January 27, 2020

Author: EDD K. USMAN

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 […]

3-Man Team from OIC Arriving in Manila

Read it first here: By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — APPARENTLY, the Mindanao peace process is back in the sight of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC, comprised of 57 Muslim and a few non-Muslim countries, is the voice of the […]

In Photographs: DOST Opens Mercury-Free Gold Processing Facility

To be updated: By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — GOLD mining need not be harmful to people and the environment. There must be a way to do this, at least for small-scale mining. Yes, there is way as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is demonstrating. More on this… Source: DOST on Facebook.   […]

DOST Boosts ‘ASEAN Helping ASEAN’ through Scholarships

Updated at 10 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2020 for more information. By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — “WE are happy to assist our ASEAN counterparts and exemplify what the mantra “ASEAN helping ASEAN’ truly means.” The inspiring words came from the head of […]

OPPO Opens Grandest Super Experience Store at Ayala Malls

​Media Release: ​ CHINESE smartphone maker OPPO has opened its biggest and grandest Super Experience Store at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Paranaque City, Metro Manila. OPPO Philippines CEO Damon Huang led the opening and inauguration of the store on January 18. The Super Experience Store boasts of an area encompassing 286 square meters, which the […]

DOST Helps Zambo Seaweed Farmers Harness Science for Drying

Media Release: SEAWEED farming has long been a reliable source of income for coastal communities in the Philippines Some of the communities are in Western Mindanao, including in Zamboanga City. Bordered by waters of the Sulu Sea and the Moro Gulf, the city of Zamboanga is no stranger to the seaweed trade. Only recently, four […]