China blocks WhatsApp ahead of party congress

Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users…


Twitter to let people start using more than 140 words

Twitter will no longer force everyone to write their posts in 140 characters. The site will now give people twice the space – a full 280 characters – to write…


Twitter Suspends 935,897 Accounts For Promoting Terrorism

Twitter on Tuesday touted victories in the battle against tweets promoting extremist violence, saying it has been vanquishing those kinds of accounts before governments even ask. Twitter highlighted this in…


Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on video calling apps Skype and WhatsApp

Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil…


Nigerian develops computer that can smell explosives

A Nigerian, Oshi Agabi, has unveiled a computer based not on silicon but on mice neurons at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. The system has been trained to recognise the…

News Technology

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai Visits Nigeria

The Chief Executive Officer of search engine, Google, Sundar Pichai is in Nigeria for the #GoogleForNigeria program. View image on Twitter Hello from Lagos! #GoogleforNigeria — Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai)…


Nigeria is 9th most spammed country – Truecaller

Truecaller Insights Special Report on Friday rated Nigeria the 9th most spammed country in the world. The Marketing Manager, Truecaller, Lindsey Lamont, made this known in the report obtained by…


Ten secret (and VERY handy) functions you never knew your iPhone had

The first iPhone, or the “Jesus Phone” as it was known back then, was released ten years ago today. In the decade since we first got our hands on Apple‘s…


Huge cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of ‘Wannacry’ hack

A huge cyber attack that initially hit Ukraine appears to be spreading across the world. The hack was already the biggest in Ukraine’s history when it hit that country. But…

News Technology

1,000 Facebook moderators fear for their lives after shocking security lapse sees their profiles leaked to suspected terrorists

A devastating security lapse at Facebook has exposed the personal details of 1,000 content moderators and put them at risk of being targeted by terrorists. Facebook uses moderators to evaluate…


LG will most likely manufacture Google’s next-gen Pixel XL smartphone

Up until now, it was assumed that HTC would manufacture the next Google Pixel smartphone, as it did for the first one, but recent reports indicate that the Google Pixel…

Technology World

Verizon takes over Yahoo to complete $4.5 billion deal

Verizon has taken over Yahoo, completing a US $ 4.5 billion deal that will usher in a new management team to attempt to wring more advertising revenue from one of the internet’s best-known brands.


Federal Government To Setup A $1bn ICT Company

The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja said it would build a one billion dollar ICT company to boost indigenous technology. The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made this known in…


Company sacks 400 to hire 20,000 new employees

IT services major Infosys on Friday said it will hire 20,000 people this year as against only 400 people being asked to leave on performance grounds and termed reports of…


UN study: Digitization of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty

A new case study by the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance ( shows how agriculture nonprofit organization One Acre Fund (, in partnership with Citi Inclusive Finance (, successfully…


Internet Society and Commission of the African Union launch Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa

The Internet Society ( and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30…


Indian-born Google techie links ransomware attack to North Korea

An Indian-origin security researcher with Google has found evidence suggesting that North Korean hackers may have carried out the “unprecedented” ransomware cyberattack that hit over 150 countries, including India. Neel…


WannaCry: If You Use Windows, This Is How to Protect Yourself

On Friday we alerted you to a global ransomware campaign a few hours after it started. That campaign has now infected over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in 150 countries….

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