Deleting our memory

Radel Paredes 04/21/2018

The recent expose of how Facebook has been sharing (or selling) our private information to interested groups (such as political parties) without our consent shows how it has been playing Big Brother in the social network. But…

FAREWELL, FACEBOOK

AP 04/18/2018

Here’s how to break it off NEW YORK —Fed up with Facebook? You’re not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy…

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

AFP 04/18/2018

Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social network, which has been rocked…

Bam Aquino: Facebook’s fact-checking program will boost fight vs fake news

Inquirer.net 04/14/2018

The partnership of Facebook with two local media outlets for a third-party fact checking program would strengthen the fight against fake news, Senator Bam Aquino said on Saturday. Aquino said the move of the social media giant…

Facebook says 87M may be affected by data breach

AFP 04/05/2018

Facebook said Wednesday the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, as Mark Zuckerberg defended his leadership at the huge social network. Facebook’s estimate was far higher…

Facebook questioned about pulling Android call, text data

AP 03/26/2018

On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The…

Less-cool Facebook losing youth at fast pace

AFP 02/13/2018

With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing…

MAO BA?

Editorial 01/30/2018

SPRAY PAINT BAN Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s plan to lobby the passage of an ordinance banning aerosol spray paint because “it promotes vandalism” didn’t sit well with some netizens. Reuben Tadena wrote: “Di naman sa illegal…

MAO BA?

Editorial 01/16/2018

NO MORE FIREWORKS Netizens weren’t too happy with Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s decision to prohibit the fireworks display for the Sinulog Grand finale. Karla Rayla Soler wrote, “Way ayu ba! Nasubraan najud. Ok ra ko sa…

Mao ba?

Editorial 01/09/2018

A STUDENT’S HOAX Netizens were aghast and outraged after learning that the 21-year-old student who was reported to be kidnapped last Monday admitted that it was a hoax meant to cover up her loss of school money.…