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Martial law 'needed' because anti-terror law outdated – Año

Nov 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'Walang gumagamit ng Human Security Act,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

AMENDMENT NEEDED. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año at his office inside Camp Crame. Rappler screenshot

‘Small business website security paradox’ threatens SMEs online – report

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Small business owners may lack the knowledge and the right allocation of funds to fully secure their website


Digital data: Filipinos trust gov’t more than private firms, says survey

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Filipinos show seemingly contradicting responses to the survey, declaring 'high comfort' in sharing digital identities while leading the world in concerns over security issues

UNISYS SECURITY INDEX. Unisys Asia Pacific Vice President Lysandra Schmutter presents the 2018 Security Index on November 14, 2018

Singapore deploys 'robocop' for ASEAN summit 2018

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The white, four-wheeled buggy, measuring about 5-feet high, patrolled around the perimeter of a convention center, providing additional security

ROBOCOP. A 'police robot' patrols at the Suntec City convention and exhibition center during the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Filipinos top global survey in concern over security

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Identity theft is the top security concern among Filipinos, according to the newly released 2018 Unisys Security Index

UNISYS SECURITY INDEX. Unisys Asia-Pacific Solutions Director Ian Selbie presents the 2018 Security Index to the media on November 14, 2018. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel after worst escalation in years

Nov 14, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the military have yet to comment on the announcement

U.N. Security Council meets on Gaza violence

Nov 14, 2018 - 9:38 AM

Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour says the council is 'paralyzed' and has 'failed to shoulder its responsibility' to take action to end the violence

GAZA. This file photo shows the UN Security Council during a meeting. File photo from the United Nations

U.S. to deny asylum to illegal border crossers

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:34 AM

The restriction on asylum claims will seek to address what a senior administration official calls the 'historically unparalleled abuse of our immigration system' along the border with Mexico

ASYLUM. In this file photo, US activist Ricardo Garcia (R) from Casa Asuncion shelter, accompanies 6 Honduran and Guatemalan migrants to ask for political asylum in US, at the Paso del Norte International Bridge, in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico on the border with El Paso, Texas, US, on June 15, 2018. File photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Russia raises North Korea sanctions at UN Security Council

Nov 08, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Russia requests for a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL. This file photo shows a view of the UN Security Council, the most powerful and exclusive organ of the United Nations. UN file photo/JC McIlwaine

Esperon: Martial law extension is last resort, unless Mindanaoans ask for it

Nov 08, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The national security adviser wants a comprehensive study on the sentiment of Mindanaoans on martial law extension and state of security to be completed first

ADVISING DUTERTE. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. File photo by Manman Dejeto

SC to act on Calida attempt to stop Senate probe

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida refuses to participate in a Senate investigation into his family firm's government contracts, saying it is illegal and serves no legislative purpose

SECURITY FIRM. Solicitor General Jose Calida has a pending petition before the Supreme Court questioning the legality of a Senate investigation that seeks to look into the propriety of his security firm bagging government contracts worth at least P358 million. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Easing tensions, U.S., China to hold top-level security talks

Nov 06, 2018 - 10:09 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will host their Chinese counterparts in Washington for the second US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

SIDE BY SIDE. In this file photo, a Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags before the start of a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting between China and the US. Pool/AFP

United Kingdom to urge Security Council action over Yemen

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:17 AM

Conflict-ravaged Yemen is now a 'living hell' for children with thousands dying every year from malnutrition and easily preventable diseases, a top UN official says

YEMEN'S CHILDREN. Yemeni children suffering from a diphtheria infection receive treatment at a hospital in the capital Sanaa, on October 31, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Facebook hackers sell private messages from 81,000 accounts

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Many of the hacked accounts belong to Facebook users in Ukraine and Russia

Thousands of U.S. troops head for southern border

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The move represents a massive military buildup along the border, where some 2,000 National Guardsmen are already working to provide assistance to overwhelmed authorities

BORDER. US riot police officers take part in a border security drill at the US-Mexico international bridge, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on October 29, 2018. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Koreas remove guns from Cold War truce village

Oct 25, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The Joint Security Area – also known as the truce village of Panmunjeom – has historically been both a flashpoint and a key location for diplomacy between the two Koreas ever since their split in 1953

THE KOREAS. In this photo taken on June 2, 2017, a North Korean soldier walks up steps toward Panmon hall on the north side of the truce village of Panmunjeom, before the South Korea and US-controlled Freedom House (rear) within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Phishing 101: How to spot and avoid phishing

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Phishing is an industry problem. Arm yourself with information to protect yourself and your money

Tumblr patches data-exposing privacy bug

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Tumblr says the it found 'no evidence that this bug was abused, and there is nothing to suggest that unprotected account information was accessed'

Powerful Afghan police chief killed in shooting at security meeting

Oct 18, 2018 - 10:50 PM

Taliban claims the shooting and says the targets are US commander General Scott Miller and General Abdul Raziq – the police chief of Kandahar province who had a fierce reputation for brutality

In this photo taken on January 2, 2018, Afghan General Abdul Raziq, police chief of Kandahar, looks on as he speaks during a press conference in Kandahar province. An Afghan security chief and a journalist were killed and three Americans wounded on October 18 when a gunman opened fire on a high-level security meeting attended by top US commander General Scott Miller, officials said.  JAWED TANVEER / AFP

Facebook believes spammers behind hack – report

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:40 PM

People familiar with the company's internal investigation say Facebook doesn't think the hack was done by a nation-state

FACEBOOK. Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone  and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

U.N. Security Council asked to meet on Myanmar atrocities report

Oct 17, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The request is likely to run into opposition from China, which has friendly ties with Myanmar's military and has sought to shield Myanmar from action by the Security Council

User data of Donald Daters app for Trump supporters leak out

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The names, photos, personal messages, and access tokens for accounts using Donald Daters are exposed

[OPINION] Securing our fisheries to ensure food security

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Destructive human activities and climate-related disasters have tipped our marine ecological balance to a point where urgent measures are needed to prevent a food security crisis

AFTER A HARD DAY'S WORK. Municipal fishers at the fish landing in Mercedes, Camarines Norte. Photo courtesy of Jason Houston/Rare

Koreas and U.N. Command begin talks on demilitarizing border

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:14 AM

South and North Korea have agreed to take measures to ease military tensions on their border at a meeting in Pyongyang in September between President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un

PANMUNJEOM. In this photo taken on August 2, 2017, South Korean soldiers stand before the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjeom, within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Bangladesh editors protest 'anti-press' digital law

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Newspaper editors in Bangladesh demand amendments to the newly enacted digital law which they say 'opposes independent journalism and free press'

Members of the Newspaper Editors' Council of Bangladesh form a human chain in front of National Press Club demanding an amendment to the newly enacted digital law on October 15, 2018. - Bangladeshi newspaper editors on October 15 staged a protest demanding sweeping amendments to a newly enacted digital law that journalists and rights groups say will curb freedom of expression. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

Former Cadiz mayor gets jail term for firing employees 20 years ago

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:30 AM

The Sandiganbayan finds former mayor Eduardo Varela in violation of Republic Act 6656, which protects the security of tenure of civil service personnel

U.S. says no Syria reconstruction aid if Iran stays

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:33 PM

'The onus for expelling Iran from the country falls on the Syrian government, which bears responsibility for its presence there,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Bicam approves bill to overhaul SSS Charter, expand powers

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Senator Richard Gordon, one of the bill authors, says the passage of Senate Bill 1753 would 'expand, protect and increase the SSS fund so that when the time comes, there would be available pension for the people'

Rappler Talk: Legal ramifications Facebook faces in PH for security breach

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Rappler talks to the National Privacy Commission's complaints and investigations chief, Francis Acero, about what penalties Facebook may face in light of the September 2018 hack


Irish data authority probes Facebook over breach of 50M accounts

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:51 AM

The Irish probe has been touted as the first major test of the reformed European regulation which came into effect in May

FACEBOOK. This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for Facebook. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


What we know: Facebook's September 2018 security breach

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:20 AM

So far, these are the things that Facebook has revealed about their security failure

Shutterstock photo


UK accuses Russian spies of global cyber attacks campaign

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Britain's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) identifies operatives from Russia's GRU arm as being behind various high-profile computer attacks, according to the Foreign Office

Alleged stolen Facebook accounts selling for $3 to $12 – report

Oct 03, 2018 - 1:52 PM

(UPDATED) If all 50 million of the affected Facebook accounts get sold on the dark web, the hackers would reel in anywhere from $150 million to $600 million

Hacker photo from Shutterstock


DOCUMENTS: Calida security firm 'corners' at least 16 gov't contracts

Oct 03, 2018 - 7:00 AM

In a privilege speech, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Solicitor General Jose Calida's security agency has acquired at least P358.3 million in government contracts since 2016

Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

North Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearization

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:01 PM

State news agency KCNA says in a commentary that some US experts have suggested trading the end of the war for denuclearization.

BARGAIN. In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Anti-terrorism law weak, Senate wants longer surveillance, detention of suspects

Oct 01, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Proposed amendments to the Human Security Act include increasing surveillance to at least 90 days and detention to at least 30 days for 'suspected terrorists'

MONITOR. Amendments to the Human Security act eye longer periods of surveillance and detention.

Elon Musk to resign as chair of Tesla board but remain CEO

Sep 30, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Musk will also pay a $20-million fine as part of settlements stemming from his alleged securities fraud

AIMING HIGH. Elon Musk speaks about the '€œInterplanetary Transport System'€ which aims to reach Mars with the first human crew in history, during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP

[OPINION] With rice tariffication, what happens to food security?

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Philippine agricultural performance from 1995 to the present has been dismal, if not catastrophic

Lawmaker John Bertiz under fire over NAIA 'shoes' video

Sep 30, 2018 - 2:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation vows to investigate the incident involving lawmaker John Bertiz and an airport screening security officer

CHECKPOINT. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz (R) confronts an airport security checker on September 29, 2018. Screenshot from the gifinoy Facebook page

Libya seeks UN 'security' support

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Libya Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala wants the United Nations Support Mission for Libya to be a mission of support for the country's 'security and stability'

CHAOS. Libyans gather at the site of where a mortar shell landed in the capital Tripoli on August 30, 2018. File photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Ex-NSA hacker sentenced to jail over Kaspersky leak

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:57 AM

(UPDATED) Nghia Hoang Pho put the information on his home computer, which was protected by the popular Kaspersky anti-virus program. US authorities believe that Russian intelligence was able to access his computer through Kaspersky.

NSA. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Duterte certifies proposed law vs 'endo' as urgent

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:01 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the much-awaited Security of Tenure bill

MARCH. Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to end-of-contract scheme. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

Proposed U.S. law to clamp down on green card holders on benefits

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The US Department of Homeland Security estimates the rule will affect just over 382,200 immigrants applying to adjust their status to lawful permanent residents each year

NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining – report

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:51 PM

The Cyber Threat Alliance reports a 459% increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining – a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency

PSG gets more bomb-sniffing dogs to protect Duterte

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Presidential Security Group will get 18 new dogs under the 2018 budget

DINDO'S DUTY. Presidential Security Guard (PSG) Chief Sergeant Richard Parco plays with Dindo, a k9 Belgian Malinois dog, inside the Malacanang Grounds in Manila. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Creation of PH homeland security department eyed as key vs terrorism

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The department is seen to consolidate security agencies like the Philippine National Police to focus on internal security

SECURITY CRISIS. A Philippine Marine walks past graffiti during a patrol along a deserted street at the frontline in Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao on July 22, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

US moves to remove limits on detaining immigrant children

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The Department of Homeland Security files a proposal in the Federal Register indicating it would end its adherence to the Flores Settlement, a 1997 agreement with a federal court to not detain children separated from their parents for more than 20 days

CHILDREN'S FATE. This June 21, 2018 file photo shows security personal standing before shoes and toys left at the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas where minors crossing the border without proper papers have been housed after being separated from adults. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

PH, Israeli businessmen sign 21 deals during Duterte trip

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The agreements signed between Philippine and Israeli companies and business groups represent $82.9 million in possible investments. Six of the deals are security-related.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and State of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu witness the signing of Memorandum of Intent on the Collaboration on Promotion of Bilateral Direct Investment between Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez and State of Israel Economy and Industry Minister Eli Cohen following a successful bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on September 3, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Are we food secure?

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:45 AM

We leave this to you not as a question, but a call to action