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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 stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, exposing them for years to anyone who had internal access to the files, according to Krebs on Security. User passwords are typically protected with encryption (a process known as hashing), but a string of errors led certain Facebook-branded apps to leave passwords accessible to as many as 20,000 company employees.
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption to these apps, the media reports.
Social messaging app WhatsApp has said it is limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five in an attempt to fight fake news and spread of rumours.
Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app.
Apple said Wednesday it was strengthening encryption on its iPhones to thwart police efforts to unlock handsets without legitimate authorization.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), private sector and the public to be vigilant and proactive ahead of possible cyber-attacks in 2018.
“As a general rule, we’re always working on new hardware and we will announce it when we are able to sell it,” the company’s CEO Shuntaro Furukawa said during today’s earnings call, “but we have no plans to announce that at this year’s E3 in June.” The big E3 gaming event is scheduled to begin on June 11th.
Troubled low-cost airline Norwegian said Thursday its net losses deepened in the first quarter of the year as the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft could cost it $58 million.
Four senior staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have been kidnapped by gunmen while another was shot on Tuesday evening in Rivers State.
Police have arrested another 16 people in connection to a series of bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter weekend which claimed at least 359 lives, officials said on Thursday.
After missing out on the U17 Africa Cup of Nations final, Nigeria U17 coach Manu Garba has praised his players, stating that they played ‘gallantly’ in the face of ‘bigger’ Guinea U17 boys.
Cristiano Ronaldo has done it again! Different country, same result: a domestic title for the Portuguese superstar.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised a White House announcement on Monday ending sanctions exemptions for Iran’s oil customers, calling it “of great importance” in boosting pressure on Tehran.
Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum, says he lost about six kilogrammes in weight when they tried to remove subsidy on petroleum products in 2016.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Companies and Allied Matters (CAM) bill 2018 in order to boost Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) growth.
French forward Andre-Pierre Gignac has claimed Karim Benzema is the ‘best No.9 in the world’.