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Apple

Apple Steps Up Encrytion To Thwart Police Cracking Of iPhones

Apple said Wednesday it was strengthening encryption on its iPhones to thwart police efforts to unlock handsets without legitimate authorization.

Russians May Hack Phones, Computers During World Cup, US Spy Warns

Phones and computers of football fans travelling to Russia for the 2018 Fifa World Cup could be hacked by cyber spies, a top US intelligence official has warned.
Google

Google: Australia Court Paves Way For ‘Underworld’ Defamation Case

A court cleared the way for a rare defamation action against Google on Wednesday after a man claimed the global internet giant published material linking him to Australia’s criminal underworld.
Tesla

Tesla Lays Off Thousands Of Workers In Corporate Restructuring

US electric car maker, Tesla has laid off about 9 percent of its employees as part of a “company-wide restructuring,” according to an email sent to staff by CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday.

MTN To Launch Mobile Service In Namibia

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile telecoms firm, is aiming to launch a mobile service in Namibia, an executive of the company told Reuters.

US Counterspy Warns World Cup Travelers To Be Wary Of Hackers

Top United States counterintelligence official is advising Americans traveling to Russia for Fifa World Cup beginning on Thursday against traveling with electronic devices.
Children

Children Exposed To Horror Film Ads On YouTube – ASA

Children were left distressed after seeing ads for a horror film on YouTube, UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed.
ZTE

China’s ZTE Sees Shares Collapse 39%

Shares in Chinese technology company ZTE plummeted 39% in Hong Kong as trading in the firm resumed after a two-month suspension.
Uber

Uber Applies For Patent That Would Detect Drunk Passengers

Uber has applied for a patent for an artificial intelligence product from that could figure out if someone is drunk, and just how far gone a person is from his "normal state."
Ericsson Nigeria

Ericsson Doubles Its 2023 Forecast For IoT Connections

Ericsson has almost doubled its forecast for connected cellular Internet of Things (IoT) in 2023 to 3.5 billion, the mobile telecom gear maker said on Tuesday.

Bitcoin Tumbles As Hackers Hit South Korean Exchange Coinrail

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said it was hacked over the weekend, sparking a steep fall in bitcoin amid renewed concerns about security at virtual currency exchanges.
Tesla

Tesla’s Autopilot To Get ‘Full Self-Driving Feature’ In August

Tesla has Announced that its Autopilot driver assistance system will get full self-driving features following a software upgrade in August.
Summit

US Builds World’s Fastest Supercomputer

The US's new supercomputer, Summit, is more than twice as powerful as the current world leader, reports say.
Apple watch

Next-gen Apple Watch To Reportedly Ditch Physical Buttons

Apple is reportedly making some physical changes to its Apple Watch design sometime in the next year, reports Mashables.
Galaxy s9

Samsung Galaxy S9 Pair Top Global Sales In April

Samsung's current Galaxy S9 and S9+ appear to be dominating figures as the top-selling smartphones worldwide, according to Counterpoint.
Nigerian-Communications-Commission-NCC

NCC Urges GSM Customers To Use 622 Toll-free Line For Complaints

The Nigerian Communication Commissions (NCC) has urged customers of telecommunication operators to lodge their complaints of unsatisfactory services through its 622 Toll-free line.
Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger To Be Rested In July

Yahoo Friday announced that it will forfeit its Messenger service effective July 17 with the service ending after that date.

Apple Cuts Orders For 2018 iPhones By 20%

Apple has requested suppliers to lower deliveries of products by 20%, as the company decided to play it safe in 2018 after overestimating the demand for the $1000+ iPhone X, Nikkei reported Friday.
Instagram

Instagram Update Lets You Re-share Posts That Mention You

Instagram has pushed a minor update to its iOS and Android app that allows reposting of content you are tagged in.
Facebook

Facebook Now Streams Video Games

Facebook on Thursday launched its own video game streaming hub, Facebook.gg, which will compete directly with popular platforms like Twitch and Mixer.

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