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(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 can limit ‘right to be forgotten’ to EU countries

Google can limit the “right to be forgotten” to internet searches made in the European Union, an adviser to the bloc’s top court said on Thursday, backing an appeal by the U.S. search giant against a French fine.
(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 and Facebook criticised over DR Congo ads

A US professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is accusing technology giants Facebook and Google of promoting false information on their platforms about the presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Keystone Bank floats first Zero Data Mobile App

Customers of Keystone Bank Limited can now transact banking services at their convenience on the new ‘Keystone Bank Mobile App’ with Zero Data.

Official: China deleted 6.18 million illegal online posts in 2018

Chinese government authorities deleted about 6.18 million online posts containing pornographic and vulgar content and closed 26,000 illegal websites in 2018, official sources said on Monday.
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Britain voices ‘grave’ concerns over China’s Huawei

British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned of his “very deep concerns” about Chinese technology giant Huawei being involved in the use of 5G on Britain’s mobile network, The Times reported Thursday.
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US internet satellite service offers to sell stake to Russia

U.S. satellite start-up OneWeb has offered to sell a minority stake to Russia, a move it hopes will allay Moscow’s concerns about the company’s plan to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, three sources familiar with the matter said.

World Cup tops 2018 Google searches globally

Google recently released its year report for 2018, highlighting the most searched words globally and even in respective countries. The report reveals top trends in 2018 compared to the previous years.

NIGCOMSAT expresses concern over inability to achieve 30% broadband penetration

Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd has expressed concern over inability to achieve its earlier intended 30 per cent broadband penetration to ease internet access in the country.

Osun elections, Black Panther, Atiku Abubakar dominate 2018 Google Search in Nigeria

Google on Wednesday announced the results of its 2018 year in search, offering an insight into the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.
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Sundar Pichai: Google has ‘checks and balances’ against political bias

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said Monday that the internet giant steers clear of “political bias,” arguing that this is a core principle of its business to maintain the trust of users.

ITU: 3.9 billion people to use internet by end of 2018

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the Internet, according to its latest 2018 global and regional ICT estimates
(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 brings ‘Google Station’, faster Wi-Fi to Abuja

Google Station, a platform for providing free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in public places, was launched in Abuja on Thursday.

How regulation, policy reform can boost digital economy

Global Systems Mobile Association (GSMA) says modernised regulation and policy reform are crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy and accelerating internet access through increased mobile broadband penetration.
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Nigeria testing 5G network for 2020 rollout

Nigeria has started trial testing of the rollout plan of 5G networks with the 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz spectrum bands beginning with the Eko Atlantic Project.
WiFi

Indonesian village bans WiFi after children were caught accessing porn sites

A village in a conservative region of Indonesia is pulling the plug on wireless Internet after children were caught accessing porn sites instead of going to Koran study class, officials said Monday.
(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 urges business owners to adopt innovations to accelerate businesses

The Product Marketing Manager, Google Nigeria, Tutu Laditan, on Friday urged business owners to adopt disruptive models that would help accelerate their businesses.
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Filmhouse to launch Netflix-like movie streaming platform

Filmhouse, a production and cinema company, is set to launch a ‘Netflix-like’ movie streaming platform called myfilmhouse .ng

Amazon leaks users’ names and emails in ‘technical error’

Amazon declined to comment on how many users have been affected, and the only way to know if your email address has been exposed is by receiving one of the company’s surprisingly brief emails.

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BBNaija will hold another audition online

Multichoice, a video entertainment and internet company, says it will hold an online audition for the 2019 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike alleges plot to disrupt elections in Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to disrupt elections in the state because its candidates are not on the ballot.

CDHR calls for probe into killing of citizen by Customs personnel

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has vehemently condemned the recent extrajudicial killing of a Nigerian citizen by an official of the Nigerian Customs Service, calling for a proper probe into the matter in the interest of justice.

Anthony Joshua targets Ortiz fight after US debut against Miller

Anthony Joshua revealed he thinks he will fight Luis Ortiz once he has dealt with Jarrell Miller in his America in June.
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INEC: Why elections may not hold in some areas

A head of tomorrow’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would not conduct elections in volatile areas where security agencies said the safety of their officials could not be guaranteed, especially in some parts of the North East where Boko Haram insurgents had displaced thousands.