Work-from-home Pinoys are under attack

Amid the pandemic, Filipino Internet users and local businesses are once again targeted by scammers. Filipino cybersecurity practitioners told MB Technews that many successful hacks against users and businesses were not reported as big businesses and individuals view being breached as a stigma on their reputation. With protecting their image as the top priority, victims of cybercrimes …

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Facebook creates unit devoted to financial services

Facebook on Monday said it has created a new unit devoted to financial services to harmonize payment systems on its platform. The new group, called Facebook Financial, will be headed by e-commerce veteran David Marcus, who was a president at PayPal before joining the leading social network six years ago. Marcus is one of the …

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NEDA asks lawmakers to review policy gaps in BPO industry

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has urged the lawmakers to further look at the policy gaps in addressing the concerns of workers in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, especially in this time of COVID-19 pandemic.  NEDA Assistant Director Myrna Asuncion asked the members of the House Committee on Labor and Employment to …

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PHL seen bagging more BPO jobs

Industry leaders are expecting the Philippines to obtain some of the offshore jobs generated by business-process outsourcing (BPO) firms abroad after witnessing how the local sector kept its operations going in the face of the global pandemic. In a webinar last week, the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and Healthcare …

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Startup trains underskilled women in AI for free in partnership with UN Women

With the Philippines bracing itself for the impact of artificial intelligence (AI), one social impact tech startup is making sure that Filipino women are prepared for the inevitable changes. Philippines-based startup Connected Women creates opportunities for both skilled and underskilled women by training them to be data annotators, which are considered to be essential in any program …

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Google to give $1,000 to employees for work-from-home office needs

Google employees will receive an allowance to set up their office at home as remote work arrangements continue in companies around the world. “Because we still expect that most Googlers will be largely working from home for the rest of this year, we’ll be giving each Googler an allowance of $1,000 (about P50,300), or the …

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Facebook’s remote workers of the future could work in AR-powered virtual offices

Late last week, Facebook’s vice president of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology gave the world a sneak peek of what the company could have in store for their future remote-working employees: virtual office spaces and equipment available right at home. With the COVID-19 outbreak pushing companies to permanently allow their employees to …

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Globe harnesses digital technologies as PH adjusts to new normal

Globe Telecom is all set to harness the complete potential of digitalization to enhance operational efficiency and provide better customer experience as the Philippines transitions to the new normal. The past two months have seen a sudden shift from physical to digital — with companies adopting the work-from-home setup, schools pushing for online learning, brick-and-mortar …

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Facing uncertainties

Restaurants empty, stores closed, shops locked with the usual sign that says: “For everyone’s safety and in support of the government directives to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily closing our store today until further notice.” Events are canceled, projects are stopped, no sales and no income. You lose your job, and …

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UN warns cybercrime on the rise during the pandemic

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. disarmament chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is moving the world toward increased technological innovation and online collaboration, but “cybercrime is also on the rise, with a 600% increase in malicious emails during the current crisis.” Izumi Nakamitsu told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that “there …

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