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Aquino defends online libel ruling

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President Benigno Aquino III threw his support behind the controversial libel provision of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which the Supreme Court declared as constitutional on Tuesday.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

IT experts back more funds for new teachers, textbooks, instead of computers

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Instead of computers, the Congress should focus in giving more funding to the purchase of textbooks and hiring of more teachers for public schools, a group of information technology experts said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Telecommuting’ proposed as solution to traffic woes

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Senator Pia Cayetano has filed a bill proposing to institutionalize telecommuting – working online from home – to help decongest the country’s busiest thoroughfares such as those in Metro Manila.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Binay files bill vs ‘electronic violence’ on women, children

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Senator Maria Lourdes “Nancy” Binay has filed a bill that would regulate the “exploitative and irresponsible” use of social media by the victim’s relatives, former spouse or partner or an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Celdran conviction draws mixed reactions on Twitter

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News that popular tour guide Carlos Celdran had been convicted by a court of offending religious feelings drew mixed reactions on the microblogging site Twitter.

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

Bill gives netizens say in passage of PH laws

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Netizens—bloggers, maybe even trolls—stand to play a vital role in the passage of the country’s laws if a proposed Crowdsourcing Act is enacted.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

TRO on cyberlaw big victory for freedom of expression, says Guingona

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“The first victory of the people and of freedom of expression.” That was how Sen. Teofisto Guingona III described the Supreme Court’s issuance Tuesday of a temporary restraining order (TRO) suspending implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act for 120 days while the high tribunal decides whether the law violates civil liberties.

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

Aquino may be ousted for cybercrime law, says lawmaker

President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino, one of the complainants against newly enacted Republic Act No. 10075 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, on Sunday said President Benigno Aquino could be impeached for enforcing the controversial law.

Posted: October 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Alan Cayetano wants live-tweeting of Senate proceedings

Senator Alan Peter Cayetnao. RYAN LEAGOG/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano is proposing “real-time tweeting” in the Senate to allow public participation in all issues being tackled in the chamber.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Belmonte against amending cybercrime law for now

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House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. is not keen on amending the Cybercrime Prevention Act despite snowballing protests even from senators who hitherto backed the measure despite the insertion of controversial provisions.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Noah’s website survives great flood of cyberattacks

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Like the biblical Noah who rode out the Great Flood, this Noah also emerged unscathed.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

NBI: Int’l group behind hacking of gov’t web sites

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Threats to hack web sites of government agencies by a group with an international affiliation have become a matter of national security, according to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) lead agent assigned to the probe.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Angara: Tough penalties due to Net’s global reach

Senator Edgardo Angara

Just one click and a libelous content goes global.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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