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Google tightens privacy settings for new users

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:33 PM

'We believe that products should keep your information for only as long as it's useful and helpful to you,' Google CEO Sundar Pichai says in a blog post

Violence vs civilians reaching pre-pandemic levels in PH – report

Jun 06, 2020 - 10:24 AM

The military and police are responsible for almost half of the violent incidents, according to international conflict monitoring group ACLED

The family of Corporal Winston Ragos, the retired military man who died in the hands of the police, weeps as the former soldier is given a hero’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Arizona takes Google to court over location tracking

May 28, 2020 - 12:04 PM

'While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,' Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says

Facebook adds location of posts to curb state-led manipulation

Apr 23, 2020 - 9:17 AM

The move seeks to give users more context and information about messages aimed at influencing politics


Facebook says it can locate users who opt out of tracking

Dec 18, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Facebook says that clues for figuring out a user's location include being tagged in a photo at a specific place or a check-in at a location such as at a restaurant during a dinner with friends

FACEBOOK. The Facebook logo is seen on a phone in this photo illustration in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2019. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP


Think tank: Philippines one of most dangerous places for civilians

Jul 05, 2019 - 2:04 PM

The government’s anti-drug war and political rivalries triggered 'a wave of targeted attacks' in the first half of the year, says the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project

CIVILIANS TARGETED. Activist Neptali Morada is shot and killed on June 17, 2019. Image from PNP regional command in Bicol

It's almost impossible to escape Google's tracking, new study shows

Aug 23, 2018 - 3:34 PM

An idle Android smartphone with its Chrome browser open sends data communications to Google's servers as often as 14 times an hour, according to the study

GOOGLE. People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017. File photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP


Google sued for unwanted tracking of phone locations

Aug 21, 2018 - 10:22 AM

The suit accuses Google of violating privacy law, and cites a news report last week confirmed by university researchers

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP


Google collects location data even if you turn off location setting

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Location data may still be collected via Google Maps and search even if a user has turned off a setting labeled 'Location History'

LOCATION HISTORY. With location history on, users can see a map of where they have been. Screenshot from Google timeline page


New Tinder feature to match people based on locations visited

May 15, 2018 - 10:27 AM

If a user visits a certain cafe, for example, Tinder will find potential matches who have visited the same cafe


Manny Pacquiao to face Australian Jeff Horn on April 23

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The fight will take place either in Australia or the United Arab Emirates

SHOWDOWN. 'The Fighting Schoolteacher' Jeff Horn will face 'The Fighting Senator' Manny Pacquiao at a location still to be decided. Photos from Horn/Pacquiao Facebooks

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach confirms Miss Universe pageant to be held in PH

Nov 03, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The Miss Universe competition is indeed happening in the Philippines says Pia

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega (L) hugs Miss Philippines 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, after host Steve Harvey mistakenly named Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo (not pictured), the new Miss Universe instead of Wurtzbach during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

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Aug 22, 2015 - 6:58 PM

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LINE launches location-sharing app LINE HERE

Aug 20, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The app is meant to allow parents to keep tabs on their children or to make it easier to find friends in a large venue

LINE HERE. Image from LINE.

The legend of the soldier who said: 'Fire on my location'

Feb 13, 2015 - 10:00 AM

It happened in the Mountain Province where an Army lieutenant ordered to be fired at to save his retreating men

PH, US militaries sign 426 activities, skip EDCA talks

Oct 14, 2014 - 5:20 PM

The Mutual Defense Board skips the most anticipated topic the implementation of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement pending the Supreme Court ruling on the new deal s constitutionality

EDCA SIGNING. File photo of Philippine defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg after the signing of the agreement in April 2014. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Where can kids read? DepEd libraries map will tell you

Jun 28, 2014 - 11:56 PM

The ultimate goal in promoting love of reading among the young is to inspire these children to write their own stories someday says Education Secretary Armin Luistro

Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370

Apr 21, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Since it vanished on March 8 no debris from the plane has been found despite an intense air and sea search

Malaysia corrects last words from Flight MH370

Apr 01, 2014 - 8:26 AM

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 s last words may not be the ones previously mentioned

STILL SEARCHING. This picture taken on March 24, 2014 shows crew members on board an RAAF AP-3C Orion crossing the coast of Perth, having just completed an 11 hour search mission for missing Malaysia Airways flight MH370 before landing at the RAAF Pearce airbase in Perth. Photo by Richard Wainwright/AFP photo/Pool

US deploys 'black box' locator in Malaysian jet search

Mar 25, 2014 - 6:34 AM

If debris from the flight is found the two devices will be able to provide more information by mapping the underwater area and by helping find the black box

BLUEFIN. An image of a Bluefin-21 unit diving. Photo from http://www.bluefinrobotics.com/products/bluefin-21/

TechRap: Twitter IPO, Photo location data

Nov 10, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Twitter hits WallStreet with a bang Google cleans up YouTube comments Location data on your photos

'Survivor' creates jobs in Cagayan

Jun 04, 2013 - 8:52 PM

The US reality show is generating jobs for hundreds of Cagayan locals

STAYING ALIVE. Season 27 of 'Survivor,' hosted by Jeff Probst, goes to Palaui Island in Cagayan. Photo from the 'Survivor' Facebook page

CERN recreates world's 1st website

Apr 30, 2013 - 5:44 PM

CERN celebrates 20 years of the Web

BACK IN 1993. The world wide web looked like this. Screen shot from CERN

Robredo plane locator failed to activate - CAAP

Aug 24, 2012 - 4:35 PM

Hotchkiss said they are still looking for the plane s right engine

Track your travel: MRT app for you

Jul 18, 2012 - 1:16 PM

This smartphone app can help you commute faster around Manila

Traveling around Philippines on a shoestring budget

Mar 11, 2012 - 11:09 AM

If you are looking for travel ideas in the Philippines search no further

640 El Nido courtesy of Anton Diaz.