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Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature

This image provided by Facebook shows the “Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, it will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Rather than share your exact location, though, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety

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Some tech-savvy Christians have made going on a social media break this Holy Week as a form of sacrifice, but the Philippine National Police (PNP) has another reason as to why people need to take things easy when posting in their social networking accounts—their safety.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp mega deal

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US regulators warned Facebook Thursday about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging service set to be acquired by the social network for a whopping $19 billion.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Twitter profiles get Facebook-style revamp

Screengrab from Michelle Obama's twitter account @FLOTUS

Twitter on Tuesday began revamping profile pages to let users display more of their online personalities, giving the popular service a Facebook-like feel.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Netizens thank Capa for Lee arrest

Senior Supt. Conrad Capa: Netizens’ support. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senior Supt. Conrad Capa earned the ire of President Aquino for going “on a media tour” airing his complaint about his reassignment, but gained the support of netizens.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Pasig gov’t comes under fire over puppy stuffed in sack

PHOTO FROM JUSTICE FOR DOGS AT PASIG CITY POUND'S PAGE

A new born puppy stuffed in a sack of dog food by a dog pound caretaker caught the attention of netizens, sparking outrage of many animal rights advocates.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. Facebook said Tuesday, March 25, 2014, it has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. AP

Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friend’s lives.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Zuckerberg says US government threat to Internet

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP FILE PHOTO

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he had called President Barack Obama to complain that the US government is undermining confidence in the Internet with vast, secret surveillance programs.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Bishop Cruz admits he needs more practice at ‘selfie’

Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. FILE PHOTO

This senior prelate has jumped on the “selfie” bandwagon too.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Turkey PM says YouTube, Facebook could be banned

AP FILE PHOTO

Turkey’s embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban social media networks YouTube and Facebook after a raft of online leaks added momentum to a spiralling corruption scandal.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

In this May 16, 2012 file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday, March 5, 2014,  to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks. AP FILE PHOTO

Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook looks to buy solar drone firm—reports

This undated image released by Titan Aerospace shows the company's Solara 50 aircraft. Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports released Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  AP

Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports from technology blog Techcrunch and financial news outlet CNBC.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

There’s more to social media than ‘selfies’

US President Barack Obama (right) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (center) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  AFP FILE PHOTO

There’s more to social media than selfies and “food pornography,” or what has become the exercise of visual presentation of yummy food and drinks on one’s Facebook or Instagram account.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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