World’s First All-Electric, Jet-Powered, Five-Seater Air Taxi Launched
German electric air taxi startup Lilium, Thursday, unveiled its jet-powered, five-seater prototype, which conducted its first flight earlier this month.
Google, Facebook, Twitter Blasted For Not Doing Enough In EU Fake News Fight
Facebook, Google and Twitter were reprimanded by the European Commission on Friday for not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, seven months after promising to do more.
WhatsApp Hack: How To Find Out If You Are Affected, What To Do Next
WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a major security breach had allowed hackers to install spyware on some users' phones by simply calling them through the app.
Trump Bans Huawei Telecoms Gear In US, Chinese Company Reacts
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday barring US firms from using telecom gear from sources the administration deems national security threats.
Telegram Founder Reveals Why WhatsApp ‘Will Never Be Secure’
The Russian founder of popular messaging app Telegram has warned that WhatsApp, the world’s top messaging app, will continue to be open to surveillance after the Facebook-owned platform had to tell users that their phones could be infected with spyware.
San Francisco Votes To Ban City Use Of Facial Recognition Technology
San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop.
Facebook Restricts Live Feature, Citing New Zealand Shooting
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand.
MTN Tops List Of Networks Candidates Used To Access 2019 UTME Result – JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that majority of the candidates who have accessed their results using the result checker (code), 55019 were MTN subscribers.
Facebook Facing 20-year Consent Agreement After Privacy Lapses
Social media giant Facebook Inc is headed toward an agreement with the U.S. government over its privacy policies and practices that would put it under 20 years of oversight, according to a source knowledgeable about the discussions.
Microsoft Invests Massive $100 Million In Nigeria, Kenya
Microsoft Corp on Tuesday announced that it will invest 100 million dollars to open an Africa technology development centre with sites in Nigeria and Kenya over the next five years.
Why You Must Update Your WhatsApp Immediately!
A vulnerability discovered in Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging app is being exploited to inject commercial spyware onto Android and iOS phones by simply calling the target, Concise News reports
‘Cybercrime, Threat To Internet Users’ – Programmer
A Network Infrastructure Engineer and Software Developer, Yusuf Aweda, has said that cybercrime is a major threat to Internet users
Amazon’s New Machines That Pack Orders Replace Thousands Of Jobs
A job held by thousands of workers at Amazon.com; boxing of customers orders is being replaced by machines the company is rolling out.
Bitcoin Holds Above $7,000 After Hitting Nine-month High
Bitcoin hovered above $7,000 on Monday, close to nine-month highs, as the biggest cryptocurrency’s 2019 rally gathered steam. Bitcoin was last up 1.1% at $7,056...
3G, 4G Subscriptions Reach 63 Million – NCC
The number of 3G and 4G subscriptions in the country hit 63.1 million in February this year, the latest subscribers report from the Nigerian Communications Commission has shown.
Facebook Closes 23 Italian Pages Over Fake News
Facebook has announced the closure of 23 Italian pages, including many supporting the country’s populist government parties for spreading fake news and breaking other social network rules.
Like Facebook, Instagram To Demote Posts Based On Fact-checking
Instagram will start using a similar fact-checking process as Facebook to demote posts that spread bad information, rather than remove them entirely.
NPower Still Accepting Applications
An NGO, NPower which offers free tech training for unemployed young people is setting up shop in Calgary, Canada. The training program - which application is still open - is supported in part by a grant from the city’s $100-million economic development fund, Concise News reports
Court Awards U.S. Investor $75 Million In Cryptocurrency Crime Case
U.S. entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin won $75.8 million in a civil judgment against a 21-year-old man who Terpin said was part of a scheme that defrauded him of digital currencies, court documents showed on Friday.
Twitter Suspended 166,153 Accounts For Terrorism Content In Second Half 2018
Twitter is making headway in tackling online terrorism content on its platform as it suspended over 166,000 accounts in the second half of last year, about a fifth less than in the previous period, the social media company said on Thursday.