Facebook said it erroneously disabled the personal account of a user named Isis Anchalee for about a day, an action the user claims was due to her name being spelt the same as the acronym used for the Islamic State extremist group. Ms Anchalee, a software developer in San Francisco,...
India is poised to have 402 million Internet users by this December, giving it the second-largest online user base in the world. It will overtake the United States to occupy the second position after China, which leads with 600 million users. India had 375 million Internet users at the...
Americans plan to do as much as 15% of their holiday shopping online this year.  USA TODAY asked computer security experts for their tips on how to stay safe as you buy. 1. Just say no to free Wi-Fi Resist the temptation to use free public Wi-Fi. It is a trivial matter...
MTN Uganda has partnered with Fenix International to connect over 50,000 homes and businesses with ReadyPay Solar Power Systems impacting the lives of over 250,000 people living off-grid across Uganda. This has been made possible through an ‘easy’ and affordable Mobile Money payment system offered by the ReadyPay Solar Power...
Earlier this week, Apple introduced long-awaited music streaming service, Apple Music, for Android users. The service is up and running on Google Play store, and caters to over 50% market. It was previously exclusive to iOS users only. It is still in beta phase on Android. Two key features, Apple...
WHEN A TECH company tells you something is unlimited, don’t believe ’em. Last week Microsoft nixed the unlimited storage option from its OneDrive service. Meanwhile, Comcast started billing users extra in some cities if they gobble more than 300GB of bandwidth per month. Last month Sprint followed the lead of...
During the horrific attacks in Paris, Facebook Inc. made a tool available for people in the area to let friends know they were safe. “Safety Check” had never been enacted for something that wasn’t a natural disaster, and as the death toll rose Friday the company garnered praise for acting...
The Western Union Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hikmet Ersek will be on a regional tour in Africa for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Western Union services in the Continent. Mr. Ersek will host an online press conference on Friday, November, 20th 2015 at 11:00 GMT. Journalists interested in participating in...
Find out what the Government is proposing with its new web surveillance bill and how it will affect you. The Home Secretary Theresa May is pushing for a major overhaul of online surveillance laws. Here's what you need to know. What will be recorded under the new law? The Draft Investigatory Powers...
Microsoft reckons its AI can read your emotions. The company's putting its money where your mouth is and is letting anyone upload their face to its emotion-detecting API. Part of Project Oxford, it uses "world-class machine learning" to interpret how people are feeling. The project caused offence earlier this year by trying...