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The employees are demanding more transparency so they can understand the moral implications of their work, said the Times, which obtained a copy of the letter.

Google employees protest censored search engine For China

August 17, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

About a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s efforts to build a censored version of its search engine in China, as reported by The New York Times. The employees are demanding more transparency so they can understand the moral implications of their work, said the Times, which obtained a copy of [&hellip...

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How digital banking can impact Africa

How digital banking can impact Africa

August 16, 2018 • Features, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile money can serve as a gateway to financial inclusion, it enhances the impact of international remittances on development. Digital platforms enable a significantly lower cost to serve and increased cross-selling of products in emerging markets while...

Spotify is testing a 'skip ad' feature that will give users the option to bypass unwanted ads

Spotify is testing a ‘skip ad’ feature for free users

August 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Spotify is testing a new feature in Australia that’ll let non-paying users skip ads (both audio and video) as many times as they like. The digital music streaming service has begun testing a new feature dubbed ‘Active Media’ that will give users...

32-way Group FaceTime chat won't roll out with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

Apple removes Group FaceTime from iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

August 15, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & SocialComments (0)

Users of Apple products won’t enjoy Group FaceTime that will expand video calling for iPhone, iPad, and Mac of up to 32 persons anytime soon. Group FaceTime chat for up to 32 users was first introduced at the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference...

Westcon partners with vendors Ruckus, Avaya at upcoming IAUG showcase

Westcon partners with vendors Ruckus, Avaya at upcoming IAUG showcase

August 15, 2018 • Events, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Westcon Sub-Saharan Africa, the value-added distributor, is partnering with vendor’s Ruckus Networks an Arris company and Avaya, at the annual IAUG event to be held in August 2018. Here it will showcase to customers and reseller partners, the full length...

How hackers use WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

How hackers use WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

August 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation. By doing so, attackers can put themselves in a position of immense power to...

Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

August 14, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Twitter announced on Monday, 13 August 2018 that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries including five countries in Africa. The company also reveled that Lite now supports push notifications and threaded Tweets. Twitter Lite was launched in 2017 as...

Microsoft Kaizala Pro now available in Nigeria

Microsoft Kaizala Pro now available in Nigeria

August 14, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Kaizala Pro is now available in Nigeria. Microsoft Kaizala is a mobile app that aims to improve the way businesses communicate and collaborate. The mobile app is designed for large group communication, workflow...

Real-Time text translation with TextGrabber for Android

Real-Time text translation with TextGrabber for Android

August 10, 2018 • Online & SocialComments (0)

ABBYY, a global provider of content intelligence solutions and services, today announced a major update to TextGrabber for Android. The application now translates text in real time online and offline and is free to download with a premium subscription for a...

Founded in 2009 and purchased by Facebook in 2014, WhatsApp said that at the beginning of the year it had more than 1.5 billion users who exchanged 65 billion messages per day.

Cybersecurity researchers detect WhatsApp flaw

August 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm have discovered flaws in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. CheckPoint said the vulnerability gives a hacker the possibility “to intercept and...

Music-syncing app AmpMe partners Deezer

Music-syncing app AmpMe partners Deezer

August 9, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

AmpMe, the app that allows users to play music in sync across multiple devices to create one sound system, announced users can now also sync their music with Deezer. Deezer Premium users can use their AmpMe app to sync their phones, tablets and Bluetooth...

A Facebook spokesperson denied the social network had asked financial institutions for transaction data, according to a statement given to CNBC.

Facebook asks major banks to share customer details

August 7, 2018 • Company News, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social media giant, Facebook has asked leading banks to share customer data to allow it to develop new services on the social network’s Messenger texting platform, a banking source told AFP on Monday. Facebook, which has come under intense criticism for...

Nigeria: Galaxy Backbone completes phase one of fibre deployment

Nigeria: Galaxy Backbone completes phase one of fibre deployment

August 6, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Galaxy Backbone completes phase one of fibre deployment

Galaxy Backbone, Information and Communications Technology Services provider has announced that the phase one of National ICT Infrastructure Backbone (NICTIB) Project has been completed. NICTIB is a government project delivered through Galaxy Backbone and...

Africa's challenger banks are set to surge ahead

Africa’s challenger banks are set to surge ahead

August 5, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s challenger banks are set to surge ahead

The ability of challenger banks in Africa to leapfrog through technology, unencumbered by legacy systems, will cause a banking revolution on the continent that will leave traditional banks with a less forgiving future than what they could hope to expect. For...

The risks mobile payments present to financial service

The risks mobile payments present to financial service

August 5, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on The risks mobile payments present to financial service

It’s no secret that the financial services industry is a top target for cybercriminals looking to steal valuable data. In fact, data shows that financial firms face daily attacks that attempt to bypass defences protecting a growing number of attack...

Nigeria: Paylater reaches 1 million downloads

Nigeria: Paylater reaches 1 million downloads

August 3, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Paylater reaches 1 million downloads

61% of the adult population in Nigeria is un- or underbanked. Fintech companies like Paylater represent an opportunity to get formal banking services in the hands of Nigerian consumers to provide liquidity for entrepreneurial investment, personal development,...