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Facebook Documents Seized By MPs Investigating Privacy Breach

British MPS investigating the Cambridge Analytica data scandal have siezed a cache of Facebook documents.

NCC Moves To Enhance ICT In Nigeria

NCC is initiating an appropriate blueprint that will serve as the guiding principles for Information and Communications Technology Research programmes.
Climate Change

Scientists Want To Dim The Sun To Fight Climate Change

Scientists are proposing an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth's atmosphere.

Amazon Workers In Spain Go On ‘Black Friday’ Strike

Workers at Amazon’s biggest logistics centre in Spain went on strike on the day of the online retailer’s “Black Friday” sales bonanza, a union and the company said.

Samsung Apologises To Sick Factory Workers

Samsung has formally apologised to employees who fell sick or died after working in its factories. In the apology, Samsung president Kim Ki-nam said staff...

Facilities Installation For Gombe Digital Switch Over Completed – NBC

Installation of equipment for Gombe State Digital Switch Over has been completed by Pinnacle Communications Ltd, Malam Is’haq Kawu Modibbo, the Director-General of NBC has said

US Asks Allies To Shun Huawei Equipment

The US government is trying to persuade wireless and internet providers in allied countries to avoid telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies.

NCC Wants Consumers To Safeguard Telecom Installations

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday asked telecom consumers to safeguard telecom installations in order to enhance quality and efficient service delivery.

FG To Teach Nursery School Pupils Software Development – Osinbajo

A change of educational curriculum will be implemented by the FG to enable pre-primary school pupils to learn software development and coding, according to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

Instagram Removes Fake Followers From Accounts

Instagram has said it is deleting fake followers, likes, and comments generated by applications tailored to make accounts appear more popular than they actually are.

Facebook To Pay 100m In Italian Fiscal Accord

Social media giant Facebook has agreed to pay more than $114 million to end a fiscal fraud dispute, Italian tax authorities said Thursday.

Nissan Sacks Chairman After Arrest

Nissan board members on Thursday voted unanimously to sack Carlos Ghosn after his arrest on Tuesday.

Volkswagen Strikes Deal With Broadcom To End Patent Lawsuit

Germany’s Volkswagen has struck a deal with U.S. semiconductor maker Broadcom, ending a billion-dollar patent lawsuit that pitted the carmaker against its supplier.

Apple Supplier Foxconn Seeks To Cut Costs In 2019

Apple biggest iPhone assembler Foxconn aims to cut 20 billion yuan ($2.88 billion) from expenses in 2019 as the company faces “a very difficult and competitive year.”

YouTube To Double Pre-roll Ads For Lesser Interruptions

YouTube has unveiled a TV-inspired solution to the issue of interruptive ads, announcing it will trial running two skippable pre-roll ads together, as per a blog post published Wednesday.

Teenage Girl Auctioned Off For Marriage On Facebook

A 16-year-old South Sudanese girl was sold for marriage via Facebook in a disturbing case that has been described as "reminiscent of latter-day slave markets."

Facebook Appeals Against Cambridge Analytica Fine

Social media giant Facebook has appealed against a fine imposed on it by the UK's data watchdog after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Nvidia To Provide AI Platform For Chinese Electric Vehicle Start-ups

US chipmaker Nvidia has signed separate deals with Chinese electric vehicle startups XPeng Motors, Singulato Motors and SF Motors to develop autonomous driving technology.

12 Million Subscribers Report Telcos To NCC Over Unsolicited Messages

The NCC has said that about 12 million telecommunications subscribers have asked service providers not to disturb them with unsolicited text messages and calls.

Zuckerberg Says He Is Not Planning To Resign From Facebook

Embattled CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform.
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