UK to impose tougher rules on Google, Facebook
Britain announced Friday it will set up a watchdog to regulate tech giants such as Facebook and Google and improve their transparency on using people's data and personalised advertising.
Google launches strong encryption for Android messages
Google said Thursday it will be rolling out end-to-end encryption for Android users, making it harder for anyone -- including law enforcement -- to read the content of messages. "End-to-end encryption ensures that no one, including Google and third parties, can read the content of your messages as they travel between your phone and the…
Google to integrate bank accounts in payments app
The internet giant said Wednesday it would be partnering with commercial banks and credit unions starting next year to allow users to manage mobile-based accounts through the Google Pay platform, in the latest move by tech giants into consumer finance.
Nigeria, Egypt, others control 50 per cent of Africa’s 700,000 developers
Fifty per cent of the about 700,000 professional developers across Africa operate from Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa.
Facebook, Google extend political ad ban amid misinformation rise
Facebook and Google have extended their bans on political ads in the United States amid misinformation circulated aimed at bolstering claims by President Donald Trump of fraud in his loss to Joe Biden.
US to sue Google in biggest antitrust case in decades: reports
The US government was preparing to sue Google Tuesday in what would be the biggest antitrust case in decades, media reports said.
Google, NTDC partner to support Nigerian tourism sector
A partnership announced by Google and the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) seeks to help the Nigerian tourism sector...
Android Users Advised To Delete These 16 Apps That Can Steal Texts And Contacts
Researchers from ZScaler have warned Android smartphone users about 16 apps that can steal SMS messages, contact lists and device information. The research showed that the apps contain a type of malware called Joker. In a blog about the findings, ZScaler researcher Viral Gandhi explained: “Joker is one of the most prominent malware families that…
UNWTO, Google host first tourism acceleration programme in sub-saharan Africa
The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when tourism will recover
UNWTO, Google host first Tourism Acceleration Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa
COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the tourism sector, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe.