People Power II has started at the EDSA Shrine as Day 23 of the Philippine President’s Impeachment Trial yesterday ended when shortly before midnight, the President was “in effect” acquitted when 11 senator-judges quashed a move to open an envelope crucial to the prosecution. The Philippine Peso also closes to an all-time low. More details at the Philippine Daily Inquirer Interactive and CNN.com.
The Philippines in crisis
- European lawmakers told Mark Zuckerbe... — European lawmakers told Mark Zuckerberg they could regulate — or break up — Facebook – The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/05/22/zuckerberg-european-parliament-facebook-testimony/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.da7dec2dfcd2Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is set to field tough questions Tuesday from European policymakers who are investigating the social network’s recent privacy mishaps. [...]
- Tito Sotto elected as new Senate pres... — The Philippines is moving full-speed… BACKWARDS! [...]
- Twitter to Reduce Visibility of Disru... — Twitter to Reduce Visibility of Disruptive, Negative Accounts – Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-15/twitter-to-reduce-visibility-of-disruptive-negative-accountsTwitter Inc. is taking another step to reduce the amount of harmful content on its site, this time expanding the effort beyond users who explicitly break the social network’s rules. [...]
- Human or bot? Google Duplex scares — Human or bot? Google Duplex scares me – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/google-duplex-assistant-bot-deception-scary-ethics-question/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756In this age of disinformation, where fake news thrives and the public has trust issues with technology, Google designed a machine that can deceive humans. Gosh, what could go wrong? [...]
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Release date... — Solo: A Star Wars Story: Release date, cast, plot details and more – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/solo-a-star-wars-story-premiere-everything-we-know-cast-plot-details/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756We’ll soon get to see way more of Han Solo’s life in the Star Wars galaxy before Leia called him a “scruffy-looking nerf herder.” [...]