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Fake news spreads in Cotabato City as Bangsamoro plebiscite nears

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Rumors circulated Saturday night, January 19, that some Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) proponents in the city were rushed to the hospital due to food poisoning. (READ:  As Bangsamoro vote nears, tensions rise in Cotabato City ) In a Facebook post, a certain Ainon Young G warned her fellow members of the Bangsamoro not to ........»»

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Facebook investing $300M to support journalism

Facebook investing $300M to support journalism.....»»

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Report: Facebook May Receive Record Fine for Shoddy Privacy Security

SAN FRANCISCO --- Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5 million , which it dealt to Google in 2012 for bypassing the privacy controls in Apple's Safari browser, according to The Washington Post. The story published Friday cited three unidentified people familiar with the discussions. In an automated response, the FTC said it was unable to comment, citing its closure due to the U.S. government shutdown. Facebook declined to comment. The potenti...Keep on reading: Report: Facebook May Receive Record Fine for Shoddy Privacy Security.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 20 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

No sailing policy up in Camarines Sur as LPA looms

PILI, Camarines Sur --- Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel "Migz" Villafuerte declared on Saturday evening a no sailing policy in the province through a memorandum shortly after a low pressure area entered the Philippine area of responsibility. Villafuerte said in the statement posted in his official Facebook account that Gale Warning No. 7 has been issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) over the eastern coast of Southern Luzon and the provinces of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte. He also said the sea condition is expected to be rough with waves reaching from 2.8 to 4.5 meters. Meanwhile, Mayor Margarita Aguinillo of Buhi...Keep on reading: No sailing policy up in Camarines Sur as LPA looms.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 20 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

‘Losing isn’t when you come in last or second; it’s when you don’t give your best’

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com The De La Salle University swimming team finished UAAP Season 81 last November on a high note. The women's swimming team (Lady Tankers) won third place, while the men's swimming team (Green Tankers) came in second. Among the members in the team is Green Tanker Rochmond Santos, 20, a third year sports studies major. Santos started swimming lessons when he was around nine years old. He didn't want to take the lessons, but his mother insisted. She told him that swimming was a "clean sport." He eventually fell in love with it. He wakes up at 5 a.m. daily, starts training at 6 a.m., attends c...Keep on reading: ‘Losing isn’t when you come in last or second; it’s when you don’t give your best’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 19th, 2019Related News

Jesus Falcis: Jover Laurio played ‘major role’ in drama brought by Kris Aquino

Jesus Falcis pointed at blogger Jover Lauriofor escalating the drama further between his brother Nicko and Kris Aquino. The lawyer penned a message to the founder of the Pinoy Ako Blog, including screenshots of his conversation with her, on a Facebook post Friday---the day before Lauriogets married. Previously, the Queen of All Mediaadmitted funding Laurio'santi-Duterte government blog to boost some articles. Meanwhile, Nicko said that the funds were properly used for boosting, maintaining his innocence that he never stole from her, adding that he has proper Facebook documentation. "Before you betrayed me and when I thought we were friends, you invited me to your wedding," h...Keep on reading: Jesus Falcis: Jover Laurio played ‘major role’ in drama brought by Kris Aquino.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 19th, 2019Related News

PAGASA Debunks Claim of NOAH’s Official

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) on Monday debunked the claim of Dr. Mahar Lagmay, the Director of the UP Project NOAH, that the state weather bureau allegedly issued “wrong forecasts and late warnings” during the passage of Tropical Depression Usman recently. Dr. Lagmay alleged in his Facebook Account post that the wrong […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2019Related News

Gio Tingson: Don’t use youth commission as Bong Go’s billboard | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: National Youth Commission has become Bong Go’s ‘billboard’ – ex-chief Controversial former Cebu fiscal killed in ambush Facebook removes 471 Russian-linked pages for using fake accounts {module 3998}.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2019Related News

Guard’s honesty hailed for returning wallet with over P182K at Clark airport

MANILA, Philippines --- A security guard at Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga province has been commended for her honesty after she returned a wallet containing more than P182,000 in cash last January 1, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) reported Friday. In a Facebook post, DOTr said aviation security personnel Lorna Briosa, 32, reportedly found the wallet on the floor of nearby light post on New Year's Day. She then turned over the wallet, which was apparently left behind by a passenger at the airport's greeter's area, to airport operations officers. The money was then listed as a lost and unclaimed item. No identification card or document was found inside th...Keep on reading: Guard’s honesty hailed for returning wallet with over P182K at Clark airport.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 18th, 2019Related News

Facebook removes 471 Russian-linked pages for using fake accounts

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook announced Thursday, January 17, it has removed a total of 471 Russia-linked Facebook pages and accounts, as well as 41 Instagram accounts because of what it deemed "coordinated inauthentic behavior." According to Nathaniel Gleicher, head of cybersecurity policy at Facebook, "the two operations we found originated ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Beauty bloggers call out university for using them as examples of ‘improper grooming’

Two international beauty bloggers took offense on the Facebook post of Leyte Normal University that used their photos as examples of “improper grooming for men.” Bretman Rock Sacayanan or Bretman Rock and Manny Gutierrez or Manny MUA questioned the post on separate posts on Twitter. The post has already been deleted. Bretman, who was born […] The post Beauty bloggers call out university for using them as examples of ‘improper grooming’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 17th, 2019Related News

Enrile asked: ‘How does it feel to be called a traitor?’

A recent video on the official Facebook page of former Senate President and current Senatorial candidate Juan Ponce Enrile begins by asking him what being called a traitor feels like. Enrile's reaction is a thoughtful pause as he considers the question before the video segues into historical news footage of his participation in the EDSA People Power revolution. To Enrile's recollection, it was the first time he was ever branded a traitor. "They thought that I did what I did (join the mutiny against Marcos) because I wanted power. Far from it," he says in the video. Enrile's retelling stretches further back into boyhood when he was just 17 years old. In the video, he describe...Keep on reading: Enrile asked: ‘How does it feel to be called a traitor?’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

Dad gets visit from police after joking he fed his baby hot sauce

A dad from Stockton-on-tees, England got a surprise visit from police after apparently making a joke on Facebook that he fed his 5-day-old son hot sauce. Paul Dawson shared that the incident stemmed from his post about what happened that day with his baby Ben, as reported byThe Daily Mirroron Sunday, Jan. 13. The 39-year-old said he and his partner Lorencia decided to eat out. While they were at a restaurant, she was breastfeeding the baby, and he was eating hot wings. His wife then told him she wanted to eat, so he offered to carry the baby after wiping his hands on a napkin. He added the baby "wasn't too happy and not feeding anymore," so he put his knuckle in Ben's mouth ...Keep on reading: Dad gets visit from police after joking he fed his baby hot sauce.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

LONDON --- Facebook says it has removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news. The social media company said Thursday it took action after finding two networks "that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior" on its Facebook and Instagram platforms. Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said in a blog post that one network operated in countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the other focused on Ukraine. The people running the accounts represented themselves as independent news sources and posted on topics like anti-NATO sentiment and pr...Keep on reading: Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

Nicko Falcis hits back at Kris for saying his family ‘pawns’ to political powers

"At least now it's confirmed: how you rich and powerful people think of us working class --- who have to claw our way to get the proper education to earn a rightful degree, so we can then work long and hard to provide properly for our families." This was Nicko Falcis' reply to Kris Aquino after the latter went live on Facebook on Jan. 15 while in Singapore. In the video, which was also uploaded to Aquino's YouTube account "The Aquinos," she mentioned that the Falcis family is just "pawns" to bigger political powers. "The Falcis family don't realize they are just pawns, parang sa chess," Aquino said then. "They are expendable, being used by bigger political powers, yun ang ibig ...Keep on reading: Nicko Falcis hits back at Kris for saying his family ‘pawns’ to political powers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

Razorback drummer ends life, captures it via Facebook Live

Brian Velasco, drummer of the iconic 1990s heavy metal band Razorback, jumped to his death from a condominium building in Malate, Manila on Wednesday. According to reports, Velasco began a…READ The post Razorback drummer ends life, captures it via Facebook Live appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

‘Mananabas’ Post in Facebook, a Hoax – Pangasinan PNP

The Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) belied a viral post on Facebook about an alleged “Mananabas” roaming in villages in Dasol town and Alaminos City. Senior Inspector Ria Tacderan, information officer of PPPO, said there was no hacking incident recorded in Dasol and Alaminos City, or sighting of the “Mananabas” in those areas upon verification […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has […] The post Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 16th, 2019Related News

In era of news deserts, no easy fix for US struggles

NEW YORK --- The U.S. news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself, lately. Newspaper circulation is down sharply, and so is employment in the newspaper industry. Financial cutbacks have led to the shutdown of nearly 1,800 daily and weekly newspapers since 2004. Two developments this week brought the issue into further focus. Facebook, whose success has contributed to the news business' decline, announced Tuesday it would invest $300 million over three years in news initiatives with an emphasis in local coverage. More ominously, the hedge fund-backed Digital First Media, known for sharp cost-cutting strategies, bid to buy Gannett Co. , the publisher of USA ...Keep on reading: In era of news deserts, no easy fix for US struggles.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2019Related News

SCHEDULE: Sinulog 2019 activities

MANILA, Philippines – It's that time of the year again for the celebration of the famous Sinulog Festival in honor of Santo Niño de Cebu. In a Facebook post, the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu released its schedule of activities leading for this year’s festival highlights on ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News