Apple follows Google in yanking Parler for threats of violence

Apple on Saturday followed Google and removed the Parler app from its mobile store for allowing "threats of violence," after the deadly attack on the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 10th, 2021

Conservative site Parler, banned by tech giants, is headed offline

Tech giants Amazon, Apple and Google have all cut ties with Parler, the social media platform popular with some conservatives, potentially leaving it without an internet home as of midnight Sunday even as its usership has recently been soaring......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Apple s Cook says Parler could return to App Store with reforms

Parler, the social network popular among conservatives, could return to Apple's App Store if it changes how it moderates posts on the platform, the tech giant's CEO Tim Cook said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

CCPO reminds cops: Don’t resort to violence

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police officers here were reminded not to resort to violence and use their service firearms unless threats to their lives are present and imminent. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), made this reminder after a cop in Luzon is now in hot waters […] The post CCPO reminds cops: Don’t resort to violence appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

Going for meaningful transformational startups

The success stories of Facebook, Apple, and Google have inspired the growth of the startup ecosystem, not least in the Philippines, where aspirants dreamed of growing a garage business to one that would disrupt traditional business models, and bring in tons of money and popularity......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

‘Barangay 143’ conquers Netflix, streams on PopTV this Nov. 18

First Filipino anime series “Barangay 143” continues to bring the country’s name to the global stage after it debuted on streaming giant Netflix last month and even landed among the top ten most watched titles in Netflix Asia. “We are very proud that again we have reached another first with ‘Barangay 143,’ and that is the first Filipino anime series to stream on Netflix. This has been enjoyed by millions of Filipinos nationwide during its free TV run and we believe other countries would enjoy it just as much as Filipinos did. We hope it continues to entertain young viewers and inspire young Filipino animators,” said August Media Holdings CEO Jyotirmoy Saha. “From the very start, we want to make Filipinos proud and to be able to share our story to the rest of the world so we are just overwhelmed with all the positive feedback we are getting. ‘Barangay 143’ represents all of us,” said Synergy88 Entertainment Media COO Jackeline Chua. Ever since it premiered on Netflix, the show has again received positive feedback from Filipinos who expressed how proud they of the Filipino anime. Some also shared how happy they are that they can finally stream it online. Aside from that, clamor for its second season grows even more as avid fans of the show demand producers to finally end its more than one year of hiatus off air. Prior to this, “Barangay 143” made the headlines as it emerged the best in Asia and won the Best 2D Animated Program and Best Theme Song (‘Alanganin’) categories at the recent Asian Television Awards. It was also proclaimed regional winner in the Best Animated Program, Best Drama Series, and Best Theme Song (‘Liga ng Buhay’) categories at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards. Produced by Philippine-based Synergy88 Entertainment Media, Singapore’s August Media Holdings, Japan’s TV Asahi and ASI Animation, “Barangay 143” tells the story of Bren Park, a young and rising basketball superstar from Korea who in search of his biological father in Manila. Here, he finds a new family in a team of misfits and turns their basketball team from underdogs to being the team to beat in the tournament. Aside from its Filipino storyline, “Barangay 143” was dubbed by Filipino celebrities-turned-voice actors led by Migo Adecer, Julie Anne San Jose, Ruru Madrid, and Kelley Day and seasoned actors John Arcilla, Cherie Gil, Edu Manzano, and Lorna Tolentino among others. It’s original soundtrack also features top OPM artists that include Gloc 9, Nina, Top Suzara, Kris Lawrence, Harlem Ty, Kevin Yadao, Krizza Neri, and Willie Revillame. It premiered on free-to-air television via GMA 7 in October 2018 and consistently dominated its Sunday morning timeslot according to data from AGB Nielsen. “Barangay 143” is still available on Netflix and will be available on newest streaming platform POPTV this Nov 18. To download just search “POPTV Pinas” on Google Play or Apple AppStore. For more information, visit»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 8th, 2020

Apple developing search engine to compete with Google: report

Washington---Apple has accelerated work to develop its own search engine that would allow the iPhone maker to offer an alternative to Google, a Financial Times report said Wednesday......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Twitter tightens rules to thwart poll threats

San Francisco---Twitter said Friday it will take down calls for violence starting after polls close on US election day and slap warnings on premature victory claims to fight efforts to undermine the election......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

Italy launches probe into Google, Apple cloud services

Italy's competition watchdog Monday said it had opened probes into tech giants Google, Apple and Dropbox for possible unfair commercial practices in their cloud computing services......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

Google, Apple to install contact tracing directly on smartphones

New York---Apple and Google plan to directly integrate contact-tracing software into smartphones as they aim to broaden a jointly developed initiative to combat the coronavirus......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

Lazy people use threats

Failing to do their work properly, many government officials often use threats of jail time to convince people to exercise their right, their duty or be part of what’s good for them. Just like in the movie “Easy Rider”, the sheriff decides: “What we have here is the failure to communicate” and resolves the matter through violence......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

UN experts call for independent probe on killings of rights defenders

“We are saddened and appalled by the ongoing violence and threats against human rights defenders in the Philippines, including the killing of two human rights defenders over the past two weeks.” -- UN spokesperson The post UN experts call for independent probe on killings of rights defenders appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

‘Fortnite’ app removal threatens social lifeline for young gamers

NEW YORK/BENGALURU– A YouTube alert interrupted Jack Erricker’s schoolwork on Friday morning as he and kids all over the world woke up to the news that their favorite game, Fortnite, had been taken down from Apple’s Store and Google Play store. “It’s basically the only game I play,” said Erricker, an 11-year-old in Bengaluru, India, […] The post ‘Fortnite’ app removal threatens social lifeline for young gamers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

Tech titans in the spotlight at US antitrust hearing

US lawmakers will grill the chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Wednesday about how they wield marketplace power in what promises to be a rare political spectacle......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

Facebook grudgingly submits to EC probe

Amazon, Apple and Google also on antitrust crosshairs. The post Facebook grudgingly submits to EC probe appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

Quarantine generally followed but many still pasaway — DILG

DILG also said Google and Apple mobility data are "limited" in scope since they relied on cellphone use. In 2018, 55% of adult Filipinos were found to own a smartphone......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Women& rsquo;s group warns against & lsquo;Zoom-bombing& rsquo;

The Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) warned on Tuesday against the rising “zoom-bombing” and online attacks against organizations that offer services amid lockdown and threats of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as its web seminar on violence against women was attacked by trolls and zoom-bombers last week......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2020

More Companies Join Ad Council, White House COVID-19 PSA Initiative 03-26-2020

A number of additional media and tech companies are joining the effort including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, SiriusXM and Pandora, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and Verizon Media, amongoth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 28th, 2020

UN special rapporteurs stress chilling effect of red tagging

“We wish to reiterate that when high-level officials engage in speeches which disparages the work of human rights defenders, they undermine the value of their vital work, denigrate them in the eyes of the public and may put them at risk of threats, violence or other forms of harassment.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL… The post UN special rapporteurs stress chilling effect of red tagging appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

Google restricts visits to curb coronavirus risk

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Google on Monday, March 9, began restricting visits to its offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York as it ramped up precautions against the deadly novel coronavirus. The added measure was enacted as word went out that Apple had joined the list of technology firms ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Madalas ka ba sa Camp Cramming?

Pakinggan din sa:  Spotify  |  Apple Podcasts  |  Google Podcasts MANILA, Philippines – Ang episode na ito ay hatid sa inyo ng cramming. Sa school man o trabaho – kahit sa pag-isip ng topic para sa mga podcast – lahat siguro tayo, nagcram na o ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020