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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.

Runcie Chidebe: Social media tool for achieving SDGs

Mr Runcie Chidebe, Founder, Project Pinkblue Foundation, has called for effective deployment of social media to facilitate achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Spotify files to go public, eying streaming growth despite losses

Spotify on Wednesday announced a long-awaited public listing, voicing confidence that its streaming model will keep reshaping the music industry but acknowledging that the company has yet to turn a profit.

Twitter rolls out bookmarks feature to all users

Twitter is globally launching its Bookmarks feature today, giving users a new way of saving tweets they like and might want to revisit

Twitter sees revenue and users surge in Japan

Riding a wave of new users, improved advertising options and an embrace of video content by users and advertisers alike, Twitter Inc’s revenue has leaped in Japan, helping lead the company to its first quarterly profit.

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Tribunal: Witness faults results of presidential election claimed by Atiku Ababakar, PDP

A witness invited by the petitioners before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has disagreed with the results of the last presidential election in Katsina State as claimed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.

Barcelona sell Marc Cucurella to Getafe just hours after re-signing him from Eibar

Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.
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Governor El-Rufai seeks assembly’s approval of N81.68 billion supplementary budget

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has began deliberations on the N81.68 billion supplementary budget forwarded to it by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai.

Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander as Naf redeploys senior officers in fresh shakeup

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.