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NPC opens probe on Facebook

PASAY CITY, April 14 -- The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is opening an investigation on Faceboook following Mark Zuckerberg's admission of the company's faults in the Cambridge Analytica data sca.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesApr 16th, 2018

NPC Opens Probe on Facebook

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is opening an investigation on Facebook following Mark Zuckerberg’s admission of the company’s faults in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that affected Filipino Facebook users. In a formal letter addressed to Zuckerberg, the NPC is requiring Facebook to submit a number of documents relevant to the case, to establish the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

NPC opens probe on Facebook

PASAY CITY, April 14 -- The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is opening an investigation on Faceboook following Mark Zuckerberg's admission of the company's faults in the Cambridge Analytica data sca.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Philippines privacy body opens probe into Facebook data breach

The National Privacy Commission has asked social media giant Facebook to relay information regarding the 1.18 million Filipinos who may have been affected by the data breach involving British firm Cambridge Analytica......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Israel opens probe into Facebook after data scandal

JERUSALEM – Israeli authorities said on Thursday, March 22, they had launched an investigation into Facebook's activities following a scandal over the hijacking of personal data from millions of the social network's users. Israel's privacy protection agency "informed Facebook" of the probe after revelations over data transfers from the tech giant ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

EU clears Apple plan to buy music app Shazam

BRUSSELS, Belgium --- The EU on Thursday approved US tech giant Apple's plan to buy leading song-recognition app Shazam, saying the move would not reduce choice for music streaming consumers. The bloc launched a detailed probe into the deal with London-based Shazam, worth a reported $400 million, in April, at the request of several EU states amid fears it could harm competition in an intensifying battle of streaming services. The Apple-Shazam investigation was another round in the ongoing tussle between Brussels and Silicon Valley as the European Union adopts tougher regulation for the likes of Facebook, Google and Amazon. "Data is key in the digital economy. We must therefore c...Keep on reading: EU clears Apple plan to buy music app Shazam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

UN urges Facebook to ‘proactively’ fight hate speech

GENEVA, Switzerland --- The UN human rights chief urged Facebook Wednesday to more proactively address hate speech but warned against excessive regulation, after US President Donald Trump accused tech giants' platforms of bias against him. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's appeal follows a decision by Facebook this week to ban Myanmar's army chief and other top military brass named in a UN probe linking them to a possible "genocide" against Rohingya Muslims. The social media network is the prime source of news and information for many in the country, but has also been a platform for the army and Buddhist hardliners to spread hate speech against the Rohingya and other minorities. The s...Keep on reading: UN urges Facebook to ‘proactively’ fight hate speech.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for genocide – UN probe

GENEVA, Switzerland (UPDATED) – UN investigators called on Monday, August 27, for Myanmar's army chief to resign and for him and 5 other top military commanders to be prosecuted in an international court for genocide against the country's Rohingya minority. The call prompted Facebook, which has been criticised for allowing hate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Italy opens probe into operator of collapsed bridge, investors dump shares

GENOA — Italy‘s government opened an investigation on Thursday into the country’s biggest toll-road operator, hours after saying it could face a heavy fine or lose its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people. A section of the bridge gave way on Tuesday in busy lunchtime traffic, plunging dozens of vehicles 50m (160 feet) below and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

After technical delay, NASA to try again launching Sun probe

TAMPA, United States -- After a last-minute technical problem forced NASA to postpone by 24 hours the launch of its first mission to explore the Sun, the agency plans to try again Sunday. The new, 60-minute launch window opens at 3:31 am (0731 GMT) for the Parker Solar Probe, a $1.5 billion unmanned spacecraft that aims to get closer than any human-made object in history to the center of our solar system. The probe is designed to plunge into the Sun's mysterious atmosphere, known as the corona, coming within 3.83 million miles (6.16 million kilometers) of its surface during a seven-year mission. It is protected by an ultra-powerful heat shield that can endure unprecedented l...Keep on reading: After technical delay, NASA to try again launching Sun probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Facebook studying AI that opens closed eyes in photos

MANILA, Philippines - Have you ever spotted yourself with your eyes closed having been caught mid-blink in group photos posted on social media? Facebook’s new AI research may just have the eye-opening solution to this problem. While the dawn of Photoshop has provided users with tools to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Duterte orders probe of ‘tanim bala’ incident at Naia

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte ordered officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to investigate and submit a report on an alleged incident of "tanim bala" (planted bullet) there. Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go told reporters here that the President had expected "all concerned agencies" to submit their reports on the July 15 incident reported by a Kristine Moran within 24 hours starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. "We are expecting them to comply or face the consequences," Go said. Moran, who claimed to be a government employee, said on Facebook that she and some of her relatives were heading for Zamboanga City via NAIA 3 when the incident took place...Keep on reading: Duterte orders probe of ‘tanim bala’ incident at Naia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

LOOK: Boston Celtics-inspired court opens in Valenzuela

It's a fusion of one of the greatest franchises in basketball history and the insatiable love of the Filipino for basketball. Last Thursday, June 15th, a Celtics-inspired covered court was opened in Ugong, Valenzuela City, through the effort of District 2 congressman Eric Martinez, a Celtics fan. The court is emblazoned with every element of 'Celtic Pride', from being painted with kelly green, to murals with immortal quotes from legends Larry Bird and Bill Russell. (Photo courtesy of Cong. Eric Martinez' Facebook account) Members of the Valenzuela Classic MPBL team, along with Martinez, opened the court, practicing on the newly-built hardwood. Posters of Celtic legends such as Robert Parish, Kevin McHale, Danny Ainge, Paul Pierce, Bob Cousy, among others, hang in the walls of the Shamrock Center.  A Celtics-inspired basketball court is never complete without the championship banners hanging from the rafters, showing their 17 titles, most in the NBA. In the video, Martinez, talking while wearing a Kyrie Irving jersey, named the local team as the Ugong Miners, reflecting on their history of quarrying and mining in the area. "We'll pass the next generation of great basketball players in the city of Valenzuela, and who knows, PBA players, or dream for the NBA," the politician said. Despite not adorning the signature parquet floor, the Shamrock Center also bears the signature of Celtic patriach Red Auerbach, much like the TD Garden in Boston. Martinez also clarifies that playing in the newly-opened facility is for free, but playing there will need a prior reservation. The newly-opened Shamrock Center will ajoin the nearby Oksana Basketball Court, which bears a huge painting of Celtic guard Irving on the court.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Facebook expands presence in PH, opens new office

Social media giant Facebook is expanding its business presence in the country, where it is used by over 66 million Filipinos. Facebook recently opened a new head office in Bonifacio Globe City, Tag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

DoJ to probe Parañaque prosecutor on Okada case

THE Department of Justice will investigate the Paranaque City prosecutor handling the estafa case against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada for allegedly prematurely disclosing his resolution to the businessman’s “close companion” who posted it on her Facebook and Instagram accounts last May 18. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said he will inquire….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

DOJ to probe leakage of resolution on gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada’s case

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate the leakage of a resolution on Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada's case that was posted on social media on May 18. "I will look into this matter ASAP [as soon as possible]," Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said in text message sent to reporters on Monday. Last week, lawyers of Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc. (TRLEI), submitted to the Office of the City Prosecutor a motion questioning why a person who is not even a party to the case has a copy of a resolution dismissing their complaint against Okada. According to TRLEI portions of the resolution were posted on Facebook and Instagram. "The very same resolution tha...Keep on reading: DOJ to probe leakage of resolution on gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada’s case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

UST suspends recognition of fraternities, sororities as probe on death of law freshman continues

EIGHT months after the death of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horatio “Atio” Castillo 3rd, the school’s office for student affairs suspended its recognition of all fraternities, sororities and similar organizations on campus effective in August. In a memorandum, a copy of which was posted by student publication The Varsitarian on Twitter and Facebook, Ma.… link: UST suspends recognition of fraternities, sororities as probe on death of law freshman continues.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Global South coalition tells Facebook: Be fair, accountable

MANILA, Philippines – Following the probe into Facebook's role in the US elections , a coalition demanded scrutiny into the company's alleged involvement in "abetting human rights abuses" and "spreading misinformation" in developing countries. (READ:  How Facebook algorithms impact democracy ) The coalition, formed on the sidelines of RightsCon2018 in Toronto, Canada, slammed Facebook's lack of action to address ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Facebook bashers face PNP chief Albayalde in Camp Crame

MANILA, Philippines – Two weeks after ordering a probe against them, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde finally faced his Facebook bashers . Nine cops from different police groups and regions reported to Albayalde's Camp Crame office on Tuesday, May 8, after cops specializing in information technology tracked them down ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

PNP chief Albayalde orders probe vs his Facebook bashers

MANILA, Philippines – Oscar Albayalde knows he is no Ronald dela Rosa . So just when he was named as a candidate to be the next Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, it wasn't a surprise for him to hear cops complaining. What angered the former Metro Manila top cop were policemen wearing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

PHL privacy watchdog opens investigation on Facebook

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre, National Correspondent THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) has opened a formal inquiry into Facebook, Inc. following the social media giant’s admission that the company had been negligent in preventing data abuse. Facebook had confessed that data of some 1.2 million users in the Philippines may have been wrongly shared with […] The post PHL privacy watchdog opens investigation on Facebook appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018