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Obama calls on tech giants to fight ISIS

During his Sunday evening speech about terrorism, President Barack Obama called on tech companies to help America fight the Islamic State. “I will urge high-tech and law enforcement leaders to make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice,” he said. It’s not yet clear what that means. But to many, this sounded like a vague reference to an ongoing debate about encryption. The governm ...

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The truth about Facebook quizzes

Recently I, along with at least 17 million others, visited an app via Facebook which offered to provide me with a word cloud of my most used words on the social network. When I clicked on the link, it asked for permission to access a bunch of my Facebook data and my hand hesitated over the mouse. I’d been here before with quizzes to find out which dog I most resembled or which country best reflected my pers ...

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West Blue adjudged Software development company of the year

West Blue Consulting has been adjudged Software Development Company of the Year and winner of Best Use of Social Media Government Agency category. The awards were presented to the company by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Nigeria Technology Awards (NITA). The company in a statement said “this is no mean feat and speaks volume of West Blue Consulting’s commitment to being ...

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Cyber-thieves ‘target bargain hunters’

Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, experts say. One gang had updated the sophisticated malware it used to target tills in stores, security company iSight said. There had also been an increase in spam and phishing emails crafted to catch out people seeking bargains. And some crime groups had made fakes copies of ...

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What do we mean by paying economic power Tariff?

The Minister for Power, this weekend, replayed the "I- Tune" version of my 2001 riff asking Ghanaians to pay more for power because our reliance on the Akosombo dam was well and truly over. “Akosombo Nkanea Asa” has been put more bluntly as “Ghanaians must brace themselves up and pay more for power,” How much more? was not disclosed by my brother Dr. Kwabena Donkor. However, I am more than pleased to offer ...

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The power of fragrance

Fragrance is a girl’s best friend. Even though it has been said diamonds are a girl’s best friend, Lux believes the real and first best friend of a girl is Fragrance. According to Dictionary.com, an online dictionary, Fragrance is defined as “a sweet or pleasant smell”, looking up some of its synonyms, words like perfume and scent came on display. Since time back, fragrance, scents or perfumes, however you ...

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Tigo gives GHS30,000 to Ghana Military Academy

Mobile telecommunications operator, Tigo Ghana, has donated a sum of GHS 30,000 to the Ghana Military Academy. The donation forms part of Tigo's continued support towards the training needs of the Military Academy. The donation which took place at the Military Academy and Training Schools (MATS), included a cheque and assortment of Tigo products worth GHS30,000. Presenting the cheque, the Director of Tigo B ...

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iPhone 7: UK release date, price, news and rumours – everything about Apple’s next phone

The Apple iPhone 6s was, as we all expected, a massive hit for the world’s most valuable company. Apple tinkered and changed a few things for its newest smartphone, introducing cool new features like 3D touch and Live Pictures. But it doesn't take long for the technology world to start speculating on what the next iteration will bring. Mere months after Apple's big event in San Francisco, internet rumours a ...

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Ghana to experience Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung Electronics dazzled the tech industry by announcing their innovative Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Note 5 at the Unpacked event held in New York on August 13, 2015. The Galaxy Edge+ and Note 5 will soon be available for preview and pre-registration at selected locations and Samsung dealer shops in Ghana. The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 blend form and function with industry leading features, i ...

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Try football if you can’t innovate, Africa’s ‘Bill Gates’ tells software copy-cats

CEO of SOFTribe Herman Kojo Chinery-Hesse is worried that the constant copying of  creative solutions among software developers is killing the spirit of innovation necessary for a flourishing App industry. In his characteristic tongue-in-the-cheek, Herman also known as Africa’s Bill Gates, told software copy-cats to “become a footballer if you are not an innovator. His advice was part of a power-point prese ...

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