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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Facebook to admit ownership of Instagram, WhatsApp in barely visible small-print

For the first time in more than half a decade, Facebook wants to inform you that it owns Instagram, the hyper-popular rival social networking app it acquired for a...

Amazon is killing off the Dash button later this month

The idea seemed simple: If you find yourself regularly ordering the same thing from Amazon — coffee, laundry detergent, whatever — why not replace the whole ordering process with...

Flyboarding Frenchman finally crosses English Channel

French inventor Franky Zapata has made the first-ever successful Channel crossing on a jet-powered flyboard. Mr Zapata, 40, took off from Sangatte, near Calais, at 06:17 GMT on Sunday and...

Facebook bans ‘Saudi Arabia-linked propaganda accounts’

Facebook says it has discovered that people linked to the Saudi authorities have been using its platforms to spread propaganda through fake accounts. It says the operation mainly targeted the...

Apple and Google stop workers playing back voice recordings

Apple and Google are temporarily stopping workers listening to voice recordings captured by smart speakers and virtual assistants. It follows a Guardian report that third-party contractors used by Apple had heard people...

Twitch loses streaming star Ninja to Microsoft’s Mixer

Amazon’s games streaming platform Twitch has lost one of its biggest stars - to a rival site owned by Microsoft. Tyler Blevins, known to fans as Ninja, had 14.7 million...

UK: Facebook’s evidence to MPs under scrutiny

British MPs are taking Facebook to task over evidence appearing to contradict testimony the US tech company gave about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook bosses told MPs they had learned...

Windows 10 is getting a macOS-like cloud OS restore feature

Microsoft is planning to improve the way you reset or refresh a Windows 10 PC. The company has revealed it’s testing a new "cloud download" feature for resetting Windows...

Snapchat launches ‘instant’ tool for creating vertical ads

Snapchat is hoping to attract new advertisers (and make advertising easier for the ones already on the platform) with the launch of a new tool called Instant Create. Some of...

Facebook funds AI mind-reading experiment

Facebook has announced a breakthrough in its plan to create a device that allows people to type just by thinking. It has funded a study that developed machine-learning algorithms capable...

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Technical barriers to Trade must be stepping-stones–Prof Dodoo

For the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to succeed, countries must ensure that Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) become stepping-stones rather than obstacles,...

Gov’t introduces ‘One -Pupil-One-Cocoa Drink’ policy for school feeding program

Government of Ghana is implementing policies that will help instill the habit of cocoa consumption in the populace and will in the long run,...

Acting IGP directs speedy investigation into death of two policemen

The acting Inspector General of Police,  (IGP), has directed a speedy investigation into the death of two Policemen. The two officers were ‘killed’ at Manso...