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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.

Nigerians spend N730 billion on sports betting annually

Nigerians spend over 730 billion Naira annually on sports betting and at least two billion naira is generated daily, recent research data shows.
Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other tech companies have ignored recommendations from federal safety authorities to add rail crossings to their respective digital maps, according to a report in Politico.

Google, Apple, Microsoft ‘ignore’ safety pleas to add rail crossings to maps

The initial request was made in 2016, after a commuter train crashed into a truck in California, killing an engineer and injuring dozens. But in the years since, the big map providers have failed to take action, the report states.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google accounts now let Android web users authenticate with fingerprint

Google is making it easier for Android users to authenticate themselves through the mobile web by allowing them to verify their identity using only their fingerprint.

Airtel deepens Internet connectivity with home broadband package

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has taken a definitive step to deepen broadband connectivity in homes and offices across the country as it announces the roll out of its Home Broadband value offering pan Nigeria.
A 34-year-old man has been accused of paying AT&T employees thousands of dollars over the course of five years to unlock millions of phones tied to the company’s network

AT&T adds New York City to 5G list, promises expanded coverage

AT&T’s millimeter wave-focused 5G network has continued to be somewhat mysterious since it launched in late December 2018, but the top U.S. carrier has continued to add cities — and apparently customers — since then.
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Scam: Expert cautions against Whatsapp data freebies

An IT expert, Onu Grace, has warned users of the online messaging app, WhatsApp, not to click on links in forwarded messages offering free internet.

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Unai Emery reveals why he blames Nicolas Pepe for Arsenal defeat

Former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla manager Emery admitted that Pepe miss would have been the turning point in the game in the Premier League fixture against Sheffield United.
The main reason why Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was substituted at the end of the first half in the Champions League clash against Club Brugge has been revealed.

Real Madrid identify €50m target as Thibaut Courtois replacement

Real Madrid is prepared to roll out the cash once again as the Santiago Bernabeu chiefs are prepared to pay a sum €50m transfer fee to sign a replacement for under-performing Thibaut Courtois.
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Spanish Federation confirm El Clásico to take place on December 18

The first El Clásico of the season will, according to the Spanish Football Federation, officially take place on December 18 after it was postponed from this coming weekend.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Group alleges fresh plans to rehash allegations against VP Osinbajo

The Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD), a political group in Nigeria, has raised the alarm over fresh plans by some elements to rehash old, baseless and unsubstantiated allegations against Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
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Osun governor inaugurates cabinet Thursday

The Governor of Osun State, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, will on Thursday inaugurate a total of 35 commissioners/special advisers designate earlier confirmed by the State House of Assembly.