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Zuckerberg Apologises To EU Parliament Over Facebook Data Breach

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologised to the European Parliament on Tuesday and said the social media giant is taking steps to prevent a repeat of a massive breach of users’ personal data.

Russia To Secure World Cup Stadiums With Drones

Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack.

Cyber Hacker Paraded For Defrauding Car Dealer Of N28m

A 28-year-old hacker, Michael Williams, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding a car dealer, Abiogun Adewale, of N28m.

AI A New Weapon In Cancer Fight, Says Theresa May

The diagnosis of cancer and other diseases in the UK can be transformed by using artificial intelligence, according to Prime Minister Theresa May.
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University Fined £120,000 For Data Breach

The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 ($160,000) by the British Information Commissioner for a security breach in which the personal data of 19,500 students was placed online.
Huawei

Huawei, TD Partner To Deliver Quality Services

Huawei Nigeria Enterprise Channel Department has through its director, Ken Zhao, reaffirmed the company’s resolve to always deliver quality solutions to customers through its partners in the Nigerian market.
SGF

FG Launches N64m Website With New Features

The website of the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation www.osgf.gov.ng has been upgraded by the federal government, costing N64 million.

Zuckerberg Agrees To Live-stream EU Parliament Hearing

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge...
Google

Google Duplex AI Software To Inform Callee When Call Is Being Recorded

Google has confirmed that its Duplex AI will inform the person on the other end that the call is being recorded.
SIM

Two In Police Net For Using Stolen SIM Cards To Defraud

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested two persons using stolen SIM cards to defraud the owners in the state.
Facebook

Investment Firms Dump Facebook Over Data Privacy

Unsatisfied by the Facebook's moves to strengthen personal data protection, several socially-conscious investment firms are selling or rethinking their Facebook Inc holdings.

Group Questions Credibility Of Kaduna e-Voting

The acclaimed success recorded by the Kaduna State govt in its deployment of electronic voting for the state’s local govt election has been called to question by the Citizens Center for Democratic Governance.
Facebook

Cambridge Analytica Files For Bankruptcy

Cambridge Analytica, the consultancy at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal in which it was accused of improperly obtaining information on users has filed for bankruptcy in the US.
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Techfest 2018: MTN Excited To Partner Technology-driven Youths

Lynda Saint-Nwafor, the Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN Nigeria, on Friday said that the company was excited over the opportunity to partner with young dynamic technological innovators in Nigeria.
Xbox

Xbox Reveals Controller For Disabled Gamers

Details have been released of the first ever console controller designed and made specifically for disabled gamers.
YouTube

YouTube Unveils New Music Streaming Service

YouTube is launching a music streaming service, offering both videos and audio tracks, in an attempt to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.
Instagram

Instagram Adds Feature To Monitor Time Spent On App

Instagram is getting a new “Usage Insights” tool that would help users see how much time they spent in the social media app, according to a discovery from app researcher Jane Manchun Wong.
Uber

Uber, Lyft Change Their Policies on Sexual Harassment

Uber and Lyft on Tuesday ended mandatory arbitration for their riders and employees, reports Law & Crime.
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Son Of Former President Jailed For Stealing Samsung S7 Phone

The son of a former President of Zambia, Frederick Chiluba, has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment with hard labour by a Magistrates’ court in Zambia for stealing a mobile phone.
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya/Photo: AFP

Kenyan President Assents To Controversial Cyber-crime Bill

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying, with clauses that critics argue could stifle press freedom.

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