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Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

Facebook plans to let people see if they had "liked" pages created by "foreign actors" to spread propaganda during the US presidential election.

Ghana must push aggressively towards space technology

Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre Professor Oti Boateng, has called for more aggressive push towards the use of space technology to drive the nation’s development.

Uber hacked in 2016, 57 million users exposed

Uber says it paid hackers $100,000, in 2016, after they stole data last year on 57 million of its users.

Uber Adds Live Location Sharing, Send a Gift, and More Features

Ride-hailing app Uber is introducing new features to its app ahead of the holiday season. The company is introducing live location sharing feature which can help the rider as well as the driver of an…

Germany bans children's smartwatches

A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices.

WhatsApp: Deleted Sent Messages Can Still Be Read by Recipients

WhatsApp, one of the most widely used instant messaging apps, rolled out "Delete for Everyone" feature recently. But do deleted messages really disappear from the phone? A new report claims that…

Bitcoin claws back over $1,000 after losing almost a third of value

Bitcoin surged on Monday, recovering more than $1,000 after losing almost a third of its value in less than four days as traders bought back into the volatile cryptocurrency.

YouTube restricts 'creepy' videos aimed at children

YouTube is to restrict the availability of videos showing children's characters in violent or sexual scenes if they are reported by viewers.

Facebook founding president criticizes Facebook

Sean Parker, Facebook’s founding president has unloaded his worries and criticisms of the network, saying he had no idea what he was doing at the time of its creation.
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University of Energy and Natural Resources develops fire alert system

The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has developed an information system that will alert the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to fire outbreaks for prompt response.
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Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

Twitter plans to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for the majority of users.
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Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal of patent loss to Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to step back into the years-long feud over patents between the world’s top smartphone makers, declining to hear Samsung’s (005930.KS) appeal of a lower court…
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Afghanistan orders ban of WhatsApp

Afghanistan has sparked an outcry after it moved to block WhatsApp and Telegram messaging services.
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iPhone X: thousands queue as Apple proves it still has the X factor

Thousands of people formed queues outside stores in London, Tokyo, Sydney and around the world on Friday as eager buyers tried to get their hands on Apple’s most expensive smartphone to date, the…
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Twitter publishes rewritten rules

Twitter has published a new version of its rules, which it says will clarify its policies and how it enforces them.

Ghana, Rwanda to co-operate in speeding up ICT reforms

Ghana and Rwanda would soon constitute a joint team to facilitate the process of using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to speed up the ongoing public sector reforms in Ghana.
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Facebook revenue hits $10 billion in Third Quarter

Profits of the global social network giant – Facebook skyrocketed during the third quarter of the year. This was as a result of a massive rise in revenue during the period which exceeded $10 billion.
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Bitcoin blasts to new all-time high of $6,450

Bitcoin climbed to a new all-time high of $6,450 on Wednesday, boosted by bets the cryptocurrency could enter the financial mainstream after the world’s largest derivatives exchange operator said on…

Whatsapp now let's you delete messages you sent by mistake

You've just sent someone the wrong message and now you're having a heart attack.
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Apple engineer 'fired' over early iPhone X leak

Apple has reportedly fired one of its engineers after his daughter posted a video of the iPhone X before the official launch.
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WhatsApp and Facebook to face data probe

WhatsApp and Facebook will be scrutinised by a data protection taskforce, after they were accused of "non-compliance" with regulations.
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'Bad Rabbit' ransomware strikes Ukraine and Russia

A new strain of ransomware nicknamed "Bad Rabbit" has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere.
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FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices

Agents at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been unable to extract data from nearly 7,000 mobile devices they have tried to access, the agency's director has said.

How to use the National Digital Address System

President Akufo- Addo launched the much anticipated National Digital Address System, Wednesday 18 October to ease the location problem in the country and boost emergency delivery services in the…
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Twitter to toughen rules on online harassment

Twitter Inc plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics and…

Facebook buys fast-growing app that makes teens nice to each other

An app that encourages teens to be nice to each other has been acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed fee.
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UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged.

Samsung Electronics CEO resigns

Samsung Electronics chief executive Kwon Oh-Hyun has resigned citing an "unprecedented crisis".

KNUST gets simulation laboratory to boost research

A simulation laboratory to bolster research has been inaugurated at the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
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Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions.
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Apple's iPhone 8: Chinese media report bloated battery

A fresh case of Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market where the U.S. firm is seeking…
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Russian soldiers face ban on selfies and blog posts

The Russian defence ministry has drafted a law to ban social media posts by professional soldiers and other military personnel on security grounds.
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Snapchat exhibits virtual Jeff Koons sculptures

Snapchat is displaying virtual sculptures by the artist Jeff Koons at nine locations across the world.
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Facebook & Google sorry for false news about Las Vegas gunman

Google and Facebook have apologised after their algorithms led to the promotion of inaccurate information about the Las Vegas shooting.
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Uber board to consider vote to cut Kalanick influence

Directors at Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] plan to vote on board reforms and whether to pursue a major stock deal with SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing…
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Amazon unveils new Echo smart speakers

Amazon has unveiled new versions of its Echo smart speakers boosted by improved sound and voice recognition features.
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Amazon and Google clash over YouTube access

Amazon and Google have clashed publicly after access to YouTube was pulled from one of the online retailer's devices.
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Russia threatens to block Facebook

Russia says it will ban Facebook in 2018 if the social network fails to comply with local data storage laws.
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Microsoft Office 2019 is coming next year

The company announced on Tuesday that Microsoft Office 2019 will be available in the second half of 2018.
Alibaba takes control of logistics business

Alibaba takes control of logistics business

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group (BABA.N) has taken control of logistics unit Cainiao and pledged to spend 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) over five years to build out a global logistics network,…

Whatsapp disrupted in China ahead of Communist party meeting

The messaging service WhatsApp has been disrupted in China as the government steps up security ahead of a Communist Party meeting next month.