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Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains $120M from Chinese investors

Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay gains 0M from Chinese investors Africa focused fintech startup OPay has raised a $120 million Series B round backed by Chinese investors. Located in Lagos and founded by consumer internet company Opera, OPay will use the funds to scale in Nigeria and expand its payments product to […]

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Hackers to stress-test Facebook Portal at hacking contest

Hackers to stress-test Facebook Portal at hacking contest Hackers will soon be able to stress-test the Facebook Portal at the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, following the introduction of the social media giant’s debut hardware device last year. Pwn2Own is one of the largest hacking contests in the world, where security researchers descend […]

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Three great opportunities for startups in the entertainment space

Three great opportunities for startups in the entertainment space Arvin Patel Contributor Share on Twitter Arvin Patel is the chief intellectual product officer at TiVo and an executive vice president at the company. With over-the-top (OTT) changing the way we consume entertainment across devices, most of the media attention is going to […]

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Mozilla’s free password manager, Firefox Lockbox, launches on Android

Mozilla’s free password manager, Firefox Lockbox, launches on Android Mozilla’s free password manager designed for users of the Firefox web browser is today officially arriving on Android. The standalone app, called Firefox Lockbox, offers a simple if a bit basic way for users to access their logins already stored in their Firefox […]

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EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds

EU gov’t and public health sites are lousy with adtech, study finds A study of tracking cookies running on government and public sector health websites in the European Union has found commercial adtech to be operating pervasively even in what should be core not-for-profit corners of the Internet. The researchers used searches […]

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Opera Touch brings website cookie blocking to iOS

Opera Touch brings website cookie blocking to iOS Last fall, Opera introduced Opera Touch for iOS – a solid alternative to Safari on iPhone, optimized for one-handed use. Today, the company is rolling out a notable new feature to this app: cookie blocking. Yes, it can now block those annoying dialogs that […]

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A popular ‘boomoji’ app exposed millions of users’ contact lists and location data

A popular ‘boomoji’ app exposed millions of users’ contact lists and location data Popular animated avatar creator app Boomoji, with more than five million users across the world, exposed the personal data of its entire user base after it failed to put passwords on two of its internet-facing databases. The China-based app […]

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Ransomware technique uses your real passwords to trick you

Ransomware technique uses your real passwords to trick you A few folks have reported a new ransomware technique that preys upon corporate inability to keep passwords safe. The notes – which are usually aimed at instilling fear – are simple: the hacker says “I know that your password is X. Give me […]

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Adblock Plus wants to use blockchain to call out fake news

Adblock Plus wants to use blockchain to call out fake news eyeo, the company behind the popular browser-based ad block product Adblock Plus, is no stranger to controversy. Which is just as well given its new “passion project”: A browser add-on that labels news content as ‘trusted’ or, well, Breitbart. The beta […]

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Apple got even tougher on ad trackers at WWDC

Apple got even tougher on ad trackers at WWDC Apple unveiled a handful of pro-privacy enhancements for its Safari web browser at its annual developer event yesterday, building on an ad tracker blocker it announced at WWDC a year ago. The feature — which Apple dubbed ‘Intelligent Tracking Prevention’ (IPT) — places […]

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