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WhatsApp To Let Users Message Without Their Phones

For the first time, WhatsApp is introducing a new feature that will allow users message from a computer without needing to have their phones at hand. At present, WhatsApp which is owned by Facebook is linked to a user’s phone. It has an app for desktop, but until now users have needed their phones on and connected to be able to send and receive messages and make calls. But the new feature will let users send and receive messages “even if your phone battery is dead.” Up to four other devices, like PCs (Mac or Windows) and tablets, can be used together, WhatsApp said. WhatsApp users will also be able to enjoy video and audio chats on WhatsApp for PC without their phone.

Russia-linked Ransomware Attackers Demands $70 million After Kaseya Attack

Suspected Russia-linked hacking group REvil (Ransomware Evil/Sodinokibi) has demanded $70 million in bitcoin after attacking Kaseya Limited, an American software company that develops software for managing networks, systems, and information technology infrastructure.

John McAfee, Antivirus Software Creator Found Dead In His Spanish Cell

US software pioneer, John McAfee, who is well known for his eponymous antivirus software McAfee has been found dead on Wednesday in his cell in Spain from an apparent suicide, McAfee’s lawyers revealed. According to a spokesperson of the Supreme Court of Catalonia. He was found by security personnel at the Brians 2 prison in northeast Spain. McAfee had been in Spanish custody since October on a June 2020 U.S. indictment in which he was charged with failing to file four years of tax returns while concealing assets. Then in March, he was indicted and accused of fraud and money laundering over his use of social media to promote cryptocurrencies, which prosecutors said generated $13 million in illicit gains for McAfee and a co-conspirator. In a statement, the Catalan justice department said that prison officers and medics attempted to save the life of the 75-year-old man after he was discovered but had been unsuccessful.

TWITTER BAN: PDP Lawmakers Threaten Legal Action Against Executive

Lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives have threatened legal action against the executive in the wake of the suspension of Twitter operations in the country. The caucus leader, Kingsley Chinda argued that the measures were a violation of the extant provisions of the law. Describing the measure as a violation of the doctrine of separation of powers, the lawmakers enjoined the Federal Government to reverse the decision in the overall interest of the country. “As expected, the announcement has sent shockwaves amongst believers in democracy and rule of law across Nigeria and the entire world. “We note with great concern that the suspension of Twitter by the Federal Government is one more step in attempts to restrict the fundamental rights of Nigerians, as enshrined in Chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

TikTok Deletes 7 Million Underage Users

TikTok a Chinese-owned app, removes over seven million accounts of users suspected of being under the age of thirteen. About sixty-two million videos were deleted in the first quarter of 2021 for violating community standards as revealed by the media operator in a report published today 30th June 2021.

FG Set To Lift Twitter Ban

The federal government of Nigeria is considering suspending the ban it placed on Twitter on the 4th of June after shortlisting a team To Engage With the microblogging and social networking giant over its operations within the shores of the country. 

JUST IN: FG Suspends Twitter Operations In Nigeria

The Federal Government has suspended the operations of American micro-blogging and social networking platform, Twitter in Nigeria. The announcement made by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture via Twitter reads, “The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

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