Last Sunday, media organizations around the world reported on secret documents known as the “Paradise Papers” which many consider to be the biggest breach of its kind. The 1.4 TB worth of documents, said to have been stolen from offshore law firm Appleby, contain information on questionable tax maneuvering by figures...

Researchers from the University of Florida have recently uncovered several vulnerabilities in the IEEE P1735 electronics standard which is used to protect software and hardware from being reverse engineered, and allows them to work with other products while remaining encrypted. The study yielded a number of issues, including one which allows...

The Data Privacy Act of 2012 (hereinafter, DPA or Act) is the Philippines’ first data privacy law. This  landmark legislation is instrumental in obtaining the needed investments for the Philippine’s booming information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry.1 The industry involves the heavy processing of confidential and personal information.2 With the...

Facebook’s popular messaging service WhatsApp was reported to have had a temporary outage in several countries last Friday. Users immediately took to Facebook and Twitter to post about the issue, with “WhatsAppDown” being the top trending keyword on Twitter in India, Pakistan, Britain, Germany, and other countries. Users said that it...

Estonia has ordered a temporary lockdown of its vaunted online ID services last Friday to fix a number of flaws in its identity smartcards.  The online identity system is used by around 760,000 Estonians to access a majority of government and private services such as school reports, medical prescriptions, banking, and...