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FBI lawyer mocked by Trump sues over leaked texts

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Lisa Page sues the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, accusing the agencies of unlawfully disclosing 375 text messages between her and FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok

LISA PAGE. Lisa Page, former legal counsel to former FBI Director Andrew Mc Cabe, arrives on Capitol Hill July 13, 2018 to provide closed-door testimony about the texts critical of Donald Trump that she exchanged with her FBI agent lover during the 2016 presidential campaign. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

Google's Sundar Pichai named CEO at parent firm Alphabet

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:34 AM

Pichai takes over from Larry Page, a co-founder of the internet giant, at Google's parent company

NEW CEO. Sundar Pichai (R) will take over from Larry Page (L), a co-founder of the internet firm, at the parent company which includes Google as well as units focusing on 'other bets' in areas including self-driving cars and life sciences. Photo by Josh Edelson, Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Facebook kicks Myanmar military-linked pages off platform

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:31 AM

This is Facebook's 3rd sweeping takedown of pages and accounts for what it calls 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' in Myanmar following deletions in October and August

FACEBOOK. Facebook has removed hundreds of additional pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform said on December 19, as the company scrambles to respond to criticism over failures to control hate speech and misinformation. Photo by Sai Aung Main/AFP

Turning the page: Japan's last pager service ends after 50 years

Dec 03, 2018 - 5:33 PM

At the 1996 peak for the pager technology, the number of users reached more than 10 million. But mobile phones quickly consigned pagers to the technology dustbin.

LAST PAGER. In this file photo taken on December 28, 1998 a Nippon Iridium employee displays a pager of Iridium satellites telephone service, made by Japan's electronics giant Kyocera at the company's head office in Tokyo. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Tip of the iceberg: Tracing the network of spammy pages in Facebook takedown

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Many of the pages in these networks have shared false or misleading articles

Malacañang shrugs off Facebook removal of pro-Duterte pages

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters can opt to use Twitter and Instagram to express their support for the administration

This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks on a smartphone in New Delhi. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA

LIST: False news shared by PH-based pages taken down by Facebook

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The spam network that Facebook took down shared some false news reports that were fact-checked by Rappler

‘Sensational political content’ increasingly used as clickbait – Facebook

Oct 23, 2018 - 4:31 PM

In Facebook's takedown of 68 Pages and 43 accounts in Brazil, the company says that, increasingly, pages are using sensational political content to drive traffic to their websites

FACEBOOK. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Facebook removes pro-Duterte pages for violating policies

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:08 AM

The network of Pages has a massive following of 4.8 million users

Expert opinions: the September 5 Facebook-Twitter-Google hearing

Sep 04, 2018 - 2:35 PM

'The Democrats are upset about the spread of misinformation in the 2016 election, and the Republicans over the perception of bias,' says Roslyn Layton, a scholar specializing in telecom and internet issues

SANDBERG. The chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, will join top representatives from Twitter and possibly, Google, in another high-profile congressional grilling on September 5. Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS/AFP

Where self-care and social issues collide: Q&A with 'All Skincare, Sometimes Shade'

Aug 03, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Rappler talks to the creator of the viral Facebook page about skin care, Philippine society, and issues that disrupt both

Flying car startup backed by Google founder offers test flights

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Kitty Hawk, funded by Google co-founder Larry Page, unveils a 'Flyer' model it describes as 'an exciting first step to sharing the freedom of flight'

This undated and unlocated handout image released on June 6, 2018 by Kitty Hawk shows the Kitty Hawk "Flyer". A flying car project backed by Google co-founder Larry Page was closer to take-off on June 6, with a model for test flights by aspiring buyers. Kitty Hawk, funded by Page, unveiled a "Flyer" model it described as "an exciting first step to sharing the freedom of flight." Photo from Kitty Hawk Corporation/AFP/Handout

Meme page? Netizens hit DOTr's Facebook post vs jeepney strike

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) Netizens say the 'arrogant' post on the transportation department's verified Facebook account on March 19 demonizes activists

Is the Philippines in step with Russian online propaganda warfare?

Mar 10, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The same techniques detailed in Robert Mueller's Russia-Trump indictment are pervasive here and have accomplished the same goal as the Russians': sow discord

U.S. Democrats release counter-memo over Russia probe

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The Democrats' document is the latest salvo in a partisan fight over the Russia investigation

FBI HQ. The FBI headquarters is seen on February 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

When the fangirl interviews the K-drama star

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:15 PM

Meeting Korean actor Ji Soo in the flesh made me an even bigger fan

How Duterte supporters swarmed the ICC Facebook page

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:15 PM

'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

Korean actor Ji Soo returns to PH to meet Filipino fans

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:05 PM

'I will be so excited to see all of you. Let’s get to know each other more and better and have a gorgeous time,' says the Korean actor to his Pinoy fans

U.S. lawmakers warn Trump vs firing DOJ, FBI chiefs over memo

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The warnings come after the Republican-led House intelligence committee released a declassified memo that claims Democrat-funded research prompted the FBI to spy on a former Trump campaign aide

PUBLIC. The Republican memo released by Congress is displayed on a journalist's computer screen at a newsroom in Washington DC, on February 2, 2018. Eric Baradat/AFP

'X-Men' star Ellen Page marries partner Emma Portner

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Ellen and Emma announce the news on Instagram

Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton to visit Manila

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'If you know a special person who is doing amazing work and whose story needs to be told, let me know about them!' Humans of New York founder Brandon Stanton says in a Facebook post on his Manila trip

Group revives plunder complaint vs Alvarez over Piatco case

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) The Speaker's wife was an incorporator of Wintrack Builders, which got the NAIA-3 contract while he was also an official of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and chaired the bids committee

Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of 'homophobic and abusive behavior'

Nov 11, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The actress said that the 'X-Men' director outed her publicly on set without her consent

ELLEN PAGE. The actress joins the wave of women who have come forward against director Brett Ratner. Screengrab from

Trump campaign adviser admits contacts with Russian officials – reports

Nov 04, 2017 - 11:32 PM

But Carter Page downplays the significance of the meetings, telling the New York Times he had 'a very brief hello to a couple of people'

RUSSIA PROBE. Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

‘Flatliners’ review: Meant to be forgotten

Oct 04, 2017 - 1:30 PM

'Flatliners' doesn’t even try to deviate from the formula that betrayed its predecessor

(L to R) Ray (Diego Luna, Sophia (Kiersey Clemons), Marlo (Nina Dobrev), Courtney (Ellen Page) and Jamie (James Norton) analyze images from Courtney's brain scan in Columbia Pictures' FLATLINERS.

4 Facebook pages for your daily dose of laughter

Jul 08, 2017 - 10:47 PM

Fill your Facebook news feed with fun stuff by following these pages

Funny Facebook pages to follow

Social media in the time of Duterte

Jul 01, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Within the first year of President Duterte’s administration he has not been remiss in expressing his thanks to the community that has been instrumental to his success

Rappler is 2017 Gawad Lasallianeta 'Facebook Page of the Year'

Jun 30, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Rappler is acknowledged for its 'remarkable contribution in providing information to people nationwide,' says De La Salle Araneta University

Top Obama officials to testify on Russian election interference

May 07, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Sally Yates could bring new pressure on the White House over what it knew about former national security advisor Michael Flynn s communications with Russian officials

In this file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice on June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. ete Marovich/Getty Images/AFP

Why Cole Sprouse called out this PH publisher

Mar 16, 2017 - 10:16 PM

What appears to be a likeness or picture of Cole is featured on the cover of a Precious Hearts Romances novel titled A Heart Remedy From Mr Heartbreaker

Penyanyi Tommy Page ditemukan tewas, diduga akibat bunuh diri

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Di Indonesia Tommy Page dikenal dengan lagunya A Shoulder to Cry On Bahkan dia pernah menggelar konser di Indonesia tahun 2013

MENINGGAL. Penyanyi pop era tahun 1990an, Tommy Page ditemukan tewas pada Jumat, 3 Maret. Diduga dia meninggal akibat bunuh diri. Foto oleh Theresa May/ANTARA

Gmail phishing scam 'highly effective' even on experienced users

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The new phishing technique mimics Google s log in page accurately

SNEAKING BY. The text string 'data:text/html' in the location bar signifies the phishing site.

Trump sits down with tech execs, including critics

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:33 AM

UPDATED The afternoon summit at Trump Tower in New York gathered some of the wealthiest and brightest brains in the tech industry around the same table as the incoming billionaire Republican president

Tech CEO's meets with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower December 14, 2016 in New York. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Anti-Mocha Uson petition sparks debate on freedom of speech

Oct 24, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Some social media users say banning the celebrity blogger s Facebook page – whether you are a fan of her or not – is the wrong approach

WATCH: MMA fighter scores KO, attempts to 'catch' foe in Pokeball

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Michael Venom Page plays Pokemon Go in real life rolling a Pokeball at Evangelista Santos after knocking him out with a flying knee at Bellator 158

GOTTA CATCH EM ALL. After Michael Page brought the 'venom' with a flying knee, he dons a Pokemon hat and throws a Pokeball at Evangelista Santos. Screenshot from FB video

Facebook rolls out Shop section for Pages in the PH

May 31, 2016 - 6:31 PM

The social networking site has a new section for online businesses

Google speeds news to smartphones, challenging Facebook

Feb 25, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The Accelerated Mobile Pages AMP project lets mobile device users load articles quickly

epa05072574 Indian students pose next to the google Log prior to a Q&A with the Google Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sundar Pichai, in New Delhi, India 17 December 2015. Sundar Pichai attended a candid chat session with students from various colleges and schools to share his experiences during which he said India has a strong educational system. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

PH election surveys, Pacquiao’s retirement, Kobe Bryant | 6PM wRap

Feb 15, 2016 - 8:19 PM

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Google shares leap as quarterly profit beats street

Oct 23, 2015 - 5:05 AM

Newly formed parent company Alphabet reports Google profit in the recently ended quarter jumped 45 to 3 98 billion on revenue that was up 13 to 18 67 billion

ALPHABET. The term 'Alphabet' is seen on a screen displaying Google's web search engine, in Schwerin, Germany, 11 August 2015. File Photo by Jens Buettner/EPA

Google aims to get news to smartphones faster

Oct 08, 2015 - 7:33 AM

Google s freshly unveiled Accelerated Mobile Pages AMP initiative is designed to dramatically improve how mobile pages are displayed

epa03531738 The Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA 11 January 2013. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Google parent Alphabet codifies doing the right thing

Oct 06, 2015 - 10:54 AM

From the Alphabet code of conduct: Employees of Alphabet and its subsidiaries and controlled affiliates should do the right thing – follow the law act honorably and treat each other with respect

DO THE RIGHT THING. The term 'Alphabet' is seen on a screen displaying Google's web search engine, in Schwerin, Germany, 11 August 2015. File Photo by Jens Buettner/EPA

Google morphs into Alphabet as new plan takes shape

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Alphabet will be the corporate parent overseeing the Google unit for search and a handful of other operating firms created for projects in health Internet delivery investment and research

ALPHABET. Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Samsung S6 Edge+ and Note 5, Obama's Spotify playlists, lunar memorials | SciTech4u

Aug 21, 2015 - 4:24 PM

We also get to hang out with Power Rangers enthusiast YouTuber Chris Cantada

Poe vs critics, BBL substitute, Google shakeup | 12PM wRap

Aug 11, 2015 - 12:02 PM

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Sundar Pichai: Google's little-known new chief

Aug 11, 2015 - 11:30 AM

US media described him as soft spoken little known and a long time right hand man to mentor Larry Page

GOOGLE'S NO. 1. In this file photo, Google's Sundar Pichai, speaks during a conference at the GSM Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 at the Fira Gran Via exhibition center in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, March 2, 2015. Toni Albir/EPA

'G is for Google': Tech giant reorganizes under 'Alphabet' umbrella

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:09 AM

Alphabet will be the new holding company for the tech giant s newer ventures such as the research arm X Lab investment unit Google Ventures and health and science operations

Google co-founder Larry Page's note on the Alphabet website. Screenshot from Alphabet

S.M.E. Go! Cebu entrepreneurs take the center stage

Oct 20, 2014 - 5:19 PM

UPDATED Go Negosyo features today s successful entrepreneurs from the Queen City of the South

Police officer brands Ferguson protesters 'rabid dogs'

Aug 23, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The officer from the police department in Glendale another St Louis suburb was suspended after he expressed contempt for the Ferguson protesters on his Facebook account

PROTESTS. Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown march through the streets as they make their voices heard on August 20 in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Google's Page says US online spying threatens democracy

Mar 20, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Google s Larry Page condemns US government snooping on the Internet calling it a threat to democracy

LARRY PAGE.  Larry Page, chief executive officer and co-founder of Google listens to questions from the audience during the keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California, on May 15, 2013. Photo by John Mabanglo/EPA

To ‘make a difference,’ Ellen Page admits she's gay

Feb 15, 2014 - 1:17 PM

Standing tall although visibly emotional the petite star shone the spotlight on the emotional struggles faced by the LGBT community with regard to coming out

OUT AND PROUD. Ellen Page, seen here in a movie premiere in 2013, says that her decision to come out publicly is a step to help others, as well as herself. Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images/AFP