Kaspersky, Coalition Against Stalkerware: One year on in fight for digital privacy

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Kaspersky has introduced a special stalkerware and spyware detection tool—12 months on from the foundation of the Coalition Against Stalkerware......»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 28th, 2020

Over 8-In-10 Online Users in SEA Believe They Are “Safe” Online Amidst Pandemic Time

The Kaspersky’s report titled “More connected than ever before: how we build our digital comfort zones” found out that majority (82%) of the respondents from the region think that their digital lifestyle is safe for their data’s privacy. This is seven percent higher than the global average at 75%. Conducted last May 2020 among 760 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

Professional Fighters League launches OTT platform

NEW YORK – Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organization ever to present MMA through a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship format, today rolled out a new OTT platform, providing fight fans with access to hundreds of hours of premium PFL content wherever they are, with no restrictions. The PFL MMA app is available now for free on Apple TV, Roku, Fire, Android, and iOS devices. “With the launch of our first OTT platform, we’re excited to fulfill the growing global demand for our product by providing fight fans around the world with free access to premium PFL content wherever, whenever and however they want to consume it,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “Professional Fighters League is a media and content company. As we continue to grow, innovate, and reimagine MMA, we have placed an emphasis on engaging fans all year long through impactful storytelling and unprecedented access to the sport, our fighters, and the action inside the cage. As the app continues to evolve, this will especially be a destination for international fans outside the US.”  PFL Unlocks Its Vault – Access Classic Fights On Demand  Professional Fighters League is delivering a full fight library, from classic matchups to million-dollar championship fights, featuring PFL stars such as Kayla Harrison, Ray Cooper and Emiliano Sordi. Fans will also gain access to never-before-seen World Series of Fighting matchups. Relive all the memorable moments in one location, at your fingertips.  Enjoy Original Programming From PFL Studios  In addition to event replays, fans will enjoy original storytelling from PFL Studios, a fully integrated global media division of the Professional Fighters League producing original MMA content for all platforms including television, digital and mobile. Murray drew inspiration for PFL Studios from his time with NFL Films and has assembled a top executive team, including Executive Producer and 16-time Emmy winner George Greenberg and Chief Digital Officer Dan Ghosh-Roy, to lead the effort.  Go Behind-The-Scenes  PFL MMA will feature exclusive, never-before-seen interviews and footage that will provide fans with unprecedented access to the league. Hear from PFL stars like Rory MacDonald and personalities like MMA legend Randy Couture, in addition to celebrity fans.  The league will monetize the OTT platform through sponsorship and advertising opportunities for leading brand partners, in addition to microtransaction purchases for fans tied to gaming and exclusive content.  Professional Fighters League partnered with ViewLift to bring the PFL MMA OTT platform to life. ViewLift offers end-to-end solutions for creating, launching, and monetizing video applications across mobile, over-the-top, connected TV and game consoles. For more info visit and follow PFL on Instagram (@PFLmma), Twitter (@ProFightLeague), and Facebook (/PFLmma)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Patriots owner s prostitution case heads to appellate court

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with twice buying sex from massage parlor prostitutes will attempt to save their case this week by arguing to an appeals court that his rights weren't violated when police secretly video-recorded him in the act. Prosecutors will tell the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal during an online hearing Tuesday that a county judge erred when he invalidated the January 2019 search warrant allowing police to install secret cameras at Orchids of Asia spa as part of an alleged sex trafficking investigation. The judge said the warrant didn’t sufficiently protect the privacy of innocent customers who received legal massages, and he barred the videos’ use at trial as well as testimony about what they showed. If the ruling stands, it will deal a fatal blow to the prosecution's case. “Mr. Kraft's guilt is a virtual certainty” and he has no right to benefit from any possible mistakes police made involving innocent customers, Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey DeSousa wrote in court documents. Kraft's attorneys vehemently disagreed, arguing that if the three-justice panel allows the videos' use, “civil liberties cherished in Florida and beyond” will be endangered. “If the state wins this appeal, then everyone loses, not just the accused,” attorney Frank Shepherd wrote. “Government could run roughshod over privacy and constitutional rights while evading scrutiny.” The Jupiter police recordings led to misdemeanor charges against Kraft and two dozen other alleged Orchids of Asia customers. The spa owners and some employees are charged with prostitution-related felonies. Most cases are in limbo while the appeals are heard. If prosecutors can’t use the videos, they would almost certainly dismiss any misdemeanor charges awaiting trial. Some defendants took plea deals but Kraft refused. The felony cases could proceed, as those have other evidence besides the videos. Kraft, a 79-year-old widower and part-time Palm Beach resident, has pleaded not guilty but issued a public apology. He faces a possible one-year jail sentence if convicted, but would likely receive a fine, community service and other sanctions. Kraft, whom Forbes Magazine ranks as the 82nd richest American with a worth of almost $7 billion, is employing several high-priced attorneys to fight the charges. DeSousa submitted several arguments against Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser's ruling. Among them: — The warrant is valid because police minimized any privacy invasion by having only three detectives monitor video. Any further minimization, such as recording only snippets of each massage, would have made the investigation impossible. — Kraft illegally paid for sex and is lawfully covered by the warrant, even if the justices determine police violated innocent customers' privacy rights. — If the warrant is invalid, the detectives relied on it “in good faith” and a sanction banning the video is too extreme. Shepherd submitted several counterarguments for Kraft. They include: — Detectives' privacy protection efforts were insufficient because they recorded seminude men and women receiving legal massages, making the Kraft recordings also illegal. — Police had enough evidence to charge the spa owners with felonies without recording, making the cameras “wholly gratuitous." — The evidence detectives presented to obtain the magistrate's warrant approval was “deliberately misleading,” negating any argument they acted in good faith. The justices won’t immediately rule after the hearing; decisions usually takes weeks. The losing side will likely appeal to the Florida Supreme Court, which could accept the case or let the justices’ ruling stand. Authorities say the Orchids of Asia investigation was part of a multicounty probe into possible sex trafficking by spa owners who they believe brought women from China and elsewhere to work as prostitutes. About 300 people were charged with various felonies and misdemeanors, but no trafficking charges were pursued — prosecutors say they received no cooperation from masseuses whom they suspect were trafficked. According to police, Kraft's chauffeur drove him to Orchids of Asia on the evening of Jan. 19, 2019, where detectives recorded him engaging in a sex act with two women and then paying an undetermined amount in cash. Investigators said Kraft returned the next morning and engaged in recorded sex acts with a woman before paying with a $100 bill and another bill. Hours later, Kraft was in Kansas City for the AFC Championship game, where his Patriots defeated the Chiefs. His team then won the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta, the Patriots’ sixth NFL championship under his ownership. Prosecutors offered to drop the charges if Kraft entered a diversion program for first-time offenders. That would include an admission he would be found guilty if the case went to trial, a $5,000 fine, 100 hours of community service and attending a class on the dangers of prostitution and its connection to human trafficking. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday on the court's YouTube channel......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

83% of Users Think Up Their Own Passwords while Half Don’t Know How to Check if They Have Been compromised

The latest Kaspersky report, ‘Defending digital privacy: taking personal protection to the next level’, has found that 83% of users are thinking up their own passwords, while 54% say they are unaware about how to check if any of their credentials have already been leaked. This highlights the need for storing passwords more securely. Passwords […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Stem the leak: 83% think up their own passwords and half don t know how to check if they have been compromised

The latest Kaspersky report, ‘Defending digital privacy: taking personal protection to the next level’, has found that 83% of users are thinking up their own passwords, while 54% say they are unaware about how to check if any of their credentials have already been leaked. This highlights the need for storing passwords more securely......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Belgium finally agrees on government, gives PM special powers to fight coronavirus

BRUSSELS, Belgium – After more than a year without a full government, Belgium's bickering parties have agreed to back caretaker Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes and give her "special powers" to fight the coronavirus. Attempts to negotiate a new ruling coalition will be suspended for 6 months so that 10 parties – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2020

Asia-Pacific Online Users Give Up Social Media Details for Fun Quiz Results and Freebies — Kaspersky Study

Results of Kaspersky’s survey reveal online users in Asia Pacific appear to be willing to share their private information in exchange for various personal gains from social media, even quiz results to know what type of flower they are or whose celebrity they look like. In Kaspersky’s Global Privacy Report 2018 released this year, 39.2% […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019

One Championship plans 80 shows, big roster expansion in 20

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press One Championship plans to stage about 80 martial arts shows in 2020, and the MMA promotion will roughly double its roster of fighters to do it. One CEO Chatri Sityodtong revealed his latest plans for ambitious expansion to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The promotion is putting on 45 events this year in Asia, but will sharply increase its schedule next year. One also will continue to keep its fights freely available to much of the world in response to what Sityodtong describes as a global desire from its broadcasters for more fighting content. One will still focus on its core Asian markets, but Sityodtong also is in discussions with broadcast partner Turner Sports to stage its first U.S. show next year. "Definitely a very tough task, but I think it's very doable, knock on wood," Sityodtong said of his extraordinary expansion plans. "We're on this rocket ship, and I've just got to hold on." By comparison, the UFC has 43 events currently on its 2019 schedule. One's expansion comes while the UFC is making a push into Asia, including the opening a $13 million performance institute in Shanghai to develop Chinese athletes. Unlike the UFC, One Championship includes fights in several martial arts disciplines on its cards. One's shows in 2020 will feature a mix of competitions, but its primary focus is still mixed martial arts — and a whole lot more of it. "The market can't get enough," Sityodtong said, citing his company's rising viewership figures on broadcast and digital channels. "Our fans can't get enough of our content, so we're trying to satiate demand, but every time we put out more content, things just go more viral. A lot of the free-to-air TV broadcasters, the digital broadcasters, they're all demanding more and more content from us, so we have to provide more and more content to the world." One reached a three-year broadcast deal with Turner last year, and is broadcast around the world on over-the-air television channels. Sityodtong sees an opportunity to increase his company's prominence in the U.S., where the UFC has put much of its fight content on ESPN Plus this year in its lucrative new deal. Sityodtong describes the UFC as One's "archrivals," although the UFC might not see it that way. But where the UFC sees value in exclusivity on ESPN, Sityodtong wants his fights available "everywhere and anywhere at all times." "(The UFC's) approach right now is they're behind a double paywall on ESPN Plus, which limits their reach," Sityodtong added. "That partnership is great for both companies and also great for the sport. That being said, it's a very different strategy from what One Championship is doing. We are focused on maximum distribution, maximum reach, frequency and engagement, and making our product accessible to the entire world. That's just a philosophical difference." Filling out One's ambitious new schedule will require more fighters, more staff and more events in the promotion's core markets such as Singapore, Jakarta, Beijing, Bangkok and various venues in the Philippines. Sityodtong expects to stage four fight cards per year in those main markets, but his ambition remains global — and the Harvard Business School graduate wants to plant a flag in North America. Sityodtong hasn't revealed a time and place for One's first U.S. show, but the company is opening offices in Los Angeles and New York this summer. The Singapore-based One already has a corporate presence across Asia from Tokyo to Bangalore, India. One has signed American fighters Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez and Sage Northcutt in recent months. Sityodtong is eager to land other non-Asian free agent veterans, but One will stay focused on finding its core talent across Asia. "We look for athletes that we can appreciate and admire for their mastery of martial arts, but also admire their life stories and their values," Sityodtong said. "That's very important, and I think that's the biggest differentiating factor for One Championship versus our global competitor in the West.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Rolando Dy inks 3-year, 5-bout pact with Brave Combat

The 29-year-old Dy made his first Brave CF appearance four years ago but blossomed last year when he beat Maciek Gierszewski and John Brewin that improved his record to 14-9 (win-loss) while earning him Fight of the Year honor......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Reopening schools

Digital technology allowed students to continue formal education this year, even with the school opening delayed for a few months by COVID-19 restrictions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

SC to hold mock exams for digital Bar

The Supreme Court is set to conduct mock Bar examinations on Jan. 31 to around 120 students in four testing sites as part of its preparations for the digitalized Bar examinations in November this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2021

Hallypop kicks off 2021 with two new exciting shows for K-pop stans

The New Year is looking good for the fans and viewers of GMA’s Hallypop. The leading Asian pop culture digital TV channel in the Philippines is set to give an early treat this 2021 with two new programs that will surely appeal to all K-pop stans out there......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Only local contingents sign up for Sinulog ritual showdown

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Spectators may only see local contingents compete in this year’s Sinulog ritual showdown, should it be allowed to continue as scheduled on January 17, 2021. A list of contingents obtained by CDN Digital shows that a total of 22 contingents have signed up for this year’s dance competition, the deadline of […] The post Only local contingents sign up for Sinulog ritual showdown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

GMA allots P20 billion for 3-year capex

GMA Network Inc. has earmarked more than P20 billion for its capital expenditures in the next three years as it goes full blast on content production and digital TV expansion......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Cybersecurity trends to watch out for in Southeast Asia in 2021

The rhythm of life among Southeast Asians was shaken by the sudden, sweeping changes last year. Despite the gloomy outlook, policies across SEA successfully compelled both the public and business sectors to shift gears quickly, step up their use of technology and go online for literally everything. Security experts from Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) gives us a lowdown on how cybercriminals took advantage of this year’s disruptive event and what the cybersecurity threat landscape appears to look like in 2021 in the region......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Invest in our digital potential

The safety restrictions on children and seniors in hotels, resorts and restaurants were a real holiday bummer. My family—and I am sure millions of families—had to adjust by doing online reunions. Thanks to technology, we managed to virtually connect and exchange Christmas and New Year greetings with loved ones and friends......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

ABS-CBN boosts digital presence

ABS-CBN continues to bolster its digital presence following the non-renewal of its broadcast franchise last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2021

Firecrackers injure minor, 3 men in Lapu-Lapu during New Year

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Four individuals were brought to Lapu-Lapu City Hospital (LLCH) for firecracker-related injuries during the celebration of the New Year here. Roberto Obapay, LLCH head nurse, confirmed this in a January 1 phone interview with CDN Digital. Watch: CCMC doctor: 2 firecracker-related injury patients during New Year Obapay said that among the […] The post Firecrackers injure minor, 3 men in Lapu-Lapu during New Year appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

Advantech, AMTI lead the way to digital transformation

There’s no stopping the digital transformation of many countries, from the biggest business centers down to the smallest city or town in the world. Before 2020, we already live in a historically fast-paced environment. But this year has shown us that the future of digital experience is accelerating faster than ever before. IoT systems or […] The post Advantech, AMTI lead the way to digital transformation appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Action-packed Pacquiao fight expected in & lsquo;21

Veteran Filipino Martial Arts practioners Monsour del Rosario and Alvin Aguilar expect a thrilling and exciting boxing bout between Senator Manny Pacquiao and Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor next year in Dubai......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020