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Africa Roundup: Nigerian fintech gets $360M, mints unicorn, draws Chinese VC

Africa Roundup: Nigerian fintech gets 0M, mints unicorn, draws Chinese VC November 2019 could mark when Nigeria (arguably) became Africa’s unofficial capital for fintech investment and digital finance startups. The month saw $360 million invested in Nigerian focused payment ventures. That is equivalent to roughly one-third of all the startup VC raised […]

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Netgear’s Meural Canvas II is a better version of the best home gadget for photographers

Netgear’s Meural Canvas II is a better version of the best home gadget for photographers Netgear has released the first updated Canvas digital art from from Meural since acquiring the company last September, and the next-generation connected frame comes with some decent quality-of-life improvements as well as a new, additional size. It’s […]

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By tweeting from a SCIF, House lawmakers put national security at risk

By tweeting from a SCIF, House lawmakers put national security at risk If you thought storming into a highly secured government facility with your electronics but without permission was a smart idea, you’d be wrong. But that didn’t stop Rep. Matt Gaetz and close to three-dozen of his Republican colleagues on Wednesday […]

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SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation for presenting reliable information from a wide range of publishers. The […]

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Twitter ‘fesses up to more adtech leaks

Twitter ‘fesses up to more adtech leaks Twitter has disclosed more bugs related to how it uses personal data for ad targeting that means it may have shared users data with advertising partners even when a user had expressly told it not to. Back in May the social network disclosed a bug […]

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UK to toughen telecoms security controls to shrink 5G risks

UK to toughen telecoms security controls to shrink 5G risks Amid ongoing concerns about security risks posed by the involvement of Chinese tech giant Huawei in 5G supply, the UK government has published a review of the telecoms supply chain which concludes that policy and regulation in enforcing network security needs to […]

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OneTrust raises $200M at a $1.3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules

OneTrust raises 0M at a .3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules GDPR, and the newer California Consumer Privacy Act, have given a legal bite to ongoing developments in online privacy and data protection: it’s always good practice for companies with an online presence to take measures to safeguard people’s […]

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NASA’s historic Apollo 11 launch comes to your phone in AR

NASA’s historic Apollo 11 launch comes to your phone in AR We’re nearing the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 24, and to celebrate, there’s a new interactive augmented reality app called 321 LAUNCH that will bring a faithful recreation of the launch to your mobile device, and […]

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With antitrust investigations looming, Apple reverses course on bans of parental control apps

With antitrust investigations looming, Apple reverses course on bans of parental control apps With Congressional probes and greater scrutiny from Federal regulators on the horizon, Apple has abruptly reversed course on its bans of parental control apps available in its app store. Apple defends its takedown of some apps monitoring screen-time As […]

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US will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets

US will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal indictment against Huawei for stealing trade secrets. The report, which cites sources with knowledge of the indictment, specifically mentions Huawei’s actions surrounding a […]

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