Google recently confirmed in its report that Kremlin-linked groups have indeed bought ads and used YouTube for its disinformation campaign in the US 2016 elections. Google revealed that there were two accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency which spent $4,700 on Google ads in last year’s election. However, the ads...

Researchers from cybersecurity company Venafi recently discovered that digital code signing certificates fetch a higher price than guns or credit card details on darkweb markets. These certificates are primarily used to ensure the legitimacy of software and apps, but can also be used to install malware on devices and networks....

Fintech firm R3 announced last Tuesday that they have developed a blockchain-based international payments system with 22 of the world’s biggest banks. Head of Natixis’ Digital for Corporate & Investment Banking Frederic Dalibard says that even though there are other blockchain-based systems for cross-border payments being developed, his organization believes in...

I. Extra-territorial Application of the DPA The Data Privacy Act (hereinafter, DPA or Act) and its Implementing Rules (hereinafter, IRR) apply to both natural and juridical persons who are involved in the collection, recording, organization, storage, updating, consultation, erasure, or destruction of personal information. The DPA is applicable even if the...

The president of agribusiness Calata Corp recently announced in a press conference that the company may resort to using cryptocurrency if the company gets delisted from the Philippines Stock Exchange. Joseph Calata revealed that the company is considering converting all of their 570 million shares into “Calcoins” or Calata Coins if...

A security researcher recently revealed that he managed to get access to Google’s most critical and dangerous bugs by exploiting a vulnerability in Google’s internal bug tracker. Researcher Alex Birsan told ZDnet that he was able to take advantage of the flaw in Google’s Issue Tracker, or “Buganizer” by spoofing a...

Last week, Vietnam’s state bank announced that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin will not be considered as a legal form of non-cash payment. Parties who are caught making or receiving cryptocurrency payments will be fined VND 150 million and 200 million, or approximately $6000 -- $9000. The move against cryptocurrency is said...