Category: News

Hacker Infiltrates the Company’s IT Network; Businesses affected suffered an estimated $1.5 Million damages.

A 37-year-old man from Edmonton is facing fraud and extortion charges against him after a local business network was allegedly hacked by him.

The police said in a release that they had received a report over the alleged hacking of their IT infrastructure in July 2017. And believe that the suspect infiltrated the company’s IT Network and quite successfully took control over their email and smartphone servers and demanded payment in bitcoins in order to keep any further harm to the business.

 The EPS Cyber Crime Investigations Unit investigated the case further and managed to identify the alleged suspect successfully. read more

Release Date for the much awaited iPhone X

The release date for the much awaited iPhone X here in the Philippines is December 1, 2017.

The date was posted on Apple’s Philippine iPhone X page, it says “Available 1.12” below paragraph is from their page:

Our vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience. And so intelligent it can respond to a tap, and even a glance. With iPhone X, that vision i now a reality. Say hello to the future.

iPhone fact: “day.month” that is the format of Apple. They like the way they write the release date of their product. Just like the iPhone 8 where it says “Available 17.11”. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will coming out on November 17, 2017.

A promise to improve the internet coverage by 2018 after President DU30 request an improvement from PLDT

Last October 25, 2017 in a press event, PLDT has promised to improve the data experience and coverage by 2018. The company said its 100 Mbps internet service will be made available to 90% of the Philippines. This means improved internet not just in Metro Manila but all the way to Visayas and Mindanao. It looks like change is really coming in the Philippines, all thanks to our beloved President DU30.

Hackers offered $1K to expose bugs on Google Play apps

Tech companies have always sought the aid of “white hackers” to expose vulnerabilities within their systems.
Google is the latest high-profile company to do so, offering $1,000 (roughly P51,000) to anyone who can identify security breaches in participating Google Play apps.
In collaboration with bug bounty platform HackerOne, the Google Play Security Reward Program will compensate hackers who can find bugs in 13 Google Play apps including Tinder, Duolingo, Dropbox, Snapchat and Headspace.

Google Lens 101

Google Lens was one of the major announcements of the Google I/O 2017 keynote, this is an important part of Google’s Pixel 2 phone. For a company with a long history in visual search, Lens is the latest step in an ongoing journey around computer vision. This can be traced back to Google Image Search years ago, which is a close relative to the AI powering Google Photos’ object and scene recognition.

FB ‘Context’ button to fight fake news

On Thursday Facebook said that it was a new testing “button” to allow a user to get more context about the news source, in the latest move by the leading social media network to curb misinformation.

The new feature will allow the user to get context from the source of the news article with a single click without leaving Facebook news feed.

“We are testing a button that people can tap to easily access additional information without needing to go elsewhere,” said a Facebook blog post signed by Product Managers Andrew Anker, Sara Su and Jeff Smith.

TransCo to diversify into telecom, power generation

TransCo President Melvin A. Matibag told reporters that he will pursue these business interests for the state-owned firm by seeking a new Charter for TransCo that shall be detached from the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) – and subsequently, it shall rename the company into National Transmission and Telecommunications Corporation.

Matibag also emphasized that “if you will look at the EPIRA Law, it says that the transmission sector will need to source for ancillary services, and it did not say that TransCo is prohibited from engaging in it.”