Archive for the ‘The Internet’ Category

By Cong B. Corrales AN ONLINE petition started last year calling on Philippine government officials to ride the trains has again been making the rounds on the Internet. This, in the wake of another accident that injured dozens of commuters when a...

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, nine veteran journalists established the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Much has changed since 1989, in the realm of politics, the economy, society - and technology as well. Indeed, the way we do journalism has...

AGALON SANG KADUTAAN, the title of this slideshow produced by veteran journalist and PCIJ multimedia producer Julius D. Mariveles, literally translates to Masters of the Land. If the title sounds so feudal, it is because the system really...

NO ONE likes spam, unless it comes from a can. That being said, spamming, or the transmission of unsolicited commercial communications, was included in the list of offenses in Republic Act 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act. However, the...

THESE DAYS, people take the internet for granted. People grump when they can't download their movies fast enough (yes, many of you still do that!), or if they can only get 3G on their phones, and not HSDPA or LTE. But time was when a 64 kbps connection...

LEGISLATORS pushing the decriminalization of libel are just correcting "a historical flaw" that has remained in the statute books for eight decades and made "a mockery" of the concepts of democracy and freedom of expression. In a statement read by...

MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS and netizens warned the Senate that the cyber libel provision in Republic Act 10175 has a "chilling effect" on the practice of free expression in the country, with alleged violators facing imprisonment without any chance of probation...