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Internet: NCC To Deploy Broadband Infrastructure To Rural Areas
Internet: NCC To Deploy Broadband Infrastructure To Rural Areas
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will deploy massive broadband infrastructure to rural areas to boost internet access.
NCC Suspends Ban On Unsolicited Text Messaging For Elections
NCC Suspends Ban On Unsolicited Text Messaging For Elections
The Nigerian Communications Commission on Thursday announced the temporary suspension of the Do-Not-Disturb facility on mobile networks.
Twitter
Twitter Profit Soars Despite Drop In User Base
Twitter profits rose sharply in the fourth quarter, lifted by gains in advertising despite a drop in its global user base, the company said Thursday.
Huawei Will Not Share Data With China, Says Founder
Italy To Ban Huawei From Its 5G Plans
Italy will ban China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp from playing a role in the roll out of the country’s 5G infrastructure, Italy’s La Stampa newspaper said on Thursday citing sources.
Facebook, Nigerian Firm Partner To Combat Fake News
Germany Orders Facebook To Gather Less Personal Data
Facebook has been told by Germany's competition authority it can only continue gathering so much data about users from beyond its app and website if it gets individuals' consent.
Volvo Recalls 167,000 Cars Worldwide For Second Time In One Week
Volvo Recalls 167,000 Cars Worldwide For Second Time In One Week
Volvo Cars said on Wednesday it was recalling 167,000 cars worldwide because of a problem with the power-operated tailgate.
China Hacked Norway's Visma To Steal Client Secrets: Investigators
China Hacked Norway’s Visma To Steal Client Secrets: Investigators
Hackers working on behalf of Chinese intelligence breached the network of Norwegian software firm Visma to steal secrets from its clients.
Spotify Reports 30 Percent Rise In Quarterly Revenue
Spotify Technology on Wednesday reported a 30 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue, as the music streaming company signed up more paid subscribers.
Apple Agrees To Pay Back-taxes To French Authorities
U.S. technology giant Apple said it had reached a deal with France to pay an undeclared amount of back-dated tax, with French media putting the sum at around 500 million euros ($571 million).
Amazon
Amazon Defends Facial Recognition Tool
Amazon has defended its facial-recognition tool, Rekognition, against claims of racial and gender bias, following a study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
British Lawmakers Says Facebook ‘Knowingly’ Violated Data Privacy Laws
Facebook, Nigerian Firm Partner To Combat Fake News
Facebook says it is partnering a Nigerian Online platform, Dubawa, to step up the fight against fake information in the country.
Twitter
#NigeriaDecides2019: Twitter Unveils Special Emoji For Nigerian Elections
As Nigerians prepare to elect new leaders into different positions in the upcoming general elections, microblogging giant, Twitter, has created a special emoji to encourage conversation and voter education.
Facebook, Nigerian Firm Partner To Combat Fake News
Facebook Takes Down Many Indonesian Accounts Linked To Fake News Syndicate
Facebook has removed hundreds of Indonesian accounts, pages and groups from its social network after discovering they were linked to an online group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news.
Apple Fixes FaceTime Privacy Bug, To Issue Update Next Week
Apple said on Friday it has fixed a privacy flaw in its group video chat software and that it plans to improve how it handles reports of software bugs after a teenager and his mother tried for days to warn the iPhone maker of the bug.
US Judge Keeps Documents Secret In Facebook Encryption Case
Facebook Likely To Face Two More State Probes On Privacy Issues
Facebook could be subjected to at least two more state probes in the United States on the alleged mishandling of user data, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.
How Amazon Scrapped Its Plans For New York Headquarters
New Rules Forces Amazon To Remove Numerous Products From India Site
E-commerce rules that went into effect in India on Friday caused widespread disruption for Amazon.com, forcing it to take down an array of items from its India website including Echo speakers, batteries and floor cleaners.
Ghosn Resigns As Renault Boss
Ex-Nissan Boss Goshn Speaks After Facing Allegations Of Breach Of Trust
Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has accused the autombile's executives of plotting his spectacular downfall after being arrested and arraigned in Japan last year.
Qualcomm Urges U.S. Regulators To Ban Some iPhones Over Patent
Apple Lowers Some iPhone Prices Outside U.S. To Offset Strong Dollar
Apple plans to cut the price of some of its flagship iPhones for only the second time in the device’s 12-year history.
Apple Agrees To Pay Back-taxes To French Authorities
Apple To Patch Privacy Bug In Video Calling Feature
Apple said on Monday it will issue a software patch later this week for a bug that lets iPhone users hear audio from users who have not yet accepted a video call.
Nigeria’s Instant Payment Transactions Hit N80trn
Nigeria’s Instant Payment Transactions Hit N80trn
The value of transactions done via the Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) instant payment rose in 2018 by 43 per cent over how much changed hands via the channel in 2017.
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