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Samsung urges S10, Note10 users to reregister fingerprints amid security issue

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:12 PM

When certain silicone covers are used on the screen, the phone's in-display fingerprint reader may accept any fingerprint for access

IN-DISPLAY SCANNER. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


From Med's biggest nesting ground, turtles swim to uncertain future

Oct 12, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Tourism, climate change and good fortune all weigh on the future of the loggerhead turtle population, which the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists as vulnerable

A newborn loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) heads towards the sea after got free from their eggshells at a beach in Kyparissia, south west Greece, on September 23, 2019. With a coastline of around 44 kilometres (27 miles), Kyparissia had over 3,700 nests this year, up from 3,500 in 2018. Typically, female loggerhead return to the beach of their birth to lay their eggs once they mature at the age of 20. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app disabled due to vulnerability

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The vulnerability lets other people listen to another person's iPhone without consent

APPLE WATCH SERIES 4. Screenshot from livestream.


Facebook vulnerability could have allowed sites to see users' interests

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The social media company has since patched the bug


South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

Sep 30, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Scientists hope the technique can be used to save other endangered big cats

The world's first lion cubs born through artificial insemination, Victor and Isabel, rest under a tree at the Ukutula private game conservation centre, northwest of the South African capital Pretoria, on September 14, 2018. They are a product of the successful pregnancy concieved via non-surgical artificial insemination of a lioness with freshly harvested semen from a male lion. Scientists hope that the technique could be applied elsewhere to save endangered wild felines globally. / AFP PHOTO / Phill Magakoe

Passwords: Security, vulnerability, constraints

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Technological progress has made brute-force password-search tools, like 'John the Ripper' extremely effective. As a result, attackers can find passwords fairly easily by following their electronic fingerprints.

How secure is your password? Avi Richards/Unsplash

Tinder vulnerabilities let strangers see your swipes

Jan 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Tinder's lack of encryption opens up users to being spied on


Employment growing, but poor quality of work still widespread in Asia-Pacific – ILO

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Vulnerable employment affects about half or more than 900 million individuals in Asia-Pacific, data from the International Labour Organization shows

POOR QUALITY. The International Labour Organization reported vulnerable forms of employment are also expected to increase worldwide in 2018 and 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

AMD, ARM processors also vulnerable to newly found exploits – researchers

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Like Intel, the chips from the said brands are vulnerable to the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws, which let programs steal data being processed on a computer

Why climate change is one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century

Nov 23, 2017 - 6:17 PM

The roles and responsibilities of health professionals go way beyond treating diseases

PH leads call for innovative climate finance for vulnerable countries

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The Philippines needs to get support for data gathering and capacity building, says Senator Loren Legarda, head of the Philippine delegation at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference

Displaced 95-year-old person with disabilities sells potatoes to support family

Oct 19, 2017 - 4:13 PM

People who have met Datu Mangontra Sultan do not see him as a person with disabilities and an internally displaced person, but as a strong and committed individual who wants to continue providing for his family

CAPABLE. Datu Mangontra Sultan, 95 years old, works hard despite his old age and disabilities. Photo by Jamilia Taha

Duterte impeachment case, Leila de Lima, Whatsapp & Telegram | Midday wRap

Mar 16, 2017 - 2:21 PM

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Researchers find security flaw in WhatsApp, Telegram

Mar 15, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Check Point Software Technologies says it alerted Telegram and Facebook owned WhatsApp last week waiting until the vulnerability was patched before making it public

Cheetahs 'sprinting' towards extinction – wildlife study

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:45 PM

A new study estimates that just 7 100 cheetahs remain in the wild occupying just 9 of the territory they once lived in

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 18, 2016 shows a captive cheetah licking her sibling in an enclosure at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, on February 18, 2016. Cheetahs are "sprinting" to extinction due to habitat loss and other forms of human impact, according to a new study out at the end of December 2016 which called for urgent action to save the world's fastest land animals. / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

PH one of 10 most vulnerable countries to climate change

Nov 16, 2016 - 1:01 PM

The Philippines has been included because of both a single catastrophic event and the constant climate impacts that hit the country

Delegates walk outside the COP22 Climate Change Conference in Marrakech on November 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Hackers pounce on Windows crack exposed by Google

Nov 03, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Microsoft describes the group responsible for the hack as having the markings of being backed by a nation state but did not say which one

Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack

Sep 21, 2016 - 10:33 PM

Keen Security Lab a unit of Tencent announces it had discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in the car and had been able to remotely control a car in both parking and driving mode Tesla now has an update to address the issues

This file photo taken on August 10, 2016 shows a Tesla Model S inside of the new Tesla flagship facility in San Francisco, California. File Photo by Justin Sullivan/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA /AFP

PH, other vulnerable countries to pursue 1.5-degree climate goal

Aug 17, 2016 - 1:55 PM

For countries like the Philippines the difference of a 0 5 degree warming can mean life or death

Residents of high-risk areas in Cagayan evacuate

Jul 31, 2016 - 5:37 PM

DSWD activates NDRRMC s response cluster to ensure that assistance will immediately be delivered to affected areas

Environmental groups, advocates to Duterte: ‘Let us talk’

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Environmental groups and advocates urge the president to look at the vital role the Philippines plays in the global climate pact

'I WILL NOT FOLLOW.' President Rodrigo Duterte decries carbon emissions limitations as constrictive for developing countries like the Philippines. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Hotter climate causing lower worker productivity – study

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The global economic cost may be more than 2 trillion by 2030 according to the study on the impact of climate conditions on occupational health

A woman covers her face under the scorching heat of the sun while walking along the financical district of Makati. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

What a Duterte presidency will mean for climate action in the Philippines

May 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM

As president he will chair the Climate Change Commission which mainly negotiates for the country at the United Nations

Image by Alejandro Edoria / Rappler

Asia most exposed to disasters, Africa most vulnerable – study

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:41 AM

Among mega cities Manila – facing a triple threat from cyclones superstorms and earthquakes – tops the list of urban areas with the highest number of people exposed

ASIA MOST EXPOSED. Heavy traffic is seen along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue with a backdrop of Manila's financial district skyline in Makati City, the Philippines, April 15, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig /EPA

Women and climate change: Vulnerable, but not helpless

Mar 13, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Women s voices are indispensable in arriving at strategies and policies regarding adapting and mitigating impacts of climate change

Fiji cyclone highlights urgency in ratifying Paris climate deal – group

Feb 24, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Climate Vulnerable Forum: This is another painful reminder of why global action on climate change is so urgent and vital

FLATTENED. A handout imaged obtained o February 21, 2016 shows scenes of Tropical Cyclone Winston's destruction in Ba, Fiji. Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji on February 20, 2016. Naziah Ali / Handout/EPA

Global unemployment set to rise through 2017 – ILO

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The International Labour Organization is also alarmed over the increase in the number of unstable jobs

Part 2: The Philippines' influence on the Paris Agreement

Dec 31, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Those of us in Le Bourget the evening of December 12 2015 were genuinely happy with what we have achieved but we were also acutely aware that the hard work must continue in the years ahead

SCENE OF ACTION. The fate of humanity will depend on whether countries can agree on a climate change action plan in Paris this December. Photo by Guilliaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Who are protected by the Paris climate talks?

Dec 11, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Beyond the scientific and technical aspects of the draft COP21 deal what human elements are overlooked?

CRUNCH TIME. With only a whole day left before the final climate agreement is born, human rights advocates are hoping for a truly inclusive deal. File photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Some vulnerable countries accept 'compromise' on 1.5°C warming cap

Dec 11, 2015 - 12:11 PM

As COP21 enters its final stretch some nations say they can accept new wording on the draft deal s warming limit

MARATHON TALKS. Members of delegations watch a meeting of country negotiators facilitated by COP21 president and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius on the early morning December 11, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: PH pushes for exact amount in climate funds

Dec 08, 2015 - 7:10 PM

One of the most vulnerable countries in the world the Philippines wants the world s solid commitment to help fund programs to protect its citizens against climate change impacts

CLIMATE DIPLOMACY. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje delivers the Philippine statement during a high-level meeting on December 8, 2015 during COP21. Screenshot from UN webcast

'Hear our islands': Reflections on the climate march in Canada

Dec 08, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Two Filipina migrant scholars in Canada join the climate march in Vancouver How can Filipinos do transnational work together for climate justice?

#NowPH: For Maria Letizia Dantes and her generation

Dec 02, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Youth Commissioner Dingdong Dantes presents 3 million NowPH climate action pledges to France host of the historic COP21 after giving this speech in Paris

#NOWPH IN PARIS. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III joins Commissioner Dingdong Dantes of the National Youth Commission in the symbolic presentation of the #NowPH voices to Annick Girardin, Secretary of State for the Development of France. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

3 million Filipino voices heard at #COP21 in Paris

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Youth Commissioner Dingdong Dantes presents 3 million NowPH climate action pledges to France host of the historic COP21

COP21: Aquino, other leaders told to get act together

Dec 02, 2015 - 11:10 AM

The Philippine delegation at COP21 in Paris welcomes the UN climate official s call as the hard work begins

Beyond food and shelter: Protecting women and girls in times of crisis

Dec 01, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The world needs to act to make women and girls in conflict zones and disaster hit areas feel safe

Aquino's Paris climate speech 'hopeful but cautious' – adviser

Nov 30, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Adviser Nereus Acosta: He is hopeful It’s also signaling that the Manila Call to Action was a serious call for the world

AQUINO IN PARIS. President Benigno S. Aquino III greets French officials upon arrival at the Le Bourget Airport on November 29, 2015, for his participation in the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau

COP21: Aquino to share PH experience in disasters

Nov 29, 2015 - 12:01 PM

At the COP21 summit Aquino will share the Philippine experience in surviving natural disasters made stronger by the effects of climate change

President Benigno S. Aquino III, accompanied by Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Hernando Iriberri, troops the line during the send-off ceremonies at the Departure Area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal II in Pasay City on Sunday (November 29, 2015) to attend the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in France; for the Official Visit to Italy; and the Formal Visit to the Holy See. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

UNDP Asia chief: To curb climate crisis, time to rethink values

Nov 24, 2015 - 7:41 PM

What s at stake for developing climate vulnerable countries like the Philippines in the UN climate summit in Paris? The UN s Haoliang Xu says a lot

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Nov 17, 2015 - 7:10 PM

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PH drops in 2016 list of countries vulnerable to climate change

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The country s improved ranking is attributed to boosted disaster preparedness better access to clean water and less dependence on agriculture

STORM-PRONE COUNTRY. Weather forecasters monitor Typhoon Lando at the The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Renowned climate scientist: 1.5°C goal ‘difficult but morally correct’

Nov 10, 2015 - 3:15 PM

Sticking to the 2°C climate goal is a message to vulnerable countries that we cannot protect you says renowned climate expert Dr Saleemul Huq

AFTER THE STORM. A village in Bangaga, Davao Oriental is left lifeless by Typhoon Pablo. Photo by John Javellana

Meeting in PH: 20 countries hardest hit by climate change

Nov 09, 2015 - 3:33 PM

These 20 countries stand to lose the most if the UN climate talks in December fail to reach an ambitious climate agreement

GOAL FOR ALL. Climate Commissioner Emmanuel de Guzman speaks in behalf of the Philippines and other vulnerable countries on urgent climate action during the Bonn climate talks in October 2015. File photo from Renee Juliene Karunungan

100M users at risk from Chinese Android software devkit

Nov 03, 2015 - 3:07 PM

UPDATED The vulnerability acts like a back door that lets an attacker execute malicious commands on an affected device Android users will want to scan for and remove potential vulnerabilities using a reputable security app

New Flash vulnerability needs uninstall to fix

Oct 16, 2015 - 4:05 AM

Successful exploitation of the Adobe Flash vulnerability on a machine can cause a crash and potentially let an attacker control the affected system

Vulnerable nations launch 'V20' to fight climate change

Oct 09, 2015 - 2:41 PM

PH s Finance Secretary Cesar V Purisima is the inaugural chairperson of the group a counterpoint to the G20 of leading industrialized and emerging economies

VULNERABLE 20. "We are low- and middle-income, least developed, arid, isthmus, landlocked, mountainous, and small island developing countries," the group of finance ministers say in a statement October 8, 2015. Image from V20 website

Android users, beware of new Stagefright attacks

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:42 AM

The two vulnerabilities in Stagefright 2 0 which manifest when processing specially crafted MP3 audio or MP4 video files may affect 1 4 billion people

Stagefright code flaw opens 95% of Android devices to hacks

Jul 28, 2015 - 10:09 AM

These vulnerabilities in Stagefright a media playback tool in Android can allow an attacker who knows your number to hack your phone while you sleep

Researchers discover password-stealing exploits for iOS, OS X

Jun 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

An academic paper from researchers at Indiana University Peking University and the Georgia Institute of Technology explains the exploit in further detail

Philippines, 12 Asian countries set agenda for climate talks

May 28, 2015 - 4:57 PM

The countries identify 10 action points ahead of next week s climate discussions in Bonn Germany

CLIMATE CHANGE. Protesters take part in the 'People's Climate March' in Central London, Britain, 21 September 2014. File Photo by Will Oliver/EPA