Thursday, July 18, 2024
Supreme Court (SC) chief justice Alexander G. Gesmundo said in an overseas speaking engagement that “there is much more work left to be done” in the country even if cybercrime laws have gone a long way in the Philippines.


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Data center operator gets first chunk of P10.8-B loan from Landbank

The loan facility is intended for the development of the initial phase of the first A-FLOW data center campus located in Biñan, Laguna.

NEDA, DTI vow to implement National AI Strategy Roadmap 2.0

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has committed to working with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in implementing the National AI Strategy Roadmap 2.0 to strengthen the government's capacity for sustainable digital transformation.

PH improves ICT index standing but still lags globally

Globe CEO Ernest Cu said the country needs more substantial investments in digital infrastructure, noting the Department of Information and Communications Technology invested only P7.6 billion for Internet infrastructure from 2018 to 2024.

As CICC flexes power over telcos, Smart bans over 600,000 fraud-related mobile numbers

The Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) has required Smart Communications to submit an official report on the status of its compliance to the SIM Card Registration Law after noting the proliferation of unregistered SIM cards that are being used in text scams and in various forms of cybercrimes.
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However, a top official of the Center for AI Research (CAIR) said SMEs face obstacles to AI adoption, including data scarcity, culture, no clear business case, cost, capability, and understanding.


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AWS says cybersecurity indispensible in Gen AI era

While organizations are fast-tracking generative Artificial Intelligence (gen AI) adoption, many are overlooking the new security risks being precipitated by this technology.

‘Tech editor’ in hot water as NBI set to file case for hackings

Arturo Samaniego Jr., who used to hold the title as technology editor of the Manila Bulletin but is now the paper’s “senior technology officer”, is set be charged by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for orchestrating a series of hackings against government and privately-owned websites.

‘Kaspersky Next’ flagship product line for biz debuts in PH

The Philippines faced significant vulnerability to cyberthreats, evident in the staggering numbers recorded in 2023.

Cybersecurity firm uncovers Chinese espionage campaign in SE Asia

UK-based cybersecurity firm Sophos recently released its report detailing a highly sophisticated, nearly two-year long espionage campaign by Chinese threat actors against a high-level government target.


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Jose Maria “Joey” Alarilla, one of the country’s pioneer technology journalists, has died after a bout with an extremely rare form of cancer. He was 52.


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Lhoopa closes ‘biggest’ funding round by startup in PH

“Proptech” company Lhoopa has announced the completion of its $80-million funding round, which is said to be the biggest funding round by a startup in the Philippines to date and one of the biggest raises in Southeast Asia in 2024, according to CB Insights data.

YGG wraps up PH-wide Web3 campaign

The event, which began in Batangas then proceeded to Baguio, Cebu, Davao, and Bacolod, celebrated Web3 gaming and regional Filipino culture for the past year.

Crypto firm debuts PHPC Stablecoin on Ronin

PHPC is a stablecoin pegged to the country’s local currency, the Philippine Peso, and is fully backed by cash and cash equivalents in Philippine bank accounts.

Local startup for collectibles raring to grow PH market

Toki, which bills itself as the “first social commerce platform in the country that caters to collectibles”, is aiming to grow its market base despite being a just few months old.


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The Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) has required Smart Communications to submit an official report on the status of its compliance to the SIM Card Registration Law after noting the proliferation of unregistered SIM cards that are being used in text scams and in various forms of cybercrimes.


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Kia Sonet sub-compact car makes its way to PH

The Kia Sonet is available in all Kia showrooms nationwide, with the base variant 1.5 LX MT starting at P758,000; the 1.5 LX AT at P868,000; the 1.5 EX AT at P978,000; and the top-of-the-line 1.5 SX AT variant priced at P1,138,000.

Pinoy-owned firm sets out to compete in booming ride-sharing market

A new Filipino-owned transport network company called UTOL, short for Unified Transport Operations League, is joining the list of firms in the local ride-sharing market dominated by regional player Grab.

Toyota PH unveils all-hybrid lineup for new Corolla Cross

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has announced that it will be launching the new line of its all-time best-selling Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), the Toyota Corolla Cross on Friday, April 12.

Ban on e-bikes in major Metro Manila roads set on April 15

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it will enforce the ban along 19 major roads, in coordination with local government units in the metro.


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Top drone maker DJI has launched in the country its new line of enterprise drones that are tailored for professional and industrial applications. Garrick Hung, sales director of DJI, introduced...


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TCL releases mammoth 115-inch TV model in PH

TCL, one of the most prominent TV brands in the Philippines, just released a mammoth of a TV -- the TCL X955 -- through its partner Abenson Appliances.

Newest Apple reseller Digimap opens 7th store in Gateway mall

Originally from Indonesia where it has over 50 stores, Digimap comes to the Philippines and operates under Mapple Philippines Inc., a sister company to MAP Active Philippines.

Google PH holds forum for LGBT members to share ‘coming-out’ stories

The panelists shared how being part of an online supportive community created a safe space not just for themselves for also for their followers who look up to them. 

Oppo says phones are main personal AI device, vows to make it affordable

Driven by the belief that smartphones are the most important personal AI device, Oppo said it is bringing generative AI across all Oppo smartphone product lines as it pledges to make AI phones accessible to everyone.


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