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Facebook culls 3 billion fake profiles

Facebook has published its latest “enforcement report“, which details how many posts and accounts it took action on between October 2018 and March 2019. During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts – more than ever before. More than seven million “hate speech” posts were removed, …

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National planning must include artificial intelligence — Chinery-Hesse

African governments must create synergies with technology experts to formulate tailored policies to help propel rapid development in the continent, the Executive Chairman of Softribe, Mr Herman Chinery-Hesse, has advocated. Mr Chinery-Hesse, who was speaking during a panel discussion at the fourth Ghana CEOs summit in Accra yesterday, explained that …

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Methodist Girls’ SHS wins 2019 World ROBOFEST competition

Methodist Girls’ High School at Mamfe Akuapem in the Eastern Region has won the 2019 World ROBOFEST Competition held in Michigan in the United States of America. The 20th edition of the robotic driven approach in solving tasks, saw the school from Ghana winning the ultimate game competition. The task …

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Infineon suspends shipments to Huawei

German chipmaker Infineon has suspended shipments to Huawei Technologies, in a sign that Washington’s crackdown on the Chinese tech company is beginning to hamper its supplies beyond the United States, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Monday. Infineon had no immediate comment. Citing two people familiar with the matter, Nikkei reported …

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Google cuts Huawei off from Android updates and Google Play store

Alphabet’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. The move is a blow to the Chinese technology company that the US government has …

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NCA unveils plan to ban all fake phones

Mobile devices that enter the country will now be tested for their authenticity before being released onto the market. This follows the completion of a state of the art laboratory by the National Communications Authority (NCA) to test such devices. The NCA, together with other stakeholders in the telecommunications industry, …

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Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”. He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks. The order does not name any company, but is believed to target Huawei. …

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Digitization of state agencies improving revenue collection- Dr. Bawumia

The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that the digital initiatives undertaken by the government is beginning to yield results. Dr. Bawumia disclosed that some state institutions that were migrated to digital platforms are recording improvements in revenue collection. The Ports, Lands Commission, Ministry of Tourism and the Passport …

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