Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for damages

Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is suing the New Zealand government for billions of dollars in damages over his arrest in 2012. The internet entrepreneur is fighting extradition to the US to stand trial for copyright infringement and fraud. Mr Dotcom says an invalid arrest warrant negated all charges against him. He […]

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16-year-old Ghanaian cashing in big on bitcoin as Africa’s youngest entrepreneur

While most people in Africa are struggling to understand the fundamentals of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Elisha Owusu Akyaw, a 16-year-old Senior High School student is already cashing in the opportunities that these technologies have to offer. Currently, Elisha is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Token Media, a cryptocurrency marketing firm he set up […]

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Facebook to survey users to determine trustworthy news sources

Today,  Last week, Facebook announced the first part of its plan, by working to shift its algorithms towards “meaningful posts” by cutting down on public content from brands in favour of your actual Facebook friends. While many saw this as a reckoning for Facebook-dependent media outlets, Zuckerberg clarified in his post today that the changes should […]

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Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for a six-week period at the end of 2017. On average they removed 70% of material deemed to be offensive. This is up […]

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Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

A security bug that has infected thousands of smartphones has been uncovered by campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Working with mobile security firm Lookout, researchers discovered that malware in fake messaging designed to look like WhatsApp and Signal had stolen gigabytes of data. Targets included military personnel, activists, journalists and lawyers. Researchers say […]

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Google tackles Chromecast wi-fi blasting bug

Google has released a fix for a bug in Chromecast and Android devices which could temporarily knock out home wi-fi networks. The problem emerges when Chromecast and Google Home devices wake from their low power “sleep” state. When waking, the devices can transmit more than 100,000 packets of data, quickly overwhelming home routers. Router makers […]

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