Wednesday, September 30, 2020

PAGCOR calls on central bank, AMLC to probe financial institutions on illegal online gambling

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) appealed to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to look into banks, money transfers, and payment solutions providers...

Creation of fake Facebook accounts linked to AFP, PNP a cybercrime — law expert

Facebook's recent removal of Philippine accounts and pages linked to coordinated inauthentic behavior (CIB) is justified as these violate the Cybercrime Prevention Law, according to a law expert. Lawyer JJ Disini explained...

Recto warns of possible ‘external’ interference with PH 2022 elections

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto urged the Duterte administration to keep an eye on possible foreign interference with the upcoming 2022 elections. "The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the Department of...

Globe Telecom to tap non-Huawei equipment amid growing US-China tensions

Globe Telecom is currently discussing to tap other telecommunications equipment companies not from Huawei amid the growing tension between the Chinese technology firm and the United States (US). Asked by Senate President...

AFP to probe fake Facebook accounts linked to military, police

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it would look into the reports about fake Facebook accounts allegedly linked to the country's military forces that were removed by the...

Camp Aguinaldo eyed? DITO Telecommunity targets key AFP camps for telco infra

DITO Telecommunity hasn't yet bared the number of cell sites it targets to install inside Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) camps, but it is already eyeing "major" military premises. Third telco...

Report any “irregularities or unwanted incidents” to keep children safe during online classes, says...

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In its advisory statement, the Department of Justice's (DOJ) cybercrime branch asked all parents to monitor their children to ensure safe online class sessions. And if there are any "irregularities or unwanted...

YouTube will apply age restriction on more videos

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YouTube finally announced to implement age restrictions on the video content on its platform. Users will require to log in to determine if they are 18 or older to view these age-restricted...

Congress usurps Supreme Court’s authority if New Public Service Act becomes law — Carpio

Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said that approving the bill that allows foreigners to fully control and own telecommunications companies would mean the Congress is usurping the Supreme Court's...

Crimes go digital amid COVID-19 pandemic

Crimes have become more prevalent on the Internet and other digital channels as physical crimes declined amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Joint Task Force COVID Shield reported that the Philippines recorded a...

Congress can’t redefine telecommunications as non-public utility — lawyers group

Lawyers group Tagapagtanggol ng Watawat echoed former Associate Justice Antonio Carpio's statement that Congress cannot redefine telecommunications as a non-public utility under a proposed bill that aims to amend the Public...

Sotto downplays security concerns surrounding DITO-AFP deal

Senate President Vicente Sotto III told the public not to worry about the deal with the China-backed DITO Telecommunity allowing it to install facilities inside military camps, stressing the grounds that...

Clear and present danger? State-owned Chinese firms now deeply involved in PH telecom industry

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) recently certified a list of 23 independent tower companies (ITCs), three of which are state-owned Chinese firms. While the move seems to be an...

Even firm that will build DITO’s cell towers in AFP camps is China-owned —...

DITO Telecommunity maintained it would not allow any of its non-Filipino personnel to carry out work inside military bases, but a party-list group revealed that the third telco player will employ...

Profits will go to their motherland if telcos are 100% owned by foreigners —...

Former Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr. said that a wholly foreign-owned telecom may procure better services for Filipinos, only at the cost of cybersecurity risks...

DITO to pay ‘actual pesos’ for both rent and security in AFP camps

DITO Chief Administrative Officer Adel Tamano bared that the telco will compensate in cash for security and lease of areas in military camps based on the pact with the Armed Forced...
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