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Coronavirus: Twitter tells staff to work from home

Twitter has told its employees to work from home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. In a blog post, the social media giant said it was mandatory for staff in Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea to work remotely. The company also said it was “strongly encouraging” all of its 5,000 employees around the world to not come ...

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Laudable and timely: KANO FOCUS trains Broadcast Journalists on Social Media

IT News Nigeria: KANO FOCUS, the leading online news platform in Kano has trained 20 broadcast journalists on how to use social media to obtain factual and reliable information that can be utilized to produce credible news content. The workshop was conceived to address the pervasive circulation of false, inaccurate and questionable information–a trend that is commonly referred to as ...

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Facebook Top Management Staff Visits NCC, Says Infrastructure Bedrock of massive Connectivity

IT News Nigeria: * “We are open to partnerships that encourage infrastructure deployment with the right licensees” – NCC Top Management staff of Facebook, a leading global digital services provider, paid a visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) this evening to explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership for infrastructure deployment to strengthen connectivity, enhance businesses and bolster citizens’ embrace ...

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Konga best positioned as clear leader in Nigeria’s e-commerce market, Prince Ekeh tells CNN

IT News Nigeria: Konga, Nigeria’s foremost e-commerce giant, has made significant strides which have positioned it as the clear leader in Nigeria’s highly competitive e-commerce market. The foregoing was disclosed by Co-Chief Executive Officer of Konga, Prince Nnamdi Ekeh in a chat with global news medium, Cable News Network (CNN). Prince Ekeh was speaking to CNN Marketplace Africa on the ...

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REVEALED! How sub-Saharan African Countries Lost $2.16 billion to Internet and social media shutdown in 2019

By Ayano Ayomide: It has been revealed that countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) lost about $2.16 billion to the shutting down of the Internet and social media for 7,800 hours in 2019. According to the Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns in 2019 report, the shutting down of the internet was mostly done by government authorities. The report stated that Middle ...

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Sophos launches new cyber threat detection, response offering powered by machine learning

IT News Nigeria: Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the availability of Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR), a fully managed threat hunting, detection and response service. The re-sellable service provides organizations with a dedicated 24/7 security team to neutralize the most sophisticated and complex threats. These types of threats include active attackers leveraging fileless attacks and administrator ...

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Facebook, Africa Check, Expand Local Language Coverage of its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme

IT NEWS NIGERIA:  Facebook, today with Africa Check announced that it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme – which helps to assess the accuracy of news on Facebook, and aims to reduce the spread of misinformation. Launched in 2018 across five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, Kenya, ...

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NITDA Urges Federal Public Institutions To Comply With Social Media Guidelines

IT NEWS NIGERIA: NITDA Calls for Strict Compliance with the Framework and Guidelines for the Use of Social Media Platforms for Public Institutions The Management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Federal Public Institutions on the need for strict compliance with the Framework and Guidelines for the use of Social ...

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