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Minister tasks telecos on drop calls, call masking

Mr. Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, on Friday charged telecom operators and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to stop call masking and investigate its origin.

Facebook offers tool to combat fake news in Kenya ahead of polls

Facebook on Friday rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.

Lenovo switches to stock Android for all future smartphones

Lenovo is canning its Vibe Pure UI Android skin in favor of the stock version of Google’s mobile OS for its future smartphones, starting with the upcoming K8 Note, according to an interview from Gadgets 360 with Anuj Sharma, Lenovo India’s head of marketing.

Man called cyberattack hero faces charges he created malware

A self-taught computer-security researcher credited with stopping a devastating cyberattack that crippled British hospitals in May was arrested on charges that he created malware used to hack banking systems in Canada and Europe, the U.S. said.

WannaCry researcher arrested by FBI for his role in Kronos malware campaign

According to friends, the first clues came when Hutchins failed to text from the airport. “He was radio-silent before his flight which is very unusual,” one friend told The Verge, “and he wasn’t on the Wi-Fi on the plane.”

Hamilton 68 website tracks Russian-backed propaganda on Twitter

A website launched on Wednesday seeks to track Russian-supported propaganda and disinformation on Twitter, part of a growing non-governmental effort to diminish Moscow’s ability to meddle in future elections in the United States and Europe.

FBI arrests hacker who stopped NHS cyberattack

The FBI has arrested a British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping to stop the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

YouTube unleashes Google AI to crack down on extremist content

Google recently stepped up its efforts to reduce the amount of extremist content available on YouTube.

Mark Zuckerberg hires former Hillary Clinton pollster

The charitable initiative of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, has reportedly taken on Democratic pollster Joel Benenson as a consultant, further fuelling speculation about his possible political ambitions.

Tesla shifts focus to bring Model Y to market faster

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said today the forthcoming Model Y electric crossover vehicle will be built on a similar architecture to the recently released Model 3, in an effort to bring the car to market sooner.

Fed govt seeks $550m Chinese loan for satellites, others

The Federal Government is making efforts to secure a loan of $550m from the China Import Export Bank, the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has said.

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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