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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.

Corp members’ death, foreign news dominate Google search

The death of an unidentified National Youth Service Corps member in Akwa Ibom State dominated searches on the internet search engine Google this week.

iPhones addiction profitable – Apple

Apple Inc investors on Tuesday shrugged off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits.

Ex-Google engineer James Damore sues for discrimination

A former Google engineer fired after he asserted in a memo that biological causes were behind tech industry gender inequality sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was discriminated against as a white man with conservative political views.

Kenyan farmer to sue Google over balloon crash

A Kenyan farmer is seeking compensation for destruction of crops after curious villagers flocked to his farm in central Meru County last week to view a crashed internet balloon.

Security flaws put phones, computers at risk

Security researchers have disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings.

Google moved €16bn to Bermuda to avoid tax – report

Google moved 15.9 billion euros ($19.2 billion) to a Bermuda shell company in 2016, saving it billions of dollars in taxes that year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, quoting regulatory filings in the Netherlands.

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Japanese social media reacted with a storm of outrage to a video by YouTube star Logan Paul showing a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji, as anger spread over the now-deleted video on Wednesday.

Asian markets clumb again, dollar faces further weakness

Asian equities continued their positive start to the year on Wednesday following more record closes on Wall Street, but the dollar faced further selling pressure.

Terrorism: UK threatens Facebook, Google with new taxes

Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down material aimed at radicalizing people or helping them to prepare attacks, the country’s security minister said.

The Economist highlights key global themes to watch for this year

The World in 2018, the annual publication from The Economist, predicts that this year will be a nerve-jangling year as people across the world attempt to escape the tensions of politics and the frenzies of technology.

Why people are more interested in sex during the holidays – study

The feeling of happiness and safety during the holidays, be it Ramadan or Christmas, results in increased sexual activity, a study has found.

China closes more than 13,000 websites in 3 years

China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

Chrome to start blocking ads on February 15

In June, Google revealed that Chrome will stop showing ads (including those owned or served by Google) on websites that display non-compliant ads “starting in early 2018.” Now the company has committed to a date: Chrome’s built-in ad-blocker will start working on February 15, 2018.

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Sir Alex Ferguson did not make me miss Wales friendlies – Ryan Giggs

New Wales boss Ryan Giggs insists Sir Alex Ferguson did not play a role in his absence from Wales friendlies.

2019: President Buhari won’t get votes from Middle-Belt – APC chieftain

The former Commissioner for Information in Plateau State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nuhu Gagara, has said President Muhammadu Buhari Presidency will not enjoy the support of Middle-Belt states in 2019 if he decides to run for second term in office.

Obafemi Awolowo University speaks on allegation of sexual harassment against ex-lecturer

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has said it will cooperate with St. George’s University to investigate a sexual harassment allegation involving a former lecturer of the institution, Dr. Francis Fakoya.

CHAN: Super Eagles held by Rwanda’s Amavubi in Tangiers

The home-based Super Eagles failed to claim a win as they were held 0-0 by Rwanda in their opening match of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Monday.

NNPC begins direct petrol supply to independent marketers

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has commenced the direct supply of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, to independent oil marketers in order to effectively clear the fuel queues still prevalent in some parts of the country.

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Sol Campbell reveals plan to get into management

Campbell retired from football in 2011 after a glittering career which saw him play for Tottenham and Arsenal, and earn 73 caps for England.

Southern, North Central leaders want killer herdsmen declared terrorists

Delegates to a rare conference of South-east, Sout-west, South-south and North-central political leaders have demanded that the Federal Government declare the Miyetti Allah cattle breeders group, and Fulani herdsmen as terrorist groups.

Federal govt urged to support palm oil farmers

Mr Godswealth Henry, the Managing Director of JEKON Integrated Farms Nig. Ltd., on Thursday urged the Federal Government to include palm oil in its lists of agriculture produce for development.

President Buhari out to get killer herdsmen – Femi Adesina

A Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, has frowned at those accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of condoning killings occasioned by farmers/herdsmen conflicts across the country.

Angelique Kerber beats Ashleigh Barty to win Sydney International

Germany’s Angelique Kerber beat Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in straight sets to win the Sydney International for her ninth consecutive win of the new season on Saturday.