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Desmond Afoah, a popular YouTube personality known as Etika who created Nintendo-centric videos, was found dead, the New York Police Department said today.

Popular YouTuber Desmond Afoah found dead

Desmond Afoah, a popular YouTube personality known as Etika who created Nintendo-centric videos, was found dead, the New York Police Department said today.
Microsoft today announced OneDrive Personal Vault, a new security layer for protecting sensitive and important files. The feature is rolling out “soon” to the web, Android, iOS, and Windows 10 in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

Microsoft announces OneDrive Personal Vault for sensitive files

Microsoft today announced OneDrive Personal Vault, a new security layer for protecting sensitive and important files. The feature is rolling out “soon” to the web, Android, iOS, and Windows 10 in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
The mission marks the third for the recycled rocket, but the first for the US Department of Defence

SpaceX launches ashes of 152 people into orbit

SpaceX has launched its Falcon Heavy rocket in one of its most challenging missions, and is carrying a variety of cargo from 24 satellites to human remains.
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Hackers steal call records from cell providers in ‘massive-scale’ espionage

The attack has been dubbed “Operation Softcell” by Cybereason, the security research firm that discovered it. It’s sophisticated enough that the firm believes there’s a “very high probability” it’s state-backed
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Hackers hit global telecoms companies in espionage campaign

Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns.

Airtel Africa receives pre-IPO interest worth $200 million – bookrunner

One of the bookrunners handling Airtel Africa Ltd.’s planned initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange said on Monday it had received indications of interest worth about $200 million from pre-IPO investors.
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Iran: US cyber attack unsuccessful

An Iranian minister said Monday that the US was unsuccessful in its cyber attacks against Iran this week after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook digital currency operation ‘poses risks to global banking’

Facebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency poses risks to the international banking system that should trigger a speedy response from global policymakers, according to the organisation that represents the world’s central banks.

MMM ponzi scheme returns, woos Nigerians again

Notorious Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM), the Ponzi scheme which dashed the hope of over three million Nigerians in 2017, is back.
Vyleesi is an injection to be taken before sex.

New drug to boost women’s sex drive approved

U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

Huawei files lawsuit against US over seized equipment

Huawei filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Commerce Department on Friday challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to China, is covered by Export Administration Regulations, according to a court filing.
Swedish programmer Ola Bini talks to reporters after he was freed in Quito, Ecuador, June 20, 2019. The Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking.

Ecuador ends ‘arbitrary’ detention of Swede linked to Julian Assange

An Ecuador court ordered the release Thursday of a Swedish national who has ties to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and who was accused of computer hacking, because his detention was deemed “arbitrary.”
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

France responds to Facebook’s Libra with new cryptocurrency task force

France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.
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Apple recalls Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

Apple has recalled a number of its older generation MacBook Pro because their batteries may overheat and “pose a fire safety risk.”
The second largest telecommunications group in Africa, Airtel Africa Plc, is set to sell its shares to Nigerian investors at between N363 and N454 per share.

Airtel Africa wants to sell shares to Nigerians

The second largest telecommunications group in Africa, Airtel Africa Plc, is set to sell its shares to Nigerian investors at between N363 and N454 per share.
Apple announced today that it’s issuing a voluntary recall for certain 2015-2017 MacBook Pro laptops due to the possibility of overheating batteries.

Apple recalls 2015-2017 15-inch MacBook Pros over battery flaw

Apple announced today that it’s issuing a voluntary recall for certain “older generation” MacBook Pro laptops due to the possibility of overheating batteries.

NITDA warns on hosting official data outside Nigeria

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has warned government agencies from hosting public data on cybers and clouds outside Nigeria.
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Report: Apple plans to move some manufacturing out of China

Apple is exploring moving between 15 and 30 percent of its hardware production out of China, according to a new report by Nikkei. The company reportedly has a growing team looking into moving production, and has asked key manufacturing partners like Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron to evaluate the available options.

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Security breach: FAAN suspends aviation security unit heads in Lagos

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended indefinitely, the Aviation Security Unit Heads who were on duty when an unidentified man climbed an Azman aircraft at Lagos airport on Friday morning.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun vows to reposition state university teaching hospital

The Governor of Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed the determination of his administration to reposition the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital to a world class medical facility.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

Odunayo Adekuoroye targets Africa Games, 2020 Olympic gold

Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.
Transporters plying the Elele-Omudioga- Omoku route and its environs led by the Rivers State chapter of National Union Road Transport Workers on Thursday embarked on peaceful protest over incessant robbery attacks, kidnapping of commuters and the attendant loss of lives and property.

Transporters protest incessant killings on Rivers highway

Transporters plying the Elele-Omudioga-Omoku route and its environs led by the Rivers State chapter of National Union Road Transport Workers on Thursday embarked on peaceful protest over incessant robbery attacks, kidnapping of commuters and the attendant loss of lives and property.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to light up Major League Soccer, and is closing in on a historic mark as he nears a full-season worth of matches for the LA Galaxy.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets hat trick in upset win over LAFC

Zlatan Ibrahimovic lived up to the bravado on Friday, scoring all three goals to power the LA Galaxy to a hard fought 3-2 victory over MLS rivals Los Angeles Football Club.