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Google+ Faces Second Data Leak, Platform to Shut Down Earlier

Google+ will be shut down earlier than expected after it suffered another data leak exposing information of over 50 million users. Google decided to shut down the consumer version of Google+ after it suffered the first data leak and scheduled to shut it down on April 2019 instead of August 2019 after the data leak […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Tech giants face tighter regulations

TOKYO, Japan — Japan is planning to tighten regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook after an expert panel called for better oversight on competition and privacy, an official said Thursday. Japan has followed in the footsteps of other countries in scrutinizing the dominant role played by the world’s largest information technology companies, including […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Google chief trusts AI makers to regulate the technology

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Google chief Sundar Pichai said fears about artificial intelligence (AI) are valid but that the tech industry is up to the challenge of regulating itself, in an interview published Wednesday, December 12. Tech companies building AI should factor in ethics early in the process to make certain ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Maria Ressa is Time Person Of The Year | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Maria Ressa, other journalists named Time 'Person of the Year' No actual rebellion, no data to back martial law extension – lawmakers Google CEO spars with U.S. lawmakers on bias, privacy {module 3998}.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

Google expands Android features to iOS

iPhone users of Google Maps have had to go without the For You recommendations and the live-functioning Google Lens that rolled out earlier this year to Android users, but now iOS users can access both. In June, Google launched the For You recommendations section in Maps for Android, and in October, the Pixel 3 lineup came with Lens already integrated into the default camera app; this week, the company announced that both features are coming to iOS. As for the For You tab in Google Maps, it's now available in over 40 countries on iOS and in over 130 new countries on Android. Now more users will have somewhere to turn to for ideas when they've exhausted all their family plans on...Keep on reading: Google expands Android features to iOS.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

Google chief denies political bias claims – BBC News

GOOGLE CHIEF  Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians. Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

Google CEO spars with U.S. lawmakers on bias, privacy

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – Google chief executive Sundar Pichai parried US lawmakers Tuesday, December 11, over complaints of political bias and intrusive data collection as the internet giant came under heavy criticism from conservatives. "We build our products in a neutral way," Pichai said in one exchange with a lawmaker, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

Balangiga bells come home – The Manila Times

Balangiga bells come home  The Manila Times Bells of Balangiga arrive in Manila  Casper Star-Tribune Online LOOK: Balangiga Bells flown to Manila  INQUIRER.net Keep one Balangiga bell at National Museum, senator urges  Manila Bulletin One or two Balangiga bells were suggested to be kept in Manila —PHL envoy  GMA News View full coverage on Google News Source link link: Balangiga bells come home – The Manila Times.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

CEO Sundar Pichai says Google has checks and balances against bias

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said on Monday, December 10, that the internet giant steers clear of "political bias," arguing that this is a core principle of its business to maintain trust of users. Pichai also said privacy and security are essential parts of Google's mission, and that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Journalists urge EU to resist lobbying by tech giants

PARIS, France – Top journalists called on the EU Tuesday, December 11, to resist intense lobbying by Internet giants to gut a law which would force them to pay for the news content they pick up. European Parliament lawmakers voted in September to compel Google, Facebook , and other major tech ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Davao City uses GSuite to improve service delivery

DAVAO CITY (PIA)-The city government of Davao is now utilizing the GSuite collaboration tool to enhance delivery of public service.The GSuite is a package of Google Cloud-based collaborative.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Davao City uses GSuite to improve service delivery

DAVAO CITY (PIA)-The city government of Davao is now utilizing the GSuite collaboration tool to enhance delivery of public service.The GSuite is a package of Google Cloud-based collaborative.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Filipino Student Wins 1st Prize in Int’l Essay Contest

Twenty-two-year old Filipino student Kent Harry Perez Cumpio won first prize, category Youth, in the 2018 annual Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation. The theme of the competition was “The Change I Want to Make”. 21,705 inspiring essay entries from 162 countries meant a lot of work for the jury, […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

France to introduce digital tax if no EU deal

PARIS, France – France will forge ahead with its own tax on digital giants in 2019 if the European Union fails to agree on how to get the likes of Google and Facebook to pay more tax in Europe, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday, December 6. Le Maire told ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Exciting Enderun auction raises funds for Tuloy Foundation scholars

EXCITEMENT filled the Enderun Tent as the live auction of the Harvest of Hope fundraising dinner began. The sale’s tempo started off at a stately pace, with auctioneers setting bid increments at P10,000. By the end of the run, guests were furiously bidding for “72 Hours in the World of Alain Ducasse,” with each paddle raise corresponding to a price increase of P100,000......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Bersamin: ‘Our role is to be an independent judiciary’

Although he wants the Judiciary to maintain a harmonious relationship with the two other branches of government, newly appointed Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said he does not want to always depend on the other branches of government for support. "We are part of a sovereign nation in the judiciary, and our role is to be an independent judiciary. We cannot always go to the two other branches of the government in order to have their assistance," Bersamin said in his speech during the culmination event of the six-year judicial reform project with Supreme Court partners United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ABA Rule of Law Initiative, and The Asia Foundation. "That...Keep on reading: Bersamin: ‘Our role is to be an independent judiciary’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

Regine Velasquez leads performers in Gabay Guro festival in Navotas

Gabay Guro, a project of PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) and the PLDT Managers Club Inc. (MCI) that aims to support and honor teachers through scholarship grants, training, livelihood, housing, among other programs, is now on its 11th year. Its success goaded PLDT chair Manny V. Pangilinan to suggest bringing it to more provinces in the country. Gabay Guro Foundation chair Chaye Cabal-Revilla proceeded to mobilize her team of volunteers to Agusan, Bulacan and Bataan to conduct trainings and workshops. To cap a fruitful 2018, Revilla announced that on Dec. 6 Gabay Guro's teacher festival would go to Navotas to spread early holiday cheers to the teachers. The event will be held...Keep on reading: Regine Velasquez leads performers in Gabay Guro festival in Navotas.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

UAAP Season 81 volleyball: Canino powers DLS-Z closer to title conquest

De La Salle-Zobel flirted with disaster before pulling off a huge 25-23, 28-26, 25-13, 25-19, 15-13, victory over defending four-time champion National University in the UAAP Season 81 girls high school volleyball tournament best-of-three Finals opener Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Sophomore Angel Canino delivered crucial hits down the stretch in the fifth frame and fired 18 points – all from attacks - including the match-clinching off the block kill that pushed the Junior Lady Spikers a win away from their 10th title and first since Season 75. Belen attack error, hits the net. Canino wins it for DLS-Z! The Junior Lady Spikers take Game 1 of the best-of-three series pic.twitter.com/takTwPGYgR — Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) December 5, 2018 “Iko-commend ko lahat ng mga bata. Yung lahat ng sakripisyo nila, paggising ng maaga. Yung pagtitiis nila para maka-cope up sa mga studies nila, yun ang foundation na pinaghuhugutan namin para makarating rito at makuha namin ang Game 1,” said second year coach Tina Salak. Alleiah Malaluan finished with 16 points and 14 digs while Cassandra Carballo got seven points with five coming off aces for DLS-Z. The game went nip-and-tuck in throughout the fifth set much to the delight of the crowd inside the venue. Michaela Belen put the Bullpups on top, 12-11, after a kill block on Alleiah Malaluan. Canino answered back with a kill followed by an ace by Kajia Carangan for a 13-12 DLS-Z lead. Belen tied it at 13 but the reigning Most Valuable Player sent her next attack straight to the net that pushed the Junior Lady Spikers at match point. Canino finished off NU with a left corner attack that went off the block of Erin Pangilinan. “Total team effort ang ginawa nila ngayon,” said Salak. Game 2 is on Sunday at the same venue. “Siguro po hard work pa para pagdating sa Game 2 marami na kaming maiiwasang errors sa loob bng court. Kasi po ngayong Game 1 ang dami naming error pagdating sa receive, sa service at sa communication po,” said the 15-year old, Grade 9 student Canino of their adjustments for Game 2. The Junior Lady Spikers opened the duel smoking before taking a tough challenge in the second frame. DSLS-Z saved two set points in the second before stealing the frame. NU was quick to adjust and dominated the next two sets to force a decider. Evangeline Alinsug and Sheena Toring scored 16 points each for the Bullpups, who pounded 62 attack points but gave away 44 points off errors. Faith Nisperos finished with 11 attacks for 13 points while Belen had 12 markers.   Meanwhile, Far Eastern University-Diliman dethroned University of Sto. Tomas in a hard-earned, 24-26, 25-16, 25-23, 13-25, 15-9, do-or-die Final Four battle to book a high school boys championship showdown with National University. Jose Javelona led three other Baby Tamaraws in double figures with 19 points while adding 13 excellent receptions and 12 digs for an all-around effort. Mike Ferrer had 12 markers while Jomil Codilla got 11 for twice-to-beat FEU-Diliman, which dropped the series opener. The Finals series will open on Sunday. Tigercub Rey De Vega saw his 21-point output go to waste as UST lost the crown it earned last year at the expense of the Baby Tams. Jhun Senoron and Jaycon Adeva got 19 and 15 markers, respectively, for the Tigercubs, who gave away 42 points off errors.   ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Belmonte’s Galing ng Bayan Foundation feted for volunteerism

The Galing ng Bayan Foundation of civic leader Mikey Belmonte was named by the Quezon City local government as one of its outstanding volunteer organizations for 2018......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

NHL adds Seattle as league s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow enough time for arena renovations. The as-yet unnamed franchise will be the Emerald City's first major winter sports team since the NBA's SuperSonics left town in 2008. "Today is a day for celebration in a great city that adores and avidly supports its sports teams and for our 101-year-old sports league," Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "Expanding to Seattle makes the National Hockey League more balanced, even more whole and even more vibrant. A team in Seattle evens the number of teams in our two conferences, brings our geographic footprint into greater equilibrium and creates instant new rivalries out west, particularly between Seattle and Vancouver." The announcement came a few moments after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan let the news slip at a watch party in Seattle, prompting cheers: "I got a call from a mole in the room and it was a unanimous vote. We're getting hockey." The decision was widely expected after the Seattle Hockey Partners group impressed the board's executive committee in October with a plan that had all the ingredients the NHL was looking for. Strong ownership led by billionaire David Bonderman and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a downtown arena in a sports-crazed city and a season-ticket drive that drummed up 10,000 orders in 12 minutes all cleared the way for the NHL to add another team less than three years after approving a franchise in Las Vegas. Seattle Hockey President and CEO Tod Leiweke joked that he'd have to throw out some Seattle 2020 business cards because of the pushed-back timing. But all sides agreed 2021 was the best time to start. "They've always felt that we should have a little more time to build the arena right," Bruckheimer said. "We wanted to bring it to 2020-21 because we want to get going right away, but it's not fair to the fans or to the players to not have a 100 percent finished arena when we start." The owners will pay a $650 million expansion fee, up from the $500 million the Vegas Golden Knights paid to join the league just two years ago. Leiweke said arena renovations will cost $800 million and the addition of a state-of-the-art practice facility makes it a total investment of over $1.5 billion. "(That's) a few bits of change which aren't around anymore," Bonderman said of the spending. "Seattle is one of my favorite cities and it's a pleasure to be here. If it was someplace else, I wouldn't have done it." The NHL will also realign its two divisions in the West for the 2021-22 season: Seattle will play the Pacific, home to its closest geographic rivals like Vancouver, Calgary and San Jose, and the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central Division. "It was at the end of the day the simplest, most logical and least disruptive option we had available to us and I think it'll work well for the Coyotes," Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. The remarkable debut by Vegas in 2017, which included a run to the Stanley Cup Final, gave the league more confidence about moving forward so quickly. Seattle will benefit from the same expansion draft rules Vegas had. Its front office is expected to be led by Dave Tippett, a former coach who would lead the search for the club's first general manager and staff. Tippett signed on to the project because of a connection to Leiweke, a major force in delivering an NHL team to Seattle. Leiweke got his start in hockey with the Minnesota Wild. He also worked in Vancouver and most recently helped build Tampa Bay into a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Leiweke left the Lightning in 2015 to become the COO of the NFL and didn't have any interest in leaving the league office until the project in Seattle began to gain traction. Leiweke's job will be to capitalize on a market whose demographics have changed significantly since he left the NFL's Seahawks in 2010 after being largely responsible for the team hiring coach Pete Carroll. Seattle is the largest market in the country without a winter pro sports franchise and has seen an influx of wealth in recent years. Even when he was running the Seahawks, Leiweke believed Seattle was ripe for the NHL and the response to the season-ticket drive only strengthened that belief. "I woke up today thinking about the fans," Leiweke said. "What did they feel on March 1 when they put down deposits without knowing anything? No team name, an ownership group they didn't know very well, a building plan that was back then somewhat defined but fairly vague. Today is a great day for the fans and we owe them so much. That's why today happened." The NHL's launch in Seattle will show how starved fans are for another team. Basketball is embedded in the DNA of the region thanks to 41 years of the SuperSonics and a lengthy history of producing NBA talent. When the rain of the fall and winter drive young athletes inside, they grab a basketball and head for the nearest gym to play pickup games. Basketball courts and coffee shops seem to be on every corner, but ice rinks are scarce. A lot about Seattle is different from 2008, when the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City. The skyline is filled with construction cranes. Amazon has taken over an entire section of the city, joined nearby by satellite offices of Google and Facebook. The amount of wealth now in the Seattle market is part of the reason Tim Leiweke, Tod's older brother and the CEO of event facilities giant Oak View Group, has regularly calls the city one of the most enticing expansion opportunities in pro sports history. Seattle has become a city of transplants due to the booming local economy. A hockey franchise would provide those newcomers a team to rally around, much like what happened when the Sounders of Major League Soccer arrived in 2009 — the last team added to the city's sport landscape. The Sonics were the first, joining the NBA in 1967, followed by the arrival of the Seahawks in 1976 and Mariners in 1977 after construction of the Kingdome. There have been several attempts at solving Seattle's arena issues and landing either an NHL or NBA team in the years since the Sonics left, but none had the support of the city or the private money attached until now. Asked Tuesday about possibly adding an NBA team, Bonderman responded: "One miracle at a time." While Seattle basks in the news, it's not clear the NHL will be satisfied at 32 teams even with the new team providing balance between the conferences and a natural, cross-border rival for the Vancouver Canucks. Daly said recently that there's no magic number, even though no major North American sports league has ever grown beyond 32 teams. Houston, Quebec City and Toronto have all been touted as possible new homes someday, but they'll also have to wait. "We're not looking right now and I think for the foreseeable future at any further expansion," Bettman said. ___ AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle contributed......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News