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Online gambling: Good for whose business?

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:47 PM

China absolutely hates gambling, but the Philippines is fueling its citizens' addiction

Shopee Philippines denies 'scam' in BLACKPINK meet and greet event

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:31 PM

'The revocation of some BLACKPINK fans' tickets was the result of a system error, and not due to a change in promo mechanics,' Shopee claims

FDA orders Shopee, Lazada to stop online sale of medicines

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:16 PM

The Food and Drug Administration says the sale of drug products online places 'the lives of the general public in danger and at risk'

A Chinese online gambling worker's plight in Manila

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Withheld passports, dubious recruiters, broken promises. This all sounds like a Filipino OFW's story, but it's someone else's.

U.S. arrests 1,700 'online child sex offenders' in two-month operation

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:05 AM

The US justice department says the 'Broken Heart' operation of April and May targeted people who make and distribute child pornography, as well as those who receive and download it

How to transfer funds via QR codes on BPI

Jun 08, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Transferring via QR codes is currently the only free option users have when transferring to an unenrolled account

Apps, social media fuel 'booming' online prostitution – study

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The organization calls on authorities to 'mobilize social networks' and hold accountable websites which profit from online prostitution


Why Sephora stores in the US are shutting down for a bit on June 5

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:36 AM

(UPDATED) It has something to do with singer SZA's bad experience at Sephora's Calabasas store in California

INCLUSIVITY MATTERS. SZA during a music festival in Manila. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Grab these exclusive offers from June 1-5!

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Don't miss out on these exciting daily deals — only from Grab!

Online lending apps accused of 'shaming' borrowers by texting contacts

May 23, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Mobile lenders are allegedly debt-shaming borrowers by texting their contacts about their outstanding debt


St Clare, Go for Gold clinch PBA D-League playoff spots

May 21, 2019 - 8:33 PM

Both toting 6-3 slates, St Clare and Go for Gold-CSB hope to carry their winning momentum to the next round

FULL CONTROL. Roosevelt Adams hauls down the rebound in the game that Go for Gold dominated all the way. Photo from PBA Images

From experimental to essential? Social media in the 2019 elections

May 15, 2019 - 8:30 AM

'We were very much focused on Facebook in the last elections. But now candidates are more diversified, having specific content per platform,' says a global digital media specialist

Over 275 million personal records in India held for ransom

May 10, 2019 - 6:05 PM

A hacking group known as Unistellar wipes the content from the unsecured database and leaves a message where discussions could be held to get the data back

OPPO offers cheapest F11 at P12,990

May 07, 2019 - 3:59 PM

It’s pretty much the same as the standard F11 but cheaper by P3,000 and with 2GB less RAM

Photo from OPPO


Ilonggos appeal for expansion of fact-checking efforts to provinces

May 05, 2019 - 10:05 PM

At the #MoveIloilo: Social Good in the Digital Age forum, local groups discuss how to counter disinformation

DISCUSSION. Francis Allan Angelo, the Editor in Chief of the Daily Guardian, talks during a panel discussion of #MoveIloilo: Social Good in the Digital Age on April 29. Photo by Rachel Beatizula/Rappler

Singapore fake-news bill raises fears of censorship

May 04, 2019 - 12:21 PM

According to Singapore’s draft law, ministers get to decide without any judicial review what online content is true or false simply if it offends them. Other countries may do the same

Visual by Gogi Kamushadze/Coda Story


German police shut down major 'darknet' illegal trading site

May 03, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The illicit 'Wall Street Market' site enabled trade in cocaine, heroin, cannabis and amphetamines as well as stolen data, fake documents and malicious software

Why free play is important for your baby's motor development

Apr 29, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Here’s how you can make sure your child’s active time goes unhindered

Vietnam police bust $1-billion illegal online gambling ring

Apr 28, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Police say 22 people have been arrested in massive raids across Vietnam to combat online gambling

'Game of Thrones': For HBO, piracy is 'better than an Emmy' as it battles Netflix

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The final season of 'Game of Thrones' emerges at the center of this ferocious competition

(L to R) Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow – Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Ex-British Army officer paid P500,000 to watch online abuse of PH kids

Apr 26, 2019 - 10:55 AM

'Andrew Whiddett was directly responsible for the soul-destroying abuse of children thousands of miles away from him. He thought he could get away with abusing Filipino children from the comfort of his own home,' says the NCA

ONLINE ABUSE. Andrew Whiddett, 70, pays multiple Filipino sexual abuse facilitators to watch children abused online. Photo from UK National Crime Agency

How do we adapt to the rapid changes in technology?

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Get to know more about Accenture's 'See the New, Now' movement

Nepal temporarily halts 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' ban

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Petitioners argue playing 'PUBG' is an act of free expression, and the ban was unreasonable and infringed on people's rights to freedom

Guess: Will ex-Ombudsman Morales run for public office?

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:37 AM

It's a question that has been on many Filipinos' minds since the feisty Conchita Carpio Morales retired from government

FIGHTING CORRUPTION. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales delivers her speech at the Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum at the University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City campus on April 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Democracy is sick, truth the only antidote' – Morales

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Truth 'should be weaponized to the full extent of shaming' candidates linked to corruption, says former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

FIGHTING DISINFORMATION. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales delivers her speech at the Disinformation and Democratic Decay forum at the University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City campus on April 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishop David: 'Biggest lie' to say drug war is against drugs

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admits the Catholic Church has 'failed to educate consciences,' leading to the support of many Catholics for drug war killings

DRUG WAR CRITIC. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum 2019

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Bookmark this page to watch the Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle's Masses for Holy Week 2019

Apr 19, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)

Amazon to pull plug on China retail operations – report

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:13 PM

An Amazon spokesperson says the company is looking to focus more on cross-border sales in China

AMAZON. An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Filipinos urged to protect data, be safe online during Holy Week

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:49 PM

(UPDATED) To prevent data breaches during the long break, the National Privacy Commission issues reminders to offices as well as people on vacation

French drug dealers push product with online raffle

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Prosecutors say this is not the first time drug dealers in Grenoble have used online marketing to develop their business

Glutamax ad slammed for discriminating vs morenas

Apr 14, 2019 - 3:39 PM

'Unfair, 'di ba,' that some brands take a jab at skin color for the sake of profit

Computer technician gets life term for online trafficking in Pampanga

Apr 13, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Judge Katrina Nora Buan-Factora does not give merit to the defense of Christian Chaneco that he just did his job as a computer technician and acted upon the order of his clients

GUILTY. Christian Chaneco, 26, breaks down after hearing his life sentence. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission

Nepal bans online game 'PUBG' on concerns over children

Apr 12, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Nepal's telecommunication authority issues a circular to all internet service providers on April 11 to block 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on instructions from the Kathmandu district court

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Updates to 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' are announced during the Microsoft xBox E3 briefing at the Microsoft Theater on June 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Online marketplace Carousell acquires OLX Philippines

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:04 PM

The deal, according to Naspers' statement, gives 'OLX Group a 10% stake in Carousell' and will 'merge their operations in the Philippines, to create the best classifieds experience in the country'

CAROUSELL AND OLX. Carousell co-founders Marcus Tan, Lucas Ngoo, and Quek Siu Rui. Image from Carousell

Facebook’s ad algorithm discriminates by race, gender – study

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Even when parameters were set to be 'highly inclusive,' the system seems to push for stereotypes in its ad delivery, say researchers

Photo from Facebook


See the New, Now

Mar 26, 2019 - 11:04 AM

How are we keeping up with the rapid pace of today’s innovations in technology?

Robredo: Regulate ‘organized' spread of false information online

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she 'firmly' stands by the right to free speech, but this must be distinguished from the 'deliberate, organized, and large-scale dissemination of false information'

AGAINST DISINFORMATION. Vice President Leni Robredo clarifies what exactly she wants to be regulated on social media to help stop disinformation online. Photo by OVP

Robredo wants social media regulated to stop disinformation

Mar 20, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The Vice President says social media has become a tool to spread false information during the election season

STOPPING DISINFORMATION. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech at the University of Luzon in on March 20, 2019, when she said she wants social media to be regulated. Photo by OVP

Can you life-hack your way to love?

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

A new approach to dating takes advantage of the power of data

CONCEALED? True love could be hiding inside mounds of data. xtock/Shutterstock.com

Understand platforms, content to fight disinformation – experts

Mar 15, 2019 - 4:45 PM

#MoveDiliman, the fourth leg of MovePH’s series of forums, tackles the role of legislation in combating disinformation

D-League: Ateneo blasts AMA; Tolentino's 32 lifts Wangs

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:55 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles rebound with Ange Kouame back on board

BOUNCE-BACK WIN. Thirdy Ravena and the Blue Eagles rebound from a shock loss against a young UST squad. Photo from PBA Images

Baguio journalists urge youth to help fight disinformation

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'In the battle for truth, truth is your only weapon,' says Kimberlie Quitasol, Editor-in-Chief of the 'Northern Dispatch'

AGAINST DISINFORMATION. Rappler reporter Ralf Rivas, along with Baguio journalists Kimberlie Quitasol, Diwa Donato, and Frank Cimatu are the panelists at #MoveBaguio: Social Good in the Digital Age forum on March 8, 2019 at Saint Louis University. Screenshot from Rappler video

Lonely Hearts Club scam

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Online scammers will take your money and leave you broke and heartbroken

D-League: Balanza topscores as Letran survives Munzon, AMA

Mar 05, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Returning Jerrick Balanza also bounces back with 18 points to lead Letran

COMEBACK. After struggling through his first game back, Jerrick Balanza immediately scorches hot in his second game. Photo from PBA Images

Finance department zeroes in on foreign online gambling workers

Mar 04, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says it is important to find out where foreign online gambling workers are located, given the 'national security implications' and their large presence here

Newsbreak Chats: Disinformation, elections, and Rappler cyber libel case

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:32 PM

The Newsbreak team sits down on Thursday, February 28, to discuss disinformation, efforts to prevent it from spreading, and the Rappler cyber libel case

D-League: Balanced UST survives Munzon's 46-point explosion

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Mark Nonoy drops 14 points out of UST's 44-point 4th quarter barrage

BALANCED ATTACK. Soulemane Chabi-yo leads UST's attack with 25 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks. Photo by PBA Images

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: A revolution against disinformation

Feb 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The challenge now is no longer to gather huge crowds at plazas to frighten a dictator and his sycophants. It is to reclaim the online public space from the disinformation monster that President Duterte himself has unleashed.

Top D-League pick Joshua Munzon shows off in AMA debut

Feb 19, 2019 - 6:18 PM

The AMA Online Education Titans get off to a dominant start to their season

TOP PICK. Joshua Munzon contributes a double-double outing of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images.