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US expands trade blacklist to include China’s top AI startups

The U.S. government expanded its trade blacklist to include some of China’s top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.
Mr Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).

Truecaller harmonises operations to suit Nigeria’s data protection regulation – NITDA boss

Mr Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).

Professor charges youths to shun cyber crime, embrace hard work

Prof. Florence Orabueze of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), has urged youths in the country to embrace work hard and shun craze for quick acquisition of wealth.
Cloudflare today released the free VPN add-on, called Warp, for its 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver mobile app for all users, following the initial announcement back in April.

Cloudflare’s free mobile VPN now available in its 1.1.1.1 app

Cloudflare today released the free VPN add-on, called Warp, for its 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver mobile app for all users, following the initial announcement back in April. Cloudflare is also launching a paid version, Warp Plus, that uses Cloudflare’s Argo technology, which promises additional speed and security.
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Reports: Liverpool pay £1 million settlement to Manchester City over scouting hack

Liverpool paid Manchester City a £1 million ($1.25 million) settlement after their Premier League rivals complained their scouting system had been hacked, according to reports on Saturday.

NCC strengthens cyberspace security to protect telecoms consumers

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has initiated actions to strengthen cyberspace towards protecting telecoms consumers across the country against hackers and cyber criminals that have been deploying sophisticated systems to swindle Nigerians.
Copies of the book Permanent Record by Edward Snowden, are seen on the shelf at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cj Gunther-EPA

US government sues Edward Snowden over new book

The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden seeking to prevent the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor from profiting from his new book.
The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups blamed for global attacks

The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.

NCC uncovers 9.2 million improperly registered SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday uncovered 9.2million improperly registered subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in use across the networks in the country.

Parts of Wikipedia offline after ‘malicious’ attack

Popular online reference website Wikipedia went down in several countries after the website was targeted by what it described as a “malicious attack”.

Twitter disables tweeting via SMS after CEO gets hacked

Twitter has “temporarily” turned off the ability to tweet via text message just days after the feature was misused by hackers to tweet a racial slur, bomb threat, and other crude messages from the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
The Code-4-Africa (CfA) says it will continue to drive innovative journalism that entails using credible data sources to tell exciting investigative stories that will bring positive social change to the society.

Code-4-Africa deepens data knowledge of journalists

The Code-4-Africa (CfA) says it will continue to drive innovative journalism that entails using credible data sources to tell exciting investigative stories that will bring positive social change to the society.
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Vietnam’s top carriers avoid Huawei 5G gear, citing security concerns

Concerns over the security of Huawei 5G networking hardware have spread to an unexpected country — Vietnam — where mobile carriers are reportedly excluding the embattled Chinese company’s gear from their launch of 5G services.
A suspect of cyber fraud, Oseghale Collins, was on Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office at his hideout in Benin City, Edo State.

EFCC arrests cyber criminal, two others in Benin

A suspect of cyber fraud, Oseghale Collins, was on Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office at his hideout in Benin City, Edo State.

Expert: How indiscriminate Internet usage exposes children to pornography

An education technology startup, Mrs Deola Eka, on Tuesday in Lagos said that indiscriminate usage of Internet connectivity through phones and other gadgets was responsible for early exposure of children to pornographic contents.
A huge cache of unsecured biometric credentials and personal information has been discovered by security researchers, The Guardian reports.

Huge security flaw exposes biometric data of more than a million users

The breach, which was discovered by researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar alongside vpnMentor, included the fingerprint data of more than 1 million people, facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and other personal information of users of Suprema’s Biostar 2 security platform.

VP Osinbajo’s Twitter page unverified following hack attempt

Micro-blogging social network, Twitter, unverified the account of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Police in the Philippines are investigating the imageboard 8chan, which has been accused of creating a safe space for far-right mass shooters, according to The Wall Street Journal.

8chan is under police investigation in the Philippines

Police in the Philippines are investigating the imageboard 8chan, which has been accused of creating a safe space for far-right mass shooters, according to The Wall Street Journal

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An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
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Timo Werner: Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are playing at Robert Lewandowski’s level

Timo Werner acknowledges he has little hope of outscoring Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga this season, as the Bayern Munich forward's form can only be matched by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
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Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.