April 5, 2020

Month: August 2018

OIC Secretary General ‘Eager to Visit PHL’

Media Release: ORGANIZATION of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen “is eager to visit the Philippines.” Director El Habib Bourane for Muslim Minorities under the OIC’s Department of Political Affairs emphasized this in meeting with officials of the Government of the Philippines (GPH). Bourane led the OIC advance team to Manila […]

Top Ethical Hacker Earns Avatar from ‘Forge of Empires’

@Batee5a immortalized by new ‘Forge of Empires’ avatar for his work securing InnoGames’ websites with HackerOne Media Release: SINGAPORE — Egyptian bug bounty hunter Ahmed Sherif a.k.a. @Batee5a is the first hacker to be named InnoGames’ Most Valuable Hacker and honored with a part in one of the games he helps secure. InnoGames, Germany’s leading […]

Dr. Michael Angelo Promentilla & Team Win Newton Prize PHL, £200-K Research Fund

To be updated: Inaugural Newton Prize Philippines 2019 in photographs: By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs MANILA POLO CLUB, Makati City (SDN) — Dr. Michael Angelo Promentilla and his team have won the Philippine edition of the Newton Prize 2019. British Ambassador Daniel Pruce announced […]

Taal Volcano Eruption Affected Areas on UP Map

Media Release: NOW the public can see for themselves the areas affected by the January 12, 2020 eruption of Taal Volcano. The eruption that led the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) to raise Alert Level 4 drove more than a half million people to flee for their lives […]

DOST Scientists Compete for Newton Prize Philippines

Media Release: SCIENCE research will take center stage today, January 28, 2020. The occasion is the Newton Prize Award Philippines at the posh Manila Polo Club in Makati City, Metro Manila. To know more about the prestigious competition hosted by the British Embassy Manila, here’s what the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) says about […]

PHL No. 1 again in SEA Internet Threats, 7th Globally — Kaspersky

​Kaspersky Q4 report: Philippines tops Southeast Asia in web threats for two consecutive years; ranks 7th worldwide Media Release: CONSECUTIVE years in 2018 and 2019, the Philippines has been the biggest magnet in attracting threats from the Internet. Here’s the report from Russian cybersecurity titan Kaspersky: Recent data from the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) showed […]

Staying Online for Long Periods Bad for Health — Herbalife

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — Staying glued on the internet is bad for the health. And that includes the health of Filipinos. Obviously, this is bad news among Filipinos who, according to We Are Social and Hootsuite, stay online for an average […]

Scammers Exploit New ‘Data-Leak Compensation’ Scheme

Media Release: KASPERSKY experts have detected a new online fraud scheme designed to trick people into thinking they are owed compensation. Under the pretext of offering compensation for personal data leaks, scammers instead urge users to buy “temporary US social security numbers” worth around $9 (Php 450) each. Victims were found in Russia, Algeria, Egypt […]

OIC Team Now in Manila for Mindanao Peace Process

Read it first here: By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — AN advance team of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) has arrived in Manila on Saturday, January 25. A highly reliable source familiar with the workings of the Mindanao peace process told SDN […]

Double Whammy from Taal Volcano for Marawi Siege ‘Bakwits’ in Batangas

To be updated: By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — LIGHTNING strikes twice, as the saying goes. For some 130 “bakwit” families from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, around 600 individuals, who fled the 2017 Marawi Siege or Battle of Marawi, the saying is […]