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Google launches advanced Gmail security features for govt officials, journalists

Alphabet’s Google Inc said, on Tuesday, that it would roll out an advanced protection programme in order to provide stronger security for government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers.

Olauda Equiano: Google celebrates 272nd birthday of Nigerian slave

The latest Google’s Doodle celebrated one of the most prominent Black anti-slavery activist, the first Black political leader and lobbyist in 18th century Britain. A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people.

Twitter provides US Senate investigators names of 201 Russia-linked accounts

Twitter has turned over the names of 201 accounts to Senate investigators who are looking into Russia’s efforts to influence the last year’s presidential election, according to the Associated Press.

YouTube lifts restriction on ‘bare-breasted Swazi dance’

Tech giant Google has lifted restrictions on YouTube from showing Swaziland’s famous reed dance which features bare-breasted women, South Africa’s Mail and Guardian reports.

Outbreak of Monkey pox, other national issues dominate Google search

The outbreak of monkey pox which was reported by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) dominated searches on Internet search engine — Google — this week.

Google reportedly finds Russia-linked ads on YouTube, Gmail, Search

Google has found evidence that a Russian government campaign used the company’s platforms to spread propaganda, according to a new report from The Washington Post.

Balloons to provide Puerto Rico with telephone service

Alphabet Inc, the company that controls Google, is sending special balloons to Puerto Rico to help restore phone service after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria last month.

YouTube changes search algorithms after Las Vegas shooting misinformation

YouTube has changed its search algorithms to display more reliable and trustworthy sources after the violent attack in Las Vegas saw a spike in misinformation and hateful content appear on the site, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Plateau SDGs construct 38 classrooms, 22 health centres- official

The Plateau office of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), constructed and furnished 38 classrooms and 22 primary health centres in 2016, Mr Samuel Damla, the Coordinator, has said.

Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organisations

Google announced new steps to help struggling news organizations Monday -- including an end to a longstanding "first click free" policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital.

Google introduces 5 more products

Google has announced introduction of five additional products that would enable internet users to access information with ease.

Judge orders Google to pull mobile app on Catalonia referendum

Google must take down a mobile phone app that tells Catalan voters where they could vote for Sunday’s independence referendum, a judge has ordered.

New York congresswoman calls Google to block racist mobile game

The preview of an upcoming mobile game has triggered outrage on the social media due to its anti-Chinese stereotypes with a New York congresswoman urging Google and Apple to block it.

Experts urge teachers to embrace digital technology

Digital experts have stressed the need for teachers to make use of social media platforms such as podcasts; YouTube and Google drive to make education more creative, innovative and to promote sustainable Development goals.

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Judge adjourns Olubadan’s suit against Governor Ajimobi

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