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Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts, including Netherlands official

Twitter said on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands.

Tech firms begin to abandon Hong Kong because of security law

China’s sweeping national security law has forced technology firms to reconsider their presence in Hong Kong. The nimblest among them—the city’s startups—are already moving data and people out or are devising plans to do so.

Twitter says attackers downloaded data from up to eight non-verified accounts

Twitter Inc. said on Saturday that hackers were able to download account information from up to eight accounts involved in the hack of its systems this week, but said none of them were verified accounts.

NPC to end validity of PICs, PIPs in August

THE NATIONAL Privacy Commission (NPC) will end the validity of current registrations to process or control personal information after it launches its automated registration system in July.

Riding the waves of change

The Philippine legal industry is continuously evolving amid various social, political, economic and technological changes. A democratic state like the Philippines is bound by laws...

Facebook users still fear for their privacy

Facebook users are adjusting their digital behavior following the turmoil on the platform during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new survey. More...

Five things you need to know about securing your data

Industry experts explain how to build a personal data strategy.

US lawmakers question Alphabet developers’ access to customers’ Gmail inboxes

Alphabet Inc. is facing another day of demands from top Republican lawmakers to explain reports that hundreds of outside app developers had access to...

Facebook discloses it shared data with Chinese device makers

Facebook Inc. said it had data-sharing partnerships with four Chinese consumer-device makers, including Huawei Technologies Co., escalating concerns that the social network has consistently...

US commerce chief warns of disruption from EU privacy rules

Washington -- US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross warned Wednesday that the new EU privacy rules in effect since last week could lead to serious...

Happy GDPR Day — but not for some US websites

The EU's flagship new data protection laws came into effect on Friday but hit an early hitch as several major US news websites were...

Jollibee ordered to suspend delivery website after data breach

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has ordered Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) to suspend its online food delivery operations and implement preventive website security measures...

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

San José, United States — Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday the world's largest social network will soon include a new dating feature --...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg unscathed by congressional grilling, stock rises

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers and emerged...

Facebook problems ‘my mistake’ — Zuckerberg

FACEBOOK, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, in prepared testimony for the US House of Representatives, said all of Facebook’s problems are his mistake. The...

Facebook’s data crackdown has two winners: Facebook and Google

Facebook Inc. is putting tighter controls on data flowing through its giant social network in response to the worst privacy crisis in its history....

PHL sets inquiry on Facebook data misuse

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) said it has begun preliminary work for the investigation of possible improper use of...

NPC begins probe on Facebook data breach

The National Privacy Commission said it has begun preliminary work for the investigation of possible improper use of Filipino Facebook users' data by firm...

Facebook says data on most of its 2 billion users is...

Facebook Inc. said data on most of its 2 billion users could have been accessed improperly, giving fresh evidence of the ways the social-media...

Zuckerberg vows to alert all whose data may have been exposed

Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg, breaking a media silence on the latest consumer imbroglio to engulf the social media company, vowed to inform each of...

Internet overseers weigh privacy of website owners

SAN FRANCISCO — The group overseeing Internet addresses is scrambling to balance the privacy of website owners and the right to know who is...

CCAP prepares for implementation of EU data protection regulation

THE Contact Center Association of the Philippines is gearing up for the implementation of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), mainly...