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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

NOEMI LARDIZABAL-DADO

Using technology to cope with disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak

With no proven cure in sight, the race is on to find a treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Meanwhile, the fatalities, the...

Together for a better internet

Safer Internet Day was celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Stakeholders joined forces across the world to work “together for a better internet.” In the Philippines,...

Stay vigilant vs misinformation on novel coronavirus

The last thing anyone wants to do in an emergency or virus outbreak is to panic. And if one panics, there is the tendency...

Minimizing data leaks on your smartphone

News on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal and other security breaches are making us more aware about what is happening to our data. That is...

Let’s work on a disaster information management system

How did you learn about the eruption of Taal Volcano on Jan. 12, 2020? Many of us got alerted in our social media feeds....

How do we protect ourselves in the post-Cambridge Analytica world?

Have you watched Netflix’s “The Great Hack”?  The film is a compelling documentary on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal. After watching the film, I...

My Twitter, the last 10 years

“Twitter made us better,” Dr. Sarah Jackson wrote in an opinion column at the New York Times on Dec. 27, 2019. While Dr. Jackson...

Artificial intelligence will be more than just talk in 2020

One gift I received during the holidays is Amy Webb’s book, The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp...

#ClimateStrike, one of the top Twitter global news-related hashtags in 2019

What were the year’s hot issues on Twitter? Every year, Twitter releases #ThisHappened, the most tweeted hashtags. Trending moments in the Philippines were in...

WT.Social, an alternative to Facebook and Twitter?

Frustrated with Facebook and Twitter for their “clickbait nonsense,” Jimmy Wales, a co-founder of Wikipedia, created WT.Social in October 2019. WT.Social  is a social...

Virus hits more countries as health official warns world ‘not ready’

BEIJING: The new coronavirus epidemic swelled on Wednesday with cases in South Korea surging past 1,000 after deaths soared in Iran and infections appeared...

Policeman shoots self in Pasig City

A policeman took his own life in Pasig City, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas, NCRPO chief, identified the...

Qatar eyes diplomatic win with US, Taliban deal

DOHA: Providing neutral space for talks on ending Afghanistan's 18-year conflict has boosted Qatar's international profile and helped it defy a painful embargo enforced...

Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

CAIRO: Egypt's former long-time president Hosni Mubarak died Tuesday at age 91 at Cairo's Galaa military hospital, his family and state TV said. His son...

SKorea ‘very grave’, Moon says as coronavirus cases approach 1,000

SEOUL: The novel coronavirus outbreak in South Korea is "very grave," President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday as he visited its epicenter and the...