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Huawei will reportedly lay off hundreds of US workers

Last month, Huawei reportedly separated the operations of its U.S. research and development facility—Futurewei Technologies—as it continued to react to the implications of its U.S. blacklisting. "Futurewei had banned Huawei...

African ICT Foundation seeks end to illegal online surveillance of citizens

The African ICT Foundation has called on state and non-state actors to end the Illegal surveillance, control, and interception of online user communications describing it fundamentally detrimental to the...

Facebook ‘to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal’

US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has...

Apple restores banned parental control app OurPact to the App Store

Apple has reversed course on its ban of parental control app OurPact, allowing the ousted software to return to the App Store in its original form and without any...

A Chinese AI startup is tracking lost dogs using their nose prints

Megvii, a Chinese AI startup that supplies facial recognition software for the Chinese government’s surveillance program, is expanding its technology beyond humans to recognize different faces of pets. As reported...

Google takes another run at social networking with Shoelace

Google's in-house incubator, Area 120, is working on a new social networking app called Shoelace which is aimed at organizing local events and activities. You use it by listing...

Apple Watch bug allowed iPhone eavesdropping

Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch, because of a flaw that let users eavesdrop on other people's iPhones. The Walkie-Talkie app let two people who had...

Google probes leak of smart speaker recordings

Google is investigating how 1,000 conversations recorded by one of its smart speakers were leaked. Belgian broadcaster VRT exposed the recordings made by Google Home devices in Belgium and the Netherlands. The search...

Google’s live camera translation is getting better AI and 60 new languages

Google is rolling out a significant update to the camera feature on its Translate app. The new version of the app adds support for 60 new languages; makes the...

Microsoft is making Windows 10 passwordless

Microsoft is planning to make Windows 10 PCs work without passwords. While the company has been working on removing passwords from Windows 10 and its Microsoft Accounts for a...

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Mother buries newly born baby alive

The Eastern Regional Police has arrested Jenifer Badu, 18, for allegedly burying her newly born baby boy alive in a bush at Owodokum near...

Origins of some idiomatic expressions

An idiomatic expression is a group of words which when taken together gives a different, figurative meaning than that of the individual words which make...

Man sits on toilet for 116 hours to set new Guinness record

A Belgian man spent 116 consecutive hours sitting on a toilet in a local bar in a bid to set a new Guinness World...