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How France’s TV5 was almost destroyed by ‘Russian hackers’

Powerful cyber-attack came close to destroying a French TV network, its director-general has told the BBC. TV5Monde was taken off air in April 2015. A group calling itself the Cyber Caliphate, linked to so-called Islamic State, first claimed responsibility. But an investigation now suggests the attack was in fact carried …

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How to send secret and disappearing Facebook messages

Facebook users can now send one another “secret” messages that can’t be read by the company or eavesdroppers thanks to heightened security in a new section of the Messenger app. The new feature called “Secret Conversations”, which was announced earlier this summer, means that users can send messages that are end-to-end encrypted, with …

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Samsung told to pay Apple $120 million in patent row, court rules

Apple won an appeals court ruling that reinstates a patent-infringement verdict it won against Samsung, including for its slide-to-unlock feature for smartphones and tablets. In an 8-3 ruling, a US appeals court said a three-judge panel was wrong to throw out the $119.6 million (£96m) verdict in February. Instead, it ordered the trial …

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Yahoo’s spying billboard: It would ID you, watch and listen to your reactions to ads

Yahoo is exploring a smart billboard that would use microphones, cameras and other sensors to bring targeted advertising to outdoor displays. Hacked web giant Yahoo has filed a patent application for the ultimate ad-targeting system: a billboard that uses sensors to watch, listen and capture biometric data from the passing …

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Nigeria Is Ready To Roll Out Digital Broadcasting

AFTER several years of unsuccessful move by successive administrations to switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has at last edged the country into the league of digital world. Nigeria transited from analogue to digital television viewing on April 30, 2016 in the city of …

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The hanging gardens of Heathrow – London airport installs wall of 1,680 plants to help tackle travel rage

The London airport has installed a vertical garden of 1,680 plants in a bid to de-stress passengers The shrubs were chosen based on those used to refresh the air on the International Space Station There is no word on how much the large floral feature – which is on a six-month …

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Google unveils its Pixel Smartphone and VR headset

Looking to drum up consumer excitement, the tech company hosted an event in San Francisco on Tuesday to unveil a series of products, including two new phones, a virtual reality headset and the Chromecast Ultra.  The flagship announcement was the introduction of Pixel, the first Google phone to carry exclusively …

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Ministry of Agriculture Launches App For Flood Prediction

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched a smart phone application – “Wetin App” for flood forecasting especially along the Niger and Benue rivers. The application, which will be available on Google App Store is a collaborative project of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development …

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