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Twitter employee ‘deactivated’ Trump account on last day

US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday, but has since been restored, the social media company has said. It said that the @realdonaldtrump account was “deactivated” by an employee, later clarifying that it was their last day in the job. The account was down for 11 minutes, and Twitter is now investigating. Mr Trump – who is an active ...

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Rwanda to help Ghana undertake reforms in ICT

The Rwandan government has offered to help the Akufo-Addo administration undertake reforms in the country’s information Communication Technology (ICT) space. President Paul Kagame made the offer when he met with Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on the sidelines of the ongoing Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The structural economic reforms being undertaken by the ...

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Facebook ad revenue tops $10bn

Facebook profits soared in the third quarter as it brought in more than $10bn from advertising. The firm said profits were $4.7bn (£3.5bn) in the three months to the end of September, up 80% year-on-year. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told investors the firm’s investments in security would “impact” profitability. US lawmakers are examining the possible use of the platform for ...

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10 reasons digital address system is flawed [Article]

1. Citizens participating in the creation of an official national address system wrong Perhaps the most fundamentally important aspect of creating a national address system is the expected confidentiality and authority which drives the entire concept. It has never happened anywhere in history that citizens are allowed to play a role in establishing a national address system. It is and ...

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Facebook ad revenue tops $10bn

Facebook profits soared in the third quarter as it brought in more than $10bn from advertising. The firm said profits were $4.7bn (£3.5bn) in the three months to the end of September, up 80% year-on-year. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told investors the firm’s investments in security would “impact” profitability. US lawmakers are examining the possible use of the platform for ...

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Social media firms under scrutiny for ‘Russian meddling’

Facebook, Twitter and Google lawyers defended themselves to US lawmakers probing whether Russia used social media to influence the 2016 election. The three firms faced hard questions at a Senate panel on crime and terrorism about why they missed political ads bought with Russian money. Lawmakers are eyeing new regulations for social media firms in the wake of Russia’s alleged ...

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Russia-linked posts ‘reached 126m Facebook users in US’

Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the past two years. The social networking site said about 80,000 posts were produced before and after the 2016 presidential election. Most of the posts focused on divisive social and political messages. Facebook released the figures ahead of a Senate hearing ...

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WhatsApp to allow users delete messages sent by mistake

WhatsApp is adding the ability to delete and revoke messages after you’ve sent them, following a test of the feature for most of 2017. You’ll be able to delete messages up to seven minutes after you sent them, and they’ll disappear from conversations or group chats. A new WhatsApp support article, spotted by The Next Web, reveals that both sender ...

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Russia-linked posts ‘reached 126m Facebook users in US

Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the last two years. The social networking site said about 80,000 posts were produced before and after the 2016 presidential election. Most of the posts focused on divisive social and political messages Facebook released the figures ahead of a Senate hearing ...

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Integrate Ghana Post GPS with physical addresses – Franklin Cudjoe

Policy Think Tank, Imani Africa, has emphasized the need for what they term a backward integration into the country’s digital addressing system, Ghana Post GPS. According to President of Imani Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, government’s quest to create a formal economy through the use of mechanisms such as the digital addressing system and the National Identification system, may be difficult, if ...

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