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Social Media Tax: Why African Countries Dare to regulate Internet

*Mobile users in Uganda to pay OTT tax to access Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, others *Nigeria’s NCC insists it will not regulate the internet   Isaiah Onwuanumba Government of Uganda has joined the list of countries that dare to regulate the Internet as the Government announced recently the beginning of social media tax from second quarter of 2018. Government of Morocco ...

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Facebook To Launch Africa’s First NG_Hub Tuesday

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   Facebook is set to launch Africa’s first Hub in Nigeria on Tuesday May 222, 2018. The NG_Hub space includes workspaces, meeting rooms, a games and chill out room and an event space, and will also be the focal point for a number of training programmes aimed at attracting the best talent and driving innovation in Nigeria’s ...

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Hard Questions: What Information Do Facebook Advertisers Know About Me?

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   *Facebook has provided responses to some of the frequently asked questions regarding how the company manages user data   This was made public by Rob Goldman, Facebook’s Vice President, Ads in the latest edition of Hard Questions, a series from Facebook that addresses the impact of its products on the society. “To build a product that connects people across ...

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Facebook Announces Rewards For Data Abuse Report

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   Facebook has within the week  launched the Data Abuse Bounty to reward people who report any misuse of data by app developers.       Facebook committed to launching this program a few weeks ago as part of its efforts to quickly uncover potential abuse of people’s information. The Data Abuse Bounty, inspired by the existing ...

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Facebook Joins Hands With Partners Across Africa For A Safer Internet

FACEBOOK: Celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) under the connected theme of “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”, Facebook today announced a number of partnerships across Africa with over 20 non-governmental organisations and government agencies – with the aim of raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the internet safer ...

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Facebook Reports Revenue Growth For SMEs On Its Platform Of Apps

FACEBOOK: Facebook, in its recent Economic Impact Study, reveals the growing importance of digital platforms to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Using the platform to trade, 91% of businesses surveyed outlined the increased demand they have seen for their company’s goods/services, not only in their home country, but further afield. The study, conducted in partnership with Morning ...

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2017 Review: Facebook Showcases Most Powerful Ways People Connect

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Facebook has announced its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the most powerful ways people came together on Facebook to support one another.   First, people came together to react and talk about important moments and events that happened around the world. These top three moments that people discussed globally in 2017 were:   International Women’s Day: This ...

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Facebook To Train 50,000 To Drive Innovation, Skills Development In Nigeria

*Facebook Launches Nigeria Initiative to Drive Innovation, Skills Development and Economic Impact   IT NEWS NIGERIA: Facebook announced today that it will train not less than 50,000 youths across Nigeria beginning 2018 in a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent.   Speaking in Lagos, Head of Public Policy, Africa at ...

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China’s Tencent Overtakes Facebook To Become World’s Biggest Social Network

*With a market cap of $523 billion, Tencent surpassed Facebook ($522 billion) on Tuesday   RT: Chinese tech giant Tencent’s mega-rally has turned it into the world’s fifth-largest company and the first Asian firm to enter the half trillion dollar club.   The Hong Kong-listed internet giant, known for its WeChat messaging app and online games, has seen its stock ...

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Minister, Permanent Secretary, Stakeholders Laud NCC Use of Social Media

Nigeria Telecoms watchdog, NCC, has over the years adopted social media as an important tool to engage and accept complaints from mobile users   NCC: The Minister of Communications, Honourable Adebayo Shittu, yesterday said the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has impeccably deployed social media networks for public communication and urged all stakeholders to emulate the Commission to expand the frontiers ...

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