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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Facebook confirms uploading 1.5 million users’ email contact without consent

The social media giant, Facebook, uploaded the contact details of 1.5 million new users without their permission in the last three years, Facebook confirmed in a statement on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 09: A pedestrian walks by the Pinterest headquarters on April 09, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Social sharing site Pinterest is preparing for its initial public offering (IPO) and is planning to offer 75 million shares with a listing price of $15 to $17 per share. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Pinterest prices IPO at $19 to begin trading Thursday

Pinterest on Wednesday announced it would price its initial public offering at $19 a share to begin trading on Wall Street the following day.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger didn’t agree on the app’s future

Report: Instagram founders clashed with Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook integrations

Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, and in the seven years since, the photo sharing app has gone from just that — a place to share photos with friends — to an entire video, photo, and shopping ecosystem unto itself. That transition hasn’t been seamless.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users hit by outages

Social media networks, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, were inaccessible to some users across the world on Sunday, according to Downdetector.com, a website which monitors outages.
Facebook more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's security in 2018 to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Facebook spends more than $22 million on Mark Zuckerberg’s safety

Facebook more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's security in 2018 to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.
L-R/ Kezia Anim-Addo, Communications Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa; Sherry Dzinoreva, Head of Policy Programmes, Africa; Adaora Ikenze, Head of Public Policy, West and Central Africa, and Kiran Yoliswa, Strategic Partner Manager, Communities, Sub-Saharan Africa, all of Facebook, at the It’s Your Facebook Pop-up Media Launch in Lagos on Thursday April 11

Facebook to educate Nigerians users about platform

Facebook says it will educate Nigerian users more about the platform through ”It’s Your Facebook Pop-up Showcase”.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook Messenger could be returning to the main Facebook app

Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app. The feature is currently in testing and was spotted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, and would mean that you could use a single app to access both the social media platform and the messaging service.
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Watford skipper Troy Deeney receives alleged racist abuse on social media

Watford captain Troy Deeney is the latest footballer to have received alleged racist abuse on social media.

UK proposes new social media regulations to battle harmful content

Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content.
A famous Kannywood actress, Sadiya Kabala, has cautioned her colleagues against growing rate of hate speech on the social media targeted at their colleagues in the industry.

Actress cautions colleagues against hate speech on social media

A famous Kannywood actress, Sadiya Kabala, has cautioned her colleagues against growing rate of hate speech on the social media targeted at their colleagues in the industry.

Facebook to block foreign ads for Australia election

Facebook will block election advertising from outside Australia ahead of polls next month, in the wake of growing criticism of the social media giant’s role in the spread of disinformation.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will finally meet with a representative of the UK government after a UK parliamentary report this week excoriated the social media site for behaving like “digital gangsters.”

US election: Mark Zuckerberg confident of stopping interference in 2020 campaign

Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is confident the world’s biggest social network will do better in 2020 at stopping “bad actors’’ from manipulating the U.S. presidential election.

Facebook removes user data exposed on Amazon’s servers

Facebook said on Wednesday that it removed public databases containing its user data on Amazon’s cloud servers after cybersecurity firm UpGuard discovered millions of exposed records.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

Minister: Why Nigeria cannot eradicate malaria now

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has declared Nigeria can only eradicate malaria completely in the future but not right now.
WhatsApp is launching a new fact-checking service in India ahead of the country’s upcoming elections.

WhatsApp launches fact-checking service ahead of India elections

Reuters reports that WhatsApp’s fact-checking service, which launched on Tuesday, may be experiencing some initial problems. A message reported by the outlet was still awaiting classification two hours later.

Facebook’s call for global internet regulation sparks debate

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s call for “globally harmonized” online regulation raises questions about how internet platforms can deal with concerns about misinformation and abusive content while remaining open to free speech.

Facebook to tighten live stream access after New Zealand attack

Facebook on Friday said it is tightening live video streaming rules in response to the service being used to broadcast deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand.

Facebook to train female entrepreneurs in 10 universities

Facebook’s Policy Programmes Head in Africa, Sherry Dzinoreva, says the company will intensify its female entrepreneurship training in 10 universities in Nigeria in 2019.

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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court: Refusal of Indian firm Tata to pay ex-employee’s benefits shameful

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Afcon: We were unlucky against Nigeria – Burundi coach

Burundi coach Olivier Niyungeko says his side were unlucky to have lost 1-0 to Nigeria in their first group game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
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NPA cancels $2.6 billion Badagry deep seaport contract

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Governor Fayemi hails President Buhari on basic healthcare provision fund

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