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In a bid to grow technology in Africa, America's multinational technology company, Microsoft has launched two pioneer Africa Development Centre (ADC) offices in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya. The company said Africa possesses great innovations like Agritech, Fintech and plans to tap into it by employing 100 highly qualified engineers by the end of the year, and 500 by 2023.

Google Introduces Auto-delete Controls for Location History and Activity Data

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In an effort to enhance user privacy, Google has made yet another upgrade with the new auto-delete controls for Location, History, Web and App Activity.
The tech company announced that the new tool was created after users requested a much easier option to manage or delete unwanted data.

About 14,639 Porting Activities Were Recorded By Telecom Operators In February — NCC

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According to a report published by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on its website, telecommunications operators carried out 14,639 Mobile Number Portability activities in February 2019.

WhatsApp Detects Spy Attacks On Devices

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Facebook Company, WhatsApp has detected a malicious software attack by Hackers that remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in the messaging app.

2019 Polls: How Israeli Firm Spearheaded Pro-Atiku Propaganda On Facebook

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Facebook has disclosed that it had disabled a set of about 265 fake facebook and Instagram accounts that were created by a Tel Aviv, an Israeli based Archimedes Group for interfering with the recent Nigeria General Election.

Facebook Shutdown Israeli Firm’s Fake Accounts Targeting West Africa

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Facebook says it has removed hundreds of social media accounts that were engaging in “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour,” which is the company’s broad phrase for election interference and other forms of public manipulation via news and social media, targeted at countries in West Africa including Nigeria.

eWorld Forum To Celebrate 10th Edition With Awards

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The leading conference platform in Nigeria for broadband and digital development policy formulation and pathfinder to growth and service innovation, eWorld Forum has announced that it will be marking its 10th edition with an awards ceremony.

MTN Adds 2.1m Subscribers In Q1 Of 2019

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Giant Telecommunication Company, MTN Nigeria has announced in its first quarter report of 2019, revealed that an addition of 2.1 million new subscribers was added to its network. The company now has about 60.3 million subscribers, making it the mobile network operator with the highest number of subscribers in Nigeria.

Julian Assange Arrested By Met-PoliceIn London

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Julian Assange who is the co-founder of Wikileaks has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London over a pending sexual assault case that has since been dropped. The Metropolitan Police Service arrested Mr. Assange who took refuge in at the Ecuadorian embassy seven years ago for failing to surrender to the court.

US/China Feud: Google Ends Ties With Huawei

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United States giant search engine, Google has announced that it will cut ties with Huawei Company. The decision is premised on what Washington considers a national security threat.

ICT Attracts $42m foreign investment - FG

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 Nigeria's Minister of Communications, Dr Adebayo Shittu has revealed that the Information and Communication industry attracted over forty-two (42) million dollars in foreign investment. Shittu made the disclosure while declaring open a workshop on National ICT Roadmap for the Southeast Zone, in Awka, Anambra state.

BlackBerry Messenger Consumer Service Sets To Shut Down

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One time instant messenger and cell phone giant BlackBerry has announced that it will be shutting down its BBM consumer service on 31st May 2019, this is because Users have moved on to other platforms such as Telegram, WeChat, Facebook Messanger and Whatsapp.

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