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Billboard has announced that YouTube streams will be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart starting early next year.

YouTube to ban ‘manipulated’ content linked to elections

YouTube said on Monday it would remove election-related videos that are “manipulated or doctored” to mislead voters, in the latest effort to stem online misinformation.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

WEF: Nigeria not in global social mobility ranking

Despite the federal government’s effort on technology, Nigeria could not be ranked among 82 countries in the Global Social Mobility Index 2020.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Google launches own developers space in Lagos

Google on Tuesday launched its first Google Developers Space in Lagos, previously referred to as the Google Launchpad Space.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

UK defies US, refuses to ban Huawei from 5G networks

The UK will allow “high risk vendors” to supply equipment for its 5G network infrastructure, the government announced today. The announcement outlining the limitations imposed on high risk vendors such as Huawei was made after weeks of speculation about the company’s role in the UK’s 5G infrastructure. All four of the UK’s major operators are already using the company’s equipment in their 5G networks.
The European Parliament has voted on changes to the Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age.

Britain to abandon EU’s controversial copyright directive after Brexit

The UK government won’t adopt the EU’s controversial copyright directive after it leaves the bloc on January 31st, though politicians say they still support the legislation’s “overall aims.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.
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YouTube makes new appointment to fuel growth

YouTube on Tuesday announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as Managing Director of Emerging Markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to further drive expansion and fuel growth in these areas.

Report: YouTube users spent $58 million in December

YouTube grossed more than $58m in user spending in December last year, representing 87 per cent year-over-year growth from December 2018.

Report: African countries lost over $2 billion to Internet shutdowns

Twelve African economies lost out on over $2.16bn in economic activity last year due to Internet blackouts and social media shutdowns, according to a new report.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google is now a $1 trillion company

Google has recorded a milestone achievement of $1 trillion, joining the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon.
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Man sues PornHub for making it difficult for deaf people to enjoy porn

Yaroslav Suris is suing the popular porn site claiming it has denied the deaf and hearing-impaired access to its videos that others can easily enjoy.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook, eBay crackdown on scammers trading fake reviews

Facebook and eBay pledged Wednesday to more aggressively tackle scammers trading fake and misleading product reviews in new agreements with British regulators.
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Mobile network subscribers decry fast depletion of data

A cross section of mobile network subscribers have complained of huge costs incurred on mobile data provided by the mobile network operators and called for an increase in data bundle.
India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir to review internet suspension and other restrictions in a week's time in a setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

India’s Supreme Court orders review of Kashmir internet shutdown

India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir to review internet suspension and other restrictions in a week's time in a setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

Chrome cutting down annoying notifications in latest update

As part of this “quieter” new notification process for desktop and mobile, Chrome will automatically enable the new UI for users who tend to block notification requests as well as for sites with low opt-in rates.
Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of Wikipedia, saying the Turkish government’s two-year ban on the online encyclopedia constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, the state-run news agency reported.

Court rules Turkey violated rights by blocking Wikipedia

Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of Wikipedia, saying the Turkish government’s two-year ban on the online encyclopedia constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, the state-run news agency reported.
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TikTok owner denies it’s exploring selling stake in popular app

ByteDance is not currently exploring selling its stake in TikTok, despite a report from Bloomberg, stating that preliminary conversations were held as scrutiny from US officials grows.

NCC records 5.53 percent broadband penetration in 10 months

The Nigerian Communications Communication, NCC, says it recorded 5.53 percent broadband penetration between January – October 2019.

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NPFL: Lobi Stars thrashed 4-0 by Wikki Tourists in Bauchi

Wikki Tourist threw a spanner at the wheels of the league title chances of Lobi Stars following their 4-0 bashing of Gbenga Ogunbote’s men in Bauchi on Sunday.

14-year-old boy arrested for stabbing student to death

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of a New York university student, authorities said Saturday, in a case that is being closely watched due to its racial dynamics.
Yekini Nabena

Bayelsa guber: APC insist on fresh election

Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the profuse commendation that issued from the PDP to the Supreme Court and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the judgement nullifying the victory of candidate of the APC has given out the main opposition party as double faced and fraudulent.
Timipre Sylva

Bayelsa guber: Supreme Court verdict provocative – minister

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday, described the Supreme Court judgement that declared the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, as winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election as provocative, while he called on the people of the state to eschew violence and remain calm.
Sadio Mane struck as Liverpool overcame Storm Dennis and feisty basement club Norwich to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 25 points on Saturday.

Joe Gomez: Sadio Mane lifts Liverpool and psychologically hurts opponents

Joe Gomez says Sadio Mane's presence provides Liverpool with a big boost in confidence while also psychologically damaging their opponents after the winger's winning goal against Norwich on Saturday.