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Artificial Intelligence should worry skilled knowledge workers too

Last year, two massive firms, FoxConn and Walmart, announced that they would be replacing 60,000 and 7,000 jobs, respectively, with artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology. Six months later, Carrier followed, announcing its plans to automate 600 jobs. These structural shifts reflect a growing trend of integrating AI into the workforce. While

Buhari’s minister spends N700m on website

 The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) has spent N700 million (almost $2 million) to develop an Integrated Automation and Interactive GIS Web Portal to improve `Ease-of-Doing-Business in the mining sector. The Minister Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this at the launching of the portal on Thursday in Abuja. Fayemi said the portal was

Israel tips off new trend in Russian cyber-espionage

The drama between Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky and the U.S. government just doesn’t quit, but a new report may answer some longstanding questions. This week, The New York Times revealed that U.S. intelligence was actually tipped off about the Russian government hacking Kaspersky Lab software by Israeli intelligence officers who observed

Russian hackers stole US cyber secrets from NSA: reports

Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified US cyber secrets from the National Security Agency in 2015 after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday. As reported first by The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, the theft included information on penetrating foreign computer networks and

NIPOST launches new products 

Babatunde Opalana  As part of activities lined up to mark this year’s World Post Day Celebration, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) is launching new products which include the repackaged almost-extinct Postal and Money orders to be available online for the use of the public. NIPOST in its renewed efforts at bringing the

Nigerian Government to Expand Digital Governance Platform-Minister

Babatunde Opalana  The Minister of Communications, Barr. Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu Thursday in Abuja said efforts are on to expand the number of Data Centres in the country as part of government’s plan to expand its presence on a digital platform, 1-gov.net.  The platform, apart from consolidating existing government ICT infrastructure, it also enables MDAs to

Taiwan Sees Its Cyber Capabilities as the Hard Reality of Soft Power

By Benson Wu The last decade has seen a paradigm shift in Taiwan regarding cyber capabilities. The influence of the mouse and keyboard on national security has increased substantially, and the government is further incorporating cyber as part of air, sea, and land operations. Taiwan's focus on and investment in countering cyberattacks

FaceBook, Google lose $123m to swindler

The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has decided to extradite to the United States a Lithuanian scam artist identified as Evaldas Rimasauskas, who conned $123 million out of FaceBook and Google by sending fake emails. “Assumption that the damage was done to the companies registered in the United States became the

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