Technology

Tecno launches Phantom 8 in Dubai 

Tecno, a premier mobile phone brand under Transmission holding, has launched its newest addition, the Phantom 8 in Middle East and Africa region. The regional launch took place in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai in the presence of 200 guests. Addressing the media at the event, Arif Chowdhury, Vice President of Transsion Group – the parent company of Tecno Mobile, spoke ...

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Ghana Post GPS is built on a global platform – Vokacom

The company that designed Ghana’s digital addressing system has refuted claims that the app, Ghana Post GPS, was copied, explaining that it was built on a global addressing system that was designed by them. Some Ghanaians have been speaking against the Ghana Post GPS, which was built by Vokacom, alleging that it was copied from other geolocation apps, with some ...

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Gov’t to establish cyber security centre – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government intends to establish a National Cyber Security Centre, to liaise with relevant state agencies and the private sector to oversee cyber security operations at the national level. According to the President, the national identification system, the digital addressing system, e-payments, digital financial services as well as the various e-government initiatives being ...

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The Future Awards Africa calls for nominations

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has unveiled its first franchise in Ghana. Themed ‘Ghana’s New Tribe’, The Future Awards Africa, Ghana is hosted by People Initiative Foundation (PIF). The event seeks to recognize inspiring young people impacting the West African nation through social enterprise, social good, and innovation. In the last twelve years, the Awards have been a catalyst towards building ...

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FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices

Agents at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been unable to extract data from nearly 7,000 mobile devices they have tried to access, the agency’s director has said. Christopher Wray said encryption on devices was “a huge, huge problem” for FBI investigations. The agency had failed to access more than half of the devices it targeted in an ...

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Google to share revenue with news publishers

Google is reportedly gearing up to share revenue with news publishers, the Financial Times reports. The plan is to combine Google’s treasure trove of personal data with machine learning algorithms to help news publications grow and maintain its subscriber base. For each new subscriber Google brings to the table, the company will take up to a 30 percent finder’s fee. ...

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Facebook Messenger teams up with PayPal for payments

Facebook users are getting a new way to pay eachother with Messenger. Well, actually an old one – starting today, people in the US will be able to pay eachother using PayPal. To set up PayPal, just initiate a payment like you normally would, by tapping the ‘+’ button and then selecting the green payments button. Once you enter the ...

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Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Tech giants Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted. The accord was decided at a two-day meeting between the G7 nations and the tech firms, hosted on the Italian island of Ischia. The aim, according to officials, is to remove jihadist content from the internet within two ...

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Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

A Native American tribe is suing Amazon and Microsoft for infringing data-processing patents it is holding. The patents were assigned to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe by technology company SRC Labs, and it will receive a share of any award. Tribal sovereignty means that the patents cannot be reviewed by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. A similar deal has ...

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Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

Vodafone, EE and Three are continuing to charge customers for the mobile phones they buy as part of a contract, even after the cost of the handset has been paid off, research suggests. Citizens Advice found that customers who do not take out a new contract are paying an average extra £22 a month. The government said the mobile firms ...

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