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DOJ starts crafting implementing rules for Cybercrime Prevention Act

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) and other concerned agencies already started crafting the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the Cybercrime Prevention Act, a month after the Supreme Court declared most of its provisions as constitutional.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Network exposed by Snowden spying on Filipino netizens’

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Even without the controversial cybercrime law, Filipino netizens are already under surveillance by the “Five Eyes” spy network exposed by American whistle-blower Edward Snowden, advocates of Internet freedom said Monday.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Group calls cybercrime law a vestige of martial law

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Nearly three decades after the People Power Revolution, vestiges of martial law remain, with the administration still championing oppressive policies such as the cybercrime law, according to militant youth leaders.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

DOJ cybercrime office sees no need for law vs Internet libel

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The Department of Justice’s Cybercrime Office does not see the need to have a law against internet libel. Justice Assistant Secretary Geronimo Sy, head of the DOJ’s Cybercrime Office, said Cybercrime Law should deal with the core of cybercrime, which is hacking, phishing, child pornography and ATM fraud among others.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Responsible Internet use still key, says Escudero

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO/RYAN LEAGOGO

MANILA, Philippines—Anonymous or not, proper behavior while surfing the Internet is still the key. Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said that although the Internet made everyone anonymous on the Web, users should still be responsible on what they post or say regardless of the implementation of the Cybercrime Law. “When people make fake accounts to badmouth [...]

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Aquino: Online libel ruling won’t hinder freedom of expression

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President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said the public should not be bothered by the Supreme Court ruling upholding the online libel provision of the cybercrime law.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

In the Know: The cybercrime law

Suspects in an alleged internet porn operation cover their faces as they stay at the Cybercrime division of the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. RA 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, punishes content-related offenses such as cybersex, child pornography and libel which may be committed through a computer system.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Republic Act No. 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, was signed into law by President Aquino on Sept. 12, 2012.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cybercrime law ruling out Tuesday

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The Supreme Court is expected to release on Tuesday its ruling on the constitutionality of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Poe: Child porn underscores importance of cybercrime law

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The operation of a cyberpornography ring in the country has underlined the urgency of enforcing the cybercrime law, Sen. Grace Poe said on Sunday.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Santiago files bill to repeal cybercrime law

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill that if passed into law would repeal the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SC extends indefinitely suspension of cyberlaw

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended indefinitely its order suspending the implementation of the cybercrime law, which would penalize with imprisonment offensive posts on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites and which critics said would violate the constitutional guarantee of freedom of expression.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SC expected to rule on TRO vs Cybercrime law

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The Supreme Court this Tuesday will determine whether to extend the 120-day temporary restraining order against the implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SolGen defends cybercrime law at SC

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Launching the government’s defense of the controversial cybercrime law before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza began by assuring the tribunal that the law aimed at combating crimes on the Internet was not a “24-7 Big Brother’’ lurking in cyberspace.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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