WhatsApp is adding support for in-app payments, Apple is upgrading the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro desktop and we argue about the future of startup hubs. After months of talks and trials, WhatsApp has finally pulled the trigger on payments. Users in Brazil will be the first to be able to send and receive money … Continue reading WHATSAPP LAUNCHES PAYMENT
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Jeff Bezos phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’ through WhatsApp
Amazon’s owner and the recent world richest man, Jeff Bezos was reportedly “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. The Guardian (UK) reported the encrypted message from the number used by Mohammed bin Salman contained a malicious file used in the phone … Continue reading Jeff Bezos phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’ through WhatsApp
Facebook has shut down Over 5 billion fake accounts this year
Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts so far in 2019, the social networking giant announced in its Community Standards Enforcement Report on Wednesday. According to the data, approximately 5 percent of worldwide Facebook active users were identified as fake accounts throughout the year. The company said that they classify fake accounts into two types: abusive … Continue reading Facebook has shut down Over 5 billion fake accounts this year
Instagram Bans Filters with the Effect of Plastic Surgery
Instagram is banning photo filters which make people look like they've had cosmetic surgery. Filters which boost the size of people's lips or mimic facelifts will no longer be allowed on the app. The company said it wanted filters to be a 'positive experience' and that it was making the move to protect users' mental … Continue reading Instagram Bans Filters with the Effect of Plastic Surgery
How To Prevent WhatsApp Hackers
Internet hackers are now everywhere! They look for every way possible to either clone you or take over your online accounts completely. Now, they are crawling through a medium you may think they can’t penetrate, and that is WhatsApp! Below are their strategies and steps you can take to secure your account. 1. It is … Continue reading How To Prevent WhatsApp Hackers
7th Digital Africa Conference & Exhibition 2019
The 7th digital edition of digital africa conference and exhibition 2019 has just ended with a sprung of success. The three days conference was held at Baze University, Abuja from 25th - 27th June, with the theme “Africa’s Tech Renaissance: Positioning Africa For The Age of Abundance”. Day 1 Topic: The Emerging Era of Abundance … Continue reading 7th Digital Africa Conference & Exhibition 2019
5 Important Instagram Growth Strategies for Micro-Influencer in Any Niche
So, if you're a micro-influencer wannabe, know that when it comes to monetization, the number of followers you have can significantly impact your earnings: According to blogger Elise Darma, influencers with 30,000 followers typically earn around $350 per post.
Those with 100,000 followers can charge a client up to $2,700.
Millions of Ugandans quit internet services as social media tax takes effect
In the three months following the introduction of the levy, the number of internet subscriptions to such services fell by more than 2.5 million, according to the Uganda Communications Commission. Fears have been raised over the impact on the economy.
However, the president, Yoweri Museveni, wrote to the finance ministry in March urging the introduction of the tax as a way to deal with the consequences of online “gossip”.
Beware of social media results – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kebbi state, has urged politicians to be wary of social media posts after voting prior to the official declaration of result by the commission.
“Fake news is now a trend and can mar our efforts to ensure free, fair and credible elections.
“We urge you to be wary of social media posted results before official declaration
Cardi B deletes Instagram account after haters come calling
Following criticism that she was undeserving of her best rap album Grammy win and some social media drama where she was pinned against her nemesis Nicki Minaj by the BET Network, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper got heated in an expletive-filled rant on her Instagram.
The video, which was captured by a fan account, has since been deleted and was followed by Cardi, 26, deactivating her Instagram entirely.
Apple Confirms iPhone FaceTime Eavesdropping Exploit
News breaks of a vulnerability in the group functionality of its FaceTime application that allows users to eavesdrop on the people being called, even if they didn’t pick up the call!
The shockingly simple exploit works with any pair of iOS devices running iOS 12.1 or later. ”The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their phone – before the person on the other end has accepted or rejected the incoming call.
WhatsApp, Instagram & Messenger to Merge
Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services.
Facebook told the BBC it was at the start of a "long process".
The plan was first reported in the New York Times and is believed to be a personal project of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Twitter Releases its Official Marketing Calendar for 2019
The 2019 Twitter marketing calendar identifies highly anticipated events that will unfold throughout the year.
In addition, Twitter estimates the number of Tweet impressions each of the events are expected to reach, based on internal data.
Events in the calendar range from obvious to niche. Everything from Valentine’s Day to Talk Like a Pirate Day is contained in the calendar.
Here’s an example of what it looks like: