Internet

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and MTN Nigeria have agreed to use the vulnerability model to drive a data-driven approach to stopping the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Governors, MTN partner to use data to halt spread of coronavirus

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and MTN Nigeria have agreed to use the vulnerability model to drive a data-driven approach to stopping the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic.

NCC clears doubts over 5G technology, coronavirus

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, released the statement below on speculations linking the coronavirus disease with 5G telecommunications technology.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Isa Pantami: No research links 5G to coronavirus

As controversy over the link between 5G and COVID-19 rages, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has again dismissed the fear of Nigerians, saying that he is not aware of any research linking the dreaded virus with 5G.
Appearing before a background that said “we care” over an image of a heart-shaped planet Earth, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan said Sunday on CNN that despite the company’s recent security problems, its “intentions are good.”

Zoom chief responds to security and privacy concerns

Appearing before a background that said “we care” over an image of a heart-shaped planet Earth, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan said Sunday on CNN that despite the company’s recent security problems, its “intentions are good.”
Opera has expressed its commitment in keeping millions of people safer from the pandemic by adding a speed dial to the Opera Mini browser and Opera browser for Android, enabling people with quicker access to official information.

Opera provides access to authentic information to African countries

As the coronavirus outbreak expands across the African region, Opera has expressed its commitment in keeping millions of people safer from the pandemic by adding a speed dial to the Opera Mini browser and Opera browser for Android, enabling people with quicker access to official information from local government and the ministry of health about COVID-19 per country.
5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic.

British 5G towers set on fire over coronavirus conspiracy theories

5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC reports that at least three 5G towers were set alight last week, and police and fire services were called to extinguish the flames.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria: No licence issued for deployment of 5G technology

The Federal Government has declared that no licence has been issued for the deployment of 5G Technology in the country.
In the video and audio clips, it is argued that 5G radio frequencies “are harmful and are the causes of coronavirus.”

Three radiation physics professors debunk G5 conspiracy theory

The way the audio and video clips have been trending, not a few have concluded that they are precursors to apocalypse or Armageddon. Put differently, they are to herald the coming of the Anti-Christ!

Skype creates link-based calling without requiring the app or an account

Skype is trying to make it as easy as possible to use its video calling software. The company announced today that users can now start a video meeting and invite people to it without using the app or even having an account; the process is done completely on the web.
Google Maps marked 15 years on the road Thursday with the rollout of new features for the popular mobile app which has helped move navigation into the digital age.

Google to publish user location data to help government tackle coronavirus

Google says it will publish users’ location data around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures, brought in to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigerian government trains over 3,000 online in digital skills during coronavirus lockdown

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has expressed satisfaction at the 3,000 Nigerian youth that have so far taken advantage of the ministry’s online training and attained competency badges under the Ministry’s DY.ng initiative.
(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 releases location data to show if coronavirus lockdowns are working

Alphabet’s Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued stay-at-home orders to rein the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Google is creating a website for people to screen their health and help them find testing sites at Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart locations

Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders

Google is using location data gathered from smartphones to help public health officials understand how people’s movements have changed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post early Friday morning, Google announced the release of its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports.
Zoom has exploded in popularity as people turn to video calling software amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Zoom faces privacy, security backlash as it surges in popularity

Zoom is now facing lawsuits that allege the company is illegally disclosing personal information to third parties. Two lawsuits were filed earlier this week in California, and one is seeking damages on behalf of Zoom users for alleged violations of California’s Consumer Privacy Act.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook invests $100 million in journalism as virus makes it more vital than ever

Facebook has pledged to invest $100 million in the news industry at a time when the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that accurate reporting is more important than ever
Space exploration firm OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GeekWire reports, leaving uncertainty about the 74 satellites it has in orbit and its plans to provide high-speed internet from space.

OneWeb files for bankruptcy protection

Space exploration firm OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GeekWire reports, leaving uncertainty about the 74 satellites it has in orbit and its plans to provide high-speed internet from space.
Google is increasing the maximum number of people who can participate in a Duo call from eight to twelve, the company’s senior director of product management announced on Twitter.

Google increases Duo group calling limit from eight to twelve

Google is increasing the maximum number of people who can participate in a Duo call from eight to twelve, the company’s senior director of product management announced on
Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need.

Spotify to let artists link out to personal donation pages

Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need. The company will allow creators to link out to donation pages, whether it’s their own, a friend’s, or just an organization’s.

Recent Stories

United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UN: Steroid drug purchased for coronavirus patients in poor countries

An initial purchase of the steroid dexamethasone, shown to be effective in treating severe or critical COVID-19 patients, will be made for up to 4.5 million people in low- and middle-income countries, agencies said on Friday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

12 aspirants jostle for Ondo APC governor ticket

As of the close of business on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020, twelve persons including the incumbent Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, had returned their expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the sole ticket of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the October 10 governorship election in the Ondo State.
Apple’s unannounced high-end over-ear headphones will reportedly come with interchangeable parts.

Google-backed digital ad groups criticize Apple’s new user-tracking warning

A group of European digital advertising associations on Friday criticized Apple’s plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before tracking them across other apps and websites.
Gbenga Ogunbote

Lobi Stars deserve continental ticket – coach

Lobi Star of Makurdi Coach Gbenga Ogunbote says he’s trusting the management to protect the interest of club as stakeholders edge closer to final resolution for the 2019-2020 season.
Treble-chasing Bayern Munich are hunting their second title this season in Saturday’s German Cup final, a behind-closed-doors showdown that should have been an “absolute highlight” for success-starved Bayer Leverkusen fans.

Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen lament absent fans for German Cup final

Treble-chasing Bayern Munich are hunting their second title this season in Saturday’s German Cup final, a behind-closed-doors showdown that should have been an “absolute highlight” for success-starved Bayer Leverkusen fans.