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BlackBerry sues Facebook over messaging patents

BlackBerry on Tuesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger.

Donald Trump’s economic adviser to quit over planned controversial tariffs

US White House National Economic Council Director, Gary Cohn, is set to resign from his post following President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium.

Intel withheld chip flaw info from US govt until after public leak

Intel did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday.

Don’t use ZTE, Huawei phones – US intelligence chiefs

The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE

Officials: Pyeongchang Olympics hit by cyberattack

Olympic officials on Sunday said a cyberattack was responsible for an internet and wifi shutdown during the Pyeongchang Winter Games opening ceremony, but refused to say who was responsible.

Narendra Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Narendra Modi on Saturday became the first Indian prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank for talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour.

NRC to commence e-ticketing by March – director

Mr Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said the organisation would commence web-based ticketing nationwide to solve the challenge of racketeering in stations.

New security flaw could affect millions of laptops – experts

The recent discovery of the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” vulnerabilities in computer chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM, have sent big names in the sector — including Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla — rushing out updates and patches to eliminate the flaw.

White House to ban personal cell phones over security concerns

The White House is considering a ban on employees using personal cell phones, according to a new report.

American charged with subversion in Zimbabwe goes to court

An American woman charged with subversion in Zimbabwe for allegedly insulting the president on Twitter as a "sick man" made her first court appearance on Saturday as her lawyers disputed the charges that carry up to 20 years in prison.

US citizen arrested in Zimbabwe, accused of insulting Robert Mugabe

Lawyers and a U.S. Embassy official say Zimbabwe police have arrested a United States citizen for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe on Twitter.

Pentagon approves Qatari F-15 fighter jet support deal

The US state department has approved a deal for the support progamme of Qatar's F-15 fighter aircraft at an estimated cost of $1.1bn.

Man called cyberattack hero faces charges he created malware

A self-taught computer-security researcher credited with stopping a devastating cyberattack that crippled British hospitals in May was arrested on charges that he created malware used to hack banking systems in Canada and Europe, the U.S. said.


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You don’t deserve second term – Senator Umaru tells Governor Sani Bello

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Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic expels 115 students for examination malpractice, cultism, others

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