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WhatsApp Desist From February 28 Privacy Policy

WhatsApp is delaying updating its privacy policy following mass confusion over what data it shares with its parent company, Facebook.Last month, WhatsApp began notifying users of its updated terms of service and privacy policy, which people had to agree to in order to keep using the app after February 8.One particular section of the policy …

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NBS: Internet Subscribers In Nigeria Grew To 151million In Three Months

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its telecoms sector report says active internet subscribers grew from 143.63million in Q1 to 151.51 million subscribers in Q2 2020. This reflecting a 4.59 percent increase in voice subscription quarter on quarter. “Telecoms data for Q2 and Q3 2020 reflected that a total of 196,242,456 and 205,252,058 subscribers …

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NITDA Hastens Implementation of eGovernment via Capacity Building

In a bid to hasten the implementation of the National eGovernment Masterplan and inculcate the use of Information Technology in carrying out government activities, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Wednesday commenced a two-day virtual strategic capacity building workshop for Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the Federal Public Institutions (FPI). The training is …

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AfricaCom Awards Huawei for COVID-19 Solution

A Huawei solution to support network operation centers during the COVID-19 pandemic has won the COVID-19 Response Award at the AfricaCom Virtual Awards. The Huawei O&M Autin grid-based operations solution won the prize, which recognizes organizations and initiatives that have successfully deployed technology solutions in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Huawei was chosen as …

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Google Launches Strong Encryption for Android Messages

Google said Thursday it will be rolling out end-to-end encryption for Android users, making it harder for anyone — including law enforcement — to read the content of messages. “End-to-end encryption ensures that no one, including Google and third parties, can read the content of your messages as they travel between your phone and the …

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NCC Promises Increased Collaboration with Varsities

The Chairman, Board of Commissioners of NCC, Prof. Adeolu Akande, stated this during a courtesy visit by NCC Board members to Bayero University, Kano (BUK) at the weekend as part of activities lined up for the 2020 NCC Board retreat held in Kano State. According to Akande, who praised the university for producing Prof. Umar …

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Stop using Windows 7 Powered Devices-FG Warns Public

Following the expiration date of Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System (OS), since January 14, 2020, the federal government has warned Nigerians against the use of all devices powered by Windows 7 operating system. The warning is to avoid vulnerability that could lead to loss of data and money, when using devices that are powered by …

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BlackBerry branded phones won’t be made by TCL anymore

Fans of the current BlackBerry mobile phone lineup got some bad news today. In a Twitter post, TCL Communication revealed they no longer have the rights to design, make or sell any future phones with the BlackBerry Mobile brand. Sales of existing TCL-made BlackBerry phones will end on August 31, 2020. Support for those phones, including customer and …

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