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Hack-proof phone from China junked

President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday the Chinese government had offered him a mobile phone that could not be hacked or accessed through computers or computer network......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardDec 3rd, 2019

Duterte says he refused cell phone from China

President Duterte revealed that China had offered to provide him a hack-proof mobile phone but he refused, to avoid suspicions that he is hiding something......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

Duterte tumanggi sa China cellphone

TINANGGIHAN ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang alok ng China na high-tech cellular phone na hindi kayang i-hack kahit ng pinakamagaling na hacker......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

Joint efforts with Tajikistan key projects

BEIJING, China (Xinhua) — China and Tajikistan should coordinate efforts to contain the COVID-19 epidemic and promote bilateral trade, and be open to new ideas to ensure the implementation of key projects in the joint construction of the Belt and Road, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a phone conversation with his Tajik counterpart Emomali […] The post Joint efforts with Tajikistan key projects appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 17th, 2020

Message apps add to China marital woes

Echo couldn’t figure out why her Shanghai businessman husband routinely came home well past midnight, straining their 10-year marriage — until she looked at his phone. Flirtatious messages from other women revealed a pattern of affairs facilitated by WeChat, China’s top messaging app. WeChat and other platforms have helped revolutionize inter-personal relations in China, but […] The post Message apps add to China marital woes appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 17th, 2020

Phone greeting to visitors on Pag-asa Island: ‘Welcome to China, Vietnam’

MANILA, Philippines – Government officials and other visitors who went to the Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) on Tuesday received an unexpected greeting in their mobile phones after it switched to roaming mode. Text messages sent by one of the country’s cellular and data service providers showed a “Welcome to China” and […] The post Phone greeting to visitors on Pag-asa Island: ‘Welcome to China, Vietnam’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Whatever happened to Gilas Pilipinas 1.0?

Since program’s inception, Gilas Pilipinas has been the name associated with the Philippine men’s basketball team. It gave the national team the identity it has used for a decade already. Gilas has gone through many iterations, but the current lineup, regardless of who the players are, only go by the general “Gilas” term. But early in the program’s history, each team went by a specific number, unofficially used by pretty much everyone to distinguish the teams that competed in different tournaments. It made sense too, since each team had a completely different identity. In later years, Gilas has improved in using the program as a way to ensure national basketball continuity. Nevertheless, each of the earlier Gilas versions had their success and failures. Here’s what happened to each of them.   Whatever happened to Gilas 1.0? Main tournament: 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships @ Wuhan, China Prize: 1 automatic ticket to the 2012 London Olympics Result: 4th place (lost to Jordan in semis, lost to South Korea in bronze medal game) Head coach: Rajko Toroman Coach Rajko’s previous history before becoming the first coach of the Gilas program was leading Iran to its first-ever Olympics appearance in Beijing just four years prior. Toroman was tasked to lead another national team to the Olympics, but his Philippine team mostly made up of amateur stars fell two wins short of London. Coach Rajko’s Gilas stint ended after the 2011 Asian Championships. He’s still recently connected to the Philippine team, albeit this time as an opponent. He now coaches Indonesia and his national team took on Gilas last December in the SEA Games in in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers last February.   The Players: #4 Mark Barroca After his unceremonious exit from FEU, Mark Barroca was selected into the original Gilas team and was a major revelation especially during the national team’s earlier tune-up games against PBA teams and when they actually went to the semifinals of the 2011 Commissioner’s Cup. After their semifinals stint in Wuhan, Barroca was part of the loaded 2011 Gilas Draft, picked 5th by Shopinas before being shipped to B-Meg. Barroca has stayed with the Purefoods franchise since, a 6-time PBA champion and two-time Finals MVP. He won the Grand Slam with the team in 2014. #5 Asi Taulava Asi was one of the PBA players chosen to reinforce a mostly-amateur Gilas team in 2011. At the time, Taulava was a Meralco Bolt but would become an ABL MVP and champion with San Miguel Beer in the ABL two years later. The 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships was Asi’s third straight appearance in the tournament. He was with the 2007 team in Tokushima and was also part of the 2009 team that competed in Tianjin. While Taulava was already almost 40 here, it won’t be his last stint with Gilas Pilipinas just yet. #6 Jvee Casio The former La Salle star was one of the main pillars of the original Gilas team, putting off the PBA Draft for two years in order to play for the national team. Proof of Casio’s standing in the original Gilas team was him being selected first overall during the 2011 Draft. With the Powerade Tigers, Casio, with Gilas teammate Marcio Lassiter, made the Philippine Cup Finals as a no. 8 seed in 2012. In 2013, Casio won his first and so far, only title in the Commissioner’s Cup with the Alaska Aces. #7 Jimmy Alapag Alapag was one of the three TNT players in the original Gilas team. It was Jimmy’s first stint in the national team since 2007. He was not chosen for the 2009 FIBA-Asia Championships. Jimmy didn’t see heavy minutes with the original Gilas, but he was the national team’s most reliable marksman and shot 40 percent from deep. Seeing action in 2011 means that Alapag is a Gilas original, and his first appearance with the program would not be his last, it’s also not his best. #8 Chris Tiu Arguably the face of Gilas Pilipinas when the program first started, Chris Tiu went from a successful UAAP career in Ateneo to being captain of the national team. Tiu didn’t play the most minutes and didn’t have the best numbers, but he probably put in the most work out of everyone for the original Gilas team. After Gilas, Tiu joined the PBA Draft in 2012 and was selected by Rain or Shine. He won the Commissioner’s Cup title in 2016 and retired from basketball after the 2018 season. #9 Japeth Aguilar Japeth Aguilar was still pretty raw during 2011 for the original Gilas team. In Wuhan, he played the least out of all the players, appearing in only five games. Nevertheless, Aguilar would become a constant for the national team after his first stint in 2009. Aguilar would find his way to Ginebra in the PBA and won four of his five titles with the team. He’s the league’s most recent Finals MVP and is still playing for Gilas Pilipinas. #10 Mac Baracael Mac Baracael making the original Gilas team was a miracle all in itself. After being shot in the back as an FEU Tamaraw, Baracael made a full recovery and was selected into the national team and was a role player in the 2011 Asian Championships. Baracael was taken 6th by Alaska in the 2011 Draft and had a short but mostly solid but forgettable career in the league. #11 Marcus Douthit Marcus Douthit was the solid rock that formed the foundation of the original Gilas Pilipinas team. After a long search, the national team tapped the former Providence center as naturalized player and in his first Asian Championships, Douthit didn’t disappoint. “Kuya Marcus” led the tournament in both points and rebounds, averaging 21.9 points per game and 12.2 rebounds. He was also tied for third in blocks with 1.7 rejections per outing. Douthit was already 31 at the time, but he most definitely proved that the Gilas program can work and the national team can be successful if you put a solid anchor around the country’s most skilled players. #12 Kelly Williams In his first and only stint with Gilas Pilipinas, Kelly Williams started at power forward. At this point in his career, Williams wasn’t exactly the player that took the PBA by storm and won MVP in his second season, but he was still explosive enough to give the national team quality minutes. Kelly’s role with the original Gilas has mostly mirrored his career in his later years, being the scrappy veteran at forward for teams with younger, faster players. #13 Marcio Lassiter Despite not playing in Gilas’ first two games of the 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships due to eligibility issues, Lassiter ended up as the national team’s second leading scorer behind Douthit. Marcio actually struggled shooting in his Gilas Pilipinas debut, shooting less than 40 percent from the field and a woeful 21 percent from deep. Regardless, he was seen as the future of the national team, and it’s quite unfortunate that it took him a while to get back after his initial stint in Wuhan. In the PBA, Lassiter was picked 4th in the 2011 Draft by Powerade, joining Gilas teammate and no. 1 pick Jvee Casrio. Marcio was later traded to San Miguel and is now an 8-time champion. #14 Chris Lutz Like Lassiter, Chris Lutz missed two games in Wuhan due to eligibility issues. Like Lassiter, Lutz also struggled shooting the ball once he did play and wound up with the least total points for the original Gilas Pilipinas in 2011. Regardless, Lutz was a highly-touted recruit and was picked 3rd by San Miguel (then known as Petron) in the 2011 Draft and went on to average 15.4 points and 3.5 assists in his rookie year. However, Lutz’ career in the PBA ended up being short, as injuries ended up being his downfall. He was officially traded to Meralco in 2017, but is yet to resurface. #15 Ranidel De Ocampo RDO partnered with TNT teammate Kelly Williams to for a reliable power forward duo for the original Gilas Pilipinas. Never the flashy one, De Ocampo would become a reliable contributor for Gilas for years to come, and the 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships was first proof of that. RDO was top-5 in points, rebounds, and assists for Gilas Pilipinas in 2011.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 6th, 2020

China to Do Its Best to Help PH: Chinese FM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a phone talk with Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Sunday saying China is willing to do its utmost to help the Philippines fight against coronavirus disease (Covid-19). On behalf of the Philippine side, Locsin reiterated firm support for China’s fight against Covid-19 and congratulated […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 17th, 2020

Politicizing POGOs

The other day, a Chinese was killed by his compatriot. According to reports, the suspect in the shooting yielded an ID of the People’s Liberation Army. This, according to administration critics, as well as social media experts, is proof that China is conducting intelligence work on us and might be ready to deploy an army to wage a war within our soil in a snap of a finger......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2020

Virus death toll drops in China, rises in others

China on Thursday touted a big drop in new virus infections as proof its epidemic control efforts are working, but the toll grew abroad with deaths in Japan and South Korea. Fatalities in China hit 2,118 as 114 more people died, but health officials reported the lowest number of new cases in nearly a month, […] The post Virus death toll drops in China, rises in others appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

As China needs virus masks, phone and diaper makers fill void

BEIJING, China – A diaper manufacturer in eastern China was closed for the Lunar New Year holiday when it heard from officials – China needed vast amounts of masks to fight a deadly virus epidemic and factories needed to chip in. In just over two days, New Yifa ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Calida files quo warranto vs ABS-CBN | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Void ABS-CBN franchise, Calida asks Supreme Court DOJ clears Robredo, charges Trillanes in sedition case PNP gives general who snatched reporter's phone slap on the wrist From dead, to alive, to dead again: How China handled virus doctor's death Oscars 2020: 'Parasite' makes history with Best Picture win – Rappler.com Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

U.S. indicts 4 Chinese military hackers for Equifax breach

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (UPDATED) – The US Justice Department announced indictments of 4 members of China's People's Liberation Army for alleged involvement in the massive 2017 hack of the database of giant US credit rating agency Equifax. The hackers are accused of stealing the sensitive personal information on some 145 million Americans, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday. In a phone call on Friday evening, the two leaders “discussed a range of issues, including cooperation to ensure the security of our telecommunications networks”, […] The post Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

Investigation points to Saudi prince role in Bezos phone hack

WASHINGTON, USA – Amazon chief Jeff Bezos's phone was likely infected by spyware hidden in a message from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, according to an analysis released Wednesday, January 22, prompting calls for an official investigation. A forensic analysis by technical experts retained by Bezos after a leak of his personal information ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

Saudi dismisses link to Amazon owner hack

The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Amazon […] The post Saudi dismisses link to Amazon owner hack appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2020

China starts mandatory face scans for phone users

Beijing—China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, according to the country’s information technology authority, as Beijing continues to tighten cyberspace controls......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

China says trade envoys agree on phone to talks

BEIJING: Top Chinese and US trade negotiators have agreed to talks on a preliminary deal for resolving the tariff war between the world’s two largest economies, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday. In a brief notice, the ministry said that Vice Premier Liu He and other senior officials spoke by phone with US Trade Representative […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 26th, 2019

Huawei pushes 5G in Southeast Asia, brushing off tech war with U.S.

BANGKOK, Thailand – Chinese phone giant Huawei said on Sunday, November 3, it was ready to roll out 5G infrastructure across Southeast Asia, dismissing US warnings its tech could be used to hoover up data for Beijing. The firm has emerged as a key protagonist in the wider US-China trade war ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

U.S. close to finalizing parts of trade deal with China – USTR

WASHINGTON, US – Washington and Beijing are making "headway" on key issues in their ongoing trade dispute and discussions will continue , the US Trade Representative's office said Friday, October 25, following a phone call between senior officials. (READ:  Partial U.S.-China trade deal only 'baby step' as thorny issues remain ) President Donald Trump heralded a major win in his offensive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2019

Getting out: Tariffs push some U.S. manufacturers to exit China

CHICAGO, USA – As fresh United States tariffs on Chinese imports kick in, Illinois-based phone accessories manufacturer Ben Buttolph has been urgently moving production to other Asian countries despite the cost, inconvenience, and deep uncertainty. Buttolph, chief finance officer at Xentris Wireless, expects that his company will never return ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2019