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Woman who faked her own kidnapping on Facebook arrested

Thelma Williams, a 38-year-old Ohio woman, sparked a massive police response, including the deployment of a helicopter and the shutting down of a highway on Wednesday when photos and video of her bound and gagged in her basement were shared on Facebook. The images were sent to the social media platform shortly after noon on Sept. 27. Alarmed friends and ...

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Ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick shakes up board of directors

Travis Kalanick, the ousted CEO and co-founder who still has a seat on Uber’s board of directors, apparently blindsided the company Friday by appointing two new board members. Kalanick tapped Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox (XRX), and John Thain, former chief executive of Merrill Lynch. “I am appointing these seats now in light of a recent Board proposal to dramatically restructure ...

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Social media warned to crack down on hate speech

The EU is urging social networks to be more proactive in both preventing and swiftly removing hate speech. It has produced a list of guidelines that include the increased use of automation to stop removed content being reposted, and removing flagged content more quickly. Tech firms will be monitored by the EU in the coming months, the commission said. One ...

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Apple Macs and PCs at risk from boot bug

Apple Mac computers are being exposed to security risks because core software is outdated, research suggests. Duo Security found that 4.2% of the 74,000 Macs it tested ran insecure versions of software that helps get the machines running. It said the figure was likely to be replicated in the global population of Macs and worse on PCs. Apple welcomed the research ...

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Net ‘not ready’ for vital security update

A plan to update the security around some of the net’s core address books has been delayed. Net administrative body Icann put its plans on hold after it emerged that some ISPs and large firms were not ready to make the change. It feared that tens of millions would lose net access if the change went ahead as planned on 11 October. ...

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$237 million lost to internet shutdowns in Africa since 2015

Africa has lost about $237 million dollars due to internet disruptions since 2015, a report by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) disclosed. The report, released on Friday at the Forum On Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 in Johannesburg, said there was a total of 236 days of internet shutdown in sub-Saharan Africa since 2015. “Internet ...

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NCA to descend on TV stations, internet providers soon

The National Communications Authority (NCA), will soon clamp down on television stations and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) flouting its regulations. This will be after it completes a thorough audit it is conducting into the operations of companies within the sector. [contextly_sidebar id=”vFYA2LQZlIljHiRgzJfiUpqPeowN7kq9″]The Head of Consumer and Corporate Affairs of the NCA, Nana Dufie Badu, who confirmed this to Citi News said ...

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Uber CEO to meet London transport chief after license loss

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will go to London to meet with the city’s transport commissioner following the regulator’s decision to withdraw licensing. A Transport for London (TfL) spokeswoman confirmed that the meeting will take place next Tuesday. “Following an approach from Uber and at the mayor’s request London’s transport commissioner will meet with Uber’s global CEO in London next Tuesday,” ...

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Twitter’s Russia briefings ‘inadequate’ – US senators

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has criticised Twitter for offering an “inadequate” appearance in briefings on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Democratic Senator Mark Warner said the briefings were “deeply disappointing”. The social network earlier said it had shut down about 200 accounts linked to a Russian misinformation campaign. It follows a review by Facebook which found Russian-funded ...

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TECNO releases spark series  – good for lowlight photography 

Mobile photography has come a long way and most of today’s smartphones produce photos that can make consumers ditch their DSLR cameras, as photography is now a major focus for smartphone makers. As far as photography goes, light is the most important element of taking good pictures. Unfortunately, not all the memorable moments we want to capture happened outdoors on ...

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