TECH

After Infinix Zero, Infinix Plans Another Device Launch

Infinix has been teasing some major changes for its smartphones. The company teased revolutionary technologies such as a 160W fast-charging and also promised to bring periscope cameras to its smartphones. In fact, the latter has been delivered with the recently released Infinix Zero X smartphones. However, that is the only …

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US Couple Accused Of Selling Nuclear Submarine Secrets

A US navy nuclear engineer and his wife have been charged with trying to sell nuclear secrets to what they thought was a foreign state. Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana were arrested in West Virginia on Saturday, the Justice Department announced. They allegedly tried to sell nuclear submarine design …

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Facebook bans Trump for two years

Facebook on Friday set its ban on former US president Donald Trump for two years, saying he deserved the maximum punishment for violating platform rules over a deadly attack by his supporters on the US Capitol. The two-year ban will be effective from January 7, when Trump was booted off …

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FG targets 90% broadband penetration by 2023

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said the Federal Government hopes to achieve 90 per cent broadband penetration in the country by 2023. Pantami said this on Thursday at a briefing organised by the All Progressive Congress Professional Forum in Abuja, according to a statement by …

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FG suspends Twitter ‘operations’ in Nigeria’

The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria. This was announced on Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi. However, checks by our correspondent showed that Twitter …

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NITDA raises the alarm over IGVM ransomware

The National Information Technology Development Agency has advised Nigerians to be wary of IGVM, a file-encrypting ransomware infection that restricts access to personal data (documents, images, videos) by encrypting these files with the IGVM extension. IGVM ransomware seeks to extort money from victims by requesting for ransom, in the form …

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Nigerians trade N69.29bn bitcoin in five months despite ban

Nigerians traded N69.29bn ($169m) in bitcoin volume in the first five months of 2021, according to data analysed from www.usefultulips.org. The data showed that trading volume was highest in May at $38.5m, compared to $33.1m in April; $33.6m in March; $31.9m in February and $31.9m in January. Last month, bitcoin, …

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Oyo deploys ICT infrastructure for digital economy

The Oyo State Government says it has begun its quest to build a digital economy through massive deployment of ICT infrastructure and digital skills training for civil servants in the state. The Special Assistant to the State Governor on ICT and E-governance, Mr Adebayo Akande, was quoted in a statement …

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African fintech company, Chipper Cash, raises $100m

Chipper Cash, a fintech startup that facilitates cross-border payment across Africa has raised $100 million in a Series C round. This was disclosed by TechCrunch on Monday. SVB Capital, the investment arm of US high-tech commercial bank, Silicon Valley Bank, led this. Other investors in this round include existing investors …

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Whatsapp sues India over privacy rules

WhatsApp has launched legal action to stop India from enforcing new social media rules that would break its privacy guarantees, the messaging platform told AFP on Wednesday. The regulations, which took effect the same day, come at a time of growing tensions between social media giants and the Indian government, …

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