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Older Kindles may lose internet connection, Amazon warns

Some older Kindle e-readers will soon no longer be able to connect to the internet to download new books, Amazon has said. First- and second-generation Kindles did not come with wi-fi functions included, using mobile internet only. But the slower technology...

Government will ensure businesses operate in a safer cyber space – John Kumah

A Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr. John A. Kumah has assured businesses that government will upscale the nation’s cyber security efforts to create an enabling cyber space for businesses to thrive. Speaking at the launch of a web and mobile...

Instagram makes under-16s’ accounts private by default

Instagram has made new under-16s' accounts private by default so only approved followers can see posts and "like" or comment. Tests showed only one in five opted for a public account when the private setting was the default, it said. And...

Jeff Bezos offers Nasa $2bn in exchange for moon mission contract

Jeff Bezos has offered to cover $2bn (£1.4bn) of Nasa costs in order to be reconsidered for a key contract to build a Moon landing vehicle. In April, the space agency awarded the $2.9bn contract to Elon Musk, rejecting a...

Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become online ‘metaverse’

Mark Zuckerberg has laid out his vision to transform Facebook from a social media network into a “metaverse company” in the next five years. A metaverse is an online world where people can game, work and communicate in a virtual...

Court stops govt from collecting mobile phone subscribers’ personal data

The Accra High Court has ordered government to stop collecting the personal data of mobile phone subscribers because it amounts to breach of privacy. President Akufo-Addo signed an Executive Instrument (EI) 63, last year paving the way for Kelni GVG,...

Call for online abusers to be reported to bosses

A group of cyber-security experts is urging companies to set up a way for people to report their workers behaving abusively online. A number of companies have already signed up, two of Respect in Security's founders say. The initiative launched on...

Netflix to include mobile games for subscribers

Netflix has confirmed that it will include video games as part of subscription packages at no extra cost. In a letter to investors, it said it was in the early stages of expanding into games and those for mobile would...

Jeff Bezos launches to space aboard rocket ship

Billionaire Jeff Bezos blasted into space on Tuesday, in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard. He was accompanied by Mark Bezos, his brother, Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, and an 18-year-old student. They...

China accused of cyber-attack on Microsoft Exchange servers

The UK, US and EU have accused China of carrying out a major cyber-attack earlier this year. The attack targeted Microsoft Exchange servers, affecting at least 30,000 organisations globally. The UK said Chinese state-backed actors were responsible, while the EU said...

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Vice President says government is poised on building human capital to transform economy

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia says the Free SHS policy is a strategic government vision focused on building human capital...

Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles reacts to support for withdrawal from team and all-around finals

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles has reacted to the widespread support she has received after withdrawing from Thursday's all-around final. The American gymnast pulled...

Older Kindles may lose internet connection, Amazon warns

Some older Kindle e-readers will soon no longer be able to connect to the internet to download new books, Amazon has said. First- and second-generation...

UK journalist sued by Russian billionaire over Putin book

Chelsea Football Club owner, Roman Abramovich and other Russian billionaires have sued a British Journalist over a book about the rise of President Vladimir...

FULL TEXT: Finance Minister presents 2021 Mid Year Budget Review

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, Thursday 29th July, 2021 presented the 2021 Mid-year budget review to Parliament in accordance with Section 28...