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Friday, January 24, 2020

MTN Ghana compensates customers with free 2GB of data

MTN Ghana gives a goodwill package to its data customers as compensation for the last week's disruption in the internet and international outbound call services. MTN in a twitter post...

Tesla overtakes Volkswagen as value hits $100bn

Tesla has displaced Volkswagen as the world's second most valuable carmaker after a dramatic rise in share price pushed its market value to more than $100bn (£76.1bn). The milestone sets...

Facebook to create 1,000 new UK jobs

Facebook will create 1,000 new roles in London over the course of this year, including adding to its team tackling harmful online content. More than half of the new jobs...

Tanzania to switch off unregistered Sim cards

Long queues have formed in several centres across Tanzania as people try to beat Monday's deadline to register their Sim cards. The measure is part of the government's order for...

SpaceX just launched — and purposefully destroyed — a rocket for a key test

SpaceX intentionally destroyed a rocket shortly after its launch January 19 as part of a key safety test for its next-generation spacecraft. The so-called in-flight abort demonstration, conducted at NASA's...

Two iPhones or the privacy of billions: Why Apple vs. the FBI matters

Two iPhones have put Apple back into the FBI's sights. The phones belonged to a deceased Saudi national accused of fatally shooting three people at a Florida naval base in...

MTN Ghana apologises to subscribers for challenges in data services

Telecommunications company MTN Ghana has apologised to subscribers in Ghana for challenges in data services and international outbound calls experienced on Thursday. Some subscribers took on to social media with...

Facebook blocks the Spinner’s ‘brainwashing’ tech

Facebook has issued a cease and desist notice to an Israeli firm that claims to be able to subconsciously alter people's behaviour. The Spinner charges a fee to "subconsciously influence"...

Turkey’s Wikipedia ban ends after almost three years

Turkey is restoring access to Wikipedia after a ban that lasted almost three years. The country's Constitutional Court ruled that the ban violated freedom of expression, the pro-government newspaper Milliyet...

Google’s announced timeline for new privacy policy

Google has announced a timeline for implementing new privacy standards that will limit third-party use of a digital tool known as cookies. Cookies track users' internet activity and allow digital...

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Africa

Africa’s richest woman plans to sue Angolan government

Africa's richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos, has denied fraud and plans to sue the Angolan government. Ms Dos Santos in a statement on Thursday said...

Nigerians ask for selfies instead of money – Dangote says

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed that, people only ask for selfies with him instead of money when they see him. Mr Dangote, speaking...

World

EU presidents sign UK withdrawal deal ahead of Brexit day

The presidents of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, and the European Council Charles Michel, have signed the Brexit deal agreed in October and...

US imposes visa restrictions for pregnant women to limit ‘birth tourism’

The US Government is introducing a new rule to try to stop pregnant women travelling to the country to give birth for purposes of...