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10 .gov.ph sites defaced on Independence Day

PrivateX hackers group defaced ten government websites on Independence Day, in what they claim as a protest against provisions of a pending cyber security legislation. The websites, with mostly .gov.ph domains, are redirected here: The defaced are: The homepage of the Office of the Vice President, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute of the Department of Science [...]

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From Scarborough, to cyberspace

On April 8, 2012, a Philippine Navy surveillance aircraft monitored eight Chinese fishing vessels anchored inside the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. In the morning of 10 April 2012,  BRP Gregorio del Pilar dispatched a boarding team to inspect the fishing vessels and collect  evidence of their catch.   The inspection team reported that large amounts of illegally collected corals, [...]

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Before Email

  Do you remember these? These bring back childhood memories when I used to have “pen pals” and would send letters to friends and family who live far away.

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RIP Whitney

I grew up with “The greatest Love of All” and had watched “The Bodyguard” over and over again. So it was a shock when I woke up this morning, and the news about Whitney Houston’s death flooded my timeline on Twitter. Her death was confirmed by her publicist Kristen Foster according to AP: Initial CNN report says that [...]

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It’s more fun in the Philippines

How I found the fun in the Philippines

I admit. It didn’t blow me away. It didn’t rock my world. It didn’t shake me to the core. It didn’t wow me. When I first found out that the new slogan of the Department of Tourism was “It’s more fun in the Philippines”, I was NR – no reaction. I was disappointed that it [...]

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DOTC Website Hacked!

Early Thursday morning, the Department of Transportation and Communication’s website opened with the photo of secretary Mar Roxas replaced with the hacker group’s logo. After a few seconds, visitors were presented with a popup message that read “#OpSecure”. When you click on the “OK” button, you’ll be redirected to the Pastehtml.com page which shows the following message: [...]

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Smart reports spike in Smartphone and Mobile Broadband use

Smart put out a press release saying that smartphone and mobile broadband usage in their network is growing at an unprecedented pace. The report says that the usage of broadband via smartphones doubled this August from just February earlier this year! BlackBerry devices top the list of smartphones used to access mobile broadband with 44% share. [...]

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