Friday, September 20, 2019

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    EXTRA: I’m ready to do my gutter work, says Igbokwe

EXTRA: I’m ready to do my gutter work, says Igbokwe

Joe Igbokwe, special adviser to the governor of Lagos state on drainage and water resources, says he is ready to begin his "gutter worker".Igbokwe said this on Wednesday when he announced that he had assumed office. He also shared some pictures of his office on Facebook."In my new office today and ready to begin my gutter work," he said.This is [...]

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    Whatsapp to sue users who send broadcast messages from December 7

Whatsapp to sue users who send broadcast messages from December 7

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    Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing WhatsApp, Instagram on new phones

Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing WhatsApp, Instagram on new phones

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    Facebook bans Israeli firm ‘using fake accounts’ to post news about Nigeria

Facebook bans Israeli firm ‘using fake accounts’ to post news about Nigeria

Facebook has banned Archimedes Group, an Israeli company, for using fake accounts and pages to post political news about Nigeria. Archimedes Group is a political consulting and lobbying firm that boasts of its ability of wining elections worldwide. In a post, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy,  explained that the accounts and pages were identified through "internal investigations". He accused firm [...]

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    Facebook restricts live streaming feature to combat online violence

Facebook restricts live streaming feature to combat online violence

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    ‘It’s time to break up Facebook’ – Co-founder kicks against Zuckerberg’s strategy

‘It’s time to break up Facebook’ – Co-founder kicks against Zuckerberg’s strategy

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    How some Nigerians reacted when Facebook, Instagram were down for hours

How some Nigerians reacted when Facebook, Instagram were down for hours

Users of Facebook and Instagram across the world on Wednesday experienced difficulties using the social media platforms owing to technical glitch.In Nigeria, the problem started around 5pm, with error message coming up each time users attempted using Facebook, especially."Oops... Something went wrong. We're working on getting it fixed as soon as we can," read a note which appeared on the platform.Facebook [...]

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    Facebook partners Dubawa ‘to tackle fake news’

Facebook partners Dubawa ‘to tackle fake news’

Facebook has partnered with Dubawa, a fact-checking website, to help assess the accuracy of news and reduce the spread of misinformation.According to a statement released on Monday, the partnership is as a result of the recent launch of Facebook's "third-party fact-checking programme".The programme is designed to improve the quality of news people find on the platform, using feedback from the [...]

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    Online group meets to discuss opportunities in Nigerian Stock Exchange

Online group meets to discuss opportunities in Nigerian Stock Exchange

Alpha Trust Investment Club (ATIC), an online group, has urged its members to make use of investment opportunities on the platform to build a sustainable financial base.Remi Adeoye, founder of ATIC, said this when members of the group converged on Ikeja in Lagos on Saturday.He said the platform presents many opportunities in the stock exchange sector.Adeoye said the group which [...]

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    Ugandan healthcare startup wins $25k at TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Ugandan healthcare startup wins $25k at TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

M-SCAN, a startup from Ugandan, has won the $25,000 grand prize for the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018.The event, supported by Facebook, held in Lagos on Tuesday and featured a contest of top innovators and startups from eight African countries presenting pitches to a panel of judges and investors around the world.The countries represented were Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South-Africa, [...]

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    Cambridge Analytica: Facebook gets UK’s ‘maximum data protection fine’

Cambridge Analytica: Facebook gets UK’s ‘maximum data protection fine’

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), UK's data protection watchdog has placed a £500,000 fine on Facebook for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.In a statement released on Thursday, the agency said the fine is the maximum allowed under its 1998 data protection rules and would have been higher under the European Union's GDPR."Between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the [...]

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    Your Facebook account could be among 50 million exposed by major hack

Your Facebook account could be among 50 million exposed by major hack

Facebook says the accounts of 50 million users have been exposed after a "security issue". [...]

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    WhatsApp will now charge businesses to send you messages

WhatsApp will now charge businesses to send you messages

WhatsApp on Wednesday said it will start charging businesses for sending marketing and customer service messages, as the messaging platform faces slowing usage and revenue growth.Messages from businesses will be charged at a fixed rate for confirmed delivery, ranging from 0.5 cents to 9 cents per message and depending on the country.After acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014, Facebook [...]

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    APC launches new website, social media accounts — after hack scare

APC launches new website, social media accounts — after hack scare

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the debut of its new website and other official social media accounts.The party announced the new website and Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts on Sunday via a statement issued by Bolaji Abdullahi, its spokesman.This comes a day after a verified Twitter account bearing the name of the party was hacked.Before it was hacked, the party dissociated [...]

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    Mark Zuckerberg: My data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg: My data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive, has told US lawmakers that he was among the 87 million users of the platform whose data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, a consultancy firm.Appearing before the lawmakers on Wednesday, Zuckerberg denied the allegation that users do not have enough control of their data on Facebook.The 33-year-old told the house committee on energy and [...]

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    Facebook trains 50,000 Nigerian tech start-ups, entrepreneurs

Facebook trains 50,000 Nigerian tech start-ups, entrepreneurs

Facebook has said it will train and support over 50,000 students, small businesses and creative entrepreneurs across Nigeria in 2018. [...]

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