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Signal messaging platform restored after surge prompts outage

Messaging platform Signal says it has resolved technical problems which have hampered its service over the past few days, after seeing a rush of new users. On Friday, some users reported messages failing to send on both the mobile and...

Data Protection Commission steps up public education to protect personal data

The Data Protection Commission says it is engaging some critical stakeholders such as Facebook, Electoral Commission and Controller and Accountant General’s Department to step up public education on the need to protect personal data. In this vein, the Commission has...

WhatsApp changes: Signal messaging platform stops working as downloads surge

Messaging platform Signal said on Friday it was experiencing "technical difficulties" as it worked to accommodate millions of new users. Some users reported messages failing to send on both the mobile and desktop apps for several hours. The company has seen...

How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra

During Samsung’s Unpacked event, the company unveiled three new phones as part of the Galaxy S21 lineup the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and the S21 Ultra — which will be available to preorder starting January 14th and will release...

Twitter boss: Trump ban is ‘right’ but ‘dangerous’

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has said banning US President Donald Trump was the right thing to do. However, he expressed sadness at what he described as the "extraordinary and untenable circumstances" surrounding Mr Trump's permanent suspension. He also said the ban...

Uganda shuts down communication apps ahead of tomorrow’s polls

Authorities in Uganda have blocked access to social media and messaging apps as the country heads to the polls tomorrow. Reports say the communications regulator had sent correspondence to all telecommunication firms ordering the immediate shutdown. This development comes a...

YouTube suspends Donald Trump’s channel

YouTube has become the latest social network to suspend President Trump. The Google-owned service has prevented his account from uploading new videos or live-streaming material for a minimum of seven days, and has said it may extend the period. The firm...

Samsung bets on bespoke fridges to lure millennials

Samsung says it plans to offer more bespoke electronics to appeal to younger customers. The South Korean giant saw a big spike in sales of fridges and cleaners during the pandemic while online sales grew 50% globally during the third...

Trump allowed back onto Twitter

US President Donald Trump has been allowed to Tweet again, after being locked out of his account for 12 hours. Posting a more conciliatory message, he refrained from reiterating false claims of voter fraud. Twitter said that it would ban Mr...

Facebook and Instagram block Trump for the rest of his term

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Trump's account will be suspended for the remainder of his term in office. "We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too...

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Fresh charges against Professor Benneh’s murder suspects

The Police on Wednesday, January 20, substituted and preferred fresh charges on two suspects allegedly involved in the murder...

Biden enters White House as 46th US president

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president at the US Capitol in Washington. Vice-President Kamala Harris has taken her oath too...

President Akufo-Addo appoints Akwasi Agyeibi Prempeh as Commissioner of AIB

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Mr Akwasi Agyeibi Prempeh, as the Commissioner for the Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation and Prevention...

Pay incentives to all frontline health workers- GRNMA

General Secretary of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, David Tenkorang-Twum, has confirmed that eight hundred and forty nurses and midwives have contracted...

COVID-19 Trust Fund accumulates GH¢57 million – Chief of Staff

As of December 15, 2020, the COVID-19 National Trust Fund had received a total of GH¢57.1 million in cash donations alone, Madam Akosua Frema...