Who owns and runs this ‘meet-me’ room? The glitches and bugs that conked the vote counting machines (VCMs) out and the ensuing almost seven hours of data outage in the transparency server when the national canvassing started right after the polling precincts closed were just a few but biggest reasons why our fourth automated elections last Monday came under fire anew. A few days before the midterm elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has repeatedly given public reassurances of an “all systems go” to conduct on May 13 the national and local elections all over the country. In a press conference held on May 2, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez was even quoted saying that the poll body was 95% ready. So we take it to mean the balance of 5% accounted for all these problems that the Comelec must address. But this 5% have caused all of these hullaballoos on the glitches, bugs and data outage of the transparency server casting … [Read more...] about Who owns and runs this ‘meet-me’ room?
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MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is willing to open the logs of the transparency server at the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) headquarters to dispel doubts on the integrity of the midterm polls. The transparency server is a system that receives electronically transmitted results from polling precincts to the PPCRV that is doing quick counts for the senatorial and party-list races. At a media briefing yesterday, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon admitted that the credibility of the elections could be questioned due to delays in transmission. But personally she said she could declare there was no cheating or “magic” that happened. Guanzon, however, gave assurance that the poll body is open to public scrutiny. “You can verify it. We are willing to have a third party that will do an audit to see the activities of the transparency server,” she said. Guanzon noted that by accessing the logs of the … [Read more...] about Comelec willing to open transparency server logs
WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Chris Hughes called for the break up of the world's largest social media network in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Thursday.Hughes joins U.S. lawmakers who have also urged anti-trust action to break up big tech companies as well as federal privacy regulation. Facebook has been under scrutiny from regulators around the world over its data sharing practices and hate speech and misinformation on its networks."We are a nation with a tradition of reining in monopolies, no matter how well intentioned the leaders of these companies may be. Mark's power is unprecedented and un-American," Hughes wrote https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/opinion/sunday/chris-hughes-facebook-zuckerberg.html in the New York Times piece.Facebook's social network has more than 2 billion users across the world. It also owns WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, each used by more than 1 billion people. Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 and … [Read more...] about Facebook’s co-founder joins calls to break up the company
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Lifestyle Eco-conscious Open Farm Community's head chef Oliver Truesdale-Jutras will be hosting chefs from Tiong Bharu Bakery, Tippling Club, Ding Dong, Noka, BoCHINche and The Butcher's Wife. 29 Apr 2019 06:00AM (Updated: 29 Apr 2019 06:20AM) Bookmark Six chefs from seven different restaurants in Singapore are coming together for the first time to deliver a one night only dinner at Open Farm Community (OFC) on May 2.One of the first restaurants to push the farm-to-table concept in Singapore and focus on local farming, OFC is presenting this dinner in conjunction with World Gourmet Summit 2019, which is shining a spotlight on sustainability in the gastronomy world.Earlier this year, OFC – known for curating and hosting local farmers once a month to showcase their freshly harvested produce to guests – was awarded Eco F&B certification from the Singapore Environment Council.In the bid to remain one of the most eco-friendly restaurants in Singapore, OFC has also … [Read more...] about Six all-star chefs from seven Singapore restaurants join hands for one special dinner