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IP Code amendments violate Constitution, says Internet lawyer

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?.

PNoy signs biometrics registration into law

Registered voters whose biometrics had not been captured are now mandated to submit themselves for validation to be conducted by the City or Municipal Election Officers.

Gov?t rolls out harmonization plan for gov?t ICT systems

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.

Gov’t unveils national strategy based on ICT

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".

Comelec says PCOS machines a go even without source code

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.

DOST unveils P350-M semicon testing lab

Dubbed as the Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (Admatel), the facility houses advanced machines critical to the needs of the semicon industry.

Solons call for lower broadband rates as poll shows 79% of Pinoy homes without Internet

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.

Comelec issues rules for online campaign

For the first time in the country?s history, the Commission on Elections has included the Web or online media as one of the areas where it would regulate election-related spending.

As Cybercrime Law fate hangs, Angara seeks changes in problematic provisions

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.

Palace: DOST may host all gov’t sites

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.

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