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In 2014 PH to become mobile-first country and other social media trends

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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 [...]

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Infotech | Read More »

Santiago files bill to repeal cybercrime law

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 »

DOJ wants online libel junked

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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.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Headlines,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 »

SolGen: Cyber law bars multiple prosecutions of authors of libelous articles

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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.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SC justice says prosecution of cyber libel ‘clearly infirm’

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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.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Arrest sparks row over cybercrime law

IN SUPPORT OF PERLING Netizens created this Facebook page to support Esperlita Garcia, who has been sued and arrested for libel for taking her opposition to mining to cyberspace. SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK

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.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

De Lima vows to protect rights, freedoms if SC upholds cybercrime law

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. SENATE POOL PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima vowed on Monday to protect constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms should the Supreme Court uphold the anti-cybercrime law.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Young netizen adds voice vs cyberlaw

TEENAGE blogger Jann Erikson Medina and his online petition against the cybercrime law. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Not yet a nat’l security threat

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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.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

TRO vs cyberlaw a temporary setback, says Palace

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The 120-day temporary restraining order (TRO) by the Supreme Court against the Cybercrime Prevention Act was a “temporary setback,” Malacañang said Wednesday.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Bayan asks Congress to tackle cyber law amendments with urgency

Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes . FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Sex video: First test case for cyber law

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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.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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