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Sharing, liking are not cyberlibel, Supreme Court shows why

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Criminalizing the “aiding or abetting” of online libel and prosecuting those who simply receive and react to defamatory social media posts will be difficult if the complexities of cyberspace are ignored in the formulation of a cyberlibel law, according to the Supreme Court.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

SC explains why only authors may be prosecuted for online libel

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Criminalizing the “aiding or abetting” of online libel and prosecuting those who simply receive and react to defamatory social media posts would be difficult if the complexities of cyberspace are ignored in the crafting of a cyber-libel law, according the Supreme Court.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

IT experts back more funds for new teachers, textbooks, instead of computers

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Instead of computers, the Congress should focus in giving more funding to the purchase of textbooks and hiring of more teachers for public schools, a group of information technology experts said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Losing candidates use social media to express thanks

Bro. Eddie Villanueva: We did our part. Photo by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

Social media served as the platform for expressing thanks to supporters as independent and minor political party candidates practically conceded defeat in the senatorial race.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Independent bets wrap up campaign in social media

Senatorial candidate Ricardo Penson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Independent senatorial candidates and those from the minor political parties wound up their campaigns on Saturday by using free social media networks, exhorting their supporters and undecided voters to keep up the fight.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

SC told cybercrime law sucks like vampire

SERENO TAKES CHARGE  Justices of the Supreme Court take their positions in the first oral arguments on the cybercrime law presided over by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (center).  Flanking the Chief Justice are Justices Antonio Carpio and Teresita Leonardo de Castro, as Bienvenido Reyes and Marvic Leonen make their entrance. RAFFY LERMA

Likening the cybercrime law to a vampire that “sucks the life out of freedom of speech and expression,” Sen. Teofisto Guingona III on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to strike down specific provisions of the law.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino may be ousted for cybercrime law, says lawmaker

President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino, one of the complainants against newly enacted Republic Act No. 10075 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, on Sunday said President Benigno Aquino could be impeached for enforcing the controversial law.

Posted: October 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Citizens’ rights safe in cyberspace, says De Lima

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Saturday vowed that the constitutional rights of citizens in cyberspace will be protected in the implementation of the controversial Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

Posted: October 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Rights lawyer, columnist lead filing of 5th petition vs cybercrime law

Lawyer Harry Roque on Sunday said he was one of the five speakers to deliver their oral arguments on the anticybercrime law on Jan. 15, specifically on the subject of online libel and how the Internet works. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Human rights lawyer Harry Roque and columnist Ellen Tordesillas on Friday led the filing at the Supreme Court of the fifth petition against the controversial Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Comelec seeking automated system for more transparent midterm polls

In a bid to make the 2013 midterm elections more transparent, the Commission on Elections will be looking for automation technology that would show the public how votes are tallied at the precinct level.

Posted: December 30th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Tech council vows user-friendly automated polls

The Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Advisory Council (CAC) on Thursday promised to do its best to recommend a voting technology that would be more user-friendly and deliver more accurate results in the 2013 mid-term polls.

Posted: November 25th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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