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A GROWING number of the Philippine population has taken to using the internet with the proliferation of smartphones. The country boasts about 48million social media users (http://isupportworldwide.com/blog/archive/socialmediaphilippines/). With the horrendous traffic in Metro Manila, motorists seek guidance from Waze to get to their destination via the quickest route. It is…

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JUST as the ILOVEYOU virus which spread like wildfire in 1999 helped generate awareness on the need to ensure information security and protect against cybercrime, the “ComeLeak” helped generate awareness on the need to protect personally identifiable information and sensitive personal information. The “ComeLeak” incident, which reared its ugly head…

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YOU planned for this trip early. You have booked your travel tickets and reserved accommodations, to take advantage of promotional offers. You’re now at the check-in counter for your flight. The airline representative tells you that you are not booked for any flight. You’re in shock. You try to call…

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BEFORE leaving home, a netizen books a place via AirBnB and completes a booking for a flight out the country. He then receives confirmation of his bookings and air ticket in his email. He books a ride from home to office on Uber. He keeps his GPS open. On the…

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TWO cybercrime incidents drew public attention in 2016: the $81million Bangladesh Central Bank heist, done electronically, with the money finding its way into the Philippine banking system, and the COMELeak incident involving the unauthorized access to the database of the Commission on Elections and the illegal copying of millions of…

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A UNIVERSE of data has been collected and held by organizations, public and private, for a long time. Among the data collected are those pertaining to individuals. This is the reality that citizens have long faced The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has long been collecting, organizing, and processing data about…

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“COMELEAK,” is the incident which involved the illegal copying of the database of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) by the hacker group, LulSecPilipinas. Close to 55million voters’ registration information was disclosed without authority by the same hacker group about five weeks before the national and local elections of May 9,…

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COMING from a technology forum with journalists where I discussed, among others, trolling and fake news that dominated the campaign period in the 2016 elections and months afterwards, I received the following text message, “Re: VP Protest Case. Recount of ballots from 4-5 provinces will start end of November and…

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The Automated Election System Watch, through Dr. Nelson Celis, has been asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec or our state poll body) to promulgate a set of implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the implementation and enforcement of the Automated Election Law, Republic Act No. 8436 as amended by Republic…

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