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Hacker sells millions of LinkedIn users’ data

Over 500 million users’ profiles of the popular American business and employment-oriented online service LinkedIn are currently on sale on a hacker site.
Satire pages will now be labelled as such, along with public officials, fan pages, and government news outlets. Facebook

Facebook hopes tiny labels on posts will stop users confusing satire with reality

Facebook is adding additional labels to posts from Pages that appear in users’ News Feeds in a bid to reduce confusion about their origin. These labels will include “public official,” “fan page,” and “satire page.” The company says it’s already started testing the deployment of these labels in the US, and will gradually add them to more posts.
Twitch will now ban users who harass members of its community — even when that harassment takes place off Twitch. The streaming platform announced a major expansion of its off-service misconduct policy today that allows it to take action against users who mistreat people regardless of where it happens, whether it’s offline or on another social platform.

Twitch to ban users for harassment

Twitch will now ban users who harass members of its community — even when that harassment takes place off Twitch. The streaming platform announced a major expansion of its off-service misconduct policy today that allows it to take action against users who mistreat people regardless of where it happens, whether it’s offline or on another social platform.
Social audio app Clubhouse will let all users pay other creators starting Monday. It’s the first monetization tool built right into the app.

Clubhouse’s new direct payments let users pay creators

Clubhouse says it won’t take a cut of payments, meaning that creators get the entirety of what somebody sends them. Not everyone will be able to receive payments just yet, though; that will be rolling out in waves, “starting with a small test group,” Clubhouse says.
Twitter said Saturday that hackers “manipulated” some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack, including those of Joe Biden and Elon Musk, and apologized profusely for the breach.

Russian Twitter slowdown to last into May

Russia’s government will throttle data to and from Twitter for users in the country for at least another month as the company works to remove banned content.
Yahoo Answers, one of the longest-running and most storied web Q&A platforms in the history of the internet, is shutting down on May 4th.

Yahoo Answers to be shut down on May 4th

Yahoo Answers, one of the longest-running and most storied web Q&A platforms in the history of the internet, is shutting down on May 4th. That’s the day the Yahoo Answers website will start redirecting to the Yahoo homepage, and all of the platform’s archives will apparently cease to exist. The platform has been operating since 2005.
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Easter: Domestic airline operators laud increase in passengers’ traffic

Some domestic airlines operators have expressed satisfaction on the level of patronage by passengers travelling to various parts of the country during the Easter celebration.
Marketers of cooking gas on Wednesday blamed its increasing prices on massive importation, causing anguish to end users.

Nigeria to generate N10 billion through increased LPG use

Managing director of Rain Oil Limited, Dr.Gabriel Ogbechie has said Nigeria would be able to generate over N10 billion ($27 million) annually if 50 per cent of kerosene users can switch to using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or cooking gas.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s phone number included in huge Facebook user leak

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was reportedly among those affected in a mass data leak that revealed users’ phone numbers.
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaks online

Personal data from 533 million Facebook accounts has reportedly leaked online for free, according to security researcher Alon Gal. Insider said it verified several of the leaked records.
The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Minister: USSD challenge encountered by MTN subscribers will be resolved soon

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, have assured that the challenge encountered by MTN users through the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) channel will be resolved soon.
Mr Ben Llewellyn-Jones, UK’s Deputy High Commissioner, disclosed this in a statement, on Thursday, in Lagos.

UK funds Nigeria’s first open-source business intelligence platform – envoy

The United Kingdom Government said it has funded an Opened Source Business Intelligence Platform aimed at providing reliable data about the Nigeria Technology Sector.
Instagram Reels already mimics TikTok in multiple ways, and now, it’s getting one more feature from the popular video app: duets. On Instagram, users can now “remix” a reel, meaning they can upload a video next to another user’s, building on top of the original clip. The feature is already popular on TikTok, often for dance challenges, under the “duet” function.

Reels Remix: Instagram launches own TikTok Duet feature

Instagram Reels already mimics TikTok in multiple ways, and now, it’s getting one more feature from the popular video app: duets. On Instagram, users can now “remix” a reel, meaning they can upload a video next to another user’s, building on top of the original clip. The feature is already popular on TikTok, often for dance challenges, under the “duet” function.
Apple will remove the female voice as the default for its Siri assistant, according to TechCrunch. The change is effective as of today’s release of the sixth iOS 14.5 beta.

Siri: Apple to remove female voice by default

Apple will remove the female voice as the default for its Siri assistant, according to TechCrunch. The change is effective as of today’s release of the sixth iOS 14.5 beta. Once this latest update is publicly released to all customers, iPhone and iPad users will be prompted to choose their preferred Siri voice during device setup.

NITDA urges telecoms subscribers to adopt multiple data back-up systems

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has advised telecommunications subscribers and other users of technology appliances to adopt multiple back-up approach to guarantee data protection.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Group advises against converting Aba library to a motor park

The Aba Book Club, on Tuesday, pleaded with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to stop Aba South Local Government authorities from converting the Aba zonal library permanent site into a motor park.

PayPal to let US users pay with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin from today

Online payment app PayPal has announced US customers can make payments with its “Checkout with Crypto” feature, rolling out today.

NIMC launches NIN verification mobile application

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has launched its highly anticipated mobile application known as NIMC APP which seeks to improve verification of National Identification Number (NIN).
The opposition, led by National Assembly speaker Juan Guaido, is boycotting the vote on the grounds that it will be rigged in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s allies.

Facebook freezes Venezuela president’s page for spreading coronavirus misinformation

Facebook froze the page of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro for violating its policy against spreading COVID-19 misinformation, Reuters reported. Maduro has promoted a “miracle” remedy that he claims will cure the coronavirus, but those claims have not been supported by the medical community.
FILE PHOTO - An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Google signs deal to pay Italian publishers

The agreement was signed by a number of Italian publishers including RCS Mediagroup; publishers of daily Corriere della Sera , popular sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport, the publisher of financial daily Il Sole 24 ore, Caltagirone editore, which owns Rome-based paper Il Messaggero, and Monrif, which publishes local papers such as Il Giorno and La Nazione.
Crotone of Italy striker, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Simy)

Simy Nwankwo subjected to racial abuse in Italy

Crotone’s Nigerian striker Simeon ‘Simy’ Nwankwo is the latest African footballer in the Italian Serie A subjected to racial abuse on social media.

Port Harcourt DisCo insists NMMP meters not for sale

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it is not selling to customers, meters provided free to electricity users by the Federal Government.

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Alibaba accepts record fine, vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

NSF: Minister charges team FCT to win more medals

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has charged Team FCT to work harder and win more medals for the nation’s capital at the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State.
There are fresh controversies trailing the N2 billion airport project proposed to be built at Wasimi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Furore over Ogun cargo airport project at Wasimi

Newsmen gathered that the then Minister of State for Transport in charge of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika in 2018, allegedly made a request to President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of a passenger airport in Wasimi.

Polytechnic staff warn of ‘industrial disharmony’ over arrears, minimum wage

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) has warned of “industrial disharmony” should the federal and state governments refuse to implement the new minimum wage, pay promotion arrears and adjust the current tax charged its members by the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC cautions against use of chemicals to enhance food, drinks

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned Nigerians against adding chemicals and additives to food and drinks to enhance taste.

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Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu extended his dominance in the Belgian First Division A goalscoring chart with a goal in Genk's 3-2 victory over OH Leuven on Monday.

Paul Onuachu scores again as Genk win five-goal thriller

Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu extended his dominance in the Belgian First Division A goalscoring chart with a goal in Genk's 3-2 victory over OH Leuven on Monday.

Groups donate N20 million oxygen facilities to Jigawa

GlaxoSmith Kline (GSK), in collaboration with Save the Children, has donated N20 million worth of Medical Oxygen facilities to Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Jigawa State.

Joe Okei-Odumakin: My husband died Friday, not Saturday

The wife of late Afenifere spokesman, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, has said her husband died on Friday, April 2, 2021, and not Saturday, April 3, 2021, as earlier reported.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

SERAP: It’s unfair to pay politicians more salaries than judges

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has said that it is unfair to pay President Muhammadu Buhari, governors, and lawmakers huge salaries, then pay judges less.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

NSF: We’ve surpassed our expectations in swimming – Bayelsa coach

The coach of Bayelsa’s swimming team, Gentle Offoin, says the team has surpassed its expectations at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF), Edo 2020.