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Facebook worsens Ethiopia violence – whistleblower

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said the social media platform was used to fan the flames of violence in Ethiopia. In her testimony before a US Senate subcommittee, she said the social media giant could be used dangerously if action is ...

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Google investigated over ‘dominance’ in ad market

The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether Google is dominating the online-advertising market at the expense of its rivals. It will examine Google’s role in collecting data, selling advertising space and acting as an online-advertising intermediary. The commission ...

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US condemns Nigeria’s Twitter ban

The US Department of State’s Spokesman Ned Price said the order had no place in a democracy and contravened freedom of expression. It was put in place last week after a post by President Muhammadu Buhari was removed. Despite the ...

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Nigeria’s Twitter ban: Donald Trump hails Buhari

Former US President Donald Trump has praised Nigeria’s government for banning Twitter after it deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s post for breaching its rules. “Who are they to dictate good and evil, if they themselves are evil?” Mr Trump said in ...

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Ransomware hackers steal plans for upcoming Apple products

Apple is facing a ransomware demand after a group of cybercriminals stole confidential plans for the company’s upcoming products from a supplier. The “Sodin” group, which makes and runs a piece of ransomware called REvil, says it stole the plans from Quanta ...

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Akufo Addo hails Twitter Headquarters in Ghana as “excellent news”

American microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, on Monday 12 April announced that it has settled on Ghana to establish its Africa headquarters. According to Twitter, it chose Ghana because “as a champion for democracy, Ghana is a supporter of free speech, online ...

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Amazon: Meet Jeff Bezos’s successor – Andy Jassy

Andy Jassy is not a household name. He is, though, about to take on one of the biggest jobs in global business – replacing Jeff Bezos as chief executive of Amazon. Accompanying the appointment of a new football manager comes endless ...

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Uganda election: Internet restored but social media blocked

Ugandans are celebrating the resumption of internet services after a shutdown was imposed ahead of last week’s election. However, social media platforms remain blocked and are only accessible using Virtual Private Networks (VPN). President Yoweri Museveni, who won an unprecedented ...

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WhatsApp users flock to rival message platforms

Message platforms Signal and Telegram have both seen a huge surge in downloads around the world following a controversial change in WhatsApp’s terms and conditions. WhatsApp has told its two billion users they must allow it to share data with ...

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US energy department confirms it was hit by Sunburst hack

The US energy department is the latest agency to confirm it has been breached in what is being described as the worst-ever hack on the US government. The department is responsible for managing US nuclear weapons, but said the arsenal’s ...

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