Tech News

New online registry envisioned as a ‘Facebook for NGOs’

August 20, 2014 | 6:51 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

An online portal that will have a listing of non-government organizations (NGO) around the world will be launched in December to serve as a networking tool among the civil society groups as well as a platform to elevate professionalism among members.

Twitter to remove images of deceased on families’ request

August 20, 2014 | 6:23 pm | Supriya Kurane, Reuters

Twitter Inc said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members.

Australia says Bitcoin not taxable as currency

August 20, 2014 | 5:21 pm |

Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should not be considered as money or a foreign currency when it comes to taxation, Australia’s tax authority ruled Wednesday.

Tech firms to help civil society organizations craft ways to fight human trafficking

August 20, 2014 | 4:25 pm |

Technology firms and civil society organizations, with help from the Dutch government, will focus on trends in online child exploitation and the tools that tech firms offer to fight the exploitation of vulnerable groups, in the opening salvo of a campaign against human trafficking later this month.

PAGASA to buy an atomic clock worth P50 million

August 20, 2014 | 3:28 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The country’s state weather bureau is about to buy a clock worth more than P50 million expected for delivery next year.

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

August 20, 2014 | 10:46 am | Agence France-Presse

Former Microsoft chief Steven Ballmer on Tuesday said he is stepping down as a member of the software giant’s board of director.

Czechs roll out new Bitcoin-style virtual currency

August 20, 2014 | 7:05 am | Agence France-Presse

The Czech Republic launched its answer to Bitcoin on Tuesday when new virtual currency CzechCrownCoin started trading.

Intel, rap star 50 Cent team up on heart-monitor headphones

August 20, 2014 | 12:46 am | Agence France-Presse

Rap star 50 Cent and US computing giant Intel are teaming up on a new line of headphones that double as heart rate monitors.

Microsoft cloud service Azure restored after partial outage

August 19, 2014 | 11:55 pm | Tanvi Mehta, Reuters

Microsoft said it resolved an outage on its Azure cloud computing service, which occurred across multiple regions.

Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids: reports

August 19, 2014 | 11:55 pm | Supantha Mukherjee, Eric Auchard, Reuters

Google Inc is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

Mapping the value of 3D design technology

August 19, 2014 | 11:24 pm | Jing Garcia,

Design technology has come a long way from the usual 2D design tools to where it is now.

‘Anonymous’ hackers plead guilty to minor charge in U.S. for cyberattacks

August 19, 2014 | 11:00 pm | Agence France-Presse

Four members of the hacking group Anonymous pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge on Tuesday after a judge had earlier questioned whether prosecutors had treated the defendants too harshly for their crimes.

After apology on state television, China releases blogger early for ‘good attitude’: police

August 19, 2014 | 7:50 pm | Agence France-Presse

A Chinese blogger who made a grovelling apology on state television after being detained for “publishing false stories” has been released from custody, police said Tuesday, citing his “good attitude”.

FBI probing reported theft of 1.2 billion Internet credentials

August 19, 2014 | 3:49 pm | Jim Finkle, Reuters

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a report by a U.S. cybersecurity firm that it uncovered some 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data.

Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China

August 19, 2014 | 7:20 am | Jim Finkle, Caroline Humer, Reuters

Community Health Systems Inc (CYH.N), one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China.