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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.
Hillary Innocent Taylor Seguya, a global youth ambassador, contends that Museveni’s actions bar him from online conversation. Courtesy of Taylor Seguya

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.

US tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform

Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France’s new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Facebook launches ‘Developer Circles’ in Benin

Facebook has launched its “Developers Circles’’ in Benin, Edo, a platform that allows people who are technologically inclined to engage with experts, learn new technology and collaborate with developers to build tech products.
Facebook and Twitter have both cracked down significantly on fake accounts since 2016 [Jon Nazca-Reuters]

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of Hong Kong’s discord campaign

Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city.

Federal government changes name of Twitter handle

The Federal Government has changed the name of its handle on micro blogging site Twitter.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook admits it listened to users’ audio messages

Facebook has admitted it uses an external company to listen to audio messages sent between users in an attempt to improve its voice recognition systems.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users’ audio from Messenger

Facebook has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

VP Osinbajo’s Twitter page unverified following hack attempt

Micro-blogging social network, Twitter, unverified the account of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
An Ohio man who allegedly told Capitol Police he was proud of a Facebook post suggesting Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” was arrested at his Toledo residence Thursday.

Ohio man arrested on gun charges over Facebook post

An Ohio man who allegedly told Capitol Police he was proud of a Facebook post suggesting Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” was arrested at his Toledo residence Thursday.
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Scam: Expert cautions against Whatsapp data freebies

An IT expert, Onu Grace, has warned users of the online messaging app, WhatsApp, not to click on links in forwarded messages offering free internet.

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NNPC to automate depot, pump station operations

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, on Wednesday disclosed that the Corporation was poised to automate its downstream facilities such as depots, pump stations and measurement systems across the Country.

Ex-AGF Adoke’s arrest in Dubai proof anti-graft war working – Itse Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, by the International Criminal Police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

Real Madrid squad ‘pleased by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur move’

Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari signs Executive Order 009 on open defecation-free Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 entitled: The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019.
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PACAC endorses Ibrahim Magu’s appointment as substantive EFCC chairman

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has made a case for the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Commission.