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Critical Flaw In Android, iOS Phone App: 150 Million Users Put At Risk
Forbes - 2019-11-24
Popular call-blocking app Truecaller has rushed out a security fix after a critical flaw was identified by a security researcher, exposing user data and system and location information. The researcher developed a POC showing that a "malicious link" could be planted in place of a profile picture to potentially target attacks on other users ...

The life of TikTok head Alex Zhu, the cofounder in charge of Gen Z's beloved video-sharing app
Business Insider - 2019-11-24
Here's everything we know about Alex Zhu, who's in charge of heading up TikTok as it navigates scrutiny over its relationship with China.

Plane crashes into busy DR Congo city, killing 23
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
Goma, DR Congo -- Twenty-three bodies were recovered on Sunday after a small plane crashed on takeoff into a densely populated area of the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, rescue ...

Duterte fires Robredo 2 weeks after appointing her as ICAD co-chair
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Vice President Leni Robredo from her post as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), just two weeks after her appointment. Duterte has earlier said he will fire Robredo if she discloses confidential information to foreign individuals.

10 years after Maguindanao massacre, Palace optimistic justice in sight for victims, families
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23)-- Malacañang is optimistic that justice will finally be served for the victims of the Maguindanao massacre--ten years after the brutal attacks that claimed the lives of dozens of media workers. In a statement Saturday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the current administration ...

Tim Cook Urges US Government To Step In Creating Policies Protecting User Privacy
International Business Times - 2019-11-24
The US Congress seems to be having a problem for years, passing a federal data privacy law. However, on Friday, lawmakers got an unexpected ally in the person of Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook. Tech companies are doing a poor job at developing policies that protect the privacy of users, says Apple CEO. In a recent interview with ABC ...

Duterte tells Robredo to read EO 15 to know role in ICAD
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Vice President Leni Robredo to check the Executive Order (EO) that created the Inter-Agency Committee on Illegal Drugs (ICAD) to know the scope of her powers. Robredo claimed she has asked Duterte in writing for the specifics of her position as ICAD co-chair after some member-agencies ...

IED blast rocks Maguindanao town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
SHARIFF AGUAK, MAGUINDANAO -- Suspected extremists set off a roadside improvised bomb along a narrow road here and exploded it while the car of a ranking Moro rebel leader was passing by Sunday morning. The explosive was placed underneath a parked motorcycle and was ignited while the pick-up truck of Commander Datu Item Ampatuan, head of the ...

82-year-old female bodybuilder fights off house intruder
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
An 82-year-old female bodybuilder stopped an intruder from causing chaos in her house in New York, United States, with her own strength. Willie Murphy was getting ready to sleep when a man, unnamed in the report, suddenly began pounding on her door last Thursday, Nov. 21 at around 11 p.m., as per ABC-affiliate WHAM yesterday, Nov. 23.

Palace hits back at Bette Midler for listing Duterte among controversial leaders
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- The Palace had a few words for American singer-actress Bette Midler who recently tweeted about the President -- her own lyrics. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo hit back at Bette Midler, after the star associated President Rodrigo Duterte with questionable world leaders such as Hitler ...

Can the gut microbiome unlock the secrets of aging?
Medical News Today - 2019-11-24
A new study has shown how the gut microbiota of older mice can promote neural growth in young mice, leading to promising developments in future treatments. Share on Pinterest Scientists are suggesting that gut bacteria may drive the neurological aging process. The research group, based in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore ...

Pass law vs vaping first before arresting vapers, says solon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines - A law prohibiting vaping or e-cigarette smoking must first be passed before authorities can arrest vapers, a legislator said. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (Cagayan de Oro, second district) said the government, specifically President Rodrigo Duterte, could not just order the police to arrest those vaping in public ...

Duterte says he has yet to see Robredo work as ICAD co-chair
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he has "yet to see" Vice President Leni Robredo work as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal ...

Duterte sorry for believing 'false news' that Robredo invited foreign rights advocate
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte apologized Sunday for believing "false news" that Vice President Leni Robredo invited a foreign rights advocate who ...

US pledges P1-B aid to Bangsamoro region
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The United States government is set to provide nearly P1 billion in aid for programs to address violent extremism and help communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region ...

PH may push for visa-free entry of Filipinos to South Korea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
BUSAN, South Korea -- The Philippine government might push anew for the visa-free entry of Filipinos to South Korea at the 2019 Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Republic of Korea (Asean-ROK) Commemorative Summit, Philippine Ambassador to Korea Noe Albano Wong said Sunday. Filipinos need a visa to enter this country while South Koreans do ...

Parts of Metro, nearby provinces to have brownouts starting Nov. 25
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
MANILA, Philippines--Parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces will experience scheduled power interruptions starting Monday due to maintenance activities. In an advisory, the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) announced that some areas in Manila (Tondo, Malate and Ermita), Marikina (Concepcion I and Sto. Niño), Pasig City (Maybunga), Quezon City ...

Village watchman gunned down in Cavite
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines -A village watchman was gunned down in Imus City in Cavite province, police said on Sunday. The city police were still investigating the motive behind the killing of Alden Macaombao, a watchman in Barangay (village) Bayan Luma 2. According to a report from the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon police, Macaombao ...

Leyte village chief nabbed for drugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
ORMOC CITY, Philippines - Police on Saturday arrested a village chief of one of the coastal barangays (villages) in Abuyog town, Leyte for allegedly selling illegal drugs. Beinvinido Tijano Lozada Jr., 43, a village chief of Bahay, Abuyog town in Leyte, was accused of selling shabu amounting to P1,000 to an undercover police officer who ...

10 arrested in Metro Manila for violating vape ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- Authorities caught ten people in Metro Manila who violated the nationwide vaping ban, police said Sunday. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) reported violators from the Sta. Cruz and Malate, Manila and Makati City. The Philippine National Police (PNP) began its crackdown on vaping ...

Pope in Nagasaki: No to atomic weapons, deterrence doctrine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
NAGASAKI, Japan -- Pope Francis demanded world leaders renounce atomic weapons and the Cold War-era doctrine of deterrence, saying Sunday the stockpiling of nuclear arms decreases security, wastes resources and threatens humanity with catastrophic destruction. Francis made the appeal in Nagasaki at ground zero of the second of the two 1945 U ...

2 alleged illegal STL bet collectors nabbed in Lucena
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-24
LUCENA CITY, Philippines - Two suspected illegal Small Town Lottery (STL) bet collectors were arrested in a police operation in this city on Saturday, police said Sunday. Arrested around 9:10 p.m. while allegedly collecting bets in Barangay (village) Dalahican were Amalia Pancho, 58, and Susan Rosauro, 38, Lucena police said in a report.

BusinessMirror - 2019-11-23
"My time as a music business student has shaped my way of thinking as a creative and helped me understand the true value of music--other than as form of art and expression, the essence of being of an influencer which is both the artist and listener." A critical element in any college course is the internship program. It affords students ...

10 Baby Yoda gifts you can find on Etsy
Mashable - 2019-11-23
Baby Yoda has taken over the internet, but there's a noticeable dearth of Baby Yoda merch out there. Disney announced recently that Baby Yoda merch will arrive soon, according to CNBC.

Bharti, Vodafone Idea approach India's top court on payment of dues - media
YAHOO! - 2019-11-23
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top telecom firms, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, have asked the Supreme Court to review a ruling forcing them to pay the bulk of outstanding government dues of $13 billion, media said on Saturday. Last month's ruling gave telecom operators three months in which to pay overdue levies and interest, putting at risk ...

DepEd probes teacher urged by Raffy Tulfo to give up her job on TV
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23) - The Department of Education (DepEd) is investigating the case involving a teacher, who was pressured by broadcaster Raffy Tulfo to quit her job and give up her license on his television show. "DepEd shall take care and protect both the learner and teacher through due process which is already ...

D.O.S.T. setting off internationalization of TBIs
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-23
Leaders of 12 TBIs sign memorandums of understanding with Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and Deputy Executive Director Engr. Raul Sabularse of DOST-PCIEERD during the Third National Technology Business Incubator Summit on November 20. The government is leveling up and placing in the global map the incubators in its technology business ...

An age of cybersecurity M&A is approaching -- here are the companies ripe for acquisition, according to a new report
Business Insider - 2019-11-23
Just this year, VMware acquired the cybersecurity company Carbon Black. A new Forrester report says more cybersecurity acquisitions are coming.

Amazon Files Lawsuit Over Microsoft's JEDI Contract With Pentagon Amid Bias Allegations
International Business Times - 2019-11-23
Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing branch of online retailer Amazon, said Friday that the company has filed a lawsuit challenging Microsoft's $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) deal with the Pentagon. There has been public controversy over the Pentagon's bidding process for the contract, with Amazon believing that ...

Jobless Filipinos soar to 10 million -- SWS - 2019-11-23
MANILA,Philippines -- The number of jobless Filipinos continued to increase in the third quarter of 2019, reaching an estimated 10 million adults, based on the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey, conducted from Sept. 27 to 30 with the results released yesterday, showed that the adult joblessness rate in the country has ...

Uber Helicopter Rides to JFK Were Briefly Cheaper Than Its Cars
Bloomberg - 2019-11-23
Soaring a few hundred feet above rush-hour traffic, an Uber helicopter would usually get you from Manhattan to JFK International Airport faster than a car. Turns out, it was briefly cheaper too. The 8-minute trip cost just $108.98 -- a third lower than the $163.11 charge for an Uber Black ride, and just a tad higher than the basic UberX at $100 ...

Quake jolts Masbate town - 2019-11-23
MANILA,Philippines -- A magnitude-4.2 earthquake rocked the town of Pio V. Corpuz in Masbate shortly before noon yesterday. The temblor occurred at 11:04 a.m. five kilometers northwest of Pio V. Corpuz, formerly Limbuhan, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake was felt at Intensity 1 in the cities of ...

Quezon City blaze leaves 90 families homeless - 2019-11-23
MANILA,Philippines -- Around 90 families lost their homes to a fire that reached fifth alarm in Quezon City yesterday morning. The blaze started at a three-story house made of light materials along Victory Avenue in Barangay Tatalon at around 11:39 a.m. The fire quickly spread to neighboring houses and reached fifth alarm within 30 minutes.

SWS survey: 10M Filipinos jobless in Q3 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-23
MANILA, Philippines -- An estimated 10 million Filipinos find themselves jobless in the third quarter of 2019, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey released Saturday. The latest survey, conducted from Sept. 27-30, revealed that it found the unemployment rate among Filipinos at 21.5 percent, an increase from 20. 7 percent ...

NFA palay purchases increase to 11.5 million bags - 2019-11-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Food Authority (NFA) continues to improve its local procurement, buying 11.52 million bags of palay (unhusked rice) as more farmers sell their produce following the steep drop in palay prices. NFA procured palay from local farmers nationwide, mostly from Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog and Cagayan Valley.

DOST pushes locally made diesel engine for farming - 2019-11-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has given its full support to the production of the first-ever diesel engine in the country. This was confirmed by DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña during the opening day of the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE). The development of the diesel engine ...

10 nabbed for unloading toxic waste in Zambales - 2019-11-23
MANILA,Philippines -- Four officers and six crewmembers of a Liberian-registered vessel were held after they allegedly unloaded tons of a toxic substance at the Cabangan Wharf in Zambales on Friday. Among those arrested were Danny Banes and Clifford Calingacion, sailing master and second officer of M/V Dayang Century, respectively; a Chinese ...

WeWork chairman posts photos from lavish, Michelin-starred dinner a day after his company began laying off 2,400 employees
Business Insider - 2019-11-23
The embattled startup confirmed Thursday that it was laying off 2,400 employees, or about 20% of its global workforce.

WeWork chairman posts photos from lavish, Michelin-starred dinner a day after his company began laying off 2,400 employees
Business Insider - 2019-11-23
The embattled startup confirmed Thursday that it was laying off 2,400 employees, or about 20% of its global workforce.

P.8 million shabu seized in Pasay, Mandaluyong - 2019-11-23
MANILA,Philippines -- Nearly P800,000 worth of illegal drugs were confiscated in the cities of Mandaluyong and Pasay since Friday. Police confiscated more than P500,000 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in an operation in Mandaluyong on Friday. Jayson Lagumbay, 32, was caught with around 75 grams of shabu with a street value of ...

San Agustin church gets steam cleanup - 2019-11-23
MANILA,Philippines -- The 16th-century San Agustin church and its adjoining convent and museum received a restorative cleanup recently from a Germany-based company that helps preserve historic landmarks all over the world. Kärcher cleaning expert Thorsten Moewes said they used steam from hot water high-pressure cleaners, with the pressure ...

Pagcor lines up 3 properties for sale - 2019-11-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) is planning to sell three parcels of land in Laguna, Cavite and Parañaque City to boost its revenues. In an advisory posted on its website, PAGCOR invited interested parties to buy through negotiated sale a 16,335-square meter property located at Balibago Complex, Sta.

S&P sees 100 bps rate cut until next year - 2019-11-23
MANILA, Philippines -- S&P Global Ratings expects the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to slash interest rates by another 100 basis points until the end of next year, completely reversing the tightening cycle that saw benchmark rates rise by 175 basis points in 2018. In its latest Global Banking Country-by-Country Outlook 2020 titled "The ...

DILG launches China-made surveillance system - 2019-11-23
MANILA,Philippines -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday launched its P20-billion "Safe Philippines" project, a surveillance system made by a Chinese firm, in five pilot cities in Metro Manila. The project will be anchored on an information and communication technology (ICT) system that aims to reduce the ...

Dagupan City prepares rollout of $15 million waste-to-energy plant first of its kind in SE Asia - 2019-11-23
DAGUPAN, Philippines -- A groundbreaking $15-million facility that will convert solid waste into fuel is nearing the final stages of completion in Dagupan, a first-class city in the northern province of Pangasinan. Waste2Worth Innovations founder and CEO Jill Boughton, whose former employer Procter & Gamble initiated the project, said the zero ...

ICTSI ready to expand Croatia port - 2019-11-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. plans to expand the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), its subsidiary in Croatia. The expansion includes a two-phase dredging scheme of 130 meters of quay over berths 1 and 2. Once completed, AGCT will be the first terminal in the northern Adriatic to be ...

Here are the best Black Friday deals on Amazon and Google Nest smart displays
The Verge - 2019-11-23
Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Good Deals stamp of approval, so if you're looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be. Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn ...

The most gifted channel on Twitch got mistakenly banned for 5 days, and he responded by dressing as a clown and pretending to be a Twitch staffer
Business Insider - 2019-11-23
One of the top Twitch streamers, PayMoneyWubby, had a comical response to his two-sentence email he received from Twitch for a mistaken 5-day ban.

Transport for London May Deny Uber Permit for U.K. Capital: Sky
Bloomberg - 2019-11-23
Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg Uber Technologies could be about to lose the right to operate in London. Transport for London, the transit authority for the U.K. capital, is considering a ban for the ...

DFA: Filipinos with employment agency problems in Cambodia to return home
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Some Filipinos imprisoned in Siem Reap, Cambodia over legitimacy issues of their employment agency will finally return home, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddy Boy ...

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