Dubai To Introduce Digital Number Plates

Dubai To Introduce Digital Number Plates

Dubai’s authorities are planning to introduce a digital number plate capable of tracking drivers locations and informing the police of bad driving. The new plates will be synced up to a user’s account so that services such as registration renewals, tolls, road fines and parking fines would be instantly deducted from the vehicle’s owner. In a trial starting next month, vehicles will be fitted with smart plates with digital screens and GPS transmitters to communicate information back to the police. The new digital plates will also be able to inform…

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‘We didn’t do enough to prevent privacy crises that rock Facebook’ – Zuckerberg

‘We didn’t do enough to prevent privacy crises that rock Facebook’ – Zuckerberg

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly expressed contrition in a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday that featured complaints that went far beyond how the social network has handled the data of tens of millions of Americans. Senators from both parties aggressively questioned Zuckerberg in his first ever public appearance in front of Congress over recent controversies – from data privacy to Russian disinformation. They demanded new detail about how Facebook collects and uses data and elicited assurances that it will implement major improvements in protecting personal privacy. The threat of greater…

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Mark Zuckerberg Replies; “we Don’t Deserve To Serve You”

Mark Zuckerberg Replies; “we Don’t Deserve To Serve You”

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally spoken up, after being accused of giving users information out to Trump’s 2016 campaign team, targeting 50 million Facebook users through non-consensual access to their profiles. This accusation led to the “delete facebook now” movement campaign in which WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, has also joined. It was said that Aleksandr Kogan, a Russian-American Cambridge University professor was first able to collect Facebook users data promising to use them for research, but which was given to Cambridge Analytica. Mark Zuckerberg said; “We have a responsibility…

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Breaking: Stephen Hawking is dead

Breaking: Stephen Hawking is dead

One of the world’s most famous astrophysicists Stephen Hawking passed away early this morning. He was 76. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Hawking is an Honorary Fellow…

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Whatsapp Delete For Everyone Feature Extended From 7 To 64 Minutes

Whatsapp Delete For Everyone Feature Extended From 7 To 64 Minutes

The release of the WhatsApp Delete for Everyone Feature on WhatsApp was witnessed last year and has brought about different reactions from its users. A lot of users believes the Delete for Everyone feature is really helpful, a lot complained about the limited time and others find it unuseful. Up till the present moment, WhatsApp users can only delete messages for everyone in a private or group chat for seven minutes after sending the message, after which the option will be deleted and won’t show up again. Right now, Whatsapp…

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ZINOX GROUP ACQUIRES KONGA IN BOLD RETURN TO E-COMMERCE

ZINOX GROUP ACQUIRES KONGA IN BOLD RETURN TO E-COMMERCE

After months of strategic negotiations with foreign investors Naspers and AB Kinnevik, the Zinox Group, Nigeria’s foremost integrated ICT solutions conglomerate and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), is now the majority shareholder in e-commerce giant, Konga – an unprecedented move that is widely expected to raise the profile of e-commerce in the country. Naspers is a South Africa-based multinational internet and media group, offering services in more than 130 countries while AB Kinnevik, founded in 1936, is a Swedish investment company investing primarily in digital consumer brands. The development signifies a…

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LG Launches Two Innovative Home Products In Nigeria

LG Launches Two Innovative Home Products In Nigeria

In a renewed effort to get a bigger share of the electronics market, Life is Good (LG) Electronics has introduced new products into the Nigerian market. The products are the LG OLED TV and TWINWash. These two products are high premium brands for the A level customers. With the theme, Grand Home Entry which started nationwide during the Xmas season last year is powered by GSR 360 Ltd, a brand activation and media consultancy firm in Lagos The Grand Home Entry project is a product activation and road show demonstration…

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Facebook Announces Focus Areas For 2018, Users To See Less Public Content

Facebook Announces Focus Areas For 2018, Users To See Less Public Content

Facebook has announced a new development to it’s products. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, the social media platform is now making adjustments to help users enjoy the time spent on the platform. The new developments will ensure users see more of content from family and friends and less public content. Mark released a statement on his verified Facebook page with regards to this. Read below: One of our big focus areas for 2018 is making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent. We built…

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Glo Denies Acquiring 9Mobile

Glo Denies Acquiring 9Mobile

Telecommunications giant Globacom, has distanced itself from media reports which insinuated that it was the preferred bidder to acquire telecommunications company, 9Mobile. A press statement issued in Lagos on Friday said: “Globacom has not acquired 9Mobile as widely reported in the media.” According to the company; “We are bound by the terms of the acquisition process as stipulated by the authorities handling it and we will not in any way sway or deviate from the rules”. “We repose confidence in Barclays Africa, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Central…

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Mark Zuckerberg Vows To ‘Fix’ Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Vows To ‘Fix’ Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to “fix” Facebook, in what he described as his personal challenge for 2018. In a post on his page on the social network, he said it was making too many errors enforcing policies and preventing misuse of its tools. Mr Zuckerberg has famously set himself challenges every year since 2009. Facebook launched in 2004. Social media firms have come under fire for allowing so-called fake news ahead of US and other elections to spread. Facebook in particular has been criticised for allowing Russia-linked political…

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