The proposed amendments to the Intellectual Property (IP) Code ? embodied in a newly approved bill by Congress but still awaiting Pres. Benigno Aquino III?s signature ? must be struck down because it contains ?unabashed violations on constitutionally protected rights?.
The Department of Budget and Management has announced the implementation of the Medium-Term Information and Communications Technology Harmonization Initiative (Mithi), in line with budget preparations for fiscal year 2014.
The national government picked Davao City to launch its new flagship program anchored on ICT (information and communications technology) dubbed "Smarter Philippines", which seeks, among others, to develop "smarter cities" and "smarter countryside across the nation".
But, two IT executives ? former Commission on ICT chair Ivan Uy and former Comelec commissioner Gus Lagman ? said the poll body will be violating the Automated Election Law if it uses the PCOS machines without disclosing its source code.
Two members of the House urged telecommunication companies to lower their broadband service rates so more Filipinos can have Internet access at their homes to help them in their information needs for education, business, and other personal uses.
On the same day that the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of RA 10175 or the Anti-Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, its main author held a press conference to push for the removal and changes in key provisions of the controversial law.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said migrating? or moving all government websites to the government host will ensure their safety from hackers as the government domain, which is managed by the DOST, is less prone to hacking.