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Britain is ready to roll out a new smartphone tracing app for coronavirus on an island off England’s south coast, as the country looks to ease a six-week nationwide lockdown.  The app, developed by the state-run National Health Service (NHS), will be trialled on the Isle of Wight ahead of its planned rollout across Britain […]

With more than 1 billion users across 180 countries, WhatsApp is one of the world’s most popular messaging platforms, but come next year, millions of those users could find themselves cut off, with the company announcing today that it will soon stop supporting older Android and iOS smartphones. In a recent change to its FAQ page the […]

Twitter said it would bar political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on social media. Chief executive Jack Dorsey said in a tweet that the company took the action to head off potential problems from “machine learning-based optimization of messaging and micro-targeting, unchecked misleading information, and deep fakes.”9 […]

Following the suspension of the end-user billing for financial transactions through USSD channel by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), MTN Nigeria has revealed its plans on the USSD issue According to a statement issued by the company, it is ready to engage with stakeholders in the industry in order to find a solution to the matter. […]

The minister of communications, Isa Pantami, has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to work with the telecommunications service providers to reduce the price of data. According to Yusuf Abubakar, an aide of the minister, Pantami gave the directive to the regulator when he received a report on the implementation of the ministry’s short-term performance […]

Apple just unveiled three variations of the latest incarnation of its flagship iPhone device: the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. All three were revealed at the company’s annual “By Innovation Only” event in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  The company announced they will be available to order starting September 13 ahead […]

Google has agreed to pay $170 million to settle charges that it illegally collected and shared data from children on its YouTube video service, a deal critics said was too soft on the internet giant. The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a […]

Apple Inc. is readying a clutch of new hardware for the coming weeks and months, including “Pro” iPhones, upgrades to iPads and its largest laptop in years. The technology giant is planning to announce three new iPhones at an event next month, according to people familiar with the situation. The handsets will likely go on sale in September, contributing to […]

Huawei employees helped African governments spy on political opponents by using cell data to track their location and intercepting encrypted communications and social media, a Wall Street Journal investigation found. The report, which did not find evidence that Huawei executives in China were aware of or approved the activities in Africa, could still add ammunition […]


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