‘Internet fraud academy’ busted in Nigeria

‘Internet fraud academy’ busted in Nigeria

Romance scam Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency says it has arrested 23 people undergoing training in internet fraud scams in a remote village in the south of the country. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the suspects – aged between

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How to make phone batteries that last longer

How to make phone batteries that last longer

When Professor Akira Yoshino was developing a new battery technology in his laboratory in the early 1980s, he didn’t think it would amount to much. “At the time, we thought it mainly would be used in 8mm video cameras,” he

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MoMo fraud: Are apologies the solution?

MoMo fraud: Are apologies the solution?

I had a call around 1.15 p.m. last Monday. It was my subordinate, a national service person. On the phone, her voice was shaking. What is it? I quizzed. “Somebody has withdrawn all my money from my MoMo account”. Curious,

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IT firm busted for allegedly selling Chinese-made surveillance products to US with ‘Made in USA’ labels

IT firm busted for allegedly selling Chinese-made surveillance products to US with ‘Made in USA’ labels

A New York-based technology company sold Chinese-made surveillance equipment to the US government while falsely claiming the products were made in the United States — a scheme that directly undermined national security, federal prosecutors have alleged. Aventura Technologies, based in

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Break stereotypes – Ursula urges 980 female IT grads

Break stereotypes – Ursula urges 980 female IT grads

The Minister of Communication, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has urged young girls to prove their worth and correct stereotypes that limit their participation and career development in the Information Technology (IT) sector. The minister said that girls and women are more

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Gov’t hints of sanctions against telcos defying CST directive

Gov’t hints of sanctions against telcos defying CST directive

The Communications Ministry has said Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) defying recent directives on the Communications Services Tax (CST) will be punished. Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Friday, issued a statement directing telecommunication companies in Ghana to stop the upfront deduction of the 9%

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Gov’t will not shut down social media – NCA

Gov’t will not shut down social media – NCA

The government on Monday debunked assertions that it will shut down all social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others, in the run-up to the 2020 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections. Mr Kevin Taylor, a Social Media Commentator and

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Communication Tax implementation making gov’t unpopular – Ursula Owusu

Communication Tax implementation making gov’t unpopular – Ursula Owusu

The mobile telecommunication companies’ “unprecedented” mode of implementing the Communication Service Tax (CST) is making the government unpopular, the Communications Minister has said. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says it appears to be a deliberate attempt on the part of the telcos. She

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Microwaves, phones do not cause cancer

Microwaves, phones do not cause cancer

Mobile phones and microwave ovens are some of the electronic devices that have made life easier and simpler for consumers. However, there are claims that the use of electronic devices such as microwaves, laptops and mobile phones could expose users

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Radiation from tower masts, mobile phones pose no health hazards

Radiation from tower masts, mobile phones pose no health hazards

Derek Laryea, Head of Research and Communications, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications.   Mobile phones have become vital to our lives and livelihoods. They’ve made it so much simpler, easier and cheaper to transact business, move money, conduct research for school

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