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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Cameroonians bemoan arrest of pregnant woman, social media still blocked

Cameroonians in the English-speaking regions are campaigning for the release of a five-month pregnant woman and her husband who were reportedly arrested by the security forces during the government repression on October 1.

Jumia introduces Jumia Bot to aid business goals

Jumia, an e-commerce platform, on Wednesday introduced Jumia Bot, to help companies make meaningful connections with their customers to meet their business goals.

WhatsApp to launch customer service app

A software solution will also be made available that gives large companies, like banks and airlines, tools to manage conversations with customers and do things like share flight times, delivery notifications, and other updates.

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Bauchi governor flags off N4.9 billion road project

The Governor, who spoke at the flag off ceremony at Ibrahim Bako Quarters in Bauchi, said the contracts for the construction of the two bypasses will help reduce travelling time within the city and road accident.

Gernot Rohr wants NFF to decide his future

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has resolved to lead the Eagles to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations if discussions of contract extension goes well between him and his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation, this week.

Shiites: Group condemns violent activities, calls for caution

Green Nigeria Project (GNP), a Non-Government Organisation (NGO), has condemned the violent activities of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) over detention of their leader, Sheik El-Zakzaky.
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Shiites/Police clash: Let nobody doubt or test my will to act – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday reiterated his commitment in fighting insecurity that is threatening the unity of the country.
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