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Customs bureau warns public vs ‘Internet love scams’

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has warned the public against “Internet love scams” in which victims are befriended online and promised packages containing gifts and even money. They then receive an e-mail supposedly from the BOC asking for payment for duties and taxes. After remitting the money to a bank, however, the package never arrives and their “significant other” never contacts them again.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

PH Internet slowest in Asean

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Rosemarie Pendon, 24, lives in Lagro, Quezon City and has mobile broadband sticks from three different telecommunications networks (telcos) but none can provide the sufficient signal for her to connect to the internet while inside her home.

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

China deletes Web reports on blow-up giant toad

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Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the Internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to a former Communist Party chief.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Home Stand game cancellation triggers online fury

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With free speech overflowing in the cyberworld, netizens bombarded the organizers of the Gilas Last Home Stand after they failed to keep their promise of a five-on-five between the National team and a selection of NBA all-stars.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Google made failed bid for Spotify—report

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Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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