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Bangladesh bank boss quits over $100m cyber-fraud

The head of Bangladesh’s central bank, Atiur Rahman, has resigned after cyber-thieves stole more than $100m from the country’s foreign currency reserves. Mr Rahman submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after it emerged that unknown hackers had stolen the money from the bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The theft happened in February, but ...

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Nigeria plans 9% consumer telecom tax to make up for oil

The Nigerian government is planning to introduce a 9 percent communication service tax to be paid by consumers of voice, data, SMS, MMS and pay TV services, ITWeb reported. The move is reportedly due to efforts by authorities to make up for the shortfall of the falling price of crude oil globally. The Communication Service Tax Bill 2015 is currently ...

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Phonvert to convert old smartphones into IoT nodes

As humanity creates more and more smartphones each year there is an unintended glut of still capable yet less desirable one-year-old or two-year-old smartphones that take the backseat to new models. While many of these retired smartphones still work and have usable sensors like cameras, accelerometers, touch screens and bluetooth radios, large swaths of them remain unused or, worse yet, ...

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Google car crash ‘not a surprise’ – US transport secretary

The recent crash involving a Google self-driving car and a bus was “not a surprise”, the US transport secretary has said. Anthony Foxx told the BBC that accidents were inevitable, but that the emerging technology should not be compared “against perfection”. Nobody was hurt in the crash, but it was the first time Google’s on-board computer has been blamed for ...

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Adobe issues emergency patch for Flash bug

Adobe has issued an emergency patch for its Flash media player that closes loopholes in the widely used software. In its security advisory, Adobe said one of the bugs was being actively exploited in a “limited number of targeted attacks”. In total, the patch closes 23 separate security bugs in the Flash player. Attackers abusing the security holes would be ...

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Vodafone launches mobile phone recycling campaign

Vodafone Ghana in partnership with Recell Ghana Limited has launched a mobile phone re-cycling campaign to reduce improper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) and promote re-cycling of unused phones. The re-cycling campaign to collect and dispose e-waste in an environmental-friendly manner, seeks to reduce mineral extraction and energy consumption in the manufacture of new phones. Nana Yaa Ofori-Koree, Head of ...

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Apple hits back at ‘corrosive’ claim by US government

Apple has accused the US Justice Department of trying to “smear” the company with “desperate” and “unsubstantiated” claims. It followed the DoJ’s latest court filing over its demand Apple create software to unlock an iPhone used by an attacker in a mass shooting last year. The DoJ said Apple’s stance was “corrosive” of institutions trying to protect “liberty and rights”. ...

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Facebook buys selfie face-swap app Masquerade

Facebook has bought photo-editing app Masquerade, which lets people change their appearance in real-time. The app can transform faces – often in a cartoon-like fashion – and overlay make-up, animal features or accessories on live video. Masquerade’s filters have been compared to those in rival Snapchat, which Facebook tried to buy in 2013. One expert said Facebook was responding to ...

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The new Android N OS introduces split-screen multitasking apps

Split-screen multitasking and improved notification controls are among the new features being added to the Android operating system (OS). An early build of the new OS, known as Android N, was released on Thursday for app developers to test. Google said it had released the beta software earlier than usual so that device manufacturers could get the finished version sooner. ...

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Facebook Lite growing faster than Facebook app

Facebook Lite, the stripped-down version of the social networking app that was launched in 2015, has officially become the fastest growing version of Facebook. The Android app became the fastest Facebook interface to hit the 100 million monthly active users mark. While Facebook Lite has been rolled out in over 150 countries, those with the maximum users include Brazil, India, ...

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