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Federal Government Lauds Citizens, Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Deadline by 8 Weeks

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The ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) integration exercise has been extended by 8 weeks, with a new deadline of April 6, 2021

Top Security Concerns with Mobile Payments and How to Stay Safe

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Mobile payment options are rapidly replacing traditional payment methods by allowing consumers to complete transactions via mobile wallets. Tens of millions of people in the United States are using mobile payment options such as Paytm, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay. Mobile payment options are flexible and convenient, but are they secure? 

WhatsApp to stop service on phones with older operating systems  

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has disclosed that the company would restrict its services from running on operating systems lower than IOS 7, Andriod version 2.3.7 and...

Why telecoms poor services persist 

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The alleged poor telecommunication services witnessed across Nigeria has been attributed to an investment gap of about N1.98 trillion in the sector and that is currently hindering...

Breaking: Google issues digital health mandate for Android

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Google redoubled efforts to help users manage their screen time, adding new terms to its manufacturer agreement requiring OEMs to embed digital wellbeing tools on devices running Android 9 and 10.

Google under fire for using iPhone user data

Google is facing a mass claim for compensation following allegations it collected data from more than 4 million iPhone users, as the London Court of Appeal reopened a legal case against the internet giant.

Facebook expands its third-party fact-checking programme to 10 African countries

Facebook today announced the expansion of its third-party fact-checking program to 10 African countries including: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the France 24 Observers, Pesa Check and Dubawa, this programme forms part of its work in helping assess the accuracy and quality of news people find on Facebook, whilst reducing the spread of misinformation on its platform.

Ive, iPhone designer to leave Apple

Sir Jony Ive, the Briton who over two decades helped turn Apple into the world’s most valuable company, is leaving to set up his own venture.

Twitter annonces action against politicians’ rule-breaking tweets

Twitter said Thursday it would label and deprioritize tweets from politicians that break its rules -- in a move that could affect the prodigious output of US President Donald Trump. 

Google, Android Qualcomm, halt chip supplies to Huawei over spy gear

US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's...