The Philippines is the world’s first in terms of digital illiteracy and second in terms of online sexual exploitation of children, government officials have disclosed.
The number of phishing attacks in the Philippines during the first half of 2022 already surpassed the number of attacks in 2021, Senator Mark Villar said on Monday, adding that over 1.8 million attacks were detected in that period compared to 1.34 million attacks in 2021.
Cybercriminals are now using artificial intelligence (AI) to launch an even more sophisticated online assault that could infiltrate corporate network systems and disrupt business operations, according to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) has so far recorded over 16,000 cybercrime cases nationwide from January to August this year.
At least one out of four Philippine firms are exposed to a rising incidence of disruptive attacks, making the country the worst place in Southeast Asia in terms of cybersecurity defense.
FinTech sector stakeholders in the Philippines have intensified its move to protect institutions and consumers alike from various forms of cyberthreats
The Facebook page of SMNI News, the media arm of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy’s megachurch The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, has become unavailable.
Senator Risa Hontiveros filed on Thursday Senate Bill No. 2447, or the Human Rights Defenders Protection Act, coinciding with the 51st anniversary of martial law where human rights activists were among those arrested.
In a new Joint Declaration issued on World Democracy Day, human rights experts urged states to effectively respect, protect and facilitate the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, of association and of expression online and in digitally mediated spaces, and ensure digital technologies are not used to unduly restrict civic space online and offline.
California-based company Astranis—which is set to offer satellite-based internet connectivity in the Philippines next year—is currently preparing the deployment of a satellite that will provide service to 2 million Filipinos, especially those in underserved communities.
Satellite broadband internet can help the Philippines improve its digital connectivity, broadband company Kacific Broadband Satellites said Tuesday.
“The Philippines’ tech ecosystem is thriving, marked by a dynamic start-up culture and advancements in e- commerce, in fintech, in digital services, which have flourished during the pandemic,” Marcos said in a keynote speech delivered at the 10th Asia Summit hosted by the Milken Institute in Singapore.
The Philippines is committed to supporting ASEAN’s bid to combat fake news, misinformation and disinformation in the region, said Philippine Information Agency Director-General Joe Torres, Jr. on Wednesday, as he is poised to lead the country’s delegation to the 16th Conference of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI).
The implementation of internet voting for the 2025 midterm elections could increase the number of registered Overseas Filipino (OF) voters by up to five million, the Commission on Elections said.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) warned electronic wallet operators they could be involved in vote- buying cases if they allow candidates in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) to use their apps to buy votes.
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Ivan Uy on Wednesday said that there are safeguards for the digital version of the national identification card (ID). The DICT had been tasked with creating a digital version of the national ID in the eGov Super App after the Philippine Statistics Authority failed to meet its implementation target.
Telecommunications companies in the Philippines are getting ready to take advantage of the increasing adoption of advanced technologies, according to industry executives.
The shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals is considered a significant security threat to the country’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, an expert said.
Computer hackers attacked the website and online application of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Friday, taking down the systems and blocking access for more than 24 hours.
More than 41 million Filipinos may have to wait for at least another year before they could get hold of their national identification cards, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) told senators on Monday.
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