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“Tech Industry Regulation ‘Inevitable’” says Apple Boss

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said new regulations for the tech industry are “inevitable” in the wake of a series of scandals, rejoining a debate that is intensifying along with political pressure on the company’s rival, Facebook. In an interview aired on Sunday, Mr Cook said “the free market is not working” and politicians will step in. His comments come ...

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Whatsapp Confirms that Ads Will be Displayed on its Status Section, But how would it work?

It’s been confirmed. Ads are soon going to be placed on Whatsapp. For quite some time now, rumours have been widespread that Facebook plans to finally monitise the Whatsapp platform. Some even speculated that Facebook had several plans to monetise the platform long before it bought it for $19 billion in 2014. But in an interview with India’s Economic Times recently, ...

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Internet Society, Facebook announce Internet Exchange Points throughout Africa

The Internet Society and Facebook are partnering to expand internet connectivity across Africa. They are aiming to achieve this by developing Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa. Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers interconnect their networks together to efficiently exchange Internet traffic through an arrangement commonly referred to as Peering. Currently, 42% ...

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Facebook Says Security Flaw Affected 50 Million Accounts!

Facebook on Friday disclosed a security flaw which could have allowed 50 million accounts to be taken over by hackers. The large 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. “It’s clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s ...

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Why Nigeria Might Regulate Use of WhatsApp, BBM, Skype, Facebook, Skype – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission is considering a framework for the regulation of over-the-top services in the Nigerian telecoms market. Over-the-top services, otherwise known as OTT, are services carried over the networks, delivering value to customers, but without any carrier service provider being involved in planning, selling, provisioning, or servicing them. OTT services are offered through Internet communication. In Nigeria, the ...

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NCC soon start regulation of Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp and other OTT

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced on Tuesday that it will soon start regulating the activities of Over-The-Top (OTT) players in the Nigerian telecommunications market. OTT players are platforms to include Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and WeChat, among others, that deliver audio, video, and other media over the Internet without the involvement of a multiple-system operator in ...

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