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Zuckerberg to testify before Congress over data breach

After repeated calls for him to do so, Mark Zuckerberg has decided he will testify before Congress. Facebook sources tell CNNMoney the 33-year-old CEO has come to terms with the fact that he will have to testify before Congress within a matter of weeks, and Facebook is currently planning the strategy for his testimony. The pressure from lawmakers, the media ...

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Tumblr deletes ‘Russian troll’ accounts

Blogging platform Tumblr has deleted 84 accounts it says Russian propagandists used to spread disinformation during the 2016 US election. The accounts are believed to have been used by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) – an organisation linked to many different web-based campaigns. Tumblr said it had uncovered the fake accounts while helping an official investigation into the IRA’s influence. ...

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Zimbabwe will use fingerprint ID technology for its 2018 general elections

Zimbabwe’s government has announced that it has awarded and signed the contract for the supply of the fingerprint biometric identity solution with American company, Ipsidy. The de-duplication hardware and software solution to be supplied by Ipsidy will include an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (“AFIS”) which will be used in Zimbabwe’s upcoming 2018 general elections. Ipsidy was selected following an international tender ...

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Uber is selling its South East Asia operations to rival Grab

Uber is selling its South East Asia ride-share and food delivery businesses to regional rival Grab. The move marks a further retreat from international operations for Uber, after it sold its China business to local rival Didi Chuxing in 2016. Both firms are describing the deal as a win for both their companies and their passengers. Grab is South East ...

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Tim Cook calls for stronger privacy laws after Facebook scandal

Tim Cook looks at Facebook’s messy Cambridge Analytica affair as something of a wake-up call. The Apple CEO has largely kept quiet on privacy issues since Facebook’s troubles sprung up last week. That’s when we learned that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica quietly, deceptively gathered data belonging to more than 50 million Facebook users in 2014. Cook’s silence ended abruptly on ...

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Tumblr cracks down on fake news

The internet is aflame with news of state-sponsored propaganda campaigns, and Tumblr has spoken out. In a blog post, the social network’s staff announced it will take several actions to curtail interference in political conversation on its platform. The company claims that, last fall, it uncovered 84 Tumblr accounts linked the Russia-linked Internet Research Agency, which took part in fake news and ad campaigns ...

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MTN’s $787m IPO to boost local investment market

Investment analysts are hopeful of a boost in investments on the stock market with MTN’s 787 million dollars Initial Public Offer (IPO). In their view, the telecom company’s presence should attract more investors and grow the access to funds. The comments follow MTN’s announcement of reviewing upwards, its target for the IPO. The telecom operator has reviewed its target for ...

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Instagram will show more recent posts due to algorithm backlash

Instagram isn’t quite bringing back the chronological feed, but it will show more new posts and stop suddenly bumping you to the top of the feed while you’re scrolling. “With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about” Instagram writes. It should be more coherent to browse the app now that you won’t lose ...

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Autism app to be launched today

An Autism aid app will be launched in Accra today, Friday, March 23, 2018 ahead of the World Autism day which will be held on April 2, 2018. Ahead of the launch, the autism ambassadors of Ghana led by Alice Mamaga Akosua Amoako organized an in-house autism awareness session for the Soronko Academy. The initiative to mark their new partnership and ...

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Infinix to open ‘firstever’ exclusive shop in Ghana

Mobile phone giant, Infinix Ghana is set to launch its long awaited products shop in the country in the coming days. The shop is aimed at giving patrons the opportunity to acquire authentic Infinix products which have attained a household name within the mobile phone industry in Africa. According to Infinix Ghana, the Exclusive shop which will be located at ...

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