In a news briefing last Thursday, presidential spokesman Harry Roque revealed that the Philippine government is bolstering the country’s cybersecurity to prepare for the entry of state-run China Telecom, which is expected to challenge the duopoly of PLDT and Globe. Several lawmakers had initially challenged the idea of having the...

At the 78th Radio Access Network (RAN) meeting last Thursday, chairman Balazs Bertenyi announced that the NSA 5G NR specs has already been approved and credited the 3GPP working groups for an “impressive achievement in a remarkably short time”. In a joint media release, a number of global telecommunications and hardware...

The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Ajay Tyagi said last Wednesday that the capital market regulator is currently pondering regulations for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The planned legal oversight will be determined by a panel which includes SEBI, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Electronics...

Last Tuesday, German pen-testing company SySS GmbH revealed that it is possible to use even a low-res printed photo to trick Windows 10’s facial recognition system. Windows Hello, a feature which is only available on Windows 10, can be used to unlock computers without requiring a password. SySS researchers said that...

FireEye Asia Pacific CTO Bryce Boland recently warned that cyber criminals are increasingly targeting Bitcoin owners and cryptocurrency exchanges due to the surge of Bitcoin. Boland said that cases of extortion that demand Bitcoin payments from businesses have risen significantly, which led many to stockpile the cryptocurrency. He added that a...

Upguard security researcher Chris Vickery recently revealed with Forbes that a marketing analytics company called Alteryx had left the data of around 120 million American households completely public on an Amazon Web Services storage bucket. The data, which is part of a dataset called ConsumerView, was said to have been purchased...