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Apple’s 2019 iPhones To Have Reverse Wireless Charging
Apple is going to include reverse wireless charging tech in its upcoming 2019 iPhones, due to be unveiled this fall.
Bitcoin Briefly Hits $5,000 After 20 Percent Surge
Bitcoin Briefly Hits $5,000 After 20 Percent Surge
Bitcoin briefly touched $5,000 on Tuesday, its highest level since late November, while other cryptocurrencies also surged.
Facebook, Nigerian Firm Partner To Combat Fake News
Facebook Removes Pages Linked To India’s Congress Party Ahead Of Polls
Facebook said on Monday it was removing 687 pages and accounts linked to India’s main opposition Congress party, just days before voting begins in a general election, because of “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on the social media platform.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Calls For Updated Internet Regulations
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called on Saturday for regulators to play a “more active role” in establishing rules that govern the internet, as the world’s largest social media network struggles to defuse criticism.
Nigeria, Volkswagen Sign MoU For Vehicle Manufacturing
Volkswagen, Siemens To Collaborate On Industrial Cloud Technology
Volkswagen has selected Siemens as its integration partner to help connect its 122 plants to Amazon’s cloud in an effort to raise efficiency in production, the two German companies announced on Friday.
Facebook, Nigerian Firm Partner To Combat Fake News
Facebook Removes 200 Accounts Over ‘Inauthentic Behavior’
Facebook has removed a social media network in the Philippines for “coordinated inauthentic behavior”, and took the unusual step of linking it to a...
Sony To Close Smartphone Plant In China, Shift Production To Thailand
Sony To Close Smartphone Plant In China, Shift Production To Thailand
Sony Corp will close its smartphone plant in Beijing in the next few days, a company spokesman said, as the Japanese electronics giant aims to cut costs in the loss-making business.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Calls For Updated Internet Regulations
Facebook Bans White Nationalism, White Separatism On Its Platforms
Facebook on Wednesday banned praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism.
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EU Lawmakers Back Copyright Reforms Targeting Google, Facebook
EU lawmakers have endorsed an overhaul of the bloc’s two-decade-old copyright rules, which will force Google and Facebook to pay publishers for use of news snippets and make them filter out protected content.
Google Took Down 2.3 Billion Bad Ads Last Year
Google Launches Global Council To Advise On AI, Tech Ethics
Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. The council, which...
The new Samsung Galaxy A70 is loaded with some amazing features as the company seeks to beat off competition from other phone manufacturers. 
Updated: Samsung Galaxy A70 Full Video Review, Price In Nigeria, Features, Spec
The new Samsung Galaxy A70 is loaded with some amazing features as the company seeks to beat off competition from other phone manufacturers. 
China Hacked Norway's Visma To Steal Client Secrets: Investigators
Asus Implements Fix For Malware Attack
Asus said on Tuesday it released an update to fix an attack, which according to security researchers had targeted one million-plus Asus users last year by hijacking the computer maker’s software update system.
Huawei Announces Freelace Wireless Earphones With Wind Noise Reduction
Huawei Announces Freelace Wireless Earphones With Wind Noise Reduction
Huawei has announced its wireless Bluetooth earphones called Huawei Freelace along with its new Huawei P30 phones.
Uber Buys Rival Careem In $3.1 Billion Deal
Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering.
Virus Attacks Spain's Defense Intranet, Foreign State Suspected
Virus Attacks Spain’s Defense Intranet, Foreign State Suspected
A computer virus infected the Spanish Defence Ministry’s intranet this month with the aim of stealing high tech military secrets, El País newspaper said on Tuesday
Spotify To Buy Third Podcast Company Parcast
Spotify To Buy Third Podcast Company Parcast
Spotify Technology SA said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy Parcast, the third podcast company it is purchasing in two months, in an ongoing quest to transform itself into the Netflix of audio.
Apple Introduces Apple Card Credit Card
Apple Introduces Apple Card Credit Card
Apple at its event on Monday announced a new Apple Card credit card, promising to improve things about the credit card experience with simpler applications, no fees, lower interest rates, and better rewards.
Apple Launches News Subscription Service, Apple News+
Apple Launches News Subscription Service, Apple News+
Apple on Monday at the Apple Event in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino announced a new subscription service called Apple News Plus (or, Apple News+).
JPMorgan Awards Research Grants, Deepening Its AI Push
JPMorgan Awards Research Grants, Deepening Its AI Push
JPMorgan Chase & Co has awarded 47 financial grants to university faculty and PhD students for artificial intelligence research, ramping up its efforts in the emerging technology, the bank plans to announce later on Monday.
Facebook, Nigerian Firm Partner To Combat Fake News
Facebook Stored Hundreds Of Millions Of Passwords In Plain Text
Facebook stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, exposing them for years to anyone who had internal access to the files, according to Krebs on Security.
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