MANILA, Philippines—By the last quarter of 2014, the Philippines will be a mobile-first country—meaning people will likely use their mobile phones to access the Internet rather than the traditional desktop computers, former Google Philippines said. Britain, Japan and the United States lead the globe in using their mobile phones first when surfing the web, according to [...]
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill that if passed into law would repeal the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will present to the next Congress “enhancements” to the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which would include junking the provision that makes online libel a crime.
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.
Journalists have no reason to fear Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act, government lawyers said Tuesday but justices of the Supreme Court are doubtful.
The provision under the Cybercrime Prevention Act which allows the prosecution of cyber libel and violation of the Revised Penal Code at the same time is “clearly infirm,” a justice of the Supreme Court said Tuesday.
Environmentalists and Internet users have rallied behind Esperlita “Perling” Garcia, an anti-mining advocate who was arrested on Thursday on libel charges for a purported critical post on Facebook in spite of the Supreme Court’s suspension of the cybercrime law.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima vowed on Monday to protect constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms should the Supreme Court uphold the anti-cybercrime law.
Malala Yousafzai and Jann Ericko Medina are both 14 years old and live worlds apart. Yet, they have discovered the power of their voices in fighting for their rights.
Street and online protests against the Cybercrime Prevention Act which include hacking of government websites do not comprise a national security threat, according to an official of the Defense Department.
The 120-day temporary restraining order (TRO) by the Supreme Court against the Cybercrime Prevention Act was a “temporary setback,” Malacañang said Wednesday.
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Secretary General Renato Reyes on Wednesday urged members of the Congress to exercise a “sense of urgency” in dealing with proposed amendments to the controversial Cybercrime law, saying that he feared that the coming 2013 elections would hinder progress on the said amendments.
A 17-year-old girl may not get the help for now from authorities in her attempt to stop a 2-year-old sex video involving her that has gone viral on the Internet.