• October 22, 2019

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Ecobank Ghana launches ‘Omni-lite Digi banking app’

The informal trading community in Ghana has been challenged to intensify record-keeping practices to make access to credit easy. Managing Director of Ecobank and Regional Executive Anglophone W/A, Dan Sackey, says the main reason most businesses in the informal sector have challenges accessing credit from financial institutions is the lack of information sharing and trust. […]

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Here’s what to expect in PUBG Mobile Season 9 which launches tomorrow

As earlier rumoured, the new season of PUBG Mobile will be rolling out tomorrow September 13. Season 9 comes with a new theme dubbed ‘Warriors Unite’ with warrior motifs from around the world. According to early beta releases and promos, some interesting costumes, skins and emotes inspired from the ancient ninja and samurai warriors will […]

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Study reveals why 6/10 teens experience cyberbullying online

According to new research by the Pew Research Center, 59% of teens have been victims of cyberbullying. That’s a frightening figure that raises fresh concern among parents, teachers, and authorities. The statistics reflect this, with 52% of parents worried about their children becoming bullying victims over social media. The internet isn’t going anywhere. With younger […]

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Facebook developing new messaging app called Threads

Facebook is reportedly developing a new messaging app to help users share more information more often with their closest friends. The app which will be called Threads, is meant to be a companion to Instagram, as reported by The Verge. Threads is designed to automatically share intimate details such as “location, speed and battery life,” […]

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Instagram introduces tool for users to flag false information

Instagram is introducing an option for users to report seemingly false posts in an attempt to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform. Posting false information is not banned on any of Facebook’s suite of social media services, but the company is taking steps to limit the reach of inaccurate information and warn users […]

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Google Play app store accused of anti-gay bias

Google has been accused of discrimination by a popular gay social network after its app was removed from Google’s Play store several times without warning. Hornet disclosed Google often employed moderators in Malaysia, where same-sex relationships are illegal, to vet apps. A rival gay dating app told the BBC that it had also been blocked […]

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Facebook hired human contractors to listen to audio from its Messenger app

Facebook has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company claims it stopped using human workers to review audio clips more than a week ago, noting that contractors were checking whether Facebook’s artificial intelligence correctly interpreted the messages. […]

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Facebook sues two app developers for ad fraud

Facebook said Tuesday it’s suing two app developers in Asia for making money from advertising fraud, highlighting how the social network is cracking down on abuse on the platform. The app developers LionMobi in Hong Kong and JediMobi in Singapore released apps on the Google Play Store that infected a user’s phone with malware to […]

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Spotify adds 8 million paying customers in three months

Spotify added 8 million subscribers in the quarter that ended in June, slightly below the estimated 8.5 million figure, the streaming giant reported today. The top music streamer said it had amassed 232 million monthly active users and 108 million paying subscribers at the end of June, up from 217 million users and 100 million […]

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Twitter’s retweet inventor says idea was ‘loaded weapon’

The man who came up with Twitter’s retweet button has likened it to “handing a four-year-old a loaded weapon”, in an interview with BuzzFeed. Developer Chris Wetherell said no-one at Twitter had anticipated how it would alter the way people used the platform. Twitter has been criticised for allowing the spread of bullying, hate speech […]