Meta moderation panel receives appeals

Meta and Social media

Meta moderation panel receives a appeals The owner of Facebook a Meta moderation panel receives a million appeals against removed posts. Instagram set up the oversight board as an independent body to give users the chance to challenge the company’s often contentious decisions about social media posts. For those updating statuses or posting pictures still on Facebook, you would know posts that include violence, hate speech, or bullying will be taken down But what if Meta gets it wrong? and the content you post isn’t harmful in any way? Meta’s…

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Safaricom and Visa launch M-Pesa Global Pay Visa Virtual Card

Safaricom and Visa launch M-Pesa Global Pay Visa Virtual Card Safaricom has entered an agreement with Visa to form M-Pesa GlobalPay Visa Virtual card which will see the mobile phone-based money transfer service transact in 200 countries. This will allow customers to transact up to Sh150,000 ($1,28370) per payment and Sh300,000 ($2,567.3) per day. The deal is expected to shore Safaricom’s earnings from the mobile money services at a time M-Pesa revenues have been growing steadily. “By partnering with Visa to provide the M-Pesa GlobalPay Visa virtual card, we are…

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Researchers Devise iPhone Malware that Runs even when Device is turned off

Researchers Devise iPhone Malware that Runs even when Device is turned off Research is largely theoretical but exposes an overlooked security issue When you turn off an iPhone, it doesn’t fully power down. Chips inside the device continue to run in a low-power mode that makes it possible to locate lost or stolen devices using the Find My feature or use credit cards and car keys after the battery dies. Now researchers have devised a way to abuse this always-on mechanism to run malware that remains active even when an…

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How to Celebrate World International Odometer Day

Every year, May 12 is observed as National Odometer Day and is celebrated to learn more about the odometer. The word ‘odometer’ is derived from two Greek words, ‘Hodos’ which means gateway or path, and ‘Metron’, which means ‘measure’ in English.12 May 2020. Let’s Celebrate World International Odometer Day National Odometer Day, is all about celebrating the invention of the odometer and how it has helped the design and function of automobiles progress. Without odometers, how could we track the progress we made? You are probably wondering what an odometer…

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WhatsApp hide chats upgraded feature

WhatsApp hide chats upgraded feature: WhatsApp has upgraded the hide chat feature. This was a long awaited changed that will keep messages hidden. Almost all WhatsApp users have been in a situation where they have looked to hide some of their chats, yet it is not always as straight forward as it seems. Until now, WhatsApp would allow you to hide certain conversations but they would reappear whenever a new message would arrive, pushing them right back to the top of the list of messages which defeated the purpose of…

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Sophia Bekele DotConnectAfrica Group CEO honored with Awards Across Multiple Continents

Sophia Bekele DotConnectAfrica Group Founder and CEO, also of US-based CBSegroup was honored with multiple awards across continents. Sophia Bekele was honored with the Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence (WOI) Award and the CEO Today Africa Awards. The Women of Influence award “recognizes established business leaders who have accomplished specific achievements in the business world in this innovation region women with a strong record of innovation in their fields, outstanding performance in their businesses, and a clear track record of meaningful community involvement. Women from every industry and profession who…

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Maviance raises 3Million to digitize financial services

Maviance raises 3Million to digitize financial services Maviance, a Cameroon-based company providing digital financial services like agency banking and bulk bill payments, has raised $3 million in equity financing. The investment is solely from MFS Africa, the cross-border fintech company connecting mobile money providers like MTN to banks like Ecobank across over 34 countries in Africa. MFS Africa’s investment gives it an undisclosed minority stake in Maviance. Maviance’s flagship product is Smobilpay, a platform that integrates payment solutions from banks, mobile money operators, and telecom operators. Smobilpay is connected to…

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Installation of Huawei 5G banned in the U.K.

United Kingdom on Monday detailed plans to phase out Huawei from its 5G networks. Come September 2021 carriers installing the Chinese firm’s gear will have to stop. The U.K. government decided to ban 5G equipment from Huawei over the summer. Reversing course after heightened pressure from the United States. Westminster had initially allowed Huawei a limited role in the U. K’s 5G deployment. Washington has imposed devastating sanctions on Huawei. It is claiming that the Shenzhen-based company could enable the government in Beijing to spy on sensitive communications. For its…

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TECNO new innovations to meet Africans needs

For the past 15 years, many aspects contributed to Africa’s rapid economic growth. Mobile phones were critical in leading to this growth. Transsion, a Chinese-led group that started in Africa and focuses on emerging markets outside of China. Its brands, such as TECNO, are household names on the continent, where it is today the single biggest smartphone seller. Transsion’s vice-president, Stephen Ha, puts this down to designing phones specifically for the needs of the African consumers. In 2008, it made a strategic decision to focus exclusively on Africa, before expanding…

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TikTok granted a 7-Day deadline extension

TikTok granted a 7-Day deadline extension The Trump administration has given Byte Dance, TikTok’s owner another week to complete a sale of its popular video-sharing app. This is in regards to resolving U.S. national security concerns raised earlier in the year. The deadline extension The new extended deadline is Dec. 4. The popular app fate was caught up for months in U.S. President Donald Trump’s crackdown on Chinese technology companies. The app has more than 100 million downloads in the United States. The administration claims that American’s private data was…

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