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Facebook doesn't listen and is blinding us all

Now's the good time to take a look at Facebook. If you have to use it, then do so with purpose...or at least the realization that social media is using you as much as you are using it.

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Duterte Year 2: Is the Philippines secure online?

Knowing threats exist is different from doing something about them. This leads to the major cybersecurity gap in the Philippines.

Kaspersky moves core processes from Russia to Switzerland to regain trust

The company is working toward regaining trust on the global stage after the US government banned the purchase of Kaspersky software due to reported ties with Russian intelligence firms

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[OPINION] Sometimes, all you need is video

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Studies show that people remember images long after the headlines have faded from memory. Every Friday, I will curate videos that may punch the gut, tug at the heart, or just simply bring you up to speed.

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[OPINION] Why you should care about truth-seekers

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The Newsbreak Agenda: Every Thursday, starting July 26, I'll be sharing notes about stories that dig deeper and seek to make a difference in our world

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Lascañas to Duterte: Killing 'not the ultimate solution'

Says Lascañas in Filipino: 'We cannot play the role of God, deciding who will live and who will die. That is so wrong.'

Inside Martin Andanar's man cave

An apologist of the President and a public official who gets paid by taxpayers’ money, Andanar is embarking on a dangerous path of propaganda and media control

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[OPINION] Would you date a journalist – a Rappler journalist?

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What turns our morning coffee time from a leisurely sip into a hurried slurp? What makes us stay so late in the newsroom that our dogs forget what we smell like? I’d like to share that with you every Wednesday.

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Manga creators: Jose Rizal more than a Filipino hero

The Japanese comic book on the Philippines' national hero is a first in many ways for its artist, writer, and publisher

Comelec to PET: Stick to 25% shading threshold or risk all elective posts

(3rd UPDATE) The Commission on Elections says the 50% shading threshold that the Presidential Electoral Tribunal insists on using in the vice presidential protest case has long been abandoned

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[OPINION] Beyond the spin, past the chatter

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We write stories not only because they need to be told but because they ought to help clarify this murky world. I hope to talk to you about this, and more, every Tuesday.

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3 Pinays rock it at Harvard

Meet Geraldine Acuña Sunshine, Myrish Cadapan Antonio, and Genevieve Clutario

Boogie Mendoza: The consummate anti-communist spy

A bullheaded strategist and psywar expert, he was an intelligence officer through and through

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[OPINION] Brave New World

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Starting on July 23, I’ll share some of what’s important to me personally, developments here and around the world that we should be keeping track of. It is my attempt to understand the world today.

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Democracy under threat: We will shine the light, we will hold the line

'Like many, I fear that the pendulum of democracy is swinging the other way globally, enabled by social media,' says Maria Ressa when she accepted the National Democracy Institute's W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award on November 2 (US time)

ISIS 'sanctioned, if not directed' Resorts World attack – expert

The Philippines now serves as an inspiration for global jihadists, say terrorism experts, who asked the government to investigate an ISIS claim the Resorts World gunman converted to Islam

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Why Gilas should apologize

Published in Beyond 140

As national team athletes, part of wearing our colors means caring for what their countrymen think, how they represent the Philippines, what image they uphold. Not just caring for their Gilas teammates. The whole Philippines is their team.

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Filipinas buy, sell, rate abortions in online forum

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

Did DFA do enough in rape scandal?

After the son of a Philippine diplomat is raped, the family finds insufficient support from the Department of Foreign Affairs despite persistent pleas for help

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[OPINION] Duterte Year 2 and blunders galore on social media

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The administration's social media blunders are worth calling out because they are symptoms of a much bigger problem that's persistent in the other aspects of Duterte's presidency

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The President is a misogynist. Now what?

The President is never going to change. Sexism, for him, is a default. It's time for us to recognize, if we haven't already, that this country has put machismo in power. But we can change this.

Duterte supporters threaten to leave Facebook for Russia's VK

The 'Russian Facebook' reportedly attracts American extremist groups, neo-Nazis, and the alt-right, too, because of its loose enforcement against hate speech

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How a Duterte supporter fell out of love with the President

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'The hardest part is admitting that the man you thought he was is different from the the man he is,' says a Duterte supporter who has decided to become a critic

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August 21 declared a holiday for Eid'l Adha

August 21 is also the death anniversary of Benigno Aquino Jr, a public holiday as well

Duterte prefers 'the likes of Escudero, Marcos' as successor

President Rodrigo Duterte won't step down as long as Vice President Leni Robredo is in power to take his place, says Malacañang

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[OPINION] Surviving AIM's first-of-its-kind innovation learning

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At the end of my journey with the Asian Institute of Management, I realized the world would be a better place if people would all have a solution-based approach to problems, or what we call 'design thinking'

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Lacson on budget standoff: It's all about pork barrel

Senator Panfilo Lacson questions the apparent change of heart of the House of Representatives, following the assumption of House Speaker Gloria Arroyo

Unlike House, Senate backs cash-based 2019 budget

While senators are united against having a reenacted budget next year, it is not enough, as House approval is needed

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