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Twitter's New Privacy Policy To Take Effect From January 1, 2020
Twitter’s New Privacy Policy To Take Effect From January 1, 2020
Twitter is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site to provide clarity on its data protection efforts, the company said on Monday.
China Introduces Mandatory Face Scans For Phone Users
China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting from Sunday, according to the country’s information technology authority.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Account Hacked
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Confirms Relocation To Africa In 2020
The co-founder and CEO of microblogging platform, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, says he would be relocating to Africa for a momentary stay in 2020.
Buhari Orders MDAs To Immediately Switch To Digital Operations
Buhari Orders MDAs To Immediately Switch To Digital Operations
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies to comply with ongoing transition of all government operations to digital platforms that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery, and promote more inter-agency synergy.
Social Media Bill: UNESCO Official Reveals Likely Dangerous Outcome In Nigeria
Social Media Bill: UNESCO Official Reveals Likely Dangerous Outcome In Nigeria
UNESCO's National Coordinator for Media and Information Literacy, Dr Olunifesi Suraj, has faulted plan by the Nigerian Government to regulate social media, saying the move could result in national insecurity.
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NIS To Begin E-registration Of Immigrants
The Comptroller, Imo Command of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), David Ringshum, has advised irregular migrants to register during the oncoming Migrant e-Registration scheduled to start in the state on Nov. 26.
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Paxful Sees Potential To Change Lives As Nigerians, S/Africans Hunt Down Bitcoin
Out of the top five countries that had the highest search volume of hot keyword “bitcoin” on Google in the last 12 months, three are in Africa
Dubai Chamber Of Commerce Selects Nigerian Among 10 Startup
Dubai Chamber Of Commerce Selects Nigerian Among 10 Startup
A Nigerian, Kenneth Obiajulu-Okonkwo, and five other Africans have been selected among 10 startups by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Federal Government Reels Out Benefits Of Border Closure
How Social Media Regulation Will Benefit Journalists
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Guild of Editors and their members have more to gain with the Federal Government’s plan to sanitise the social media space.
China Launches 5 Satellites With One Rocket
China Launches 5 Satellites With One Rocket
Five new remote-sensing satellites were sent into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China’s Shanxi Province on Wednesday.
2019 Guinness Undergraduate Scholarship: Requirements; How To Apply
FG To Train 200,000 Youths On Digital Skill In 2 Years
The Federal Government has promised to equip 200,000 youths with basic, intermediate and advance digital skills in the areas of web design and management, software training and cloud computing in the next two years.
What Twitter Board Member Said About Nigerian Youths
What Twitter Board Member Said About Nigerian Youths
A member of Twitter board Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that young Nigerian people give her hope every day.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Confirms Relocation To Africa In 2020
Watch As Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Speaks Yoruba During Visit To Nigeria
Twitter CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsey arrived in Nigeria on Thursday evening as part of his listening and learning tour across Africa.
Infinix S5 Review, Specs, Features, Price In Nigeria
Infinix S5 Review, Specs, Features, Price In Nigeria
Infinix Mobility, Makers of Infinix phones, on Wednesday, Nov. 6 launched its latest flagship phones, Infinix S5 and Infinix S5 Lite in Lagos, Nigeria.
Lagos Gridlock: Google Announces Traffic Tab In Maps
Lagos Gridlock: Google Announces Traffic Tab In Maps
Google has launched a new Traffic tab on Google Maps in Lagos to help users manage their movement in Nigeria's commercial capital notorious for traffic gridlocks.
Bitcoin Drops To More Than Three-month Low, Briefly Trades Below $8,000
China Leaves Bitcoin Mining Out Of List Of Restricted Activities
China, one of the biggest manufacturers of bitcoin mining gear, has decided against eliminating the mining of the cryptocurrency, the state planner has indicated.
Mobile Data Prices: What Minister Asked NCC To Do Amid Complaints 'Every Day'
Costly Mobile Data: What Minister Asked NCC To Do As Concerns Grow
Nigeria's Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has vowed to ensure that prices of mobile data services go down in the country.
Facebook Rebrands, Unveils New Logo
Facebook Rebrands, Unveils New Logo
Facebook has unveiled a new logo and changed its name to ‘FACEBOOK’ in what is seen in some quarters as a desperate attempt to rebrand itself.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite To Pack 4,370 mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite To Pack 4,370 mAh Battery
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 series in March and promised to further expand the lineup with the launch of S10 Lite.
Twitter's New Privacy Policy To Take Effect From January 1, 2020
Twitter To Ban Political Advertisements
Twitter will ban political advertising on its platform next month, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday, a move that won praise from Democrats and scorn from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
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