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Crypto platform Poly Network says hacked funds returned

In a Twitter post, Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network said almost all of the 610 million stolen this month in one of the biggest crypto heists had now been returned by the unknown person or persons behind the attack. It had regained control of all the assets except for 33 million in stablecoin tether that had been frozen by the company that manages it....

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Foreigners making 'Philippine-based content' to be taxed

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in a memo released on Monday, August 16, made it clear that foreigners creating content in the Philippines will be taxed. The BIR is set to conduct a full-blown tax investigation against social media influencers, as the Philippine government looks for more cash amid the coronavirus pandemic. #In60words

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Google Introduces New Search History Protection

Google, tracks the activity log use of your smart home devices, Android devices, and even common services like YouTube or Chrome. It is typically a lot of work to avoid this tracking without changing your use of these services. Today, you can enjoy privacy and password protection with Google. Google allows users to password protect the Web & App Activity Page, web search histories, and Google Maps histories....


PH gears up to launch its biggest satellite yet

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) is gearing up to launch its biggest Filipino-made satellite to space. Dubbed as MULA, or Multispectral Unit for Land Assessment, the newest Earth-observation satellite can capture operational-quality images of approximately 100,000 square kilometers of land area daily.

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CivicScience launches new 'ethical' privacy-first digital ad platform

Market intelligence company CivicScience announced in a press statement last August 12 that it was launching a new media and advertising company aiming to provide what it called ethical, consumer-friendly advertising on the open web. CivicScience, a 13-year-old company, earns money through selling subscriptions to other companies, digital publishers, and advertisers for self-reported digital polling services....

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PLDT Home launches online booking appointment service for store visit

PLDT Home introduces an online booking appointment accessible through the PLDT Home website ( This new service provides existing subscribers and interested applicants the convenience to schedule an in-store or virtual appointment with a PLDT store representative. Customers can arrange for an online one-on-one meeting with store personnel at their preferred PLDT store location. #In60words...

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Nearsightedness rises in kids during COVID-19 pandemic - study

A study of the British Journal of Ophthalmology of 6- to 8-year-olds in Hong Kong found the proportion of children with nearsightedness or myopia, increased from 19.4% at the start of the pandemic to 35.3% eight months later. The study cannot prove that pandemic-related changes, such as the closure of schools, caused the higher myopia rates.

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Valorant VCT SEA Stage 3 playoffs kick off

Three Philippine-based Valorant teams will vie for one of two slots to represent Southeast Asia in the Masters 3 Berlin, as the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021 Stage 3 - Challengers SEA - Playoffs kicked off Friday. Bren Esports already won 2-0 against Taiwan-Hong Kong's CBT Gaming in their opening match in the group stages Friday morning. #In60words

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Rivaling Boston Dynamics' Spot, Xiaomi has developed its own breed of quadruped robots with the CyberDog. The open-source robot companion is powered by an NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX platform AI Supercomputer with 84 CUDA Cores, 48 Tensor Cores, a 6 Carmel ARM CPU, and 2 deep learning acceleration engines.

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Xbox Publicly Testing a Night Mode To Ease the Strain

Microsoft is now publicly testing a night mode for Xbox, finally bringing a feature thats long been on smartphones to the console world. The new night mode will help you dim your screen as well as the power button on the console and the lights on your controller. The feature is now being tested by those in the Alpha Skip-Ahead group. #In60words


Nintendo Switch new model Nintendo Switch OLED is coming!

Nintendo Switchs have the latest model soon. Sadly, it isnt the Nintendo Switch Pro that Nintendo fans were waiting for years. Nintendo Switch OLED model, a watered-down upgrade that probably isnt worth it. First, well go through the new features of the Switch OLED. Well compare it with the awaited Pro version. Now were finally getting a new Switch model on October 8, 2021! #In60words...


Amazon restores service after global outage said its online stores had returned to normal services after a global outage disrupted shopping on its country sites. According to outage monitoring website Downdetector, services were disrupted for nearly two hours and at the peak of the disruption, more than 38,000 user reports indicated issues with Amazon's online stores. #In60words

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WhatsApp targeted in EU consumer complaints over privacy changes

Facebook's WhatsApp on Monday, July 12, faced a barrage of complaints by the European Consumer Organization and others over a privacy policy update, which has prompted a global outcry and led some users to switch to rival apps Telegram and Signal. WhatsApp in January introduced a privacy policy which allows it to share some data with Facebook and other group firms. #In60words...

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District council declares Germany's first-ever 'cyber-catastrophe'

A district council in eastern Germany has declared a disaster after its computer systems were paralyzed by a hacker attack in what the federal cybersecurity watchdog confirmed was the country's first-ever cyber-catastrophe. Hackers knocked out the IT operations of the municipality of Anhalt-Bitterfeld, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, on Tuesday, July 6, a spokesperson confirmed to Reuters on Saturday, July 10....

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Watsons mobile app aims to make shopping easier

Watsons makes health and wellness within the reach of every Filipino, even those who are unable to go to physical stores for health or geographical reasons. You can download the Watsons mobile app (httpbit.lyWatsonsMobileApp) and enjoy the convenience of online shopping for your health, wellness and personal care needs. #In60words

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