Latest tech news in Nigeria, Africa and across the world.

NCC Not Planning To Regulate Facebook, WhatsApp – Danbatta
Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said that the commission won't regulate Over the Top (OTT) Services like Facebook and WhatsApp.
North Korea Link Emerges In Global Cyber Attack
Researchers investigating the massive cyberattack campaign that sparked havoc in computer systems worldwide have reported signs of a possible North Korean link.
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China Worst Hit By Global Cyberattack
''Hundreds of thousands'' of Chinese computers at nearly 30,000 institutions including government agencies have been hit by the global ransomware attack, a leading Chinese security-software provider has said.
Opera Names Victor Moses Brand Ambassador In Africa
Super Eagles and Chelsea’s star player, Victor Moses, has been announced the brand ambassador of popular browser, Opera Mini.
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FG To Establish Website And Reactivate YouTube Account
The federal government is set to establish a website and reactivate its YouTube account to provide access to authentic information to the public.
NITDA Releases Helpline In Assisting Those Under ‘WannaCry’ Attacks
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has released a helpline to assist those under the siege from rampaging ransomware attack.
Global Pushback Curbs Cyberattacks But Disruption Goes On
The world's biggest ransomware attack levelled off in Europe on Monday thanks to a pushback by cyber security officials after causing havoc in 150 countries
World Braces For More Cyberattacks As Work Week Begins
The wave of attacks on May 12 hit Britain's health service, Russia's interior ministry and French carmaker Renault, along with many other organisations around the world.
Opera ‘Reborn’ Lets You Chat On WhatsApp, Others Without Switching Tabs
Opera has announced on its blog that it has completed the reconstruction of Opera Neon and integrated it into a desktop browser codenamed Opera Reborn.
Foreign Affairs Minister Calls For Investment In ICT Infrastructure
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has stressed the need for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in driving Information Communication Technology (ICT) and development of smart cities in Nigeria.
Nigeria To Hold Smart Cities Summit In June
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, says Nigeria is set to hold a smart cities summit in June, as part of efforts by the Federal Government to develop ICT sector in the country.
Investigators Go After Hackers Behind Global Cyberattack
International investigators are hunting for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies.
Hackers On Rampage, Attack 45,000 Computers In 99 Countries
Hackers using malware ''stolen from the (National Security Agency) NSA'' caused disruption across at least 45,000 computer networks in 99 countries in an unprecedented global attack at the weekend.
Researcher Finds ‘Kill Switch’ For Cyberattack Ransomeware
A cybersecurity researcher appears to have discovered a "kill switch" that can prevent the spread of the WannaCry ransomware for now.
Facebook Blocks Pages With Royal Insults
Facebook has blocked access in Thailand to 178 pages with ''inappropriate'' content, including some containing alleged insults against the royal family, upon the military government’s request.
NAPTIP To Nab Human Traffickers With Tech
The Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, says she would adopt modern technology to tackle the menace of human trafficking.
Apple Hits $800bn Market Value
Apple Inc., the maker of iPhone and Mac computers, has become the first company to cross the $800 billion market value threshold after a rise in stock price early in the week.
Court Mandates Facebook To Remove ‘Hate Postings’
An Austrian court on Monday ruled that Facebook must remove postings deemed as hate speech, in a legal victory for campaigners who want to force social media tackle online attacks.
Apple’s Smartwatch Leads In Wearable Computing
The survey released Thursday by Strategy Analytics showed Apple grabbed a 15.9 percent share of the wearables market in the first quarter.
Facebook To Employ 3,000 Staff To Screen Out Violent Content
Social media giant, Facebook, has announced that it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to root out violent content from its website following increase in series of killings and suicide broadcast.
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