Apple update will check iPhones for images of child sexual abuse

08/06/2021

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple on Thursday, August 5, 2021, said iPhones and iPads will soon start detecting images containing child sexual abuse and reporting them as they are uploaded to its online storage in the United States,…

Woman in viral video says taking of photos, videos in their property disturbs, threatens their lives

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Maria Amy Hofilña, the woman in a viral video accused of not paying the balance of a food package she ordered, said the taking of photos and videos in her residence by strangers,…

Perks of loving in private

Immae Lachica 08/15/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Have you ever wondered why relationships from the past last for years? Privacy. This is one of the key components of being in a happy relationship. Getting messy in private, and fixing and…

APPA forum eyes partnerships, best practices to strengthen data protection in AsPac region

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/03/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Amid the emerging technology trends and threats that impact privacy, the 52nd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum aims to to focus on ways to ensure stronger data protection. Delegations from 19 jurisdiction…

Family tells police to refrain from making ‘reckless statements’ as they grieve for Ramirez’s death

Doris C. Bongcac 06/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The family of slain Medellin town Councilor and former mayor Ricardo “Ricky” Ramirez is asking the public to respect their privacy while they grieve for their loss. They are also appealing for the…

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…

CIDG says privacy act hindering probe vs Lim

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/28/2018

  The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) dismissal of the appeal of Cebuano businessman Peter Lim to stop the new probe against him would provide Lim an opportunity to answer the allegations against him, said Supt. Royina Garma,…

Privacy fears weigh on FB with earnings ahead

AFP 04/25/2018

FACEBOOK reports quarterly results Wednesday as it grapples with a data privacy scandal that strikes at how the huge social network makes money from what it knows about people. The earnings release comes just two weeks after…

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…

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,…

CEO Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook’s privacy failures

AP 04/11/2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of…

Invasion of online privacy

Editorial 03/28/2018

The American public’s backlash despite Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s public apology for his company’s failure to prevent a US-based analytics firm from harvesting the personal data of its members can serve as additional useful reference points for…

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