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Twitter reacts as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down globally

Jude Johnson The three social media platforms controlled by Facebook Inc. -Instagram, WhatsApp ­and Facebook (including Facebook Messenger) – have been down globally since Sunday morning. A site that monitors downtime of websites, Downdetector.com, indicates that Facebook and other social networks it controls were down since 6:30 a.m in many parts

We are not recruiting, beware of fraudsters – DSS

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Services (DSS) has strongly restated that it is not recruiting any cadre of its personnel either through the Facebook or other social media platforms, nor charge money in its recruitment. DSS urged members of the public to beware of fraudulent activities of certain 'unscrupulous individuals', who

Facebook says 50m accounts hacked in cyber attack

Facebook announced Friday that up to 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw exploited by hackers. The leading social network said it learned this week of the attack that allowed hackers to steal "access tokens," the equivalent of digital keys that enable them to access their accounts. Facebook chief executive

Regulating free speech on social media is dangerous and futile—Expert

Niam Yaraghi   Amid recent news about Google’s post 2016 elections meeting, multiple Congressional hearings, and attacks by President Trump, social media platforms and technology companies are facing unprecedented criticism from both parties. According to Gallup’s survey, 79 percent of Americans believe that these companies should be regulated. We know that an overwhelming majority of technology entrepreneurs subscribe

Damasak: 9/11 defeat of Boko Haram, the turning point- Buratai

•Says Nigerian Army in full control  •Departs Maiduguri Jude Johnson The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has declared the decisive defeat of Boko Haram at the battle of Damasak, Borno State in North East Nigeria as "the turning point" in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations. Buratai in his Facebook updates

Cyber security, space and future conflict

Editor's note: The insight from Sean Kanuck, IISS Director of Cyber, Space and Future Conflict shows that the battle has gradually shifted to the cyberworld. A group called Intrusion Truth is ‘doxing’ members of the suspected Chinese government hacking unit known as APT10, which has targeted foreign manufacturing and aerospace firms to

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