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Impact of social media on traditional media more negative – Practitioners

Mr Fred Eze, an Editor with The Sun Newspaper, described social media as a platform where anybody could say anything because of lack of restrictions and regulations on their operations.
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WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after lynchings

WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market.
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Study: CT scan increases risk of brain tumour

Computed tomography (CT) or computerised axial tomography (CAT) scan may increase the risk of brain tumour, a research has found.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala appointed into Twitter board

A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc.

Mark Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has found himself at the center of a fresh row after saying the social network should not prohibit posts which deny the Holocaust.
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Donald Trump slams record EU fine against Google

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday after Brussels hit US tech giant Google with a record fine, and warned he would no longer allow Europe to take “advantage” of the United States.
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Researchers challenge fish oil supplements’ heart benefit

A new systematic review by Cochrane, an independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, combines the results of seventy-nine randomized trials involving 112,059 people.
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Egypt passes bill to block popular social media accounts

Egypt's parliament has passed a bill targeting popular social media accounts that authorities accuse of publishing "fake news," the latest move in a five-year-old drive to suppress dissent and silence independent sources of news.

Australian scientists develop new blood test for major skin cancer

Australian scientists said they have developed a new blood test to detect melanoma cancer in its early stages, in a move that could save millions of lives and significantly reduce costs to the healthcare system.

Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

European Union regulators today slapped Google with a massive $5 billion penalty for abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system.
(FILES) This file photograph taken on September 21, 2016, shows a statue donated by Google during its inauguration in Montelimar, as Google launches a new version of the android operating system called 'Android 7.0' or 'Nougat'. The European Union is set to impose a 4.3 billion euro (USD5 billion) fine on Google it announced on July 18, 2018, for abusing the dominant market position of its Android smartphone system, a source close to the matter told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD

Google braces for huge EU fine over Android

Google faced a record EU fine Wednesday for using its Android smartphone system to illegally boost its search engine, in a ruling that risks a fresh clash between Brussels and Washington.
Dr. Mark Post cooks and tastes lab-grown beef patty created with financial support from Sergey Brin

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants by 2021

A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants in 2021.
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Don: Nigeria can generate $1 billion from biotechnology

A United States-based Nigerian Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Prof. Diuto Esiobu, has urged Nigerians to embrace biotechnology certification, saying it will boost the economy and generate at least $1bn in the near future.
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Microsoft, Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Walmart said Tuesday it was entering into a strategic partnership with Microsoft on “digital transformation” for the onetime retail industry leader.
Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Hon Frank Tumwebaze at the Blockchain Conference 2018. Stanbic Bank UG

Minister: Social media tax in Uganda to stay in spite of protests

The Ugandan government on Tuesday said it will not scrap the recently introduced taxes on social media use and mobile money transfers in spite of public protest.
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Expert: Fintechs will assume prominent role in banking

The Founder of the Computer Warehouse Group, Mr. Austin Okere, has expressed optimism that fintech companies are likely to take a more prominent role in banking and the financial services space.
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US approves new drug to treat smallpox to counter risk of bio-terrorism

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the new drug, Tecovirimat, to treat smallpox, the first drug against the deadly disease since a huge vaccination campaign over three decades ago.
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Vladimir Putin: Russia thwarted 25m cyber attacks during World Cup

Almost 25 million cyber attacks and other crimes on Russian IT infrastructure involved in organising the World Cup have been neutralised, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in comments released on Monday.

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Neymar says he is victim of ‘double standards’ for club and country

Neymar has claimed that he is the subject of double standards when he plays for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I could have been US President

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would be President of the United States of America if he had arrived 10 years earlier.

Sokoto immunises 200 children of victims of bandits’ attack

No fewer than 200 children of victims of bandits’ attack in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State have been immunised against polio.

Napoli confirm interest in Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian

Manchester United's Matteo Darmian is one of a number of full-back options Napoli are considering moving for this summer, confirmed the club's president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Kawu Baraje: We will leave APC with or without Senator Saraki

The former Chairman of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has said that members of the party and the supporters of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, have decoded to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with or without the senate president, even as he described the juicy appointments being offered them by the presidency as an embarrassment.