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Google: Court says Germany has to notify EU of copyright

Google won a victory on Thursday after Europe’s top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee from the U.S. tech giant for using news snippets.
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Google, Facebook rejects Russia’s allegations of meddling in elections

The US internet companies Google and Facebook on Monday rejected Moscow’s allegations that they had interfered in Russian elections by running political ads during the voting day.

Keystone Bank partners Google, Facebook on digital marketing for MSMEs

In demonstration of its commitment to consistently promote and support the growth and development of the real sector, Keystone Bank Limited has embarked on a series of capacity building training in digital marketing and bookkeeping for its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) customers across 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”.

Yahoo hit by technical glitch

US internet search engine Yahoo suffered a technical glitch Thursday, the company said, affecting thousands of users, especially email account holders in Britain.
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Google, YouTube fined $170m for violating children’s privacy

Google has agreed to pay $170 million in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and New York’s attorney general over charges that YouTube had made millions of dollars over the years from violating children’s privacy laws.
Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signed the deal in Warsaw, where Pence is filling in for President Donald Trump, who scrapped his trip at the last minute because of Hurricane Dorian.

US, Poland sign joint document on 5G technology cooperation

The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement on Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology amid growing concerns about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.
The Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr Dasuki Arabi, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

BSPR: Federal government to assess MDAs through website ranking

The Federal Government has developed a scorecard for the ranking of websites of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to help in rebranding public service.
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US, France to lead talks on a global digital tax

France and the United States are taking leading roles in talks aimed at reaching a deal on a global digital tax by mid-2020.

NCC assures Nigerians of pervasive broadband penetration despite location

Conscious of the pivotal role pervasive broadband penetration will play in actualising deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices ad Smart Services in any economy, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has developed a framework to facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure in the country.
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Australia to block internet domains that host extremist content during terror attacks

Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.
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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.

Federal government to license online radio, TV stations

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licensing of online radio and television stations.
Google is ending a service that saw it share Android data with wireless carriers globally to help them better understand the network coverage they provided, the company has confirmed.

Google stops sharing Android user data with wireless carriers

Google is ending a service that saw it share Android data with wireless carriers globally to help them better understand the network coverage they provided, the company has confirmed.
YouTube is going after an alleged copyright troll using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) provisions, alleging that Christopher Brady used false copyright strikes to extort YouTube creators, harming the company in the process.

YouTube sues alleged copyright troll over extortion of multiple YouTubers

YouTube is going after an alleged copyright troll using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) provisions, alleging that Christopher Brady used false copyright strikes to extort YouTube creators, harming the company in the process
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Google Assistant now lets you assign reminders to other people

You will soon be able to assign reminders to specific members of your household with Google Assistant on Android phones and Nest Home smart speakers and smart displays, a company spokesperson said in an email.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google’s job search tool faces complaints from rivals in Europe

The sites, which include UK site Best Jobs Online and German sites Intermedia and Jobindex, claim that Google is unfairly pushing users toward its own service, while their pages are being pushed down in search results.
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Reliance’s Azure cloud partnership poses threat to Amazon and Google in India

India’s Reliance Industries on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, in a move that deepens the offerings of its Jio telecoms unit while posing a direct challenge to rival cloud services providers such as Amazon.com and Alphabet’s Google.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.