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Facebook creates ‘Safety Check’ tool for disasters

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Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

‘Glenda’ disrupts mobile services in parts of Luzon

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Power outages in various parts of Luzon caused mobile service disruptions in the wake of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) on Wednesday, according to the country’s major telcos.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Filipinos to receive disaster alerts on cellphones

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The Philippines has passed a law that requires mobile phone companies to send early warnings of impending disasters to millions of people who are vulnerable to deadly typhoons, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Happy’ ‘Yolanda’ survivors dance on viral video

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Filipinos have always been described as resilient, yet the word may be a hyperbole because the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” are just “happy.”

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Bill requires mobile phone firms to send free disaster alerts

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Senate President Franklin Drilon is proposing up to P10 million fine for a telephone company that will fail or refuse to send free early warning alerts to its consumers or the government when there are natural and man-made disasters and calamities.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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