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Young Europeans more attracted by cross-border access to online content — survey

August 30, 2015 | 1:19 am | Xinhua

For almost one in three Europeans, it would be important to be able to have cross-border access to online content when traveling in another European Union (EU) country.

Record billion people use Facebook in a single day

August 30, 2015 | 12:19 am | Philippines News Agency, Sputnik

A new record has been set in the number of people using Facebook in one day, the social network’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced.

Russia’s Kaspersky threatened to ‘rub out’ rival, email shows

August 29, 2015 | 9:18 am | Joseph Menn, Gerry Shih in Beijing, Alina Selyukh, Reuters

In 2009, Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of one of the world’s top security companies, told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival antivirus software maker AVG Technologies.

Facebook must obey German law even if free speech curtailed — minister

August 29, 2015 | 12:41 am | Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters

Facebook will have to abide by German laws banning racist sentiment even if it might be allowed in the United States under freedom of speech.

EXCLUSIVE | Ericsson CEO Vestberg on 5G’s potential impact in the Philippines

August 28, 2015 | 10:55 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

In an exclusive interview, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg shared his vision about how 5G can deliver market efficiencies through optimized machine-to-machine communication, or a setting also known as the Internet of Things.

Apple may launch new iPhones at Sept 9 event

August 28, 2015 | 10:07 am | Anya George Tharakan, Peter Henderson, Julia Love, Reuters

Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box.

PLDT launches software-hardware product for schools

August 27, 2015 | 2:05 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Corp has launched a new product tailored for schools that bundles broadband, digital learning materials, and computers.

Amazon to launch video streaming service in Japan

August 27, 2015 | 1:18 pm | Ankit Ajmera, Reuters said on Wednesday it plans to launch its video streaming service in Japan for members of its Prime paid service as it gears up for Netflix Inc’s planned entry into the country in September.

Voyager Innovations previews new app-based payment service

August 26, 2015 | 5:23 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Voyager Innovations, Inc., the digital unit service of PLDT, will launch next month an online payment solution that can be used by any telco subscriber for e-commerce transactions.

EXTORTION AND SUICIDE | Ashley Madison hack strikes fear in outed users

August 26, 2015 | 3:27 pm | Robert Macpherson, Agence France-Press

The Ashley Madison security breach has so far triggered online extortion attempts and has been linked to at least two suicides, according to police in the Canadian city of Toronto, where the firm is based.

Seven New Yorkers arrested over ‘Internet brothel’

August 26, 2015 | 2:27 pm | Agence France-Presse

Seven New Yorkers were arrested and charged with promoting male prostitution on Tuesday through an “Internet brothel” offering sex to paid-subscribers across the world, prosecutors said.

Rio de Janeiro city council votes to ban Uber

August 26, 2015 | 2:01 pm | Stephen Eisenhammer, Rodrigo Viga Gaier, Reuters

Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday became the latest city to move against Uber as its city council voted to ban unregulated ride-sharing services.

Senate to amend 23-year old Consumer Act to include digital issues, e-commerce

August 25, 2015 | 6:49 pm | Ernie Reyes,

The Senate committee on trade and commerce sought amendments to the 23-year old Consumer Act of 1992 to include digital issues on Internet and mobile, e-Commerce, and increase penalties thereof.

Microsoft’s Cortana assistant launched on Android

August 25, 2015 | 3:29 pm | Agence France-Presse

Microsoft said Monday its Cortana virtual assistant software was available to users of Android mobile devices.

Apple discovers blurry problem with iPhone 6 Plus cameras

August 24, 2015 | 8:25 pm | Xinhua

Smartphone maker Apple has discovered a problem with the main camera in some iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, which is causing them to take blurry photos.