media technology

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

Apr 17, 2018 - 10:14 AM

'When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account,' says product management director David Baser

SOCIAL MEDIA 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

10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018

Facebook bans 'dangerous' Rohingya militant group

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:27 AM

A spokeswoman says Facebook is aware that Rohingya activists are using the site to draw attention to the violence, and that it intends to allow non-graphic content to remain online

Rohingya file photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

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

Maute retreats, Anti-Marcos burial rally, Facebook apology | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:46 PM

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Were you locked out of your account? Facebook apologizes

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:53 AM

Facebook tells some users Your account is temporarily locked and directs them to go through a security checkpoint where they are asked to review recent activity

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

Aug 26, 2016 - 12:14 AM

Facebook says the change would allow the company to target advertising at WhatsApp users who are also on the social media platform and help WhatsApp fight spam on its service

DATA SHARING. The two logos of Facebook (L) and Whatsapp pictured on the screen of a smartphone in Sieversdorf, Germany, February 19, 2014. File Photo by Patrick Pleul/EPA

WATCH: 100 student organizations start publishing on X

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The first 100 student groups are posting their content on X Rappler s free self publishing platform using the publication feature a premium service for school publications organizations civil society and the like

Facebook reaches 241 million users in South East Asia

Mar 17, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Almost all of the users in South East Asia access Facebook through mobile

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

Myanmar's Suu Kyi bemoans youth 'wasting time' online

Jan 17, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Just a few years ago access to the Internet was limited and monitored Now Myanmar is awash with smartphones and social media accounts

ONLINE. File photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Facebook launches 360 Video for iOS, Gear VR

Nov 13, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Will you share 360 video content more than a photo?

360 Videos on iPhone. Photo by Facebook.

HIGHLIGHTS Innovation +SocialGood: #2030NOW #TheLeaderIWant

Sep 26, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Watch the Manila Social Good Summit and follow the discussion on Innovation SocialGood

Performers at the 2015 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 23, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Read on to learn more about the featured performers at Social Good Summit 2015

Top journalists' independent media fund invests in Rappler

May 31, 2015 - 10:11 PM

Journalist Marcus Brauchli of NBM says I think Rappler is one of the most innovative digital media companies we have seen in any market around the world What we want is to be able to take many of their ideas the pioneering concepts that Rappler is working with in the Philippines and deploy them in other markets

Social media: Critical for disaster managers

Feb 19, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Let us make use of social media’s power to reach out to both responders and victims of disasters faster than any other means might have offered Above all let us make use of social media to save lives

COMMAND CENTER. Allan Tabell, chief of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Central Office Disaster Information Coordinating Center (DILG-CODIX) and Interior Undersecretary Austere Panadero meet with volunteers during the Typhoon Ruby Project Agos operation. Photo by Zak Yuson/Rappler

Twitter gets group messaging, native video sharing features

Jan 28, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The company is rolling out group direct messaging and native video sharing and editing features that aim to rival the rise of messaging apps

TWITTER VIDEO SHARING. Screen shot from Twitter.

Twitter buys India mobile phone startup ZipDial

Jan 20, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Reports say Twitter is acquiring the ZipDial startup for around US 30 40 million

Twitter to track apps downloaded by users

Nov 27, 2014 - 3:42 PM

By tracking what apps users have on their phone aside from Twitter the company hopes to provide better targeted content to its users

Facebook launches standalone Groups app

Nov 19, 2014 - 4:53 PM

Facebook Groups lets members of specific groups stay in touch with each other on their own dedicated application

FACEBOOK GROUPS. Image from Facebook.

Nation building through tourism, design and new media

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:15 PM

How can tourism design and online media help build a nation?

HIGHLIGHTS: PH+SocialGood: Tacloban #2030NOW

Sep 24, 2014 - 3:17 PM

Join the conversation in Tacloban City on September 20 2014 as we look at how technology can fuel civic action and imagine what the world would look like if it were 2030NOW

HIGHLIGHTS: PH+SocialGood: Manila #2030NOW

Sep 22, 2014 - 7:32 AM

Join the conversation on September 16 2014 as we imagine how industries and societies will change with the help of technology and social media

US Facebook users average 40 minutes daily

Jul 24, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Facebook also notes there are now 829 million people worldwide using Facebook daily with 650 million of them using Facebook on a mobile device

5 Internet sites where it gets pretty weird

Nov 30, 2013 - 8:31 PM

The Internet may be strange enough as it is but here are 5 sites that show you just how weird things can get

YouTube Music Awards coming November 3

Oct 01, 2013 - 5:13 PM

YouTube will have its own music awards this coming November

YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARDS. Become the judge in a music awards ceremony hosted on the Internet and powered by you. Screen shot from YouTube

PH Navy's newest ship blogs, tweets journey

Jul 09, 2013 - 4:17 PM

The BRP Alcaraz is journeying from San Diego California to the Philippines and is turning to a live blog Twitter and Facebook to share details about its trip

SOCIAL SHIP. The BRP Alcaraz has its own Twitter and Facebook account to allow netizens to follow its journey from San Diego to the Philippines. Photo from BRP Alcaraz's Facebook page

Mobile devices reshaping media, news consumers

Oct 02, 2012 - 7:50 AM

In the US many American adults use their smartphones to access news a new study says