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Tech companies caught in the crosshairs on white supremacy

The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to violence.

GoDaddy gives neo-Nazi website 24 hours to find a new host

The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

Investors urge SMEs to embrace digital solutions

Investors who participated in the Afro-Austria Business Summit, which recently held in Vienna, Austria, has charged small and medium-sized enterprises in Nigeria to embrace digital solutions and opportunities to propel their growth.

Cryptocurrency surge stirs Bitcoin bubble fears

Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined.

IS use eBay, PayPal to channel money to US – FBI

Islamic State allegedly used PayPal and fake eBay transactions to channel money to an operative in the US, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Google cancels diversity debate Town Hall

Google Thursday cancelled a Town Hall intended to air viewpoints on diversity, sexism and free speech, citing worker safety concerns.

MMM, Bet9ja tops most visited websites in Nigeria

Sports betting site bet9ja and money doubling scheme MMM top the list of most visited websites in Nigeria according to ranking by Alexa.

Glo declares Friday Free Data Day

Mobile telecommunication giants, Globacom, has declared Friday, August 11, as the first Free Data Day on its network.

Disney to ditch Netflix in favor of its own video-streaming service

Disney will stop providing new movies to Netflix starting in 2019 and launch its own streaming service as the world’s biggest entertainment company tries to capture digital viewers who are dumping traditional television.

Internet Wayback Machine blocked in India

Users trying to access the site have been receiving messages that say the block is “on the directions” of India’s Department of Telecom.

Why Nigeria has not adopted Bitcoin technology – CBN

Specifically, he said that the issue was not something the authorities would want to rush to take a decision on given that the technology is still relatively new.

Google fires defender of tech gender gap

Google on Monday fired the author of an internal memo defending the gender-gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology, according to media reports.

Netflix acquires comic book creator Millarworld

Netflix announced Monday it was acquiring comic book publisher Millarworld, creator of popular series including "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman."

Row over Google employee’s defense of tech gender gap

Google found itself at the center of controversy Sunday after an employee in a leaked internal document claimed "biological causes" explained the lack of women in tech industry leadership roles.

Firm to provide free Wi-Fi facility in Nigerian varsities

Surfwella, a free Wi-Fi facility, will be made available in Nigerian universities, from this week, to give a boost to Stertiary education in the country.

How 90% ISPs shut down in five years – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed reasons for the collapse of over 90 per cent of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) within the last five year.

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