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Media Freedom: Much more than just the media’s problem
by Johanna Son May 08, 2018

From Cambodia and Myanmar to the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, countries are facing challenges that are a mix of the usual ones such as hostile action from governments and the use of laws and the courts to limit space for media

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When Philippine media is threatened

Part 1 - Threats
Mar 28, 2018
In this short video, journalists Ezra Acayan, Ed Lingao, JC Gotinga, Pia Ranada, Jason Gutierrez and Inday-Espina Varona speak of the attack against the free press, and what will stop them from reporting.

Part 2
April 09, 2018
Photographer Ezra Acayan: 'I am human first before I am a journalist'
Award-winning photojournalist Ezra Acayan, who has been covering the drug war since 2016, speaks to Rappler's Patricia Evangelista in this video about biases, freedom, and why he continues to follow the dead

Part 3
April 16, 2018
Reporter Pia Ranada: 'If I can be targeted, so can any one else who is critical'
In this video, the third in a series of conversations about press freedom, Ranada talks about the ban against coverage, the string of threats, and the lonely business of reporting on the President.

Part 4
April 23, 2018
Journalist Ed Lingao: 'You have to fight back'
In this video, the fourth in a series of conversations about press freedom, broadcast journalist Ed Lingao speaks of patriotism, confronting online trolls, and a journalist's duty to combat fake news.
He is a veteran broadcaster who concedes that there is less trust in Philippine media. The irony, he adds, is in the fact journalists who could never be trusted before are now celebrated as examples of journalistic integrity.
“We’re all paid hacks,” says Ed Lingao, of how reporters are viewed today. “We’re all yellow journalists. We’re all idiots.”

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Is Philippine Collegian facing a press freedom issue?
by Frances Roberto May 12, 2018

'The UPD administration needs to be level-headed enough to study the rules and interpret them based on the normative standards of journalism, especially when it comes to editorial independence,' says professor Danilo Arao.

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You think your data, communication devices are safe? Think again

by Sofia Tomacruz March 17, 2018
According to privacy rights group Privacy International, there have been at least 7 recorded sales of surveillance equipment to the Philippines

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Security in Our Connected World Part 1 & 2
Part 1: Social Media Security
Part 2: Online Safety & Data Security

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Cambridge Analytica to close after Facebook data scandal
by Agence France-Presse May 03, 2018
'Despite Cambridge Analytica's unwavering confidence that its employees have acted ethically and lawfully... the siege of media coverage has driven away virtually all of the company's customers and suppliers,' says the company

Cambridge Analytica used other quiz apps to harvest Facebook data, says ex-employee
by Kyle Chua April 18, 2018
New information coming out of a UK committee investigation suggests other quiz apps used by the research firm may have compromised far more than the 87 million Facebook users estimated

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users
by Agence France-Presse UPDATED April 18, 2018
'When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account,' says product management director David Baser.

Be vigilant when sharing data on social media – privacy commission
by Aika Rey April 07, 2018
'We encourage the public to exercise a new level of care about their privacy and to take part in forming the future of Facebook in the country,' says Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro.

Passwords: Security, vulnerability, constraints
by Hervé Debar March 24, 2018
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.

Want data privacy? Here's how to protect your personal information online
by Jodesz Gavilan March 21, 2018
Data privacy lawyer Cecilia Soria says it's important to be more mindful and less careless in giving away personal information, especially on social media

EU data protection may trigger global ripple effect
by Agence France-Presse May 15, 2018

While all firms globally are required to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it comes to the data of Europeans, the rules may have a wider impact if firms decide to extend protections to all users.
The EU's new data protection rules that enter into force later this month are having an impact around the world as firms, including in the United States and China, move to comply.

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Demystifying GDPR
IT’s Crash Course to Compliance

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Is it time to #DeleteFacebook?

The Cambridge Analytica controversy and the #DeleteFacebook movement that resulted from it highlight the perils of harvested personal data.

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Visit to PH office linked to Cambridge Analytica's parent company
Apr 9, 2018
Istratehiya, a local political consultancy firm, admits talking and meeting with Strategic Communication Laboratories in the lead up to the 2016 Philippine elections but denies they worked with SCL.

Why the Cambridge Analytica scandal matters to Filipinos
Apr 12, 2018
Historian Leloy Claudio explains how Cambridge Analytica’s activities hurt democracy and even affects Filipinos

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Duterte supporters threaten to leave Facebook for Russia's VK
by Paige Occeñola April 15, 2018
The 'Russian Facebook' reportedly attracts American extremist groups, neo-Nazis, and the alt-right, too, because of their loose enforcement against hate speech.

U.S. Senate panel hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on data privacy
April 11, 2018 - with Video

Facebook's hubris in the midst of victimhood
by Victor Barreiro Jr. April 11, 2018
There is no other company that does anything quite like Facebook, which means its platitudes of policing its platform and of taking responsibility for its missteps are filled with hubris

Cambridge Analytica’s parent firm claims it won 2010 election for PH president
by Natashya Gutierrez April 10, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Butch Abad, the campaign manager of former president Benigno Aquino III, denies any involvement with Strategic Communication Laboratories and says its claims may be 'total fabrication'

Duterte campaign team never paid for Cambridge Analytica services – Malacañang
by Pia Ranada April 10, 2018
The campaign team had no need to purchase data from Cambridge Analytica because of the upswell of support for then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, says the Palace

Cambridge Analytica's parent company claims ties with Duterte friend
By Natashya Gutierrez April 9, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Istratehiya, a local political consultancy firm, admits talking and meeting with Strategic Communication Laboratories in the lead up to the 2016 Philippine elections, but claims no partnership was sealed

Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data privacy scandal
by Agence France-Presse April 05, 2018 - with Video
Mark Zuckerberg says he accepts responsibility for the failure to protect user data but maintains that he is still the best person to lead the network of two billion users

EDITORIAL: Dear Facebook, it’s truly complicated
April 02, 2018
If you think that what is happening to Facebook is going to go away soon and does not have far-reaching consequences down the line, think again!

Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems: Zuckerberg
by Agence France-Presse April 02, 2018 - with Video
Zuckerberg says that Facebook was 'idealistic,' focusing on the positive aspects of connecting people and did not think 'through, some of the downside uses of the tools'

Zuckerberg apology fails to quiet Facebook storm
March 23, 2018 - with Video
With pressure ratcheting up on the 33-year-old CEO over a scandal that has wiped some $60 billion off Facebook's value, the initial response suggests his promise of self-regulation has failed to convince

WhatsApp co-founder starts #DeleteFacebook campaign after data privacy scandal
March 21, 2018
Brian Acton tweets, 'It is time,' and uses the hashtag #DeleteFacebook

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PH privacy commission to probe Facebook after data scandal
April 13, 2018

The National Privacy Commission wants Facebook to submit documents that would help establish the scope and the effects of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal in relation to Filipino users.

Facebook partners with Rappler, Vera Files for fact-checking program
by Bonz Magsambol April 12, 2018

'Partnering with third-party fact-checking organizations is one of the ways we hope to better identify and reduce the reach of false news that people share on our platform,' says Clair Deevy, Facebook Director for Community Affairs for Asia Pacific

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Facebook partnership goes beyond Rappler
April 16, 2018
We accept this responsibility because we know you will be helping – and vetting –us every step of the way

PCOO protests Facebook partnership with Rappler, Vera Files
by Pia Ranada April 16, 2018
Malacañang, meanwhile, 'commiserates' with Duterte supporters who have slammed the social media platform's tie-up with the news organizations

Senator lauds Facebook fact-check partnership with Rappler, Vera Files
April 14, 2018
'It's encouraging to see Facebook take a stronger stance on this issue and partner with agencies that are genuinely fighting fake news,' says Senator Bam Aquino

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Did Duterte's campaign team work with Cambridge Analytica?
April 11, 2018

The Duterte presidential campaign's chief social media strategist claims the Cambridge Analytica CEO

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Duterte social media campaign manager: ‘Nix influenced my work’
by Natashya Gutierrez April 09, 2018
UPDATED Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña, who appears in a photo with Cambridge Analytica's Alexander Nix, says he never worked with the parent company but took some lessons from the talk of Nix himself when he visited Manila in 2015

Did Cambridge Analytica use Filipinos' Facebook data to help Duterte win?
by Natashya Gutierrez April 05, 2018 - with Video
Facebook says data of over 1.1 million Filipinos was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica’s parent company involved in PH polls as early as 2013
by Natashya Gutierrez April 06, 2018
In company documents from 5 years ago, Strategic Communication Laboratories claims that the Philippines was one of the countries they did work in.

FACT CHECK: Is Grace Poe pushing for a Facebook ban in PH?
April 13, 2018

Senator Grace Poe had denied in February 2018 allegations that she wants to block Facebook in the country but the issue is resurrected this April

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How do you protect your privacy from Facebook, other apps?

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What are we consenting to when we sign Facebook's terms of service?

Mar 24, 2018

Look also the article: Consent and Facebook's data scandal: Know what you're signing up for
by Bea Cupin March 24, 2018
In an age when Facebook has become a staple in daily life, how can an average person protect his or her personal data online?

What you need to know about state surveillance
by Sofia Tomacruz March 10, 2018

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte purchased communications surveillance equipment from the UK. What should citizens know about state in monitoring?

'Rappler now, who's next?'
January 15, 2018

For many netizens, the order of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke Rappler's registration is a blatant attack against press freedom and freedom of speech

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Duterte to lift ban on Rappler if SEC ruling overturned
by Pia Ranada February 22, 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte also revives his old claim that Rappler is 'CIA-sponsored'

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Silent No More PH

Speak out with courage. Find freedom in your voice. Choose truth as the only sound bite. Help us fight LIES by spreading the TRUTH!

#WalkOutPH trends on Twitter as millennials fight for press freedom, human rights
by Raisa Serafica February 23, 2018

Martial Law survivor Boni Ilagan also talked to students from the College of Mass Communication and advised them to 'create their own First Quarter Storm'

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Vera Files reports cyberattack after publishing story critical of Duterte
by Victor Barreiro Jr January 23, 2018

Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files says their website went down approximately 30 minutes after a story critical of President Rodrigo Duterte went online on their site.

Who are the ‘digital nomads’?
March 12, 2018

Want to work as you travel the world? Being a digital nomad might be for you.
Technology has changed practically every single aspect of our lives.

Possible trend between national happiness and net freedom, internet speed – report
by Gelo Gonzales February 09, 2018

Comparing data from different studies, a blog post by a VPN provider sees that countries with high internet speeds and net freedom are also countries with high levels of happiness.

Net neutrality and why you should care about it
December 09, 2017 - with Video

Internet expert Samantha Bradshaw, researcher and doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, shares the importance of net neutrality and why practices such as sponsored data are harming it and about impact of zero-rated schemes to democracy.

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Whom to trust – journalists or social media stars?
July 17, 2017 - with Video

Who is more inclined towards truth-telling?

Videos

Democracy and Disinformation Forum

How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back.
The Democracy and Disinformation Forum, a conference for journalists, bloggers, scholars, students, advertising professionals, and PR practitioners hold on February 12 and 13, 2018 at the Ateneo Law School in Makati City.

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Trump, Russia, China media attacks 'threaten democracy'
by Agence France-Presse April 25, 2018
Reporters Without Borders accuses the world's 3 superpowers – the US, China and Russia – of leading the charge against press freedom

FULL TEXT: Our fundamental freedoms
by Marvic Leonen February 19, 2018
'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'
This is the full text of the speech of Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen during the Democracy and Disinformation forum at the Ateneo Law School on February 12
Look Marvic Leonen on fundamental freedoms

Media expert warns journalists against acting like 'stenographers'
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 15, 2018 - with Video
'A journalist, by repeatedly reporting, accurately quoting Duterte's false claims, inadvertently becomes a peddler of fake news,' veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas also says at the Democracy and Disinformation Forum

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'
by Keb Cuevas February 14, 2018 - with Video
From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

How Duterte supporters swarmed the ICC Facebook page
by Raisa Serafica February 14, 2018 - with Video
'All the posts of the past two days have been swarmed and attacked by Filipino trolls – every single post. It is crazy and it is full of non-sequiturs,' says computer programmer Carlos Nazareno

Strong journalism in the age of strongmen
February 14, 2018 - with Video
Currently a journalism professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, Greste was arrested by the Egyptian authorities for terrorism-related charges for his work as a journalist in 2013

Video

Disinformation and Online Threats
Apr 22, 2018

The forum, organized by Rappler and the Journalism for Nation Building Foundation (JNBF) in partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Department of Social Sciences and Department of Development Journalism, aims to explain the nature of disinformation online and to highlight the role of a free and independent press in preserving democracy

Journalists should always stand up against fake information
by Raisa Serafica February 12, 2018

Aside from debunking fake news, media organizations must learn from how the disinformation armies package and amplify their messages.

Look also the Video
Journalists should always stand up against fake information by Love KIMXI in the above album

Videos

Truth, trust, and democracy in the age of selfies, trolls, and bots

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Carly Nyst on patriotic trolling and human rights
Oxford's Nick Monaco on computational propaganda

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Truth, trust, and democracy in the age of selfies, trolls, and bots
November 28, 2017
The public forum on 'Truth, Trust, and Democracy in the Age of Selfies, Trolls and Bots' aims to help promote a better understanding of how social media and other digital platforms work.

‘Black propaganda’ under Duterte admin reduced trust in media
November 29, 2017
'So makikita naman natin may effect din ‘yong pagkampanya against us,...sa pagsabi na presstitute ‘yang mga ‘yan, bayaran lahat sila. Hindi naman po totoo,' says CMFR chief Melinda Quintos-de Jesus

‘Why are we so gullible?’ Netizens speak up about truth, trust, democracy
November 29, 2017
In the age of selfies, trolls, and bots, facts matter immensely to the Filipino netizen

Netizens on Paolo Duterte's resignation: 'Good example' or 'preps for higher office'?
December 25, 2017

Social Media users are reacting to the sudden announcement of Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte's resignation.
It's either he's resigning for noble reasons or he's preparing to run or be appointed to a national post. This is what netizens had to say about the resignation of Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, son of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Paolo Duterte deactivates official Facebook account
December 25, 2017
Shortly after his resignation as Davao City vice mayor, the presidential son shuts down the Facebook account where he earlier posted a furious message addressed to his daughter.

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On Marcos centennial, a call to post artworks about martial law atrocities
September 08, 2017
Molotov Pilipinas, a creative community, called on artists from different parts of the country to post their protest works on social media on September 11. They intend to depicts the outrage against the "culture of violence" that pervades the country, the group said.

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‘Blood red,’ ‘Imeldific’: Isabelle Duterte draws flak for Malacañang photo shoot
December 15, 2017

Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte gets called out online for her pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang, prominently capturing the presidential seal.
Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte is giving people the wrong kind of flashbacks on social media shortly after photos of her pre-debut photoshoot in the Palace appeared online

How to be a responsible netizen?
Keep calm and think before you click
by Raisa Serafica May 24, 2017

Here are some helpful tips to be a more responsible social media user during times of crisis

Tagging fake news on Facebook has minimal effect – study
by Gelo Gonzales September 15, 2017

Some may even become more likely to misconstrue fake news as true

Suspect to be arrested for 'cyber sedition' related to Marawi crisis
by Pia Ranada June 13, 2017

DICT chief Rodolfo Salalima says his agency is tracking down more than one person spreading online propaganda to help terrorists in Marawi

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FAST FACTS: What is cyber sedition?
June 16, 2017

The Philippine government says it will soon be arresting one suspect for spreading terrorist propaganda online in relation to the Marawi crisis.

Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists
by Agence France-Presse June 16, 2017

In a joint blog post, the social network's global policy management director Monika Bickert and counterterrorism policy manager Brian Fishman say Facebook is committed to tackling the issue 'head-on'

Using cellphones while driving prohibited starting May 18
by Kimiko Sy May 17, 2017
Under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, violators will face fines ranging from P5,000 to P20,000

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A lesson on the Anti-Distracted Driving Act
By Atty. Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco Updated December 9, 2016
Talking on the cellphone, texting etc. while driving even when temporarily stopped at a red light is now punishable under the new Anti-Distracted Driving Act.

RA 10913, the “Anti-Distracted Driving Act”

Understanding The Anti-Distracted Driving Act

and the Videos

and MORE UPDATES about RA 10913

How are women's rights measured online?
by Raisa Serafica April 10, 2017
Filipino women do not enjoy the same rights as men online, despite the high social media penetration in the country. But there are things the government and stakeholders can do to address this
The role of social media in women empowerment
by Natashya Gutierrez May 17, 2017 - with Video

Social media has swiftly, and widely spread feminism ideologies. Hashtags and online campaigns have given women around the world a voice. Social media has shed light on women’s issues not covered by mainstream media.

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Philippine Telecommunications Summit 2017
March 9 and 10.

the following topics discussed:
- The state of Philippine telecommunications: issues, consensus, solutions
- Stakeholder perspectives: consumer, regulator, telco
- Info and infrastructure issues

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Permits, health concerns delay cell site expansion
by Gelo Gonzales March 10, 2017
The Philippines' average internet speed is now the slowest in Asia Pacific – and telcos say why

DICT acting chief says PH internet like Manila traffic: 'Slow, congested, expensive'
by Chrisee Dela Paz October 19, 2017

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) presents band-aid solutions to address the country's need for more cellular towers

Do we want a neutral or sponsored internet?
by Anne Mari Ronquillo June 02, 2017

Does 'free data' uphold the principles of a free and open Internet? Net neutrality supporters do not think so.

Stockholm Internet Forum 2017
on
Internet Freedom for Global Development
May 17-18, 2017 - with many videos

Watch highlights of the Stockholm Internet Forum

PH has slowest average internet speed in Asia Pacific – report
by Victor Barreiro Jr. June 01, 2017

The global average internet connection speed is 7.2 Mbps, but the Philippines falls short with an average of 5.5 Mbps.

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'Faster, cheaper' Internet via DICT's national broadband plan
By Chrisee Dela Paz Published Mar 10, 2017
The network's goal is to provide at least 10 Mbps connection to households 'from north to south' at an affordable price by 2020

Give NTC 'more teeth' for better Nat'l Broadband Plan – PCC
Mar 30, 2017
How can the Philippines have cheaper and better internet? Here are recommendations from the Philippine Competition Commission.

What is the National Broadband Plan?
by Anne Mari Ronquillo March 26, 2017
The National Broadband Plan is developed to address the longstanding issue of Internet connection quality in the Philippines. Here's what you need to know.

DICT launches PH 5-year nat'l cybersecurity plan
by Edd K. Usman May 02, 2017

The cybersecurity plan is the agency's initiative to lift the Philippines' cybersecurity capabilities and know-how to global standards.

Duterte signs law providing free internet in public places
by Pia Ranada August 03, 2017

Republic Act 10929 requires public places like hospitals, transport terminals, and government offices to provide free internet in main congregation points.

The best VPNs for the Philippines and some to avoid
by Osman Husain August 24, 2017

Internet users in the Philippines have generally enjoyed freedom of access and expression at a level above their peers in Southeast Asia. This right is upheld in the Philippines’ constitution which deems it essential for each citizen.

VPN is useful for maintaining privacy when browsing but crucially can be used for unlocking geo-restricted content on sites. Any visitors will be able to watch the services they are subscribed to back home whilst in the country.

BSP orders banks to protect customers from social media risks
Mar 16, 2017
There is a growing threat on information security and fraud such as account take over, malware attacks, as well as phishing and spoofing schemes, BSP says
PH spends most time online and on social media – report
January 30, 2017

The country's average speed of 4.2 Mbps – below the 6.3 Mbps global average – does not dissuade Filipinos from logging long hours online.

Is texting a curse?
by Maria Isabel Garcia March 23, 2017

Does texting erode language?

Gov't agencies, private orgs told to appoint data protection officers
by Michael Bueza January 13, 2017

The National Privacy Commission says that urgently designating such officer signals an organization's 'commitment to comply' with the Data Privacy Act.

Good riddance, 2016!
by Marites Dañguilan Vitug December 02, 2016
6 reasons to look forward to the end of the year.
Like others, I can’t wait to say goodbye to 2016. Many awful things have happened and these are bearing down hard on our democratic values, striking at our long-held foundations, and even on our private spaces, our equanimity.
Our national conversation has crackled with threats and profanities, led by the angry voice of President Rodrigo Duterte. The polarization is so palpable on social media, where reason has given way to vitriolic emotions and lies have disguised as facts.
It’s up to us, to a vigilant public, to arrest the erosion of our democracy in this post-truth age.
#LeniLeaks: Speculations based on fragmented emails
January 09, 2017

'This is a product of a wild and active imagination. It's adding a plus-plus when there's nothing there,' says policy expert Tony La Viña.

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'LeniLeaks,' iniimbestigahan ng Malacañang

Malacañang looking into 'LeniLeaks'
Both Jan 9, 2017

Smartphones hurt relationships, says study
by Gelo Gonzales December 27, 2016
'Phubbing' or 'phone snubbing' may be just as harmful to relationships as money problems and bad sex.
For anyone who's been in a relationship in the smartphone era, it's no secret that mobile devices can sometimes put a wedge between people in a relationship. Simply put, it's annoying to be with a person who's just constantly on their phone, checking their social media feed or whatnot. Sometimes, the annoyance can lead to dissatisfaction in the relationship.
5 reasons people can’t live without their devices
by Jules Matabuena December 23, 2016

Cold bricks of metal and plastic warming our hearts? It’s possible

Citizen journalists and advocates bring technology to communities
by David Lozada December 12, 2016
Online platforms and phones are now important tools for advocacies and storytelling.
Technology and social media can change a person's life and his community. A viral photo helped a street child pursue his education. A Facebook post opened up opportunities for children in conflict areas.
Annie Rafio of PHINMA University of Iloilo says she will use her new phone to spread the right information.
Video

Bolet Banal on reading in the social media age
November 22, 2016
Quezon City Representative Bolet Banal, author of the Araw ng Pagbasa bill, speaks to Rappler about reading in the age of social media.

What started as a local advocacy that promotes reading and literacy in Quezon City became an annual celebration in the Philippines after Republic Act 10556 or The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013 was signed into law by former President Benigno Aquino III.

Pare, boss, dear and Pinoy culture
by Sylvia Estrada Claudio February 13, 2017
How does one call people appropriately these days? When is 'dear' acceptable? Or, for that matter, 'bok'?
There has been a lot of analysis that social media has become a monster, what with fake news and trolling. It’s a bit like inviting the dumbest people and the worst perverts into your home via your computer screen.
Why do Filipino netizens troll?
by Katerina Francisco August 27, 2017 - with Video

A sociology paper examines some of the reasons why Filipino social media users behave aggressively online – when they can be normally civil people offline.

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Why worry about Filipinos online being 'most ignorant'?
by Natashya Gutierrez February 08, 2018
The results of a 2017 Ipsos survey on the Perils of Perception may explain in part Filipinos' aggressiveness on social media and the quick spread of fake news.

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What I learned from being featured by the Duterte online machine
by Cecilia Lero October 10, 2017

The author shares her observations from the comments sections where a photo of her holding a placard saying 'I am a drug user. Papatayin mo ba ako?' was posted.
On the evening of September 21, I started receiving worried messages from friends. A pro-Duterte Facebook page had shared my photo with the hashtag #ManlabanParaSaKarapatanNgMgaDurugista. By the next evening it had been shared by other pages and collectively garnered tens of thousands of reactions.

Videos

Senate's education committee conduct a hearing on social media and the internet on sex, drugs, and trolls

The fight against misinformation in social media
October 18, 2016

The Senate Committee on Education looked into how public schools educate students about reproductive health, responsible use of social media and the dangers of illegal drugs.
The move comes as misinformation and abusive language in social media becomes prevalent on social media, especially by so-called “paid trolls”.

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet
by Maria A. Ressa October 03, 2016

In the Philippines, paid trolls, fallacious reasoning, leaps in logic, poisoning the well – these are only some of the propaganda techniques that have helped shift public opinion on key issues.

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Fears grow over jihadist cyber threat
By Agence France-Presse Jan 28, 2017
Data pirates and cyber criminals from several countries, often linked to organized crime, offer their services on the darknet
Jihadists have yet to shut down a power grid, paralyze a transport network or banking system or take over a key industrial site from afar, but experts say the threat of such a cyber attack should be taken seriously.

Filipino journalist's Facebook account hacked
by Paige Occeñola December 08, 2016
Manny Mogato's profile and cover photos are changed into pro-Duterte graphics.
Oplan Cyber Tokhang at work?
The Facebook page of Filipino journalist Manny Mogato, who works for Reuters, was hacked on Thursday, December 8. His cover photo was changed into the cover photo used by pro-Duterte Facebook page "Duterte is my President."
"Remember, a Government always write the history, like they want the people have to look it"

Filipino netizens 'rewrite history'
by Raisa Serafica September 11, 2016
How would certain events be told if viewed through a distorted lens? Social media users give examples amid the outrage over the Official Gazette's Facebook post about Ferdinand Marcos.

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Phlpost issues Ferdinand Marcos birth centennial stamps
by Agence France-Presse October 27, 2017

Netizens are outraged over a commemorative stamp showing a smiling Marcos with his signature and the words "Birth Centenary," which was issued to mark the centenary of his birth on September 11
It comes after President Rodrigo Duterte allowed the dictator's body to be buried in the national "Heroes' Cemetery" (Libingan ng Mga Bayani) in November despite his lengthy record of abuse and corruption.
Duterte, an ally of the Marcos family, has been accused of whitewashing the late dictator's career.

Official Gazette under fire for Marcos photo caption
Updated September 12, 2016

The communication channel of the Philippine government is accused of rewriting history and downplaying the dark days of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos.

Former Marcos staff linked to Official Gazette gaffe
by Patty Pasion September 12, 2016
Marco Angelo Cabrera is called out online for 'conflict of interest.' PCO Assistant Secretary Ramon Cualoping III says Bongbong Marcos' former campaign staff fully disclosed this to his bosses.
A former campaign staff of Ferdinand Marcos Jr in the May elections drew flak from netizens after he was linked to the Official Gazette’s Facebook update that was widely perceived as being “pro-Marcos.”

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PLDT, Smart provide text service & connectivity for the PNP
Sep 05, 2016
“Text-Bato” allows citizenry direct access to the Chief PNP
Text Bato message syntax: BATO (space) message then send to 7444-2286

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PNP launches mobile app to report crimes, emergencies
September 05, 2016
The app and the Police Quick Response System are meant to augment the Philippines' 911 emergency services hotline

Law creating DICT, restructuring DOTC
Units related to communications will be moved to the newly-created Department of Information and Communications Technology, DICT. Aquino approves law creating law Republic Act 10844, an Act Creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology, DICT. May 23, 2016
According to the new law, the following agencies are hereby abolished and will be transferred to the newly created DICT: Information and Communications Technology Office, ICTO; National Computer Center, NCC; National Computer Institute, NCI; Telecommunications Office, TELOF; National Telecommunications Training Institute, NTTI; and, all operating units of the Department of Transportation and Communications, DOTC with functions and responsibilities dealing with communications.

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Memorandum Circular No. 8, s. 2016
Signed September 27, 2016
CREATING AN INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE TO EXPEDITE THE ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

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PH to launch 'E-Government' services
Jun 28, 2016

The ICT Office is tasked to be the lead implementing agency of Government in all most of its ICT related efforts such as policy formulation, ICT infrastructure development, R&D, ICT capacity building for the public sector and administration of the E-Governance Fund.

E-Government in the Philippines is envisioned to create “a digitally empowered and integrated government that provides responsive and transparent online citizen-centered services for a globally competitive Filipino nation.”

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Confused about PH gov't services? There's now an app for that
by Shaira Panela August 30, 2016

Out of confusion and frustration over the basics of government services, a 21-year-old political science graduate develops a mobile app that aims to help people access these services

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Data privacy and cybercrime prevention
July 05, 2016

How can consumers avoid falling prey to data privacy breaches?

Rappler talks to Henry Aguda and Francesca Montes, authors of Data Privacy and Cybercrime Prevention in the Philippine Digital Age.

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July 09, 2016
Henry Aguda says, 'The general disposition is that we still have not gotten to the point where we appreciate information similar to how we appreciate the value of the peso or the dollar'

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Data security in the digital age
January 12, 2017

National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy
In a ruling signed last December 28, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) found the Commission on Elections (Comelec) "criminally liable" for the voters' data leak last March.

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What is cyber risk insurance?
Published on Jun 21, 2017

As cyber criminals become more sophisticated, even the most advanced levels of information technology security can still become vulnerable to cyber attacks.

The difference between HTTP and HTTPS websites
by Kayla Matthews November 08, 2017
Knowing the difference between HTTP and HTTPS sites could drastically improve your online security

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U.S. could ask visa applicants for social media passwords
by Agence France-Presse February 08, 2017

US homeland security wants tougher visa screening procedures including the right to look into an applicant's social media account.

Beware of these websites masquerading as legit news sites
by Gelo Gonzales November 03, 2016

These dubiously-named websites trick people into believing that they're affiliated with established news companies

Facebook lockout? Netizen lists cybersecurity tips
by Gelo Gonzales November 25, 2016

A computer science graduate shares his take on the recent spate of Facebook lockouts and a proposed cyber-offensive by alleged pro-Duterte group Duterte Cyber Warriors.

4 cyber threats you need to be aware of in 2017
by Anne Mari Ronquillo March 19, 2017

Contribute to a safer digital ecosystem by staying informed of how malicious online entities act

The new normal
by Jayeel Cornelio January 23, 2018

Silence is the desire of a dictatorial state that pretends to be democratic. It hides behind the tyranny of opinion, the popularity of a charismatic figure, and the spirit of unyielding legalism.

"AboutPhilippines" recommend to read this article, because so it is in our beloved country now!

Change has come!
September 12, 2016
Mainstream media face challenges in today’s polarized environment.

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Held on September 9 and 10, the 12th Media Nation is the first under the Duterte administration. Participants included editors and staff of ABS-CBN, CNN Philippines, GMA7, Inquirer, TV5, Rappler, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.
Organized by a civil society group, pagbabago@pilipinas, Media Nation has tackled subjects such as corruption, killing of journalists, impact of new technology, and professional safety.

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Has change really come?
Misleading graphs and how to spot them
by JC Punongbayan August 05, 2017
Next time you encounter a graph, don’t take it at face value. Examine the variables, scrutinize the labels, check the sources, and understand the message – all before you click 'share'. Look also HERE

Duterte’s figures don’t add up
by Vergel O. Santos August 05, 2017
'A quick, although revealing-enough, survey of three basic areas shows that Duterte’s facts and figures do not come up to any achievement'

Media barred from live coverage of Duterte's events on Sept 12
by Pia Ranada September 12, 2016
The Palace prohibits media from airing live Duterte's events on Monday, September 12 but gives assurances that 'this is not the protocol' for future events

Netizens on #CorruptionPH: Come forward to report cases
by Aika Rey July 17, 2016

How can the public help stop corrupt practices? Social media users weigh in on the fight against corruption.
The country remains perceived as one of the most corrupt nations in the Asia-Pacific region.
In the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2015, for instance, the Philippines slid to 95th out of 168 countries, with a score of 35/100.

How to get the most out of your mobile data
by Adrianna Mejia August 11, 2016

How much can you do with 1GB? Quite a lot, apparently

On board and online: Why every seaman needs internet
by Don Kevin Hapal February 08, 2017

Internet access will not only benefit seamen but their employers as well, says an expert on maritime research

How bridging the 'digital gap' can usher in a brighter economy
by Isabel Salvosa February 06, 2017

Why it’s everyone’s business to bridge the gap and embrace digital

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Technology, disasters, and climate change
September 16, 2016

Rappler talks to Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, executive director of Project NOAH, of Project NOAH to discuss the role of technology in disaster preparedness and addressing climate change

Censorship in the Philippines
refers to the control of certain information

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Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps
by afp November 15, 2016
The Freedom on the Net report by the activist group Freedom House says a growing number of regimes are restricting or censoring messaging platforms such as WhatsApp in addition to popular social networks.

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Open Data Philippines

aims to make national government data searchable, accessible, and useful, with the help of the different agencies of government, and with the participation of the public.

This website consolidates the datasets of different government agencies, allowing users to find specific information from a rich and continuously growing collection of public datasets.

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The state of cybersecurity in the Philippines
April 27, 2016

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Philippines and the world: Cybersecurity in numbers
April 30, 2016
Did you know that there have been 1,211 reported cybercrime incidents in the Philippines from 2013 to 2015?
For example, did you know that there were 781 recorded data breach incidents in 2015 alone?

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5 basic cybersecurity tips for businesses
by Kayla Matthews October 14, 2017

Businesses should be aware that they are especially appealing to hackers, and hence, should remain vigilant in making sure that all the proverbial doors are locked

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Where's digital masterplan

Still lacks a mechanism to protect Filipinos from cyber attacks and thus a Department of Information and Communication Technology, DICT is necessary. Nov 10, 2015

White, black, gray hat hackers: What's the diff?
by/Jodesz Gavilan April 19, 2016

The motivations of hackers distinguish them from each other

Education and the Internet for a sustainable PH
by/ Krista Garcia March 21, 2016

Better ICT access means better education for all

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PHILJA Lecture - Cybersecurity
May 8, 2017
CYBERSECURITY: The Spectre of Crime and Evolving Challenges to the Bench and Bar

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How PH is defending against cyber attacks

Based on a recent study conducted by an international cyber security firm, agents of one country have been hacking into Philippine cyberspace and looking at government and military documents. This report tells us the Philippines is beefing up efforts against cyber attacks. Jun 17, 2015

Department of Information and Communications Technology

DICT

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New Law Creating the Department of Information & Communications Technology

Telecommunications in the Philippines
PWAG

a non-profit, government registered, association of web designers and advocates of web accessibility. PWAG is mandated by the National Council on Disability Affairs, National Computer Center, the Department of Interior and Local Government to promote full compliance of all government - etc. websites

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PWAG - Web Accessibility Philippines

PowerPoint presentation in video format of web accessibility

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Online jobs eyed as perfect opportunities for PWDs
by Patty Pasion July 17, 2017

The National Council on Disability Affairs trains persons with disabilities to make them qualified for job opportunities online.

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Revolution and SMS - History of Mobile in the Philippines

In 1995, Short Message Service was introduced as a promotional gimmick but soon became very popular.

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Group of companies urge Filipinos to switch to smartphones

Smartphones, made affordable by local phone companies, can now be considered as an equalizer with more Filipinos from the lower strata of society affording to use one and benefiting from the conveniences one brings. And a recently launched campaign is justifying smartphone's social relevance in the modern world. Oct 23, 2015

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Can 'kill switch' prevent phone thefts?

Mobile phones and handheld gadgets are among the items that are most commonly eyed by robbers or thieves.

Mar 7, 2015

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Fake Cellphones
Oct 1, 2016
Looks into the existence of the proliferation of counterfeit cellphones in the country.

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BEST WAY TO GET TO KNOW YOUR PHONE BETTER
Every mobile phone, GSM modem or device with a built-in phone / modem has a unique 15 digit IMEI number. Based on this number, you can check some information about the device, eg brand or model or fake.

Fake phones & batteries: how to tell
Counterfeit mobile phone manufacturers imitate all facets of a branded phone’s appearance to make their products appear genuine. The phone's outer shell and screen, the printed logos and branding, the packaging and the included accessories can all be copied, making it difficult to identify whether a phone is fake or genuine.

Cheap Samsung Galaxy S3 Clone Looks Almost Like The Original! How to Spot One Easily!
What's scary about this new phone posing as the popular Samsung Galaxy S3 is that it looks almost like the real thing.

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Be smart about using mobile data
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What's in 1GB?
Aug 19, 2016

Speed up: Your guide to mobile speeds
Nov 10, 2016

Tips to manage your mobile data
Jan 18, 2017

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Be smart about using mobile data
by Jules Matabuena January 31, 2017

Ever wonder what you can do with 1GB of data or how you can avoid running out of it? We have the answers!

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What is 4G - LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, HSDPA & 3G?

A brief explanation on 4G, the difference of LTE and WiMAX, HSPA+, HSDPA and 4G, the history of the mobile generation standards including 1G, 2G and 3G. Jan 13, 2013

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by/Chrisee Dela Paz Updated June 07, 2016
UPDATED Globe will initially activate 200 LTE cell sites using the 700 MHz frequency, while PLDT plans to roll out 360 cell sites this year

Browser war is competition for dominance in the usage share of web browsers.
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Microsoft accused of anti-competitive tactics in browser wars
by Victor Barreiro Jr. January 26, 2017
'Instead of building a better browser, Microsoft is forcing its product onto people in the most unapologetic manner,' Jon von Tetzchner from browser rival Vivaldi says
What if more homes in PH can enjoy fiber internet?
by Jules Matabuena December 23, 2016

As fiber Internet connection becomes more available, our lifestyle and productivity improve.

I-Café Pilipinas

a national network of internet café owners, operators and associations in the Philippines. It strives to become their voice on a national level to represent their interest on issues pertaining to efficient operation of their business.

Look as pdf HERE

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Salim Ismail on technology and the future
September 01, 2016

What ideas can help you grow your organization? Salim Ismail tells us.

Internet and general Internet laws

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10639, Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act

AN ACT MANDATING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS TO SEND FREE MOBILE ALERTS IN THE EVENT OF NATURAL AND MAN-MADE DISASTERS AND CALAMITIES

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Will the free mobile disaster alerts law finally be implemented? by/Gwen de la Cruz Feb 27, 2015

Phivolcs to hoaxer: You can be jailed by spreading false quake info
Phivolcs strongly warned a Facebook user who is spreading false or misleading information.

RA 8792 Republic Act No. 8792 and IRR

Electronic Commerce Act of 2000

Republic Act No. 10515, Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2013

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Republic Act 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Act
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT AND PENALIZE WIRE TAPPING AND OTHER RELATED VIOLATIONS OF THE PRIVACY OF COMMUNICATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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The Anti-Wiretapping Law:
Probably the most quoted law nowadays. Thus, it is worthy to examine the said law and discuss its pertinent provisions.

Lacson says texting not covered by Anti-Wiretapping Law
by Camille Elemia October 02, 2017
Senator Panfilo Lacson said text messages and other forms of digital technology are not covered by the 52-year-old Republic Act 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Act.
Lacson is the sponsor of Senate Bill 1210, which seeks to expand the coverage of the law to include technology.

Philippine Trademark Law

R.A. 8293, Intellectual Property Code, defines a trademark as “any visible sign capable of distinguishing goods”

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Internet in the Philippines
dotPH - The official Domain Registry of Philippines
Internet Access Provider Lists Philippines Internet Access Provider Lists

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The Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center, AJWCC

a research center under the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science. Established in March 2003 at the Ateneo de Manila University in partnership with SMART Communications and Sun Microsystems with the aim of becoming a world-class research and development center.

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UN report: Only 37% of Filipinos have Internet access

The Philippines ranks 106th out of 191 countries evaluated in the report.
Sep 23, 2014

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A profile of Internet users in the PH
March 09 2016

Who's using the Internet in the PH? Here's a snapshot of statistics and insights.

A Profile of Smartphone Users
August 15, 2016 by Gem Muzones

Smartphones have changed the way Filipinos communicate. There’s no doubt that communication technologies are making Filipinos more social, making sure they stay connected with their circle. In fact, the Philippines has been called the text-messaging capital of the world. With better internet access and stronger smartphone adoption, the country has transformed into the most social nation.

Senate hearing on the impact of PH internet speed
An article with video and comments by/Rappler.com August 18, 2015

How does the Philippine's average internet speed, along with its exorbitant costs, affect the country's progress?

Watch the Senate hearing on the impact of slow and expensive internet in the Philippines. The hearing has been spearheaded by Senator Benigno Paolo "Bam" Aquino IV, chairman of the Senate's trade, commerce, and entrepreneurship committee.

ICT on upswing but PH still has costliest, slowest Internet
by/Chrisee Dela Paz August 29, 2015

Despite a continued upswing in the Philippines' information and communications technology, ICT sector this year, its Internet services are still among the most expensive and slowest in Asia.
The newly-implemented minimum broadband speed for fixed-line services is a step closer to solving the country’s Internet woes.

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Rules on mobile broadband's advertised speed out by November
by/Chrisee Dela Paz September 16, 2015
The National Telecommunications Commission is looking at a minimum advertised speed that is slower than fixed broadband's 256 kbps for mobile broadband services!

Globe to PLDT: Open up IP peering to improve internet speed
by/Rappler.com September 28, 2015
Globe says that an all-inclusive IP peering arrangement among major internet service providers in the country is still needed to boost local Internet speeds

Don't take Internet for granted
by/Rappler.com September 28, 2015
There are a number of different ways in which we can potentially solve the issue of slow, costly Internet, and very little of it has to do with engaging social media managers on brand websites.

PLDT launches PH's fastest broadband yet
PLDT's 1-Gigabyte plan will soon be tested once NTC implements its new rules on advertised fixed broadband speed
A unit of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, PLDT on Tuesday, October 20 launched the fastest advertised fixed broadband service to date at 1 Gigabyte per second, Gbps. October 20, 2015

Globe to upgrade bandwidth on broadband plans by October 24
by/Victor Barreiro Jr. October 21, 2015
The leaked document shows Globe Telecom will provide a 50Mbps unlimited connection for P2,499 and a 100Mbps line for P3,499.

Average internet speed in PH slightly declines in Q3 2016 – report
by Gelo Gonzales December 23, 2016

Akamai's latest 'State of the Internet' report shows that the Philippines' internet speed has not vastly improved.

Free Wi-Fi Project goes nationwide
January 26, 2016
The free Wi-Fi in public places project will install wireless Internet access points in public places such as, town plazas, parks, government offices, health units, and transport terminals including train stations, seaports, and airports.

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Want free public WiFi? Slash processing time of permits – DICT
by Gelo Gonzales October 04, 2016
'The requirements are very simple. But it takes a month or two or three before [local governments] provide right of way,' says the department’s project manager for the free public WiFi program.

Local government permits slowing down free Wi-Fi projects
by Gelo Gonzales September 08, 2016
Telcos and the DICT say the long road to securing permits from LGUs hinders them from putting up infrastructure quickly

SONA 2016: Duterte vows faster internet, free wifi
by Chris Schnabel July 25, 2016
The President asks the new DICT office to come up with a national broadband plan to speed up internet infrastructure and speeds

Free WiFi in public places soon to be a law
by Camille Elemia May 16, 2017
The Senate and the House of Representatives have agreed on the final version of the proposed measure.

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Free public Wi-Fi across PH

93% of the country to access free public Wi-Fi
Jun 29, 2016

Free public Wi-Fi across PH to be implemented in July 2015
Mar 19, 2015

Good news sa mga mahilig mag-Internet. Simula Hulyo, ikakabit na ang libreng Wi-Fi sa buong bansa. Marami ang natuwa siyempre. Pero meron ding pumuna sa magiging Internet speed nito. iBandila mo, Bettina Magsaysay. Bandila, March 19, 2015

DOST: Free Wi-Fi all over PH by year-end 2015
The government is confident that people outside Metro Manila can soon enjoy free internet access. Sep 9, 2015

Free WiFi program will be expanded nationwide
The government's free WiFi service aims to help more Filipinos gain access to the vast resources online. But don't expect too much from the project, at least not just yet. Jul 17, 2015

Why people should be careful in using free public wifi
Patok sa maraming estudyante ang free public wifi na inilunsad ng DOST. Iyun nga lang, doble-ingat daw dapat kapag nag-connect dito. Kung bakit, alamin sa pagba-Bandila ni Abner Mercado. Bandila, July 29, 2015, Miyerkules

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 PH internet penetration doubles in 4 years. Jun 25, 2014.

Internet penetration has nearly doubled in the last four years 2010-2014 as more Filipinos turn to mobile phones to access the web.

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8 in 10 Filipinos consume media content through multiple screens. Dec 15, 2014

Nielsen’s South Asia Cross-Platform Report shows that the proliferation of smartphones and other mobile devices is driving the rise in Internet usage

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Teachers Teaching with Technology
Jul 17, 2016
The Information and Communications Technology Learning Action Cell (ICT LAC) primarily functions as a professional learning community for public education professionals.
The Department of Education takes to heart the development of teachers' potential aimed towards their professional success, while also promoting the integration of ICT in the public school system. Through this, the DepEd fully supports the continuous improvement of its teaching personnel based on the principle of lifelong learning, and further advances the delivery of 21st century skills to all Filipino learners.
Apps and gadgets to make your life better
by/Holaina Tan Mar 02, 2015

From fitness to finances, here's a list of apps and gadgets that enhance your daily life.

 Permit for Blogging and ethics for bloggers - Etc.

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Cyber and Phone Crime, Laws - Social Media "missing censorship of criminals" - Etc.

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10173, Data Privacy Act of 2012

AN ACT PROTECTING INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL INFORMATION IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS IN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR, CREATING FOR THIS PURPOSE A NATIONAL PRIVACY COMMISSION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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IRR of Data Privacy Act of 2012 Aug 25, 2016

Data Privacy Act compliance 'not just a checklist' – NPC exec
by Michael Bueza October 12, 2017
Ensuring the protection of Filipinos' personal information should not be seen as a burden, says National Privacy Commission official Ivy Patdu at a seminar on data privacy

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 189 - 2015

CREATING THE NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY INTER-AGENCY COMMITTEE

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Anti-Cybercrime Group

a highly responsive and dynamic unit towards the attainment of a more secured and productive cyber environment.

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This primer, outlined in a question and answer format, aims to make the Filipino public aware of the nature, history and extent of cybercrime occurrence in the country. It also makes the people informed of the latest development in anti-cybercrime efforts and activities by the Philippine Government.

RA 10175 Republic Act 10175, the Cybercrime Law

Look IRR - Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 10175 as pdf HERE

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About rules and regulations (IRR) of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

DOJ to form 'cyber police' team
By/Rappler.com August 12, 2015
A team of cybercrime experts will operate under an 'ethical framework' in running after online criminals without trampling on civil liberties, the justice department says.
A team of “cyber police” will soon keep a close watch over the Internet to catch, solve, and foil crimes online.

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SC rules online libel constitutional
by Buena Bernal
Updated 02/18/2014

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 18, upheld as constitutional most provisions of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Law, including online libel – subject to one condition.

NUJP slams cyberattack on Kodao Productions' website
February 02, 2018

Kodao.org is known for covering the peace process between the Philippine government and the NDFP, as well as issues about indigenous peoples, human rights, environmental issues

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Republic Act 10175 the Cybercrime Law

Cyber Crime Prevention Act o RA 10175, nilagdaan na ni PNOY - September 17, 2012
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Punto por Punto host Anthony Taberna talks to Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino and lawyer JJ Disini about the implications of the Cybercrime Law.
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What is Cybercrime law or RA10175 in the Philippines, the prohibited acts and penalty?

A citizen has no fear when he knows that he has not committed any crime. The possibility of Arrest, seizure or detention is far from his conception. What then is so violent about RA10175?

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The Cybercrime law in 2014

Rappler talks to Atty. JJ Disini on how the Cybercrime law could fare in 2014. Jan 23, 2014
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Cyber Crime Law Philippines

News Report courtesy of ABS-CBN TV Patrol. September 18, 2012

Sharing this with you specially to those who are victims of Cyber Bullying. Cyber Crime Law is already in effect, the government is just finalizing the bill this October.

The NBI can now trace the IP address of cyber criminals and bullies and you can now file a case against them. Penalty is up to 12 years Jail Imprisonment.
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Republic Act 10175 IRR

The Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Cybercrime Prevention Act have been approved. This report explains how authorities plan to enforce the law. - ANC, The World Tonight, August 12, 2015

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Call center agent charged under cybercrime law

A woman has been indicted for computer fraud in the first such case under the controversial cybercrime law, Karla Martinez Ignacio could face up to six years in jail if found guilty of transferring thousands of dollars to her bank account using fraudulent computer data. Jun 16, 2014

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Stalking cyber paedophiles

101 East examines how children in the Philippines are exploited when child sex predators lurk online. Aug 15, 2014

A serie of 3 parts:

Part 1: Can't understand the jargon in the Cybercrime Law?

Part 2: Making sense of online libel

Part 3: Cybersex, media, privacy, and the cybercrime law

All MAR 01-04 2014

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Cybercrime cases in the Philippines
Mar 4, 2017
Cybercrime have been increasing over the years in the Philippines.
Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin
by/Agence France-Presse Feb 24, 2015

The sale of child abuse live streams over legitimate chat sites or video chat apps is much harder to trace than when the abuse is sold from a website. Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin.
The sale of child abuse live streams over legitimate chat sites or video chat apps is much harder to trace than when the abuse is sold from a website.
The research shows that the live streaming of abuse for payment is no longer an emerging trend but an established reality.
Criminal gangs recruit disadvantaged children or their own children for the abuse.

Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and its implications

IMPORTANT look also HERE

Fighting Cybercrime, Fighting for Integrity in Cyberspace

by/Geronimo L. Sy, Department of Justice

711 million email addresses exposed in 'Onliner' spambot scheme
August 30, 2017

The spambot can bypass spam filters, with the end goal of delivering a data-stealing virus to victims. Find out how it works here.

ANGEL NET - Special Task Force

The Philippine National Police, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group through its Anti-Transnational Crime Division established Internet Child Protection Program 'Special Project Angel Net" purposely to address Internet based-abuses and to promote Internet safety and prevent dangers among the public.

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Computer Crime Task Force, Philippines:
Office of Cybercrime
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Anti CyberCrime Group (PNP-ACG)

Report Internet Child Crimes

Look how to Report Internet Crime around the World

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Sex trafficking in the digital age
October 19, 2017
A study by Plan International finds that 6 out of 10 sex traders use the internet to seek potential clients
As part of the global campaign #NotForSale, Plan International released a study exploring the forms and mechanisms of how sexual trade happens online.
They found that Facebook, mobile applications, and even e-commerce websites have been used to connect clients and sex traders easily.

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Facebook groups open more channels for PH cybersex trade
by Patty Pasion October 18, 2017
Easy access to social media also enables teenagers to be 'freelancers' in sex trafficking, according to the study

Philippine National Police, PNP

Adopted Standard Cybercrime Investigation Format

Philippines to block online porn on most devices
Roughly 46% of cybercrime cases handled by the authorities are related to online child abuse, while 25% are related to online extortion. Oct 29, 2014

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Philippines top global source of child pornography – Unicef
by Patty Pasion December 13, 2017
8 out of 10 Filipino children at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying

Why block porn? 'We can't sell children like shoes'
The head of the justice department's cybercrime offices says if banning porn sites that incite violence or encourage terrorism is possible, then filtering those that sell sex photos and videos of children can be done. by/Buena Bernal Oct 31, 2014

#FightChildPorn! Netizens weigh in
What can you do to help end the selling of sex photos and videos involving Filipino children?
The online child porn industry needs to be stopped, and we need to work together to do that. Oct 31, 2014

Penalty awaits ISPs not blocking child porn sites – DOJ
by/Buena Bernal September 01, 2015
ISPs that fail to do this will be fined P500,000 to P1 million on first offense; P1 million to P2 million with revocation of license to operate for subsequent offenses.

The Warrior Lawyer Libel on the Internet under Philippine Law
ADDRESSING CYBERCRIMES ADDRESSING CYBERCRIMES IN THE PHILIPPINES:
A LEGAL FRAMEWORK IS CRUCIAL

by/Lizan E. Perante-Calina

Social media used to lure trafficked Filipinas
by Boy Ryan B. Zabal January 21, 2017

One of the victims was befriended by recruiters using social media with false promises of legitimate and better work opportunities overseas.

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones
by Agence France-Presse March 02, 2017

Seen as a gateway to key information about its user, cybercriminals shift their focus to smartphones

Facebook, social networks being used in human smuggling
by Agence France-Presse June 07, 2017

Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Center identified 1,150 social media accounts suspected of advertising smuggling services.

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Social Media, the risks that goes with it and Victims of it

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Cybersmart Detectives

explores what could happen when someone reveals too much information online and it ends up in the wrong hands. The video invites students to step into the shoes of a Cybersmart Detective. Dec 7, 2015
Lesson plans are available for download HERE
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Social Media and Cyber Bullying

An interview of Edison Victorino by ABS-CBN for the topic about Social Networking and Cyber Bullying.

and THE CYBER BULLYING VIRUS

This video is a serious example of the virus Cyber Bullying and it's disease like effects. It illustrates how fast the virus spreads and infects others and can ruin the lives of it's victims.

Look the full desription of this video HERE
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Social Media and The Risks That Goes With It

Understanding Cyber Bullying and How To Protect Ourselves
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Cybercriminals invade Facebook

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Cybercrime, Blackmailing via Nude Photos
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Man arrested for blackmailing girl with nude videos

A man from Las Piñas is arrested after he blackmailed his minor chatmate. The minor was threatened by the man that he will leak her nude videos if she will not have sex with him. Mar 4, 2015
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Pinay teen's nude photos spread on Facebook
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Responsible Use of Social Media
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Killed by a Facebook 'chatmate'
Jan 14, 2017
The Indang Police and CIDG cybercrime group traced the suspect for the murder case of Meliza Maravilla to be the victim's chat mate in Facebook.
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Girl meets boyfriend on Facebook, becomes victim of heinous crime. Nov 6, 2014

Just like any other teenager, 15-year-old Erika Delos Santos is addicted to Facebook. Last May, Erika entered a relationship with a man she met online. A few months later, she was found dead in a village in Baguio City. - Who was the man Erika met online? What were the circumstances that led to her death?
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Woman duped by fake Facebook suitor loses P5M

A woman has racked up nearly P5 million in debt after being scammed by a fake Internet suitor. Aug 13, 2014

Can the Philippine gov't protect you from revenge porn, hackers?
By Natashya Gutierrez February 9, 2018

The government has a lot to learn from Israel – a cybersecurity powerhouse – on how to protect its people from cybercrimes and cyberattacks

What You Need To Understand About Revenge Porn Before Sending That Nude Snap
by Kathryn DellaFera Jun 13, 2016

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Revenge Porn in the Philippines – The Dark Side of Filipino Social Media
By Jason Cruz April 25, 2013
The power of social media in this issue is incredible – and double-edged. Becoming famous via revenge porn is certainly not the suggested way of becoming famous.

RA 9995 Anti-Photo and Voyeurism Act of 2009

Revenge porn,
sometimes lengthened to revenge pornography, is the sexually explicit portrayal of one or more people distributed without their consent via any medium.

Google bans revenge porn
By Heather Kelly and Laurie Segall, CNN
Updated June 20, 2015
Google is finally taking steps to remove "revenge porn" from its search results. The company announced a new policy that will allow anyone to fill out a form requesting the removal of nude and sexual images of themselves that have been posted without consent.

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Cyber Sextortion

An emerging phenomenon called “sextortion,” a devious practice in which predators take advantage of webcams and the emotional vulnerability of teenagers to elicit sexual favours.
Individuals, known colloquially as “cappers,” typically meet the victim on a social media site and through flattery draws them into exposing him - or herself on a webcam. The capper then captures or records that footage without their knowledge for later blackmail of the victim.
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STOP Cyber Sextortion

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Remark this is an album "Sextortion" in the album "Cyber SEX - Cyber child porn - Cyber Sextortion - A CRIME!"

Beware of Cyber Sextortion

Get to know what is Cyber Sextortion and how to protect yourself from it. Sep 8.
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How cybercriminals use nude videos for extortion

Some syndicates also use nude videos to extort money from their victims. The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group and the Department of Justice gives a warning against these increasing cases of online sextortion. Mar 4, 201
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Philippines, Interpol bust huge cyber ‘sextortion’ network

Philippine TOOL-KIT on SEXTORTION

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SEXting

Exposed
This 10 minute drama has been designed for 14 to 18 year olds. 'Exposed' deals with the subjects of sexting and cyberbullying, issues that teenagers commonly face. Uploaded Feb 4, 2011

Look also the ref.: Modern Filipino parenting from a cultural and global perspective :
Sexting: Are your kids doing it?
As useful as a mobile phone is, it's pretty dangerous as well. Read this to keep up with the latest trend that may exploit or harm your child, sexting.
Does your teen or younger child have a phone? Then you should be worried about them using their phone for sexting.
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Say No! - A campaign against online sexual coercion and extortion of children
Published on Jun 18, 2017
Has someone you have only met online asked you to send them sexual photos and/or videos, or perform sexual acts via webcam? Is this person asking you to keep your contact secret, threatening to post the photos or videos of you on the internet or share them with your friends and family if you don’t send more or pay money?
This is a crime. It is called online sexual coercion and extortion.
If this happens to you: #SayNo!
Remark:
The video has been made for countries members of EUROPOL but the advices good for the whole world. Look more HERE

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SEXTING AND THE FILIPINO YOUTH
After almost four decades of people’s enjoyment of the cell phone, a new trend has evolved. This trend is called sexting. Technically, sexting is defined as “the practice of sending nude or seminude pictures via cell phone or posting them online.”

and below Parents alarmed over 'sexting'

Remark these are albums in the album "Cyber SEX - Cyber child porn - Cyber Sextortion - A CRIME!"

'Women journalists more vulnerable to online harassment'
December 15, 2017 - with Video

Award-winning journalist Julie Posetti talks to Rappler about the kinds of online harassment faced by women journalists worldwide.

Look the Video in HD in the album Social Media, the risks that goes with it & Victims of it

How do I report bullying or harassment on Facebook if I don't have an account or can't see it (ex: someone blocked you)?
Call her 'pokpok', hit her boobs: How they silence a woman
by Renee Juliene Karunungan April 08, 2016

After actively campaigning against presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte, outspoken advocate, Renee Karunungan, reflects on the nature of online harassment aimed at silencing women

Penshoppe leads anti-bullying #IAmDifferent campaign
by Precious Del Valle October 29, 2017 - with Video

Proceeds from Penshoppe's campaign will go in developing a module on anti-bullying, with the help of Teach For The Philippines

Look the Video in HD HERE

When the bell rings: My story of getting bullied
by Don Kevin Hapal January 17, 2017
Bullying is more than just physical harm. It’s the harshest form of rejection, one that gets in the way of our growth and self-discovery.
Don Kevin Hapal was a high school student in Athens, Greece. He now works as a social media producer and Balikbayan coordinator for Rappler.com
Videos

How to Spot Scammers in Filipina Dating Sites?

Filipina Scammer Test

The basics of the Filipina Chat Scam

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Cyber Crime

What´s Cybercrime - How to protect against Cybercrime

Remark this is an album in the album "What´s Cyber & Phone Crime - How to protect against the crime"

Yahoo, Microsoft, Google emails among 272M stolen accounts
by/Victor Barreiro Jr. May 05, 2016

Approximately 40 million of the stolen credentials are Yahoo accounts, while 33 million are from Microsoft's Hotmail and 24 million are from Gmail.

It would be a good idea to change your email's password to a strong, alphanumeric combination that is unique to that account.

RA 9995 Anti-Photo and Voyeurism Act of 2009

Look also

Primer on the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 (RA 9995) as pdf

The Sex Crime of Voyeurism

Anti- Photo and Video Voyeurism

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RA 9995 Anti-Photo and Voyeurism Act of 2009

PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

Republic Act 9775, the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009

Look also IRR-RA 9775 and HERE and About RA 9775

and the Video Republic Act 9775 Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 - PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK  Feb 27, 2014

Some porn sites blocked in PH
January 14, 2017
A message saying that these sites have been blocked in accordance with the Anti-Child Pornography Law loads on screen instead.
For affected online users, a message saying, "This website has been ordered blocked under authority of the Philippine Government pursuant to Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Law" is displayed on screen.
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Webcam Child Abuse Epidemic
Distant Abuse: The disturbing transformation of the Philippine child sex industry

Cebu has long been a popular destination for Western sex-tourists. But as the internet spreads across the region, girls as young as five are cashing in on the online industry.

"It was awful, but it was money", explains a young Philippine girl, not yet out of school. "And I was willng to do anything for money."

Jun 2, 2014 by/Journeyman Pictures

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Child Cybersex
a special program about the dark child cybersex trade in the Philippines and what authorities and advocates are doing about it.

Remark these are albums in the album "Cyber SEX - Cyber child porn - Cyber Sextortion - A CRIME!"

Republic Act 9208, Anti-Trafficking in Persons

a penal law against human trafficking, organ trafficking, sex tourism, sex slavery and child prostitution

Look Implementing Rules and Regulations HERE

The ban on trafficking of persons for the purpose of removal or sale of organs is contained in Section 3(a) of Republic Act 9208

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Republic Act 9208, Anti-Trafficking in Persons

PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

Election-related human rights violations rampant online – CHR
by/Fritzie Rodriguez April 18, 2016

The Commission on Human Rights reminds Filipinos that making threats on social media is a form of human rights violation
The CHR, through its project "Bantay Karapatan sa Halalan", BKH, highlighted the need to "govern" online spaces as they are used by some Filipinos to spread election-related violence and threats.
The project is in partnership with poll watchdogs and human rights groups like Lente and Dakila.

Drug syndicates use social media for recruitment
by/Chay F. Hofileña May 01, 2015

Members of these syndicates befriend vulnerable victims they meet via the Internet and even offer marriage proposals to seal the relationship.
No different from terrorists, drug syndicates targeting potential drug couriers have resorted to social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter, to recruit new victims.
Members of these syndicates befriend vulnerable victims they meet via the Internet and even offer marriage proposals to seal the relationship.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look also the articles Drug groups tap persons with HIV as couriers
by/Aries Rufo May 01, 2015
Drug syndicates think that tapping an HIV-positive foreign courier will result in repatriation to the country of origin rather than arrest.

International drug gangs prey on Filipinos abroad
by/Agence France-Presse Updated April 22, 2015
With many coming from poor farming areas and lacking in street smarts, they are easy pickings for international crime gangs on the hunt for drug mules

WEB Etiquette - Social media - and their "Dictatorship - Fake NEWS" - Etc.

IMPORTANT look also Blogging - Bloggers - Ethics - Etc.

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Pope Francis will not join Facebook

Pope Francis on Twitter

this Facebook

and the Facebook Unofficial: Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Instagram and the Video Mar 21, 2016 “Franciscus” has over a ½million followers on Instagram

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UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on how platforms can address hate speech online
May 25, 2018

The interview takes up highlights of a report the Special Rapporteur submitted to the UN Human Rights Council where he proposes a human rights-based approach to regulating user-generated content online.

Profanity on social media: good or bad?
by Stacy de Jesus August 12, 2017

Words, not just profanities, become harmful when the intention is to attack or harass someone.
Millennials are enamored with filters. Some of us slap it on photos like crazy. But when it comes to words, we don't hold back. No filter. Some say they resort to cursing because only through this can they truly express their deepest frustrations.

How to make the Internet a safe space for kids
by Isabel Salvosa April 04, 2017
Here’s what you can do to ensure the kids are having a positive online experience.
Self-care for when social media gets too toxic
by Paige Occeñola September 10, 2017

It's easy to get overwhelmed online. Here are some self-care tips so you can fight another day!

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‘Online in love’
Feb 11, 2017 - Aired: February 11, 2017
Susuriin ni Jay Taruc ang konsepto ng dating sa social media sites. Makikilala niya ang iba’t ibang tao na nakatagpo at nasawi sa pag-ibig sa modernong paraan na ito ng dating o panliligaw.

This is an album in the album "Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc."

Who Should Text First After A Date? Here Are The Dating Rules
by Sonya Schwartz

Have you been on your first date and are now unsure whether to text him first or wait until he texts you? The can be one of the most exciting times but also the most anxious times of your life.

Oplan Cyber Tokhang on Facebook: ‘Extrajudicial reporting’
by Don Kevin Hapal December 01, 2016
Facebook can no longer ignore the fact that there are continuous and organized attempts to game its system.
At the tailend of November, allegedly after its community standards were violated, Facebook suspended several pages and accounts critical of the Duterte administration and the hero’s burial given to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Netizens campaign against Marcos burial at Heroes’ Cemetery
by/Raisa Marielle Serafica May 25, 2016
Various groups and netizens launch online campaigns to protest the plan of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to bury the dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

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Facebook takes down PH journalist's anti-Marcos post June 01, 2016
TV5 anchor Ed Lingao's post critical of plans to allow a Marcos burial at the Heroes' Cemetery supposedly violated the site's community standards.

Facebook lifts 24-hour ban on PH journalist critical of Marcos burial June 03, 2016
'This was a mistake and we sincerely apologize for this error,' Facebook says in an e-mail sent to TV5 anchor Ed Lingao

Look MUCH more HERE

Facebook suspends anti-Marcos journalist's account
by Gelo Gonzales November 28, 2016
This causes alarm among writers and journalists as to how critical voices can be easily silenced on the social network.
Writer and activist Inday Espina-Varona was blocked on Facebook on Monday, Nov 28, after reaching out to the social network to raise some issues about online abuse.

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Were you locked out of your account?
by Stacy de Jesus November 30, 2016
Several Facebook users were locked out of their accounts recently, and speculations surfaced – among them, possible attempts to hijack or take down accounts, many involved in anti-Marcos protests.

'Let's gang bang her': Anti-Marcos protester gets rape threats
by Stacy de Jesus November 21, 2016
What if these things were said to your mom, sister, daughter, wife, or girlfriend?
The Internet is calling out several men for being shameless pigs, after they targeted a female anti-Marcos protester online and posted a barrage of lewd comments against her.

"AboutPhilippines" ask: How can Facebook accept this?

How Facebook algorithms impact democracy
by Maria A. Ressa October 08, 2016 - with Video

Its algorithms decide what you see. And they don't distinguish fact from fiction.
For the 2016 Philippine presidential elections, Uson campaigned hard for her candidate, then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, onstage and on her Facebook page, which became one of his campaign’s most effective online political advocacy tool.

Facebook suspends account of Pinoy Ako Blog's Jover Laurio
May 24, 2018

The blogger believes trolls triggered the suspension by mass reporting her account

Facebook page critical of Duterte and supporters taken down
by Gelo Gonzales December 27, 2016
Madam Claudia, an anonymous page known to be critical of Duterte and his staunch supporters, is taken down by Facebook more than once.
A popular Facebook page known for being critical of President Duterte and some of his supporters was taken down on December 24.
The page in question is "Madam Claudia," which at the time of being taken down had more than 40,000 followers.
Facebook takes down business journos' page after anti-Duterte post
June 05, 2016

The Facebook page of the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP) is removed after the group posted a statement against President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

 

 

 

 

 

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Norwegian prime minister takes aim at Facebook after famous Vietnam war photo was censored
The social media giant erased the ‘napalm girl’ photograph which shows children running from a bombed village
09 September, 2016
Norway’s prime minister joined a campaign by a Norwegian newspaper on Friday accusing Facebook of undue censorship by barring a Vietnam war era news photograph showing a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack.

“Facebook gets it wrong when they censor such pictures. It limits the freedom of speech,” Solberg wrote. “I say yes to healthy, open and free debate – online and wherever else we go. But I say no to this form of censorship.”

Last NEWS Facebook have surrendered:

After outcry, Facebook will reinstate iconic Vietnam War photo
by Jethro Mullen and Charles Rile
with video 09 SEP 2016

Facebook Backs Down on Censoring ‘Napalm Girl’ Photo
After public outcry, Facebook plans to review its process
By Kjetil Malkenes Hovland in Oslo and
Deepa Seetharaman in San Francisco
Updated Sept. 9, 2016 3:07 p.m. ET

Look it as pdf HERE

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Norway's PM attacks Facebook 'censorship' over Vietnam photo
By Terje Solsvik Sep 9, 2016

Facebook censors Norway PM over naked 'Napalm Girl' pic
09 Sep 2016

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The video about "the story of Kim Phuc the ‘napalm girl’ running from a bombed village
Oct 25, 2015

A photo taken 43 years ago of Kim Phuc, a young Vietnamese girl fleeing naked from a napalm attack, continues to resonate today as the personification of the horrors of war.

Jane Pauley revisits that horrific chapter of the Vietnam War, and finds out how Kim Phuc - now 52 - has found healing and peace

Look also the articles Kim Phuc, The Girl in the Picture and HERE
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"AboutPhilippines" urge ALL to make link in their Facebooks about this in protest against the censorshop - dictatorship!

Facebook 'censors' nude statue of sea god Neptune, the well-known Renaissance symbol of northern Italian city
by Nick Squires, 2 January 2017
A virile, muscled statue of the sea god Neptune has fallen foul of Facebook’s prudish policies on nudity after an Italian art historian was told to remove it from her web page.
The sixteenth century Renaissance statue dominates Piazza del Nettuno, a grand square in the heart of Bologna.
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Pangilinan: Facebook must be penalized for fake news
Jan 19, 2017

Senator Francis Pangilinan has sought a Senate inquiry into the proliferation of fake news on social media, seeking to penalize Facebook for its "inaction."

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Facebook execs to be called to Senate hearings on fake news
January 23, 2017
Senator Francis Pangilinan wants the executives of Facebook to explain what steps the social media platform has taken to fight the spread of falsehoods online.

'Fake news and trolls are not mercy' – Balanga bishop
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 21, 2017
"Bullying and Internet bashing are not mercy. They are offensive and violent. Verbal abuse and gossiping are not mercy. They are character assassination."
The 8th commandment: "Thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor."

Facebook assures Pangilinan: ‘We take misinformation seriously’
by Don Kevin Hapal January 19, 2017
"Our goal is to connect people with the stories they find most meaningful, and we know people want accurate information," Facebook says in a statement.

#MagkaibaYan: 'Fake news' vs fiction trends on Twitter
January 19, 2017
They trend on Twitter after two senators sought a probe into the proliferation of false, erroneous, distorted, fabricated or misleading news on social media

War has come to our conversations
August 29, 2016

Whatever happened to healthy exchange of views?
Something is happening to our democratic fabric. Malicious, hostile and offensive people are ripping it apart, tearing at it.
In public places like the social media and comments sections of news websites, these people insult, call those they disagree with names, and, the crudest of them all, threaten them with violence! In the young history of social media in the country, this is definitely a frustratingly low point.

The toxic life of a social media producer
by Nile Villa September 01, 2016
Everyone needs to understand that words do have power... If you're told someone hopes you get killed, it will scar you.
Bobo ka.
Wala kang kwenta.
Putang ina mo.
Sana ma-rape ka. Sana ma-rape buong pamilya mo.
Mamatay ka na lang. Mamatay kayong lahat.
Hurts, doesn't it?
Now imagine waking up every morning and being told these things again and again. You get texts, private messages, and even posts on your wall.
Gov’t on social media: What to avoid
by Patty Pasion July 06, 2016

'Social media serve as the megaphone of government agencies and the sumbungan of citizens,' says UP Professor Clarissa David

Fake accounts, manufactured reality on social media
by Chay F. Hofileña October 09, 2016

Suspicious and fake Facebook accounts share common practices, forming a nest that spreads and repeats lies and propaganda

Social media fakery: Tips for spotting questionable accounts
by Victor Barreiro Jr. September 01, 2016

As social media increasingly becomes a minefield, here are some tips to spot dubious users on Facebook and Twitter

DFA advisory on spreading rumors on social media
April 13, 2016
Please be reminded to refrain from posting or sharing unconfirmed or baseless information on social media that may be considered as rumor mongering.
This advisory comes from the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and North Emirates, where it is considered a criminal offence.
SOCIAL NETWORKING

Unwritten Laws of Web Etiquette

Social media do's and don'ts: What you need to know
by Jodesz Gavilan October 09, 2016

How can we keep the internet a safe place? Take note of these guidelines

Being nice online
by/Nini B. Cabaero, Monday, March 9, 2015

THE way some people communicate online is not always the same as when they talk to others in person.

There are those who think the medium – its informal nature, the possibility of hiding behind a fake name – gives them license to go to the extreme when passing information or commenting on the posts of others.

The deeper effect of name-calling women
by Natashya Gutierrez Updated May 05, 2017

Often, attacks on women online are sexually-laden. They are meant to demean. Men, when they get attacked online, also get death or physical threats as women do, but are spared comments about their bodies, or their sexuality.

The 6 trolls you meet online
by Nile Villa September 27, 2016

If you spend enough time online, you've probably come across these types of trolls.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Is there limit to online hate?
by Jayeel Serrano Cornelio March 29, 2017

Trolls – and the massive machineries of hatred that operate them – all become banal in the face of compassion

Block a troll today
by Sylvia Estrada Claudio March 06, 2017
It's your patriotic duty. And here's how to detect one.
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Filipino Social Media Tutorial by Mikey Bustos

Filipino people are social media kings and queens! This video explores the many ways in which Filipinos dominate text messaging, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and more.

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The Core Rules of Netiquette

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How to Deal with Online Trolls

Before attempting to face a troll head-on, here are a few tips. Nov 2, 2014

Look the full article HERE

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Pinoy shows Facebook hacking skills

Nilagdaan na ni Pangulong Aquino ang bagong batas na makakapagpakulong sa sinumang gagamit ng computer at internet para gumawa ng krimen. Pero sa ulat ni Chiara Zambrano, eksklusibong ipinakita sa ng isang hacker kung gaano sila kahirap hanapin at hulihin sa mundo ng cyberspace.

Ransomware - etc. and Removals for Computer - Smartphone

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Pirate Bay using visitor CPUs for cryptocurrency mining
by Gelo Gonzales September 18, 2017

The site is testing a monetization option that involves

hijacking user CPUs to mine virtual coins

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks
by Agence France-Presse May 14, 2017

How does ransomware work and how can people protect their computers from it?

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Seoul cyber experts warn of more attacks as North blamed
by Agence France-Presse May 16, 2017
The code from the latest attack shares many similarities with past hacks blamed on the North, including the targeting of Sony Pictures and the central bank of Bangladesh, says Simon Choi, director of Seoul internet security firm Hauri.

What we've learned from the WannaCry ransomware attacks
by Gelo Gonzales May 16, 2017

'An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen,' says Microsoft's Brad Smith.

NEED HELP unlocking your digital life without paying your attackers?

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HummingBad malware affects over 85M Android devices
by Victor Barreiro Jr. July 05, 2016

For HummingBad malware appropriation, the Philippines appears to be the third most affected country, with 520,901 people using the malware-infected apps

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Ransomware on smartphone - How it works!

Avast! shows you how Ransomware works on your smartphone

Did you think your mobile device doesn't need protection? Check out how ransomware affects your phone. But don't panic, you can remove it, just look the below link!

Jun 17, 2014

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CryptoLocker Ransomware - What You Need To Know

CryptoLocker is a new ransomware program that will encrypt your data using RSA and AES encryption. Once the malware has finished encrypting your data, a CryptoLocker program will pop up demanding payment to decrypt your data. Look the full description of the video and more help against attack from Cryptolocker HERE

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AVG's Michael McKinnon Discusses How To Protect Yourself From Cryptolocker!

AVG Security Advisor Michael McKinnon explains how to keep your computer safe from Cryptolocker ransomware.

Remark these are albums in the sub-album "Cryptolocker"

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Remove FBI MoneyPak Ransomware

The FBI MoneyPak Ransom scam is spreading like wildfire on the internet the screen lock says that you have committed Piracy by downloading or distributing pornographic martial, so your computer screen has been locked until you send them a ransom fine of $300 in the form of MoneyPak payment. I will show you how to remove the malware trojan from the computer system for free. Jul 1, 2013

How to fight Terrorism by using the Internet

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How to fight ISIS on social media
by/Maria A. Ressa Mar 09, 2015

In nearly every language and with startling sophistication, ISIS is reaching out to young kids around the world and enticing them to see the world in new ways.

While Twitter and Facebook have tried to control the spread of its message, ISIS comes back with new tools, like its own social media network launched Sunday.

Internet - Computer - Etc. - Education

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OFW Skills Go Digital
Can our OFWs transition into higher paying work?

Filipino Digerati, a non-profit organization in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, helps expand the skills set of OFWs so they can transition into higher paying work or reintegrate back home. Filipino Digerati is under the auspices of the Philippine Embassy and Consulate in Dubai.

Jul 23, 2014

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Tech4ED stands for Technology for Education, to gain Employment, train Entrepreneurs towards Economic Development.

Under the government's Tech4ED project, Filipinos can pick up new skills online, learn digital literacy, and access government processes.
Each Tech4Ed Center is provided with access to the Tech4Ed Platform and Learning Management System (LMS).
It is a project of the DOST-ICT Office that aims to harness ICT to enable, empower and transform society creating an inclusive, integrated and equitable countryside, through providing opportunities for employment and empowering entrepreneurs. Its mission is simple– To harness the power of ICT in society towards creating a progressive countryside in 42,000 Tech4ED centers nationwide.

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Bridging the digital divide: Tech4ED brings new tech closer to Filipinos
by Katerina Francisco April 23, 2017
The government's Tech4ED project aims to improve Filipinos' digital literacy and bring online learning and government services closer to the people.

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AMA Computer University, AMACU

Quezon City, Metro Manila

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Institute of Computing, IC

The university of Southeastern Philippines, USeP

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Protection against and STOP

Cyber Bullying - Harassment - Libel - Pornography - Etc.

IMPORTANT look also

Learn Without Fear - Anti-Bullying

Child Protection: Violence, Abuse, Trafficking, Prostitution and Pornography, Bullying, Etc.

and below Parents alarmed over 'sexting' and above SEXting

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10627, Anti-Bullying Act of 2013

AN ACT REQUIRING ALL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ADOPT POLICIES TO PREVENT AND ADDRESS THE ACTS OF BULLYING IN THEIR INSTITUTIONS

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Senate bill 2793 penalizing teachers who bully students filed. Teachers could be fined P50,000 to P1 million and face imprisonment depending on the gravity of the case Jun 07, 2015

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Anti Cyberbullying Act of 2015
Nov 12, 2016
Anti Cyberbullying Act of 2015 author, Rep. Rolando Andaya, identifies grounds and punishments for Cyberbullying.

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Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 - RA 10627

Anti Bullying Act is highly implemented. Teachers and School Officials monitor bullying incidents inside the school while Police officers monitor bullying incidents outside of the school. Jun 5, 2014

Anti-Bullying Act
Defines the circumstances that constitute bullying and what educational. Jun 30, 2013

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Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying in the Philippines

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Time to stand up to Duterte’s online bullies
October 16, 2017

What fuels the hate and the toxicity? It’s the sense of entitlement and power, of being backed and supported by those in power.

Jover Laurio, a law student who is behind the Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB), was compelled to shed her anonymity on Friday the 13th, after the threats to her person became nasty, ugly, and full of hate, she had been the target of death threats and humiliation online.

#BabaeAko campaign: Filipino women fight back against Duterte's misogyny
May 21, 2018

Using the hashtag #BabaeAko, Filipino women are taking to social media to fight the President Rodrigo Duterte's sexist and misogynistic behavior.

St Scho alumnae eye legal action vs cyber bullies
November 23, 2016

'Those who have attacked these young Scholasticans by way of threats, harassment, hurtful comments and cyber bullying are the ones who are committing child abuse'

WWW: Women on the Web are not Welcome
by/Ana P. Santos Jan 29, 2015
Authorities either underestimate the threat that technology-related violence presents or do not have a full understanding of how the pervasiveness of such violence causes psychological and emotional distress.
According to Take back the Tech, a collaborative campaign against on-line forms of violence, about 95% of on-line harassment in the form of text, images and videos are targeted at women.
A liberal interpretation of RA 9262 can include electronic violence as a form of psychological abuse.
But one limitation of RA 9262 is that it is predicated on a dating relationship. You must be dating, having sex with or married to the perpetrator.
Facerape Facerape

The act of abusing someone's Facebook account on a computer where they have left themselves logged in.

Usually results in a change of status proclaiming their sudden change in sexuality, as well as numerous wall posts to friends containing bizzare messages.

Cyberbullied by a scorned mistress: A wife fights back
by Franchie Gomez September 17, 2017

After years of being bullied online, I finally got the nerve to do something about it. The final straw was when the scorned mistress created a fake account on Facebook.

Video

Labels as bullies: Pushy. Bossy. Fat. Ugly. Stupid.

How have labels and bullies brought you down? And how did you rise above them? Watch the Pantene #ShineStrong roundtable discussion, 'Labels as Bullies' Oct 8, 2014

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Videos

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Types of Cyberbullying

Ethical Advocacy Presentation IS 201 Computer Ethics Masters in Information Technology, University of the Philippines Open University. Jul 30, 2013

Cyber Bullying Defined

Cyber Bullying

What is bullying? - Is bullying okay? - Don't Stand By, Stand Up!

Cyberbullying - A Short Film

A documentary on Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying - Unspoken Words

Hello~ I'm Nee-Oh Rui Tan this is not my real name, 15 years of age, and I'm currently living here in the Philippines.

I am a victim of cyber bullying and I made this video with full courage to make haters and bullies realize what they have done. Oct 30, 2012

Look the full description of the video HERE

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Cyberbullying: A victim's tale of lies and the madness of crowds

by/Victoria Camille Tulad September 15, 2012

In the Philippines, where everyone who has an Internet connection is on Facebook, it becomes all too easy to change and even ruin peoples’ lives without a moment’s hesitation.

Poverty not an excuse to engage in porn trade

By Ador Vincent Mayol, September 6th, 2013

Do not use poverty as a reason to engage in cyberpornography.

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Videos

Remark these are albums in the album "Cyber SEX - Cyber child porn - Cyber Sextortion - A CRIME!"

Cyber Sex - Now a crime

A short documentary focused on cyber sex in the Philippines

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Cyber child porn

More and more children are forced to work in prostitution, like cyber child porn. Terre des Hommes Netherlands is very worried about the rapid grow of this phenomenon. This video, made by journalist Bart Coolen, gives more insight in how cyber child porn works, the consequences for the children and what Terre des Hommes Netherlands, together with local partners, does to stop this exploitation.

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Girls lured into cybersex industry

By Kate McGeown, BBC News, Olongapo City

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Woman arrested for pimping grandchildren online

Arestado ang isang 53 taong gulang na lola at dalawa niyang anak dahil sa pagkakasangkot sa cybersex. Jun 19, 2015

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Cybersex
by/Dr. Margie Holmes
Nov 24, 2012

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Scams, Crime on the Internet  and Phones e.g. Dugo-Dugo, Identity Theft and Text-scam - Spammers - Etc.

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Senate committee set to investigate 'nakaw-load'
by Rambo Talabong March 04, 2018

'Let us not allow our countrymen to be victims of theft,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV as his committee is set to probe the 'nakaw-load' scheme.
The Senate Committee on Science and Technology is set to probe the "nakaw-load" (stolen load) scheme, which involves unexplained deductions in prepaid mobile loads, in a hearing Monday, March 5, 2018.

Online libel tops cybercrime cases in the Philippines for 2016
by Katerina Francisco January 27, 2017

The number of cybercrime complaints has increased over the past 3 years, with online libel, online scams, and identity theft being the most common complaints.

Comelec leak can lead to identity theft, scams – experts
by/Michael Bueza and Wayne Manuel April 01, 2016

Hackers have obtained information about voters which could allow criminals to commit identity theft. This can be considered the biggest private data leak in Philippine history.

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Comelec data leak puts Filipino voters 'at risk' – Trend Micro
by/ Michael Bueza April 08, 2016
Supporting Rappler's initial findings, the international Internet security company’s own probe reveals that a huge amount of sensitive personal information was in the files leaked by the Comelec website hackers!

Outrage as voters' personal data leaked online
by/ Rappler Social Media Team April 21, 2016
Netizens express shock and anger after finding out that their birthdays, addresses, and passport info, among others, have been exposed

Searchable website of leaked Comelec data taken down
by/Victor Barreiro Jr. April 22, 2016
While the site does appear to be down, Filipinos' data from the Comelec data breach is likely still circulating online

After Comelec data leak, what to do to protect yourself?
by/Michael Bueza April 21, 2016
Be aware of the risks now that your personal information is out there, IT and data privacy experts warn. Here are some tips.

Advice from banks: How to prevent identity theft
by/Chrisee Dela Paz April 22, 2016
'The weakest link in a social network is the one person who did not protect himself or herself'

Comelec leak – what I discovered
by/ Joben Ilagan April 27, 2016

Comelec leak – what can go wrong?
by/Joben Ilagan April 27, 2016

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Leaked Comelec data may be used for crime

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Report Phone Numbers That Scammers Use in the Philippines!

Scammers or swindlers are becoming high-tech nowadays. They know that mobile phone industry is booming and mobile phone users are increasing significantly

Videos

Identity Theft
Mar 12, 2016
Victims share their experiences of being a victim of identity theft.

Tips to avoid identity theft
Sep 21, 2016
Raise your awareness on the prevention of being victimized of posers in social media by following these simple tips.

Videos

'Peace' signs risk fingerprint theft
Jan 16, 2017
Japanese researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' signs in digital photographs. Angela Moore reports.
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'Peace' signs, posibleng maging daan ng fingerprint theft
Jan 17, 2017
Para sa mga mahilig mag 'peace sign' sa tuwing magpapakuha ng litrato, nagbabala ang mga Japanese researcher na maaaring manakaw ang ating fingerprints dahil dito.
Videos

Why you should be wary of 'sim swap' scam

NTC wants probe into SIM-swap scam

SIM-swap scam victims surfaces

Video

Watch how spammers acquire various cell phone numbers to text. Jan 22, 2014

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Protect yourself from Dugo-dugo Gang

The Dugo-Dugo gangs operate using the telephone. E.g. they will call the house, hoping that the maid will answer the telephone, telling her that the homeowner or her employer was in an accident, and that she needs to bring money to the hospital right away. After the maid gathers the required loot, they meet her and, while she is enchanted, steal the money.

Watch Bistado as they reenact how Dugo-dugo Gang operates and see how effective their style is. Jul 7, 2014

Girl loses P100K jewelry to 'Dugo-dugo' gang
Jun 19, 2015

How to avoid online scam?
Dec 7, 2016
NBI Cybercrime Division Executive Director Vic Lorenzo gives safety tips on how to avoid bogus online sellers and scam artists.

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How To Report Text Scammers and Spammers to Smart and Globe:

Win The Fight Against Text Scam!

June 13, 2014

Look the article as pdf HERE

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E-mail scam dupes medical workers
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, POEA is warning against an e-mail scam that has swindled medical workers. Sep 12, 2015

Text scams becoming more widespread
Text scams have become more widespread, with scammers often trying to dupe cellphone owners into sending load. Sep 12, 2015

NTC warns against load-eating text scam

National Telecommunication Commission warning mobile subscribers against text scams involving share-a-load or "pasaload" transactions. The telecommunications said the scams involve tricking postpaid subscribers into sending load credits through fraudulent claims such as discounts, refunds, prizes, or stranded relatives. Jul 1, 2014

Text scammers, revealed!

Are you a victim of text scam? Watch Bistado to know how scammers acquire cell numbers. Jul 21, 2014

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Jay explained about Globe warns of new text scam

Jan 31, 2013 Globe Telecom, Inc. advised postpaid subscribers to be cautious of text scams which entice people by telling them they can get discounts or rebates on their monthly bills. "Subscribers are requested to validate unusual texts and calls especially if they do not come from official four-digit Globe numbers," the telco firm said in a statement. "Texts and calls of this nature have a primary motive of asking for personal information, soliciting money or prepaid load, or using your account to purchase items online." One of those circulating "promo" messages reads: GLOBE Postpaid: Congrats! You're the one selected postpaid plan given P150 discount billing, to get your P150 discount billing just text 150 send to 2916XXXXXXX. Globe stressed that adding a "2" before the 10-digit mobile number of the recipient results in a Share-A-Load transaction, which means the victim would have transferred the amount to the scammer after pressing the "Send" button. "It is best not to respond, and immediately report suspicious texts or calls to authorized Globe customer service channels," the firm said.

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New wireless broadband scam; PNP warns

The Philippine National Police warned the public against buying cheap wireless broadband being sold online, which might be used to steal vital information of users. Feb 5, 2014

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This site is often updated with the newest alerts

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Scam Alerts

Beware of bogus recruiters.

Want to be a model or a movie star? Beware of fake online recruiters because you might be putting yourself in danger. Watch Bistado to know how they operate the modus operandi.

Jul 14, 2014

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Scams in the WORLD

It´s NOT only in the Philippines, you can risk to meet scammers - both men and women - on the internet

Catfish: Why Parents Need To Discuss It With Their Teens

by/Sue Scheff - Posted: 01/25/2013

What is Catfish? Urban Dictionary's most popular answer defines a catfish as: Someone who pretends to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.

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Scams and Identity theft

Romance Scams in the WORLD
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What is a romance scam?

Guides about romance scams e.g. by using "Identity Theft" in different countries e.g.: The Philippines, Nigeria and other West African countries, Russia, Ukraine etc.
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Filipina Chat Scam
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Internet Love Scam exposed!

Be careful on who you talk to on the internet. He/she might be a scammer. Aug 11, 2014

Look also the video above Woman duped by fake Facebook suitor loses P5M

A woman has racked up nearly P5 million in debt after being scammed by a fake Internet suitor. Aug 13, 2014

Scams
Many foreigners visiting or living in the Philippines become victims of scams or frauds, some have lost considerable amounts of money. There are a variety of ways to relieve unsuspecting or naïve foreigners of their money.

The Philippines is a country with a notably poor reputation regarding internet scams and fraud.

Romance scams and marriage scams via the internet are the two most common internet fraud types in the Philippines. Look the article as pdf HERE

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Online Scams on chat programs

The largest scams today are internet based and involve the manipulation of forsaken men in the west by Filipino ladies and men working the chat programs and forums.

Chat Girls So you feel in love with a chat girl?

Long distance + Request for money = Scam

In Summary: Think about the chat girls as good entertainment and you will come out of the experience with a lot more money in your pocket.

Safe WEB - WebSafety on the Internet - Etc.

Web safety for parents and kids!

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4 essential safe web browsing tips
by Gelo Gonzales February 14, 2017

Parisa Tabriz engineers Google Chrome's security and safety features. Here she shares how Google keeps users safe – and how users can tweak their behavior to keep their information safe.

How to protect your computer vs cyberattacks
The Commission on Elections data leak highlights the urgency of protecting your own system from hackers

Look also Malware, phishing, cybersecurity: terms you need to know
Understanding the terms often associated with hackers and cybersecurity may come in handy against cybercrimes

both by/Jodesz Gavilan April 23, 2016

ACMAcybersmart
by/Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner, Australian government

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The right way to manage your family's online life
by/ Therese Reyes February 19, 2016

Just like any other technology, the Internet’s impact on your life is determined by how you decide to use it

Online Risks
Filipino Children Face Today

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Grooming, sextortion, and other online predatory acts: How online child sexual abuse happens and how to prevent it!
by/Nicai de Guzman December 7, 2015

Regulating Children’s Entry To I-Cafés

In the absence of a national law regulating the registration and operation of Internet cafés, many local government units such as towns, cities and provinces enact their own ordinances with provisions mostly based on the Local Government Code of the Philippines.

and look Parental Supervision Of Kids Who Overstay In I-Cafés

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How to avoid online child sexual abuse
by/Ana P. Santos and Devon Wong Feb 16, 2013

The Internet has facilitated new methods of 'non-contact' sexual abuse of children. One in 6 children experience sexual violence and hardly any of them report it.

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'Online sexual violence harming children' – Pope
by Agence France-Presse October 06, 2017

In a speech about protecting the dignity of children in the internet era, Francis warns of the spread of extreme pornography, sexting, and online bullying as well as sexual exploitation, trafficking and the live-streaming of rape and violence against children.

Online Family Safety

The Philippines, which has been dubbed as the social networking capital of the world, has the highest social media penetration rate with more than 26 million online users.

According to SocialBakers.com, 20 percent of Facebook users are 13 to 17 years old. These roughly means five million kids need to be guided so that sensitive personal and family information will not be divulged to everyone.

Teaching responsible gaming to your kids
by/Victor Barreiro Jr. Feb 15, 2015

While parents don't have to play the games, they have to at least try and understand whether a game is proper for their child's age and whether that game is affecting their behavior

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Keep Your Kids Safe Online
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Web safety for parents and kids!

How to protect your child from porn - Cyber-bullying.

May mga libreng smartphone at tablet apps para maprotektahan ang mga bata laban sa mga masasamang internet content.
Jan 23, 2014
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Why Pay Attention To Kids Online Activity

Keep Your Kids Safe Online
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Parents alarmed over 'sexting'
July 01, 2015

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Fathering the Gen Y

Digital Parenting
A segment of an interview with 700 Club Asia on how to keep kids safe online. Jun 11, 2014

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Risk of online sexual exploitation

In a poor shanty in the city of Cebu, a tiny internet café offers broadband connectivity with the outside world. In a place that lacks running water, the opportunities presented by the existence of the internet are boundless. But along with these opportunities are the inherent risks posed by the net. A growing number of youths are being drawn into a dangerous world of sexual exploitation by foreigners they meet online.

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Internet - SMS - MMS - Etc. & Chat Lingo - languages - translation - etc.

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Slang, Swardspeak, Jejemon languages etc.

Internet - tablet, telephone - Apps - etc. for deaf and blind - etc.

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Short Message Service, SMS

Text messaging, or texting, is the act of typing and sending a brief, electronic message between two or more mobile phones or fixed or portable devices over a phone network. While the original term was derived from referring to messages sent using the Short Message Service originated from Radio Telegraphy, it has since been extended to include messages containing image, video, and sound content known as MMS messages. The sender of a text message is known as a texter, while the service itself has different colloquialisms depending on the region: it may simply be referred to as a text in North America, Australia, the Philippines and the United Kingdom, an SMS in most of mainland Europe, and a TMS or SMS in the Middle East and Asia.

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What’s The Meaning Of Lol, Lmao, Rofl, Brb, Afk, Ty, Thx and Np and many more?

The list highlights some of the most commonly used acronyms on chat sites, instant messengers, online forums, Facebook, Twitter and in text messaging SMS.

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The videos highlights some of the most commonly used acronyms – shorthands on chat sites, instant messengers, online forums, Facebook, Twitter and in text messaging. What’s The Meaning Of Lol, Lmao, Rofl, Brb, Afk, Ty, Thx and Np and many more?

Kids Internet Lingo

Important to know for parents

Parents Test - Do you know, understand what your kids are doing - writing online? Get the translation here!

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Philippines Satellite Technology and Service Providers - Etc.

Internet - Telephone - Televison

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Satellite internet and broadband two-way satellite service providers in Asia
TOPH Inc.

a satellite Internet provider with a nationwide satellite coverage delivering high speed broadband Internet connection to private homes, small and medium enterprises and large scale businesses.

2nd Avenue formerly ETC 2nd Avenue is a Philippine cable television produced and founded by Solar Entertainment Corporation but also host for many ISP e.g.:

Mountain View Satellite Corporation

MABUHAY Satellite Corporation
Gilat Satcom Company
TS2 satellite communication
SES

a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom

Internet e-Sportsorganizations - etc.

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Philippines e-Sports Organization - PeSO

Electronic Sports, better known as e-Sports, is a growing culture and worldwide phenomenon. It is an athletic competition that showcases skill and talent without being limited to height, weight or age. Over 40 Countries have taken part of this cyber event and the Philippines, already recognized internationally for its cyber athletes, will be taking center stage in hosting international events.

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Esport community conflicted as it feels effects of new GAB rules
by Gelo Gonzales January 18, 2018
The Games and Amusement Board now requires mandatory drug testing for THC and methamphetamine for players, official athletic licenses, and sharing of profits from organizers.

What PH eSports achieved in 2016
by Justin Banusing and Neil de Guzman December 19, 2016
Here's a rundown of the most significant milestones for the booming PH eSports scene in the past year.

Internet - Computer - Video game addiction

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Wired and tired: Why parents should take technology out of their kid’s bedroom
by/The Conversation December 17, 2015

Given the increased importance for this age group of technology for socializing and learning, helping them find balance will not only help with sleep but ensure that their use of technology is a positive rather than negative influence.

How to get over my online alter ego
by Dr Margarita Holmes and Jeremy Baer August 13, 2017

A reader asks how to escape his online alter ego, as it nearly cost him his long-term relationship, and may even cost him his career.

Computer addiction: A new pest of society?

DO you consider yourself a computer addict? Computer addiction has been very common to children especially to students. This addiction is similar to drug or alcohol addiction for it creeps up on a person without knowing about it so it should be dealt with properly. Computer addiction is a term pertaining to one’s dependency on computers. It is not only limited to the use of personal computers but also to video games and Internet usage. It affects a person’s life in different aspects.

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Internet Addiction

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Experts warn against online addiction

Experts suggested parental guidance to children who are online addict. Feb 28, 2014

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Computer addiction

Documentary - New Era University. Like any other addiction, it can creep up on a person without one being aware of it.

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Is your child addicted to online games?

Marami na ang na-aadik sa paglalaro ng mga online games. Kaya naman may paalala ang mga eksperto, agapan ang mga batang nahuhumaling sa online games. Jan 22, 2015

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Fighting computer addiction in kids

The computer may have made life easier and tasks faster. But like all good things, it can be abused and lead to addiction, especially in children.

 

Internet addiction: A growing concern?

There is a growing concern regarding Internet addiction among children and teenagers.

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Internet and Computer Addiction

What is Internet addiction or computer addiction?
How do people become addicted to the Internet?
Signs and symptoms of Internet addiction or computer addiction
Internet addiction: Cybersex and pornography
Internet addiction: Online gambling and Cyber-relationships
Self-help tips for breaking your Internet addiction
Internet addiction treatment, counseling, and support
Helping a friend or family member with Internet addiction

Filipino Youth Computer Addiction

Filipino Youth Addicted to MMORPG, Masively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games

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Addictive gaming to be recognized as a disease
by Agence France-Presse January 05, 2018
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the condition disproportionately affects younger people more connected to the ever-expanding online gaming world.
"Gaming disorder" will be recognized as a disease later this year following expert consensus over the addictive risks associated with playing electronic games, the World Health Organization said Friday, January 5.

Computer Game and Internet Addiction

The Emergence of a New Clinical Disorder

Computer Addiction

Computer addiction, or computer overuse, is excessive or compulsive use of computers that interferes with daily life.

Etc. Service

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PCS has a long and honored history of growing the development of the ICT industry and of ICT professionals in the country.

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