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Dating today is easier, but is it ‘better’?

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Find yourself saying “so many fish in the sea, but none for me”?

[OPINION] Social media and the changing nature of diplomacy

Feb 12, 2019 - 11:06 AM

'Despite the risks, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media applications made diplomacy more inclusive. No longer is diplomacy shrouded in mystery'

Media, Society, and Digital Transformation

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:50 PM

News, analysis, and investigations to understand the role of media and information technologies in democracies

Who were targets of disinformation in 2018?

Feb 05, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Aquinos, the Catholic Church, and critics of Marcos and Martial Law, are the top targets of disinformation in the 133 claims that Rappler fact-checked in 2018

Comelec to monitor social media influencers campaigning for candidates

Feb 04, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Under the poll body's campaign rules, paid influencers will be required to report to Comelec the payments for their online posts whether for or against a candidate

Facebook downs hundreds of accounts, groups linked to Indonesian syndicate

Feb 01, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Facebook takes down 207 Facebook Pages, 800 Facebook accounts, 546 Facebook Groups, and 208 Instagram accounts linked to the Saracen Group

Facebook takes down vast Iran-led manipulation campaign

Feb 01, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The pages are part of a campaign to promote Iranian interests in various countries by creating fake Facebook or Instagram identities as residents of those nations, according to Nathaniel Gleicher, head of cybersecurity policy at Facebook

Facebook’s 'friendly fraud’: What to know about the latest controversy

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:08 AM

'Friendly fraud' is when Facebook lets children spend real money on in-game purchases without parental permission


Amid oversupply, online grocery store helps farmers sell vegetables

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:30 PM

You can now buy vegetables from this online grocery store to help farmers affected by low prices and oversupply

File photo from Shutterstock

Want to work from home? Write well or do the math

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Jobs focused on the creation of websites and content rose in 2018, according to the latest report of Freelancer.com

House OKs bill criminalizing catcalling, street harassment

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:06 PM

The bill would impose hefty fines and jail time for those caught sexually harassing others in public or online

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Lawmakers back a bill that would punish catcalling and other forms of street and online harassment. Illustration by Rappler

SNES games may be coming to Switch, dataminer claims

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Having SNES games on the Switch adds nostalgic appeal to an already popular console

SNES CLASSIC. Image from Nintendo


PCSO: 'Peryahan ng Bayan' not authorized to use our logo

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:47 PM

STL operators are complaining that the unauthorized Peryahan ng Bayan operation is affecting their revenue

Tax Academy to offer public finance, online courses in 2019

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran says this setup will make courses of the Philippine Tax Academy available to all personnel of revenue agencies

Don't let 'experts' online fool you: Here's how

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Rappler reviews the 2018 headlines of The Daily Sentry, a website known for publishing false or misleading claims, to see how disinformation can spread through the abuse of the label 'expert'

What makes societies susceptible to disinformation?

Dec 17, 2018 - 12:11 PM

Disinformation is one of the key trends in media in 2018 – here's what could make a society more vulnerable to it than others

'Boys will be boys': Locker room talk and online harassment

Dec 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

Safeguard #GoKamayanTayo

Dec 08, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Doesn't food just taste better when it's shared? Make this year's Christmas all about sharing your blessings and join Safeguard's #GoKamayanTayo challenge!

Join the #GoKamayanTayo challenge this Christmas!

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Share the holiday goodwill by inviting your friends and family as well

How to launch your online writing career

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Looking for revising tips or trying to find the right online writing platform?

8 foreigners, 24 Filipinos nabbed in Pasig over online investment scam

Nov 30, 2018 - 7:43 PM

The top suspect, a certain Owen Lloyd Sterling, remains at large, according to the Philippine National Police

SEIZED EQUIPMENT. Cops seized computers, phones, and routers from the raid. NCRPO photo

Senators want crackdown vs illegal Chinese workers

Nov 26, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Senators Joel Villanueva and Grace Poe say government agencies are not doing enough to prevent foreigners from illegally working in the Philippines

DepEd, Stairway Foundation, and IMMAP launch #BeCyberSafe

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The project aims to inform and educate the public on how children can be safe online

How online aggregators can drive the growth of internet economies

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:16 AM

More than just speeding up the purchasing process, online aggregators have a role as a curator for the top choices in their specific vertical

Shutterstock photo


Rappler story on Sorsogon bee farm wins at Bright Leaf Awards

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The Bright Leaf Awards honors the most outstanding stories on agricultural issues and best farming practices

SUCCESS. Rappler contributor Mavic Conde receives the award for Best Online Story at the 12th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards on November 16. Photo courtesy of 12th Bright Leaf Awards Secretariat

YouTube rolling out free, ad-supported movies in U.S.

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:48 PM

No word yet on whether the free movies will hit Philippine shores or other regions


Tinder 'Swipe Surge' notifies users when many users are active

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:58 PM

During a surge, the chances of matching with someone may go up 2.5 times higher than usual

Photo from Tinder


Alibaba hits another 'Singles Day' record but growth slows

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Although retail sales in China have been steady, the outlook is uncertain as the economy slows and concerns rise over the impact of the trade war with the United States

Google touts progress in fight against piracy

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Google claims progress in the war on piracy, but notes a new battlefront in the form of installable add-ons on legitimate open-source media players such as the Kodi box to illicitly stream copyrighted content

Blockchains won't fix internet voting security – and could make it worse

Oct 28, 2018 - 2:12 PM

As scholars who have studied traditional and blockchain-based voting, we believe that while blockchains may help with some specific issues, they can’t fix the basic problems with internet voting. In fact, they could make things worse.

Duterte wants to 'suppress' online gambling

Oct 25, 2018 - 2:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says gambling is a magnet for crimes like extortion and kidnapping

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez on the sidelines of the 2015-2017 Philippine Quality Award conferment ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Binge-worthy: 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'

Oct 25, 2018 - 10:00 AM

This tale of witchcraft and coming of age packs lots of thrills

BINGE-WORTH? Certainly. Image courtesy of Netflix

Binge-worthy: 'Daredevil' season 3

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:01 PM

A powerful villain returns, and a new one arrives to wreak havoc on Hell’s Kitchen

BINGE-WORTHY? Has there been a superhero show with as much self-doubt and trepidation as 'Daredevil?' Image from Netflix

Facebook simplifies Messenger app

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:39 PM

The new version, currently being rolled out, has 3 tabs instead of 9

Image from Facebook


Chills and thrills: 21 shows, movies to watch for Halloween

Oct 23, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Get in the mood for Halloween with a healthy dose of scary shows and films

Lack of protection on admin account blamed for ABS-CBN store hack – NPC

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The NPC notes that, 'had ABS-CBN insisted its third-party developer to use multi-factor authentication earlier, the site would not have been compromised'

Silent addiction: How Filipinos fall prey to the online gambling market

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Foreign online casino sites not regulated by Pagcor are easily accessible in the Philippines, leaving Filipinos at risk of gambling addiction

How China’s online gambling addiction is reshaping Manila

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:00 PM

There's more dim sum in the metro, but the Chinese have driven up rent for locals and brought in a gambling contagion

Q&A: RiskIQ's Yonathan Klijnsma on the group that hacked the ABS-CBN store

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:07 AM

In this Q&A, we discuss the learnings of RiskIQ, which has been tracking Magecart operations for the past few years

Why do so many people fall for fake profiles online?

Sep 30, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Mistakenly thinking each friend request has come from a real person may cause people to accept friend requests simply to be polite and not hurt someone else’s feelings


Twitter to ban 'dehumanizing' comments with user help

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:18 PM

The social network asks for feedback from users around the world regarding wording to be used in the policy amendment

TWITTER. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP


Here’s how you can get beauty deals from Amazon, Sephora, Althea, Lazada

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:55 AM

And yes, there’s an easier way to get products from Amazon shipped to the Philippines – up until September 30, that is

INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect yourself from bank fraud

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Be informed. Here’s how you can help your bank protect you from falling victim to fraud

Fighting disinformation is a community effort, say journalists

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:33 PM

'If fact-checking and truth-telling [are] to win against the propaganda machine, they need the effort of the communities, the campus journalists, and the citizen journalists from the ground, says Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go

ABS-CBN online store hacked – report

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'Filipinos are recommended to carefully check their credit card statements for unauthorized payments,' says Dutch security researcher Willem De Groot who discovered the alleged breach


The Information and Democracy Commission: Defending free flow of truthful info

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age


Propaganda-spewing Russian trolls act differently online from regular people

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Trolls take advantage of weaknesses in society, and the fix involves not just technological means but more so educating people


U.S. teens prefer remote chats to face-to-face meeting – study

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The last time the same survey was conducted in 2012, meeting face-to-face hit 49%, far ahead of texting's 33%

Photo from Shutterstock


Saudi Arabia declares online satire a punishable offense

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Those who make and distribute online satire which 'disrupts public order' will be liable for a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and a fine of $800,000