16 December 2019

  • Facebook rebuffs US Attorney General over access to encrypted messages
    By Matt O’Brien / The Associated Press Facebook is rebuffing efforts by US Atty. General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. The heads of Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger services told Barr and his UK and Australian counterparts that Facebook is moving forward with plans to enable end-to-end encryption on all […]
  • YouTube cracks down on racist, sexist and similar insults
    By Rachel Lerman / The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—YouTube is taking another step to curb hateful and violent speech on its site. The video streaming company said it will now take down videos that lob insults at people based on race, gender expression, sexual orientation or other “protected attributes.” The Google-owned company will also prohibit […]
  • Social media failing to stop manipulation
    By Kelvin Chan / The Associated Press LONDON—Social-media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report on Friday by North Atlantic Treaty Organization-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes, comments and views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Most of the phony accounts and […]
  • PHL teams all set for ‘Asia Pacific Predator League 2020’
    GAMING tournaments are always exciting. There is always an energy that is so infectious and youthful. One Sunday recently, I braved the traffic going to SM City North Edsa for the Predator League 2020 Philippine Finals. This isn’t the first time gaming PC brand Predator hosted such an event. But this was special because the […]
  • 12 gifts of Christmas (Part 1)
    BY the time you read this, it will only be 11 days before Christmas! Have you completed your list and checked it twice? As December 25 draws closer and the Christmas shopping buzz grows louder, gift ideas somehow become more elusive with each trip to the store (online or not). Sometimes you also realize that […]

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