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Breaking: Google issues digital health mandate for Android

Google: Android 10
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
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
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
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...

Breaking: WhatsApp hacked by hackers, as users urged to update App

WhatsApp
WhatsApp has been hacked, the company has announced. WhatsApp on Tuesday encouraged its users to upgrade the app to remove a security breach that allowed sophisticated attackers to sneak spyware into phones, in the latest trouble for its parent Facebook

Nigeria, Russia to partner in science

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has proceeded on an official visit to Sochi, Russia, to attend the XI International Forum ATOMEXPO 2019 scheduled to hold from April 15 to April 16.

Internet turns 30yrs old this month: Hear what its inventor, Berner-Lee...

Berner-Lee is the man who invented the internet which the world uses today. 

See smart phones with long battery life

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
A decent battery is the foundation of any smartphone worth its salt. It ensures that you can get the most out of your phone, at any time of the day. More importantly, it’s the underlying factor behind whether or not you can listen to tunes on your device when you’re on your way home after a long day at work. Most phones that go all out with their features, forget to back it up with a big battery. But, there are still ample options in the market that fall within the mid-range or budget segment.