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WhatsApp has passed 2 billion users, as the Facebook-owned company announced the updated first user metric in two years.

WhatsApp claims two billion users

WhatsApp has passed 2 billion users, as the Facebook-owned company announced the updated first user metric in two years.
The police discovered that the company’s director, Sherry Bray, and another member of staff Christopher Ashford had illegally accessed the footage.

Two found guilty of taking photos of dead football player Sala

Two workers from a British CCTV firm pleaded guilty on Friday to accessing graphic mortuary footage, later circulated on social media, of the body of late Argentine football player Emiliano Sala.
A 34-year-old man has been accused of paying AT&T employees thousands of dollars over the course of five years to unlock millions of phones tied to the company’s network

DOJ: Hacker paid AT&T employees thousands of dollars to unlock millions of phones

A 34-year-old man has been accused of paying AT&T employees thousands of dollars over the course of five years to unlock millions of phones tied to the company’s network. The Department of Justice says that Muhammad Fahd, who has been extradited to the US from Hong Kong, paid one employee over $420,000 over five years to unlock the phones.
Austin Jones

YouTube celebrity gets 10-year jail term for child porn

A YouTube musical celebrity was sentenced on Friday in a Chicago courtroom to 10 years in prison for enticing girls as young as 14 to produce sexually explicit videos of themselves.

Sri Lanka social media shutdown raises fears on free expression

Sri Lanka’s decision to block social media following deadly suicide attacks highlights a growing distrust of online platforms, but critics said the move is likely to restrict the flow of important news and information as well as abusive content.
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.

Telegram gains three million new users during Facebook outage

Three million new users have signed up to Telegram over the past 24 hours, during a period in which Facebook (and Facebook Messenger), Instagram, and WhatsApp were all experiencing significant outages worldwide.

Report: Mark Zuckerberg plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger

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.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE launches X-Bot to enhance market participation

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the launch of X-Bot, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot that responds directly and automatically to enquiries through Facebook Messenger.
Twilio

Twilio to acquire email technology firm SendGrid in $2 billion deal

Cloud technology company Twilio said on Monday it would buy email technology firm SendGrid in an all-stock deal valued at about $2 billion, combining two firms that handle communications between apps and their users.
WhatsApp

WhatsApp rolls out group calls for up to 4 people

WhatsApp is finally rolling out group video- and voice-calls to its 1.5 billion users around the world. The new feature was first teased by its parent company, Facebook, at its annual F8 developers conference in May, but now it’s ready for prime time.

US sacks 32 embassy workers for allegedly sharing pornography

The US embassy in Cambodia has fired 32 people after they were allegedly caught sharing pornographic material in a non-official chat group, several sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Facebook logged phone call and SMS metadata via opt-in features

Responding to reports in some technology industry media that it has been logging users’ call and text history without their permission, Facebook said in a statement on Sunday that the function “has always been opt-in only.”

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.

Zenith Bank partners Facebook and Mastercard to pioneer QR payments on Facebook Messenger

Foremost Nigerian Financial Institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has confirmed that it is in a strategic partnership with Facebook and Twitter to launch a Masterpass QR bot for Facebook messenger, that will enable Nigerian businesses set up digital accounts and accept QR payments.

Telecom operators lose 14.3 million subscribers in 10 months

Active mobile voice subscriptions on the MTN, 9mobile, Airtel and Globacom networks crashed from 154.7 million in January to 140.4 million in October, 2017.

Facebook Messenger now sends money via PayPal

PayPal peer-to-peer (P2P) payments can now be sent in Facebook Messenger. The service will begin to roll out to customers in the United States starting today, PayPal COO Bill Ready said in this morning’s blog post.

AOL Instant Messenger to shut down December 15

AOL Instant Messenger, one of the pioneering chat applications of the internet’s early days, will be shut down December 15, the company said Friday.

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Veteran Nollywood actress tests positive for coronavirus

Popular Nollywood actress Anike Alajogun has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m) Commissioner for Health, Professor Princewill Chike (l) inspecting the ongoing construction of Isolation Centre in Port Harcourt

Official: How Rivers got its second case of coronavirus

The second Covid-19 case in Rivers state is a 62-year-old returnee from the UK, who is also a retiree, it has been revealed.

Nigeria revokes eleven oil mining licenses

The Nigerian Government has revoked Oil Mining Licences (OML) of 11 oil and gas companies operating in the Marginal Fields.
“I have presented my resignation as president of La Liga in order to begin new presidential elections, in which I will be a candidate,” Tebas said on Twitter.

La Liga sets target dates for 2019-20 season restart

La Liga president Javier Tebas is looking at potential dates to restart the 2019-20 campaign, according to The Guardian. There are three proposed dates for the league to restart: May 28, June 6 and June 28.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara begins coronavirus contact tracing of 75 persons

The Kwara State government on Tuesday disclosed that about 75 persons who had contact with the two COVID-19 patients in the state are under contact-tracing in order to curb the spread of the infectious disease in the state.