Improved PHL’s mobile internet speed due to activation of evolution cell sites

MANILA — Improved mobile Internet speeds may be attributed to Globe and Smart’s continuing activation of long-term evolution cell sites making use of the 700 MHz spectrum. National Telecommunications Commission Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios, when asked to comment on the latest AKAMAI report, said both telcos started co-using the frequency in May 2016. “Improvements in … Read More

French data watchdog fines Facebook 150,000 euros for “unfair tracking” of users

PARIS — The National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL), France’s data protecting watchdog, said Tuesday it was fining social media site Facebook 150,000-euro (166,159 U.S. dollars) for “several breaches of the French Data Protecting Act.” The French regulatory body accused Facebook Inc. and Facebook Ireland of tracking web users’ activity without their consent and … Read More

Global cyber attack affects 200,000 victims — Europol chief

LONDON — Friday’s global cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries and regions, Europol chief Rob Wainwright said Sunday. “Many of those victims will be businesses, including large corporations. The global reach is unprecedented,” he said in an interview with Britain’s ITV. Wainwright said he was concerned that the numbers of those … Read More

More crippling ransomware hacks ‘to be expected’

MOSCOW — In the future, hackers are going to use more viruses like the one that was released on the internet last month, which has infected thousands of computers across the world, Dr. Binoy Kampmark, Senior Lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne told Radio Sputnik. On Friday, computer systems across the world were attacked by … Read More

Scientists develop tool to predict dangerous Solar storms

MOSCOW — An international team of scientists at UC Berkeley has developed a software model to predict a particular form of solar storm, making it possible to guard against widespread electromagnetic damage to communication networks and power grids on Earth. With funding from NASA, an international team at the Space Sciences Laboratory at University of … Read More

Math model to help design new materials for storing electricity

SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers have devised a mathematical model for designing new materials for storing electricity, an approach different from chemists and materials scientists who traditionally rely on trial and error to create materials for batteries and capacitors. “The potential here is that you could build batteries that last much longer and make them much … Read More

5 exclusive villages open to rollout cell sites to improve mobile services

MANILA — Globe Telecom is confident that it could provide improved mobile services after some homeowners associations (HOAs) expressed their willingness to deploy cell sites in their villages in response to the open letter that it released recently. Globe General Counsel Atty. Froilan Castelo disclosed that representatives of the company are now conducting meetings with … Read More

Dual selfie camera now available in PHL

MANILA, Philippines — Always struggling to take a perfect “groufie” — group selfie photo — with your friends? Quit worrying as a dual selfie camera is now available in the Philippine market. Just in time for the summer when people take a break with their families and friends, and companies conduct their team building activities, … Read More