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Nigeria’s Innoson now makes fighter jet parts – CNN

The grinding conflict between the Nigerian state and Boko Haram insurgents has exacted a devastating human and economic toll over the past six years. But for Nigeria’s first car manufacturer, the crisis may represent an opportunity. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) recently announced a partnership deal with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), which will see the …

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion of square stake towards coronavirus relief efforts

Twitter Inc. co-founder and Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has pledged to set aside $1 billion to fund charitable causes starting with relief efforts toward the novel coronavirus pandemic. His donation, which he reports is about 28% of his estimated $3.9 billion net worth, is by far the largest yet by an individual. “I hope this inspires …

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COVID-19: A website developed by two Carnegie Mellon University that gives an update on every country (active cases, deaths, and recoveries)

website developed by two students at Carnegie Mellon University, Navid Mamoon and Gabriel Rasskin. The goal of this project is to provide a simple, interactive way to visualize the impact of COVID-19. The data is from Worldometer’s real-time updates, utilizing reliable sources from around the world. The TODAY cases/deaths are based on GMT (+0). The website pulls new data every 2 …

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Apple agrees to pay $500m over ‘iPhone slowdown’ lawsuit

Apple has agreed to pay up to $500m (£391m) to settle a long-running legal dispute over whether it deliberately slowed down iPhones to force customers to buy newer and more expensive models. Customers in the US could be in line for a $25 payout per iPhone if the the preliminary class-action settlement is approved by US district judge …

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Facebook apologizes After The Site Translated Xi Jinping’s Name to ‘Mr S***Hole’

Facebook on Saturday January 18, apologized over a technical error which translated Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name from Burmese to English as “Mr Shithole”.   The error was pointed out on the Facebook page of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in a post that recounted her meeting with Mr Xi during his state visit to Myanmar. …

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Africa ‘Will Define’ the Future of Bitcoin — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey plans to move to Africa

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey said  that he plans to move to Africa for up to six months next year. The tech executive announced the planned move following a month-long trip visiting entrepreneurs on the continent. Dorsey, 43, has a reported net worth of $3.9 billion. “Sad to be leaving the continent…for now,” Dorsey tweeted Wednesday. “Africa will …

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Scientists cure cancer in mice using technology that could work in humans

Australia is on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer. Researchers from Griffith University in Queensland have created a “cure” for cervical cancer by using gene-editing technology to target cervical cancer tumours in mice using “stealth” nanoparticles. Lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan said it’s the first cancer cure …

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Facebook removes ‘coordinated’ fake accounts in UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia

Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts, pages, and groups from its social network platforms that the company says were involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour.   The tech giant said it removed a total of 443 Facebook and 125 Instagram accounts, as well as 200 pages and 76 groups originating in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, …

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YouTube removes thousands of videos, channels per hate speech policy

YouTube says it has removed more than 100,000 videos and over 17,000 channels for violating its hate speech rules in April through June, which is five times more than it removed in the previous three months.   YouTube also took down over 500 million comments over hate speech and attributed the increase to its recent efforts to …

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US Federal Trade Commission slams a five billion dollars fine on Facebook over privacy violations

The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of five billion dollars on Facebook over privacy violations.   The sanction comes after an FTC investigation into allegations that the social media platform inappropriately shared the information of 87 million users with Cambridge Analytica.   Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, is …

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