Ashesi student builds ‘trotro’ transit system

A student at Ashesi University has developed a transit application to streamline travel on Ghana’s chaotic minibus transportation services, referred to locally as trotrto. Andrew Abbeyquaye’s Capstone Project will enable users obtain and plan their travel itinerary within Accra while minimising travel distance and time. According to information on the renowned private university’s website, Andrew […]

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Ukraine cyber-attack: Software firm MeDoc’s servers seized

Police in Ukraine have seized the servers of an accountancy software firm, which is believed to have unwittingly helped spread malware that attacked many global firms last month. Intellect Service has denied that its software helped spread the malware. But security experts have said that some of the initial infections were indeed spread via a […]

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‘I’m a creep’: Tech boss Dave McClure resigns after harassment claims

The founder of Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist firm 500 Startups has resigned following sexual harassment claims by several women. Dave McClure announced his resignation in a blog entitled: “I’m a creep. I’m sorry.” Entrepreneur Sarah Kunst had claimed in the New York Times that Mr McClure sent inappropriate messages after discussing a potential job offer […]

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Amazon images broken by Photobucket’s ‘ransom demand’

Thousands of images promoting goods sold on Amazon and other shopping sites have been removed after a photo-sharing service changed its terms. Ebay and Etsy have also been affected, in addition to many forums and blogs. The problem has been caused by Photobucket introducing a charge for allowing images hosted on its platform to be […]

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Silicon Valley investor resigns after harassment claims

The founder of Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist firm 500 Startups has resigned following sexual harassment claims by several women. Dave McClure announced his resignation in a blog entitled: “I’m a creep. I’m sorry.” Entrepreneur Sarah Kunst had claimed in the New York Times that Mr McClure sent inappropriate messages after discussing a potential job offer […]

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Facebook fights U.S. gag order

Facebook Inc  is challenging a gag order from a U.S. court that is preventing the company from talking about three government search warrants that it said pose a threat to freedom of speech, according to court documents. Facebook said it wants to notify three users about the search warrants seeking their communications and information and […]

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Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK’s Information Commission (ICO) has ruled. The ICO censured the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust about data handed over during trials of a novel way to detect acute kidney injury. Among other failings, the ICO […]

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Ghana Tech and Business Hubs meets with Business Development Ministry

The Ghana Tech and Business Hubs (GTBH) was formed to bring together young and enterprising players in the ecosystem to facilitate engagement for the industry good. Business Development Ministry has met the Ghana Tech and Business Hubs (GTBH) to discuss ways to reshape and influence development through building a sustainable ecosystem. The meeting was part […]

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Mobile application developed to address post-harvest losses

A mobile application has been developed to assist farmers to address the issue of high post-harvest losses from their produce. The application, called Chains of Human Intelligence towards Efficiency and Equity in Agro-Food Trade along the Trans-Africa Highway (CHEETAH), addresses losses when farmers are crossing borders. Available statistics revealed annual post-harvest food losses in Africa […]

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Samsung salvages Galaxy Note 7 parts for new phone

Samsung is releasing a new phone using parts from its Galaxy Note 7, which was axed after a battery fault led to some devices catching fire. The firm said the Note Fan Edition would “minimise the environmental impact” of its high-profile flop. The handset will go on sale only in South Korea on 7 July, […]

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