Want to find out if your information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?

On Monday, Facebook rolled out a tool that tells users if their account allowed access to “This Is Your Digital Life,” an app that contained data that was eventually used for political research by Cambridge Analytica. It’s no surprise that Facebook, the most popular social media platform in the Philippines, has kept track of more or ...

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Couple arrested for alleged bitcoin pyramid scam that amassed PHP900 million

Couple arrested for alleged bitcoin pyramid scam that amassed PHP900 million

Our beloved national pastime — the pyramid scam — has gone digital. Yesterday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced that they have arrested a couple who...

Google honors Filipino poet Francisco Balagtas in today’s doodle, marking his 230th birthday

Google honors Filipino poet Francisco Balagtas in today’s doodle, marking his 230th birthday

Today, Google did something that would make any Filipino high school teacher proud. In honor of poet Francisco Balagtas’ 230th birthday, Google featured illustrations...

WATCH: 19-year old Filipino student builds power bank that can power appliances on-the-go

WATCH: 19-year old Filipino student builds power bank that can power appliances on-the-go

We rely heavily on our gadgets these days. Almost everyone has a power bank for those times when you don’t have access to a power source to charge your phone. What if your power...

For the third year in a row, Philippines ranks first in time spent on social media

For the third year in a row, Philippines ranks first in time spent on social media

In a report published on Sunday by We Are Social, a social media analytics group, Filipinos were found to have spent the most time on social media. This is the third year in a row...

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines website hacked

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines website hacked

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), was targeted by hackers yesterday who defaced the website with Chinese characters. According to an analysis done by...

For the third year in a row, Filipinos spent the most time on Pornhub

For the third year in a row, Filipinos spent the most time on Pornhub

It’s that time of year again when porn video-sharing site Pornhub shares its fascinating insights on global porn behavior. Numbers released by Pornhub yesterday show...

Privacy concerns raised over new police ‘Know Your Rights’ app

Privacy concerns raised over new police ‘Know Your Rights’ app

The Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Know Your Rights app was launched on Sunday, but already, concerns are being raised over the information it is trying to access....

iPhone 8 released today, iPhone X goes on sale Dec. 1

iPhone 8 released today, iPhone X goes on sale Dec. 1

Apple fans in the Philippines are expected to be lining up at stores today as Philippine carriers Globe and Smart release the iPhone 8 in their stores. According to a press...

Five social media tips to stay safe during ‘All Souls’ holiday

Five social media tips to stay safe during ‘All Souls’ holiday

Tomorrow is officially the start of another two-day holiday here in the Philippines. Many who live and work in cities like Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao will probably head out this...


 

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