4,444 new cases bring PH COVID-19 tally to 143,749

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 08/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An additional 4,444 patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shot up the Philippines’ caseload to 143,749, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. The latest data from the DOH showed that of the…

DOH-7 tells LGUs: Use raw data for contact tracing only, not for announcements

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While discrepancies continue between government offices’ data on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Central Visayas, the Department of Health in Central Visayas’ (DOH-7) called on local government units (LGUs) to…

Signal users can now securely transfer their data from one device to another

06/11/2020

Signal, the high-fidelity private messaging application, announced on Tuesday that a new feature has been added to the service which allows encrypted data from one iOS device to be securely transferred to another one. Because the private…

PJ Lhuillier group admits data breach on its pawnshop email server

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some personal identity information of around hundreds of thousands of Cebuana Lhuillier clients has been stolen. This is revealed in a statement issued by the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, the mother company…

Data breach hits Cebuana Lhuillier, around 900k clients affected

Inquirer.net 01/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Data of some 900,000 Cebuana Lhuillier clients was compromised after the company admitted on Saturday that one of its email servers was affected by a data breach. According to the company, the data breach…

Lawsuit adds to Facebook woes on data protection

AFP 12/20/2018

FACEBOOK’s woes mounted Wednesday as it faced a lawsuit alleging privacy violations related to data leaked to a consultancy working on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and as a new report suggested it shared more data with partners…

PH requests for access to FB accounts, data down in 2018

Inquirer.net 11/17/2018

THE Philippine government has requested Facebook to give it access to 31 sets of data and 42 accounts of Filipino users for the first six months of 2018. In a bi-annual report released by Facebook, 48 percent…

EU implements new data protection rules

AFP 05/25/2018

The European Union’s new data protection laws came into effect on Friday, with Brussels saying the changes will protect consumers from being like “people naked in an aquarium.” The EU’s so-called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has…

Telco strengthens hold of Cebu’s growing data protection market

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/15/2018

PLDT opens 2nd Vitro Data Center in Cebu; P1B facility can support more local businesses With the growing need for businesses to expand into the digital landscape, protecting their data and systems also becomes an imperative. It…

PLDT opens new data center in Cebu

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/15/2018

Telco giant and digital services provider PLDT has opened its second VITRO Data Center in Cebu, which is its tenth all over the country. The P1 billion facility located in Mandaue City is poised to cater to…

More than meets the eye in the FB data privacy abuse

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/16/2018

Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte are mad at Facebook for tapping Vera Files and Rappler as third-party fact checkers that will review news stories possibly containing false information. The FB vote of confidence for Presidential pet peeves,…

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…

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