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Bishop Kukah disowns Facebook account, vows to tract perpetrators

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Reverend, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has disowned Facebook account opened and operating on his name by some people.
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France seeks Facebook Libra cryptocurrency ban in Europe

France’s economic minister declared that the French government intends to block the development of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because of the systematic threats it poses to financial security and stability.
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 will block development of Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

France warned Thursday it will block development of Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because it threatens the “monetary sovereignty” of governments.

Facebook shuts Italian neo-fascist parties’ accounts

Social network giant Facebook has shut down the pages of Italian neo-fascist parties CasaPound and Forza Nuova, prompting threats of a class-action lawsuit from their leaders.
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Judge calls Facebook’s view on user privacy ‘so wrong’ as class-action lawsuit proceeds

A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data, calling the social media company’s views on privacy “so wrong.”
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Google, Facebook rejects Russia’s allegations of meddling in elections

The US internet companies Google and Facebook on Monday rejected Moscow’s allegations that they had interfered in Russian elections by running political ads during the voting day.

Keystone Bank partners Google, Facebook on digital marketing for MSMEs

In demonstration of its commitment to consistently promote and support the growth and development of the real sector, Keystone Bank Limited has embarked on a series of capacity building training in digital marketing and bookkeeping for its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) customers across the country.
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Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook under investigation by state attorneys general for antitrust violations

A group of states is investigating Facebook for potential violations of antitrust law, the office of the New York attorney general said in a statement today.
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400 million Facebook users’ phone numbers exposed online

Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media reported Wednesday.

Twitter disables tweeting via SMS after CEO gets hacked

Twitter has “temporarily” turned off the ability to tweet via text message just days after the feature was misused by hackers to tweet a racial slur, bomb threat, and other crude messages from the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
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Facebook opens face recognition tech to all users with opt-out option

Facebook is opening up its face recognition technology to all users with an option to opt out, the social media company said on Tuesday, as it discontinued a related feature called “Tag Suggestions.”

Digify Africa partners Facebook on talent development

Digify Africa, in partnership with Facebook, has disclosed that it is developing Africa’s next generation of digital talent through its annual training of select university graduates in digital marketing.

Blogger sentenced to five years over tweet

A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a blogger to five years in prison for a tweet that called for attacks on the children of law enforcement officials, news agencies reported.
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’s Libra currency ‘could undermine ECB’ – official

Widespread adoption of Facebook’s proposed “Libra” cryptocurrency could harm the European Central Bank’s ability to manage the eurozone economy and threaten the euro itself, a top official said Monday.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Facebook is ditching the Messenger discover tab to simplify the app

Facebook is phasing out the Messenger discover tab, a tool it launched two years ago to help users find new bots and businesses.
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Ugandan student drags president, spokesman to court for blocking him on Twitter

A Havard student, Hillary Innocent Seguya Taylor, has dragged the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, government spokesman, Ofwono Opondo and the Police Chief, Asan Kasingye, to court for blocking him on Twitter.

Facebook bans Epoch Times from buying ads on its platform

Facebook has banned conservative news outlet and US President Donald Trump supporter The Epoch Times from buying ads on its platform for violating its policies.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
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.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.