Saturday, December 15, 2018

Snapchat adds 16-person group video calls

Snapchat has launched a feature that enables up to 16 people to take part in a live chat together, using either video or just their voices. The app's members can also start tagging each other...
Prof Carroll was not happy with the invasive nature of the data collected on him

Cambridge Analytica: Can targeted online ads really change a voter’s behaviour?

Prof David Carroll campaigned for Barack Obama during his presidential bid but did not do the same for Hillary Clinton. Now he asks himself whether so-called dark ads - individually targeted online messages - were...

Child protection in Ghana: Much ado about nothing?

After years of advocacy in child online protection, it has become pretty obvious that a lot of people do not see its relevance in child well-being. It has also become so clear that adults in...

The week Facebook’s value plunged $58bn

Facebook ended the week $58bn lower in value after its handling of a historic data breach. Its founder Mark Zuckerberg apologised for data breaches that affected 50 million users. The apology did not stop investors from...

Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

The UK's Information Commissioner says she will seek a warrant to look at the databases and servers used by British firm Cambridge Analytica. The London-based company is accused of using the personal data of 50...

Take advantage of global technology growth – SAP Africa urges African govts

The Head of Technology at SAP Africa, Simon Carpenter has urged African government to put in place mechanisms to benefit from global technology boom. According to him, the world is fast moving towards technological solution...

Trump blocks Broadcom’s $140bn bid for Qualcomm

US President Donald Trump has blocked a planned takeover of chipmaker Qualcomm by Singapore-based rival Broadcom on grounds of national security. His order cited "credible evidence" that the proposed $140bn (£100bn) deal "threatens to impair...
The US president has more than 48 million followers on Twitter

Trump told to mute Twitter critics, not block them, by New York judge

A judge has advised US President Donald Trump to mute rather than block his Twitter critics after users of the service filed a lawsuit against him. Seven people sued Mr Trump after he blocked them...

Huawei, Partners Stride towards a Fully Connected, Intelligent World

Huawei technologies has presented technologies and solutions for 5G, All-Cloud network, video, and IoT at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). Huawei will be engaging with industry leaders, sharing its experience and successes, and showcasing...

Nokia introduces five new phones

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced four new additions to its award-winning portfolio of Android smartphones – Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, new Nokia 6 and Nokia 1. Delivering all...

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