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  • China's Xiaomi submits HK filing, with big IPO expected

    May 3, 2018 6:41 AM 17

    SHANGHAI, China – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has kicked off what is expected to be the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO) of shares in years after it filed documents with Hong Kong's stock exchange. Xiaomi submitted a heavily redacted filing to the Hong Kong exchange late on Wednesday, May 2, laying out its financial details in what appeared

  • Twitter also sold data to Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher

    May 1, 2018 2:28 AM 21

    MANILA, Philippines – Twitter is also now embroiled in the Facebook data privacy scandal after the microblogging platform confirmed that it had also sold data to the Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher, Aleksandr Kogan, in the past. In 2015, Twitter sold one-day access to Kogan's company, Global Science Research (GSR), to a data set comprised of a random

  • Gamers invited to join Mobile Legends PH pro league's final qualifiers

    April 26, 2018 7:45 AM 25

    The Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines, the first pro ML league in the country, has a $100,000 prize pool MANILA, Philippines – The final set of qualifying games in the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines (MPL Philippines) will be taking place this coming weekend, April 28 and 29. The qualifiers will determine the teams who will advance

  • It's official: monkey doesn't own selfie copyright – US court

    April 25, 2018 4:46 AM 27

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA – A US court has ruled that a monkey who snapped a selfie on a wildlife photographer's camera does not own the copyright to the image, which became an internet sensation. The ruling late Monday is expected to draw a line under a protracted legal battle between British photographer David Slater and the animal rights group People for the Ethical

  • Sony's 2018 flagship XZ2 lands in PH for P43,990

    April 24, 2018 10:45 AM 30

    Sony's new flagship leads the redesign for its Xperia line MANILA, Philippines – Sony's flagship for the 1st half of 2018, the XZ2, has been officially launched in the Philippines, with retail availability on May 11 in all authorized Sony dealers. Revealed at Mobile World Congress 2018 last February, the XZ2 boasts a redesigned look, ditching the angular

  • Apple’s 4-inch iPhone SE 2 could launch in May

    April 23, 2018 6:21 AM 28

    Reports say it would have specs in line with the iPhone 7, including an A10 Fusion chipset reveals Apple could be launching the iPhone SE 2, an upgraded model of the previous iPhone SE, as early as next month. Macotakara, who spoke to iPhone casemakers at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics 2018 show in Hong Kong, said that existing iPhone SE cases

  • Microsoft launches Chrome extension warning users of shady websites

    April 20, 2018 8:32 AM 29

    The Chrome extension tells you if you're about to enter a malicious site, based off a constantly updated list of potentially harmful websites MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft this week launched a new extension for Google Chrome users called Windows Defender Browser Protection, and the extension aims to add an extra layer of protection for Chrome users

  • Intel's new threat detection tech will use GPU to scan for malware

    April 17, 2018 7:42 AM 29

    The threat detection technologies aim to make safer computing environments for the enterprise sector MANILA, Philippines – Intel announced on Monday, April 16, it was coming out with two new bits of threat detection technology (TDT) that aim to make computing for enterprise businesses safer. The first TDT is called Accelerated Memory Scanning, which

  • WATCH: #IJF18 – Help define the moral imperatives that should be guiding media and platforms' decisions

    April 12, 2018 11:45 AM 29

    Watch the discussion from the International Journalism Festival Both platforms and media helped get us into the mess we are in -- and before we can expect them to get us out we need to help them write the principles that should guide their decisions on product design, business model, policy, and culture. What are their social responsibilities to freedom

  • Facebook CEO's personal data part of Cambridge Analytica leak

    April 11, 2018 3:29 PM 31

    Congresswoman Anna Eshoo asks, 'Was your data included in the data sold to malicious third parties? Your personal data?' Mark Zuckerberg says, 'Yes.' MANILA, Philippines – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted during a House committee hearing on Wednesday, April 11, to a personal connection to the privacy scandal with data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica