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Technology

Govt to buy Airtel Tigo as Bharti Airtel exits

Bharti Airtel’s board has cleared the sale of its Ghana joint venture – Airtel Tigo – to the Ghana government. It is taking an impairment charge of about $25million for the transaction. Graphic Online has gathered that the plan for Bharti Airtel’s exit has been in the pipeline for sometime now. “The …

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US files landmark lawsuit against Google

The US government has filed charges against Google, accusing the company of abusing its dominance to preserve a monopoly over internet searches and online advertising. The lawsuit marks the biggest challenge brought by US regulators against a major tech company in years. It follows more than a year of investigation …

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Microsoft makes remote work option permanent

Microsoft has told staff that they will have the option of working from home permanently with manager approval. The move mimics the US tech giant’s rivals Facebook and Twitter, which have also said remote work would be a permanent option. It follows a rapid shift away from office working prompted …

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Ghana records over 11,000 cybercrime cases since 2019

Ghana has so far recorded a total of 11,550 cases of cybercrimes since launching its Cybercrime Incident Reporting Points of Contact (PoC) in October 2019. This, according to the National Cybersecurity Advisor, Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, has been achieved as a result of the enhancement of the work of the National …

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Bawumia engages Bill Gates on Ghana’s digitization strategy

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday engaged the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates on Ghana’s digitization strategy. The two also talked about Ghana’s progress on immunization against the new circulating vaccine-derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2). The meeting which was via video conference [Zoom] also discussed the lessons from Ghana’s policy …

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Ghana Telecoms Chamber sensitizes customers, network operators on unsolicited political electronic communications

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has sensitized network operators and their customers on existing guidelines and best practices on the incidence of spam and Unsolicited Electronic Communications (UEC). This follows concerns raised by customers across various media relating to a recent political party’s unsolicited message. To this end, the chamber …

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INTERPOL nabs two Nigerians for defrauding German company of €14.7 million

The Cybercrime Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL, National Central Bureau, Abuja has arrested two (2) suspects for their complicity in a major multi-million euro scam touching on procurement of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The suspects, Babatunde Adesanya a.k.a Teddy, 50years old Master degree holder in Cell Biology …

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