Home Technology Internet

Internet

ECB: Banks should ‘segregate’ any bitcoin activities

Banks wanting to trade in digital currencies should make sure those activities are clearly "segregated" from their other operations, a top ECB official cautioned Monday, as ever more financial institutions mull jumping on the bitcoin bandwagon.

Zimbabwe bans banks from trading, processing cryptocurrency payments

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says it has stopped local banks from trading or processing payments linked to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.

Norway artists file complaint against Tidal over false streaming

Norwegian songwriters, composers and music publishers on Monday said they had lodged a complaint against Jay Z’s music platform Tidal after a media report said its streaming statistics had been manipulated.

Lagos provides free, secure Wi-Fi at parks

Hakeem Fahm, Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology, has said that the free public Wi-Fi at the state’s Parks and Gardens was secured by Wireless Protected Access (WPA).

Lagos Wi-Fi secured for users – Commissioner

Mr Hakeem Fahm, Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology, has said that the free public Wi-Fi at the state’s Parks and Gardens was secured by Wireless Protected Access (WPA).

Dropbox beats estimates in first results since going public

File sharing and storage company Dropbox beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly results and topped estimates for paying subscribers in its first financial report as a publicly traded company.

Human-sounding Google Assistant sparks ethics questions

The unveiling of the natural-sounding robo-assistant by the technology giant this week wowed some observers, but left others fretting over the ethics of how the human-seeming software might be used.

Google relaunches service to fight fake news

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that the company is relaunching its news service facilitating the search of information from credible sources for its users as part of the fight against fake news distribution, local media reported on Wednesday.

UK introduces online divorces in England, Wales for first time

Authorities in UK for the first time have introduced online divorces in England, Wales.

4G: Minister urges Airtel to service all parts of Nigeria

Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has called on Airtel Nigeria to take its 4G Lite service to all parts of the country to boost internet penetration in both the served and underserved areas.

Google honours Georges Méliès, French filmmaker who revolutionised cinema

Google on Thursday changed its logo to celebrate Georges Méliès’ most outstanding work, A Trip to the Moon, which was released 116 years ago, precisely on May 3rd, 1902.

Nigerians urged to exploit internet potentials

Ventures Platform Foundation (VPF), an ICT company, has stressed the need for a nationwide internet literacy campaign to help Nigerians tap into its huge economic potential.

Google restructures Gmail to lure subscribers

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company said was an expensive overhaul.

Google parent Alphabet profit leaps on ad growth

Google parent Alphabet reported a surge in quarterly profits Monday, lifted by strong growth in the digital advertising segment it dominates along with Facebook.

German Supreme Court rules ad blockers are legal

Germany’s Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a case brought by Axel Springer seeking to ban a popular application that blocks online advertising, in a landmark ruling that deals a blow to the publishing industry.

Ethiopia ends internet blackout, raising hopes of reforms

Internet users in Ethiopia said on Monday the government appeared to have ended a three-month online blackout, raising hopes of a relaxation of restrictions after the arrival of a new prime minister who promised reforms.

Google releases new app to beat slow internet speeds in Africa

Google is releasing an app in Africa that will help internet users overcome obstacles such as the lack of high-speed connectivity and the cost of data on the continent.

Trump signs law to punish websites for sex trafficking

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a legislation aimed at penalising website operators that facilitate online sex trafficking and chipping away at a legal protection for the technology industry.

Recent Stories

NBS: Nigeria’s economy grew by 1.95 percent in Q1 2018

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product grew by 1.95 per cent year-on-year in real terms in the first three months of this year.

INEC: 5,000 PVCs ready for collection in Bwari

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bwari, Abuja, said on Monday that 5, 000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC’s) were now ready for collection.

Facebook to hear EU Parliament hearing live

Facebook Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg’s upcoming meeting with European Union lawmakers regarding global data scandal involving Facebook will now be streamed live online, the European Parliament’s president confirmed, on Monday.

Zimbabwe parliament summons Robert Mugabe to May 23 hearing

A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on Wednesday about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule.

Justice Okon Abang rejects defence lawyer’s request to withdraw after Olisa Metuh’s fall

Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), a defence lawyer to a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, announced his withdrawal from the case during the Monday’s proceedings of Metuh’s trial before the Federal High Court in Abuja.