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TikTok named as the most downloaded app of 2020

TikTok was the world's most downloaded app in 2020 as it took the top spot from Facebook Messenger, according to digital analytics company App Annie. The Chinese video-sharing platform is the only app not owned by Facebook to make the...

TikTok tests Snapchat style vanishing video stories feature

Video-sharing platform TikTok is trialling a new vanishing clips feature similar to functions on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. TikTok Stories will allow users to see content posted by accounts they follow for 24 hours before they are deleted. It comes as...

WhatsApp ‘view once’ brings disappearing photos and videos

WhatsApp is rolling out a feature that allows users to have photos or videos vanish after they are seen. After the recipient opens the image for the first time, "view once" deletes it, without saving it to a phone. WhatsApp said...

Elaine Thompson-Herah: Instagram blocks gold medallist who shared race win

Olympic gold medallist sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah was mistakenly blocked on Instagram, its owner Facebook Inc has confirmed. Thompson-Herah, the fastest woman in the world, was blocked on Tuesday for sharing videos from her 100 and 200 metre races on her...

Facebook and academics row over data access

A row has blown up between Facebook and academics over the use of its data for reporting trends on the social network. Members of the Cybersecurity for Democracy team, based at New York University, tweeted they had had their accounts...

Twitter works with news sites to tackle disinformation

Twitter will collaborate with two of the largest international news providers, Reuters and the Associated Press, to debunk disinformation on its messaging site. The news agencies will help Twitter give more context and background information on events which create a...

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...

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Ghana observes 112 birthday anniversary of first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

Tuesday, September 21, marks the birthday of a legend who was born in 1909, about 112 years ago, and...

“Hasten SDGs implementation to build fairer, prosperous world” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of Ghana and Co-Chair of the Group of Eminent Advocates of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,...

Eliminating “schools under trees” and related problems in Ghana: Where is the communal spirit for development?

By Simon Mariwah, PhD Introduction The phenomenon of “schools under trees” has become a social problem and a propagandist political tool for all political parties in...

Hotel Rwanda hero convicted on terror charges

A man who was portrayed in a film as a life-saving hero during the Rwandan genocide has been sentenced to 25 years for terrorism...

Police beef up to curtail agitations over MMDCE nominations

By Nathaniel Nartey. Facebook: Nathaniel Nartey Twitter: @Annertey_Nartey The Police Administration has deployed personnel nationwide to curb any disturbances that may arise following the release of the...