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Social Networking Articles about the Philippines

Posted by Jaime Raphael Licauco, CISSP, GSEC on November 4, 2008

A couple of interesting articles about Social Networking in the Philippines have come out in the past few months.

  • ( Friendster fame, magnet for ads,
  • ( Filipinos still make up big chunk of Friendster users,
  • ( RP has highest percentage of social network users.
  • Wikipedia even has an article on Social Networking in the Philippines.

    1to1Media published an article regarding social networking sites such as Facebook and Multiply in Photo Tagging Portends New Frontier for Privacy Pros.

    If you’re interested in Social Networking and Social Engineering attacks using them, you might want to check out ENISA’s podcast on Locking Down Social Networking Vulnerabilities, this was given in Infosecurity Europe 2008 earlier this year. Enisa also has a Position Paper on Security Issues and Recommendations for Online Social Networks which was presented at the echallenges conference in the Hague on Oct 25, 2007. You can download the 36 page pdf from the above link.

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    Recent Philippine IT News

    Posted by Jaime Raphael Licauco, CISSP, GSEC on November 4, 2008

    Manila Bulletin reports Mobile versions of online games created for RP mart unveiled, More than half of AsiaPacific Internet users visited online gaming sites in August 2008, and Club Manila Networking Night in PAGCOR-Paranaque.

    Domini M. Torrevillas of Philippine Star writes about the ongoing IT Project for the LTO in LTO project on the spot. Excuse me for the digression, but going through the website of the LTO, there’s a funny portion there regarding Defensive Driving and Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings which, I can attest, are barely followed here in the Manila. Which begs the question, why have laws if they aren’t applicable to everyone and offenders aren’t prosecuted?

    News from SkyCable enters broadband market; Laguna, Cavite promising areas for BPO.’s hackenslash writes that Amped announces Tantra II. On a separate Inquirer Blog, Anna Katerina Rara talks about Eyeballing Online Friends – Safely.

    As for older news, Don Herana also from has published a couple of interesting articles, namely on: Data Center Availability (2006); Making enterprise mobility work (also from 2006); Voice over Wifi;

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