‘A WOMAN who allegedly maligned a single mother in a social networking site was the first person to be charged before the Cebu City Regional Trial Court for violating Republic Act (RA) 10175, or Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
‘Atara (real name withheld) was indicted by the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office after it found probable cause that she committed libel in relation to RA 10175.
‘Bail was set at P10,000 for Atara (real name withheld), who posted libelous messages against Vangie in her Facebook account. The accused also called Vangie names like “cheap.”
‘In her complaint, Vangie said that Atara sent her messages through cellular phone criticizing her for allegedly hurting a man on Sept. 16, 2013…’
Legal papers to be served via Facebook
Social-media users, beware — that next Facebook “poke” could be from a process server.
‘In a groundbreaking court ruling, a Staten Island man got permission to use Facebook to serve his ex-wife legal notice that he doesn’t want to pay any more child support.
‘A Family Court official ruled that Noel Biscocho could use Facebook to serve Anna Maria Antigua because other, more traditional methods to slap her with papers have not worked.
‘Staten Island Support Magistrate Gregory Gliedman noted in his Sept. 12 order that it was the first of its kind in New York, and also the first in the United States that didn’t involve an attempt to serve someone overseas…’
Experience People Movement to Combat Digital Addictions
‘…Rehab was once associated solely with alcohol and narcotics. As reliance on our mobile devices and tablets continue to develop, digital detoxes are increasingly necessary and popular. Detoxes allow people to turn-off at retreats and workshops, and a new initiative aims to make that disconnected lifestyle intuitive.
‘Experience People, a movement around digital enlightenment, encourages people to ditch their devices and find value in the physical world around them. Over the course of twelve weeks in 20 cities around the United States, entrepreneur Brian Hiss and filmmaker Rob Loud are on a journey to raise awareness for digital addiction and help establish a new relationship with technology in moderation. Hiss believes that people must continue to develop meaningful relationships, and only use technology as an aid to the experience…’
Bono should have kept his mouth shut about Apple’s new digital music format
‘Apple is working with U2 to develop a new music format that is designed to tackle piracy by making digital downloads of albums and songs a more attractive proposition, according to TIME magazine.
‘U2 frontman Bono told TIME that he was optimistic the new digital music format will prove so ‘irresistibly exciting’ that it will lure them away from the all-too-easy illegal downloading that the music industry often bemoans…’