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  • Facebook rebuffs ex-executive's claims, says it 'was a very different company back then'

    December 14, 2017 6:28 AM 13

    'Facebook was a very different company back then and as we have grown we have realized how our responsibilities have grown too,' says the company MANILA, Philippines – Facebook responded late Tuesday evening, December 12, to a video talk with former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, who advised people to take a "hard break" from social media

  • Soulcalibur VI announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

    December 8, 2017 7:12 AM 13

    The game is set for release in 2018, 20 years after the series' debut MANILA, Philippines – A tale of souls and swords is being retold once more! Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced Thursday, December 7 (December 8, Philippine time) that Soulcalibur VI is in the works for a 2018 release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This will be the current

  • Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar denies sexual misconduct

    December 2, 2017 1:01 PM 12

    Five women tell the Bloomberg News agency that Pishevar sexually assaulted or harassed them while meeting them in a professional context. Some of the alleged events took place as early as 2013. SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Shervin Pishevar, one of Silicon Valley's most powerful venture capitalists, has denied claims by several women of sexual harassment, saying

  • Twitter Lite rollout expands to 24 more countries

    December 1, 2017 4:10 AM 13

    The wider release of Twitter Lite follows a test phase in the Philippines MANILA, Philippines – Twitter Lite, a version of the Twitter app that's been optimized for developing countries, is expanding its reach to 24 new areas following a successful trial run in the Philippines. TechCrunch reported Twitter Lite worked just as well even on unreliable 2G and 3G signals

  • Waze officially adds support for motorcycles

    November 30, 2017 7:50 AM 10

    The addition comes as Waze believes that drive times, routes and roads vary between full-sized automobiles and motorcycles MANILA, Philippines – Traffic navigation app Waze now officially supports a new vehicle type: motorcycles. Waze, in an emailed statement, says that drive times, routes, and roads may vary between full-sized automobiles and motorcycles

  • Google launches Datally, an app that helps save up to 30% on data

    November 30, 2017 6:50 AM 14

    Datally lets users track the apps that use up data, and determine where they can save data usage MANILA, Philippines – In the age of data caps, saving data can make a lot of financial sense. Google's got a new app users can take advantage of to make tracking and managing your data usage on Android devices easier. Google announced Thursday, November 30, it was formally

  • Canadian pleads guilty in 2014 Yahoo hacking case

    November 29, 2017 10:44 AM 10

    Karim Baratov pleads guilty to 8 criminal counts including conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse and aggravated identity theft MANILA, Philippines – A Kazakhstan-born Canadian man pleaded guilty for playing a role in helping Russian spies hack into Yahoo email accounts. Cyberscoop reported Karim Baratov was charged for his role in a 2014 data breach

  • High Sierra flaw lets in anyone onto a Mac as admin

    November 29, 2017 6:14 AM 17

    MANILA, Philippines – A security flaw on the High Sierra version of Apple's Mac operating system can allow other people to gain administrative access to a computer running High Sierra. The flaw lets anyone sign into a High Sierra computer by inputting "root" as a username and not inputting a password. The security flaw was reported by a number of people

  • Swipe right: Tinder, Filipino Cupid are Filipinos' favorite online dating services

    November 22, 2017 3:47 PM 11

    MANILA, Philippines — Filipino millennials are swiping right —but four in ten are embarassed to admit that they found love online. Looking for love? According to the study the most favorites in the country are Tinder and Filipino Cupid with more than six in ten respondents who have heard of these services. Among those who used online apps and services

  • U.S. indicts Iranian hacker for HBO show episodes theft, extortion

    November 22, 2017 6:04 AM 12

    Behzad Mesri is accused of stealing data and show episodes, and for trying to extort $6 million in bitcoin from HBO MANILA, Philippines – The US Department of Justice on Tuesday, November 21, charged an Iranian national for a cyber attack and extortion scheme against HBO. The hacker, Behzad Mesri, also known as “Skote Vahshat,” was involved "in a scheme