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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%

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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

PH startup Connected Women among 12 finalists at MIT innovation challenge

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Connected Women Jobs website allows Filipinas to search for online jobs in customer service, marketing, editorial services, and administrative work

FINALISTS. From left to right, the members of Connected Women: chief technology officer Bobby Jimenez, CEO Gina Romero, business development head Ria San Gabriel, and senior developer JC Soriano. Photo from Connected Women


Amazon Prime Video to be part of Globe's on-demand offerings

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The world's second-largest video-on-demand platform comes to Globe


Facebook rolls out 'Watch' video service worldwide

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The product is not designed for 'mindless consumption' but to get people 'engaged,' says Fidji Simo, Facebook's vice president for video

WATCH. Facebook's long-form video feature will have to compete with YouTube and Netflix for attention. Image from Facebook


IN NUMBERS: The fake YouTube views market

Aug 21, 2018 - 5:23 PM

For about $14, a client can buy 1,000 'views' for a YouTube video


Netflix testing show ads that pop up in between episodes

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Users have reported seeing video promos for different shows play in between episodes


Secret service: Underground doctors induce safe abortions

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Conclusion: A group of medical doctors in the Philippines risk careers to help women, in the belief that it is their duty to ensure the mental and physical well-being of their patients

How backstreet abortionists terminate 7-month pregnancies

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Part 2: The methods used by backstreet abortionists in the Philippines are barbaric, as told by women who experienced it themselves

Filipinas buy, sell, rate abortions in online forum

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:59 PM

In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online

Can spreading gossip or hoaxes online land you in jail?

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:30 AM

It can, lawyers say, if the information you spread harms the reputation or the rights of another person

Facebook testing dating feature, 'Create' button

Aug 06, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Facebook has begun internally testing their dating service with employees. A new 'Create' button, on the other hand, will make it easier to create new events, groups and other pages

FB DATING. In their 2018 developers' conference, the company announced its plans to venture into online dating services. Screenshot from Facebook F8 2018 livestream


Music streaming giant Deezer raises 160M euros

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The French company is the third-biggest streaming service after Sweden's Spotify and Apple Music

DEEZER. In this file photo taken on November 9, 2015, a lounge is pictured at the French music-streaming services Deezer's headquarters in Paris.  Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


A hacker explains Russia's use of cyber warfare in 2016 U.S. election

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'Everything about Hillary Clinton had to be negative and you really had to tear into her. It was all about the leaked email, the corruption scandals, and the fact that she is super rich,' says a former Russian troll


[Two Pronged] After 3 dates, I think I'm falling in love with my Tinder match

Jul 29, 2018 - 5:50 PM

'I am afraid he won’t take me seriously because we met via Tinder,' writes RC

Rappler SEC ruling, Bangsamoro, Facebook shares drop | Midday wRap

Jul 27, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Amazon quarterly profit jumps 12-fold to $2.5B

Jul 27, 2018 - 6:43 AM

The e-commerce giant reports earnings that are in stark contrast to social media giant Facebook which saw massive stock market losses

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


Time to break up Google and Facebook – U.S. attorney general candidate

Jul 26, 2018 - 7:26 AM

Facebook and Google account for a majority of the US digital ad market – an estimated 56.8%


Facebook disputes claims they retain extreme content for money

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:55 PM

In a new documentary by Channel 4 in the UK, former Facebook investor Roger McNamee says it's the extreme, dangerous content that's the most engaging – something he says Facebook stands to profit from

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Relationship status: Happy and pro-divorce

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:12 PM

In a survey conducted by The Nerve, Filipinos weigh in on the legalization of divorce

#BabaeAko on Robredo as opposition lead: 'She cannot do it alone’

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:59 PM

The #BabaeAko movement is organizing a protest on the day of President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address, calling the activity the 'Anti-Misogyny Activists sa SONA', or #AMaSONA.

Revellers blast Titans by 38 points

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Jeff Viernes erupts for 35 points as the Revellers keep the Titans winless

BOARD BATTLE. Che'Lu's Jai Flores and AMA Online's Owen Graham fight for the rebound. Photo by PBA Images.

YouTube to offer $25M funding to boost 'trusted' news sources

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:56 PM

The first partners in the program will be US-based Vox Media, Jovem Pan of Brazil and India Today

MEDIA FUNDING. The grants "will enable our partners to build key capabilities, train staff on video best practices, enhance production facilities and develop formats optimized for online video," YouTube said. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


How governments are cracking down on encryption and anonymity

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression reports on how governments have cracked down on two key elements to expression in the digital age from 2015 to 2018

ENCRYPTED MESSAGING. The report praises the end-to-end encryption of some messaging apps, encouraging all messaging app makers to implement the technology as a default and to keep improving them. Image from Open Whisper Systems.


Go for Gold destroys listless AMA by 44

Jul 09, 2018 - 3:34 PM

The Go for Gold Scratchers keep the AMA Online Education Titans winless in 7 games

BALANCED ATTACK. Paul Desiderio is one of the 7 Go for Gold players to breach double figures. Photo from PBA Images


Wikipedia down in several countries in EU law protest

Jul 05, 2018 - 2:50 PM

In Spain, Italy and Poland, an explanatory protest statement about the upcoming vote comes up when the online encyclopedia is consulted

WIKIPEDIA. The Wikipedia logo is seen on a tablet screen on December 4, 2012 in Paris. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Marinerong Pilipino dominates AMA in lopsided fashion

Jul 03, 2018 - 7:49 PM

The AMA Online Education Titans remain winless in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup

BLOWOUT. Javi Gomez de Liano drops 27 points to help blow out the Titans. Photo by PBA Images

Propagandists target Catholic Church after Duterte rant vs God

Jul 02, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Over the weekend, Rappler receives nearly 30 reports about fake news on the Catholic Church. The fake news items spare no one, from Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to Pope Francis himself.

[OPINION] Out of the closet and into the internet

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.

7 grocery items you didn’t know you could buy from Lazada

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Yes, you can order detergent and cooking oil online

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here's where to start

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Novels? Komiks? Here are some Filipino favorites you could avail online

California, home of Silicon Valley, ramps up online privacy law

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Business home pages will be required to provide clear links titled "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" that take people to opt-out pages


Credit card fraud: what you need to know

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:21 PM

In 2020, losses from card fraud are expected to reach $31 billion worldwide – a sharp rise from 2010 figures of $8 billion

CREDIT CARDS. The growth of online shopping has put credit card users at risk. File photo


Localizing response to prevent online sexual exploitation of children

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:26 PM

AlamBaU provides audience-specific materials on preventing OSEC that target kids, teens, parents, and teachers

STOLEN: Pretty Girls

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:32 PM

They were groomed, abused, and sold online. Now the children tell their story.

Wamar fires 31 as CEU blasts Marinerong Pilipino in PBA D-League

Jun 25, 2018 - 8:27 PM

The Scorpions give the Skippers an 18-point beating for their 3rd win in the Foundation Cup

HOT HAND. Orlan Wamar hits 7 triples as the CEU Scorpions trample Marinerong Pilipino. Photo from PBA Images


Cool geeky items you could find on Lazada

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:51 PM

“The geek shall inherit the earth.”

YouTube to offer $5 monthly channel memberships for creators

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:22 PM

The monthly fee will give viewers access to exclusive content including livestreams, extra videos or shout-outs on channels with more than 100,000 subscribers


How possible is it to find love online?

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Trying to find The One – or just someone, really – online? Here’s what you need to know about the local digital dating scene.

CEU spoils Andre Paras' return for hapless AMA

Jun 18, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Not even a double-double from Paras could give the Titans their first win in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup

BIG WIN. The Scorpions bag their second win in 4 games while the Titans remained winless in 4 outings. Photo from PBA Images


Revellers cruise past Titans for second PBA D-League win

Jun 14, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Chris Bitoon pumps in 23 points to lead 6 Che'Lu Revellers in double figures

SOLID DEFENSE. AMA Online's Domark Matillano tries to get past 4 Che'Lu  defenders in the match won by the Revellers. Photo by PBA D-League Images

Sereno and the opposition, Trump-Kim summit, PH weather | Midday wRap

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Filipino women take #BabaeAko movement from social media to the streets

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:58 AM

'Women are a force to contend with and Duterte should be careful lest he bear the brunt of their force unleashed,' says Joms Salvador of Gabriela

#BabaeAko group led by Mar Paner aka Juana Paner march to Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila to join pther militant groups to celebrate “HINDIpendence” their version of Independence Day. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Opini: Ruang aman perempuan di dunia maya

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Perempuan sering menjadi korban dari cyber crime. Produk budaya dan nilai tradisional mempengaruhi fenomena ini

Kekerasan yang dialami perempuan di dunia maya sebagai produk dari budaya patriarki.

The nostalgic items we secretly wish were making a comeback

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:22 PM

We’ve been missing our tamagotchis and multi-colored pens