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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps hit Windows 10

April 29, 2016 | 9:06 am | Agence France-Presse

Fresh from reporting stellar earnings, Facebook on Thursday rolled out applications tailored to Microsoft’s latest operating system for the social network as well as its Messenger and Instagram services.

China Internet regulators shut down 1,046 illegal websites in Q1

April 28, 2016 | 11:22 pm | Xinhua

In the first three months of the year, China’s Internet watchdog shut down 1,046 illegal websites for spreading pornographic content or information that jeopardizes national security.

Facebook revenue smashes expectations as mobile ad sales surge

April 28, 2016 | 8:23 am | Yasmeen Abutaleb, George Tharakan, Reuters

Facebook Inc’s quarterly revenue rose more than 50 percent, handily beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending.

Several govt websites defaced by hackers

April 28, 2016 | 7:36 am |

Several govt websites were defaced by hackers early Thursday morning.

US House passes email privacy bill

April 28, 2016 | 6:14 am | Agence France-Presse

US lawmakers Wednesday approved a bill to boost privacy protection for email and other electronic communication, closing key loopholes in digital data protection.

Nintendo sees smartphone games, new console pushing up FY profit

April 27, 2016 | 7:04 pm | Makiko Yamazaki, Yoshiyasu Shida, Reuters

Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd said it expects operating profit to rise 36.9 percent in the year through March 2017, as the videogame maker plans to release more smartphone games as well as its next-generation game console.

Smart, PLDT give subscribers simple tips to protect passwords

April 27, 2016 | 9:53 am | Connie B. Destura, Philippines News Agency,

As a consequence of the cyber theft of the voters’ records from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) database, PLDT and Smart Communications are encouraging their subscribers to take precautions to protect their online privacy and security.

Apple posts historic drop in iPhone sales; forecast disappoints

April 27, 2016 | 8:39 am | Julia Love, Anya George Tharakan, Reuters

Apple Inc on Tuesday posted its first-ever decline in iPhone sales and first revenue drop in more than a decade as the company credited with inventing the smartphone struggles with an increasingly saturated market.

Twitter stock plunges after revenue misses estimates

April 27, 2016 | 1:28 am | Yasmeen Abutaleb, Narottam Medhora, Reuters

Twitter Inc disappointed investors yet again with first-quarter results that showed stagnant revenue growth as the microblogging service struggles to grab new users amid efforts to improve its complicated interface with several new features.

Demand letter served on poll body over disastrous ‘Comeleak’ breach

April 26, 2016 | 10:50 pm | Carlos Nazareno,

The Center for International Law Philippines (Centerlaw), a human rights legal group, delivered on Monday, April 25, a demand letter to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over its possible failure to reasonably protect the sensitive private data of registered voters that resulted in the hacking and leaking incident dubbed #Comeleak.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER? | Comelec to migrate web hosting services to DOST

April 25, 2016 | 5:24 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will migrate its web hosting services into the cloud platform of the Department of Science and Technology – ICT Office in hopes of having a more secured IT environment after the controversial hacking incident.

#COMELEAK | Palace servers compromised? Are sensitive emails safe?

April 25, 2016 | 3:26 pm | Jing Garcia,

On Saturday, Malacanang confirmed that IT experts are already investigating the Palace’s security protocols and took into account the possibility that the Malacanang Internet domain and email server were infiltrated by hackers.

SKYPE FOR BUSINESS | Designed for a new world of work

April 25, 2016 | 10:15 am | Tony Maghirang,, VOIP

There’s a new world of work in which modern employees work away from the office and mobility has become a primary concern among businesses.

In Asia, Netflix trips on regulation, content, and competition

April 24, 2016 | 7:21 pm | Nataly Pak. Eveline Danubrata, Reuters

Months after its global rollout, Netflix Inc is facing problems in several major Asian markets as it struggles to provide enough strong content to attract consumers amid tough local competition, and also faces many regulatory hurdles, underlining concerns about disappointing subscriber numbers.

DLSU-CSB, PLM students dominate Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2016

April 24, 2016 | 5:30 pm |

IT students from De La Salle University-College of Saint Benilde and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila topped 300 other opponents at the National Finals for Microsoft Philippines’ Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s annual derby on April 15, 2016.