Marcos should understand about ballot images

Feb 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The 'shocking' evidence of cheating presented by the losing vice presidential candidate are actually new features on the ballot introduced in 2016

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

Jan 23, 2018 - 3:45 PM

US President Donald Trump approves steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines to protect US producers

FACING TARIFFS. This file photo taken on January 6, 2016 shows an exhibitor demonstrating an Inverter Direct Drive washing machine at the LG exhibit during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. David McNew/AFP

Bulgarian man arrested in Pampanga for ATM skimming

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Bank guards noticed Ivaylo Sashov inserting ATM cards in succession in a BPI machine, Pampanga police say

Printing error caused 'faceless' P100 bills, BSP says

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) Investigations have been launched to validate claim over some withdrawn 'faceless' and 'faded' P100 bills

FACELESS. Earla Anne Yehey, BPI client, posts photos of withdrawn 4 pieces of P100 bills without the late President Manuel Roxas' face on them. Photo from Yehey's Facebook account

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

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Rusty Machines

Nov 17, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The indie/alternative band is jamming at Rappler HQ!

All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

Nov 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections

What I learned from being featured by the Duterte online machine

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:09 PM

I am a responsible person who makes positive contributions to my family, community, and country. Drug use in no way adversely affects my personal or professional lives.

Security Bank, RCBC add anti-fraud measures to debit cards

Sep 18, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Both banks add a remote lock/unlock feature to guard against unauthorized transactions

WATCH: Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind #2030NOW

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit and join the discussion on how innovation should leave no one behind

WATCH: 2017 #InspireCourage +SocialGood stories

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the #InspireCourage segment at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Meet the speakers and guests at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The 2017 Manila Social Good will explore the purpose of innovation and will push back to the center stage the massive and urgent needs that the society faces

3 foreigners arrested for ATM skimming in Pampanga

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The suspects – identified as a Nicaraguan Italian and Romanian – allegedly stole P339 300 from various ATMs in the province

The 3 foreigners suspected to be conducting ATM skimming activities cover their faces with their shirts as they were escorted to the conference room in Camp Olivas. (Photo by Jun A. Malig)

Google app gets new newsfeed experience

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The new Google feed service uses machine learning algorithms to anticipate what information you d like to receive from news to videos as well as music and feature stories

House bill wants ATM skimmers jailed for life, fined up to P5 million

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The bill seeks to declare ATM skimming as a crime of economic sabotage

PENALIZING BANK FRAUD. One of the latest devices ATM skimmers are using to retrieve information from bank users. File photo by Rappler

BDO chief likens fight vs ATM skimming to running on treadmill

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:50 PM

In a demo of skimming devices at a House hearing BDO describes how banks react to evolving tools used by fraudsters

ATM THROAT. Skimming devices lie in wait inside an ATM's throat, looking to copy the data on an ATM card.

BPI, BDO take preventive measures to avoid repeat of glitches, fraud

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Testimonies of bank representatives before the Senate reveal loopholes that made their systems vulnerable

ASSURANCE. Two of the biggest banks in the country assures the public there is no need to worry amid glitches and ATM fraud.

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Jun 20, 2017 - 9:39 PM

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Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Google general counsel Kent Walker says the company will use a combination of machine learning and human monitoring to keep extremist and terrorism related videos off its services

GOOGLE FIGHTS EXTREMISM. An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. File Photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP