Investigation after claims 50 million Facebook users affected by data breach

The Information Commissioner's Office is to investigate a possible data breach affecting more than 50 million Facebook users.

Facebook suspends Donald Trump campaign data firm

Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that helped Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, for failing to delete user data.

Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating advertisement

Rihanna on Thursday denounced Snapchat after an advertisement made light of her beating by fellow pop star Chris Brown, sending the company’s share prices tumbling.

Rihanna sends Snapchat shares tumbling

Rihanna on Thursday denounced Snapchat after an advertisement made light of her beating by fellow pop star Chris Brown, sending the company’s share prices tumbling.

French court throws out Facebook ‘censorship’ case

A French court on Thursday dismissed a case brought by a French teacher who wanted to sue the US social media giant over his claims that his page was censored when he posted a nude painting by Gustave Courbet.

Apple Music hits 38 million paid subscribers

Apple Inc’s streaming music service now has 38 million paid subscribers, up from 36 million in February, the company said on Monday.

WhatsApp messages can now be deleted an hour after you sent them by mistake

Originally introduced in October, the WhatsApp “delete for everyone” used to only allow you to delete messages up to seven minutes after you sent them.

Facebook, WhatsApp and music videos ‘come together’

Facebook has announced that it has agreed to a deal with Warner Music Group so that Facebook users can post videos featuring music from artists signed with the music label.

Snapchat owner to cut more than 120 engineers

Snapchat owner Snap Inc will cut just over 120 engineers and reorganise its engineering team, a company memo said on Thursday.

Research: Twitter users more likely retweet fake news than real news

Untruthful news is 70 percent more likely to be retweeted on Twitter than true news, according to new research — and bots may not be to blame.

Twitter to stop cryptocurrency scams by removing manipulative accounts

In a statement, Twitter says it will begin taking down these types of accounts. “We’re aware of this form of manipulation and are proactively implementing a number of signals to prevent these types of accounts from engaging with others in a deceptive manner.”

Top Ethiopian activist blocked by Facebook for ‘posting too fast’

An Ethiopian media owner and online activist known for his active use of Facebook has been blocked by the platform.

UNILORIN vice-chancellor advises against spending too much time on social media

The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has advised new students of the institution to spend less time on facebook and other social media platforms.

WeChat accounts cross one billion mark

WeChat’s worldwide accounts have crossed the one billion mark, according to the chief executive of its parent company Tencent.


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China vows to punish Taiwan for separatism

President Xi Jinping of China, on Tuesday, warned self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the “punishment of history” for any attempt at separating from the country.

Another parcel blast reported in Texas

A package exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx distribution facility in Texas, news reports said, two days after the latest in a series of blasts in Austin attributed to a serial bomber.

Dump fire: Lagos government advises Olusosun residents to relocate

The Lagos State Government has asked residents around the dump at the Olusosun area of Ojota, in the state capital, to relocate in order to prevent health hazards associated with inhalation of smoke billowing from the dump.

JAMB releases 2018 UTME results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the final batch of the 2018 UTME results.

Senate adjourns plenary in honour of Senator Ali Wakili

The senate has adjourned plenary over the demise of Ali Wakili, senator representing Bauchi south.

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JAMB releases 1.3 million UTME results today

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said it will release no fewer than 1.3 million results of candidates that sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on Monday (today) after they had gone through security checks and found to be without malpractice.

At least 14 migrants die as boat capsizes off Greece

At least 14 migrants, including four children, died when a boat carrying about 20 people capsized overnight in the Aegean Sea, Greek police said Saturday.

N-Power beneficiaries rally support for President Buhari, Governor Fayose in Ado-Ekiti

Beneficiaries of N-Power Scheme in Ekiti, on Saturday, staged support rallies for President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Governor Tambuwal: How we’re tackling water shortages in Sokoto

Sokoto state government said it has devised strategies to tackle the current water scarcity bedevilling the state capital and parts of some major towns across the state.

Soyinka and Nigeria’s dinner with the devil

Professor Soyinka soon took his leave. I joined the Director of the Centre to see off our esteemed guest. As he stepped out of the venue, he was surrounded by a group of reporters and admirers who wanted selfies. One of them asked him to provide a quick summary of his keynote address.