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Facebook creates ‘Safety Check’ tool for disasters

A Facebook log is displayed on the screen of an iPad, in this Wednesday, May 16, 2012 file photo taken in New York. Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries. (AP Photo/James H. Collins)

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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