Internet

Cyber-troll

GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano  I read this recent study on trolling entitled “Short Communication Constructing the Cyber-Troll” and it was most interesting, sometimes fascinating, often alarming. During the last presidential campaign, I had written at least one article about trolls. There was a lot of trolls at work then, but I attributed it to the heat of a political exercise where partisanship is not Read More …

Social-Media

GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano The Internet and FaceBook are quite indispensable to me nowadays. My continuing interest in advocacy work, and the gradual tiring of a senior citizen’s body, force me to resort to working online to constantly reach the people I need to. It is a virtual world that many Filipinos are finding themselves in, and the world has never been smaller. Almost Read More …

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago poses for a ‘selfie’ with students of De La Salle University Manila where she gave a speech recently.

By Marvin Sy The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said recently that any attempt to regulate content on the Internet in the country will fail just as it has in other nations. Santiago said the structure of the Internet is by definition “hostile to any desire to control, direct, manage or supervise, whether that desire comes from the government, or from other Read More …

A woman views the Chinese social media website Weibo at a cafe in Beijing on April 2, 2012. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

SOURCE: NTD.TV In a desperate stunt meant to paralyze Xi Jinping and discredit Falun Gong, Jiang Zemin faction member razzle dazzles without a care that millions of Internet users are being affected. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) Three days ago a large-scale Internet disruption occurred in Mainland China. Chinese authorities claimed the network malfunction was the result of an attack by hackers. However, many sources confirm the Read More …

A Chinese Internet user browses for information on the popular search engine Google in Beijing January 25, 2006. (Credit: Reuters/Stringer)

By Paul Carsten and Pete Sweeney Reuters (Reuters) – Human error likely caused a glitch in China’s Great Firewall that saw millions of Internet users ironically rerouted to the homepage of a U.S.-based company which helps people evade Beijing’s web censorship, sources told Reuters. Hundreds of millions of people attempting to visit China’s most popular websites on Tuesday afternoon found themselves redirected to Dynamic Internet Read More …

Human-trafficking-online

By Fr. Shay Cullen Two major child abuse stories broke last week. The exposé of the deviant criminal behavior of paedophiles in the UK, America, and Australia and the Philippines who are sexually exploiting Filipino children through the internet, has been revealed in a BBC report which staff of the Preda Foundation in Olongapo city help them make. In Lucena City, an orphanage, Sankey Samaritan Read More …

Ramon-Magsaysay-Jr.2

PRESS RELEASE March 14, 2013 Having access to the Internet must be a basic human right and the government must set standards not to abridge the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression, administration coalition senatorial candidate Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay Jr. said. “Internet is a human right as education or health. To me, internet is so pervasive that it affects all aspects of society. The Internet is Read More …

Xi-Jinping.27

By Miles Yu The Washington Times War hysteria in China has not been this screechy since the 1970s. The newly appointed supreme leader President Xi Jinping has completely revamped the command structure of the People’s Liberation Army and given the world’s largest military force a central mission: get ready for a war, quickly. Much of China’s call to arms is related to Beijing’s increasingly unyielding Read More …

Cybercrime-blackout-screen

Lowdown By Jojo A. Robles Manila Standard Today Think before you click, they say on the Net. Yes, or you could actually land in jail, even just for “liking” or sharing something libelous on Facebook. Upon the passage of Republic Act 10175, or the Anti-Cybercrime Law recently, I noted that the most onerous and unpalatable section of the new statute was the one which made Read More …

Cybercrime-blackout-screen

By Manila Standard Today  Internet users in the Philippines are sporting black profile pictures among other ways to protest the passage of the cybercrime law and the government’s refusal to listen to widespread opposition from the public. As of deadline Wednesday, no less than eight petitions contesting the constitutionality of some of the law’s provisions have been filed before the Supreme Court. The groups are Read More …