Category: Tech

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Of Cybercrimes and Present Times

(Last of Two Parts) Cyber-Perling Matters became more muddled with the confusing case of Esperlita “Perling” Garcia. Last October 18, Garcia was arrested on the charge of libel for a post she made to Facebook the previous year in April 2011. Carlito Pentecostes, Jr., Mayor of Gonzaga Town in Cagayan Province since before 2011, had filed the charge...

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Of Cybercrimes and Present Times

(First of Two Parts) Call him “X. ” He put the spotlight on cybercrime, triggering the siren and searchlights, warning the rest of us that there are truly dangerous sorts online and on the loose. In May 2000, just months after clocks counted down to a millennium bug disaster that had fortunately fizzled, X sent his own bug,...

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Building a Secure Cyber World, Aug 7-8, Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

Enterprises today face rapidly changing threats as never before. From combating viruses aimed at extorting money from individuals like the FBI virus to more sophisticated viruses like Stuxnet targeting infrastructure to perceived espionage-related efforts in Flame and Red October, the task of the cyber security professional to protect an organization’s information assets is more critical...

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The Armed Forces and New Media: Enhancing the AFP Image

(Second of Two Parts) The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) can utilize new media in Winning the Peace, but its success is anchored on the people’s trust in the government. In so far as peace and security operations are concerned, in order to win the peace, the AFP has to gain the trust of...

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AFP and New Media: On Insurgency and Winning the Peace

(First of Two Parts) MANILA, Philippines—If policemen can utilize new media, what can the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) get out of it, too, in terms of winning the peace? In performing its duties of Serving and Protecting the Filipino people, it should be understood that any armed forces should have the support of...

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Project Noah and Other Disaster Preparedness Applications Launched

Smart Communications, Inc. and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) jointly launched the mobile application of the on-time weather information of Project NOAH website last October 17 at the PAGASA Science Garden Complex in Quezon City. “NOAH,” or Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, is a responsive disaster mitigation program that was launched last July...

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CIDG-AFCCD arrests telecom hackers

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Anti-Fraud and Commercial Crime Division (AFCCD) announced last Sunday, July 22, that it has arrested two individuals for allegedly hacking the International Gateway Facilities (IGF) of SMART Communications. CIDG Police Director Samuel D. Pagdilao Jr. identified the suspects as Korean national Hak Mo Kim, alias Sam Kim, and...

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Manahan files case vs. Ramgen’s family over ‘sex’ video

Janelle Manahan, girlfriend of murdered actor Ramgen Revilla Bautista, has formally filed a complaint against members of the Bautista family for the unauthorized uploading of the ‘sex’ video which came out in December last year. Manahan’s lawyer Argee Guevarra filed the complaint against Ramgen’s mother Genelyn Magsaysay and siblings Ramona Bautista, Gail Bautista, Ramlyn Bautista...

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Sen. Revilla wants people behind Ramgen ‘sex’ video imprisoned

Senator Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. is seeking the aid of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in identifying and prosecuting the perpetrators behind the online uploading of an intimate video between his deceased brother, Ramgen Revilla, and his girlfriend Janelle Manahan. The video was circulated in the Internet a week ago. “Sobrang pambababoy ang ginagawa...

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‘Sex’ video of Ramgen and Manahan comes out

MANILA – Another controversial video has come out, this time showing murder victim Ramgen Revilla having intimate moments with his girlfriend and survivor Janelle Manahan. According to reports, the video was uploaded on Facebook and was quickly imported to YouTube. The video was immediately removed but some sites apparently copied it and stored it for...