Facebook’s new authorization process for political ads goes live in the US

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Earlier this month — and before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress — the company announced a series of changes to how it would handle political advertisements running on its platform in the future. It had said that people who wanted to buy a political ad — including ads about […]

Meizu's new phones don't have notches

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Chinese company Meizu has unveiled its new range of smartphones, the 15 series, and it seems to be taking a stand against current trends in phone design. You won’t find notches or even tall screens here — just large, intact rectangles. It’s actually kind of refreshing. There are three phones: […]

LEAGOO LAUNCHES S9, FEATURING IPHONE X NOTCH LIKE SCREEN, 65 MEGA PIXEL CAMERA

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Leagoo a notable Chinese phones manufacturer who measured a considerable amount of success after launching the affordable yet featureful smartphones KIICA Mix and M5 phones. Leagoo has launched yet another phone to rule them all and that is the Leagoo S9. The S9 would be featuring a 5.85 inch iPhone […]

Facebook starts its facial recognition push to Europeans

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Facebook users in Europe are reporting that the company has started giving them the option to turn on its controversial facial recognition technology. Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook users who have reporting getting notifications asking if they want to turn on face recognition technology. Facebook […]

Google is Making Another Goddamn Messaging Service Because of Course it is

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Google, apparently unsatisfied with the already incredibly long list of short-lived communications solutions that it has produced, is taking one more shot messaging. According to The Verge, the latest attempt is called Chat. Google is reportedly aiming to position Chat as a total replacement for SMS and an iMessage killer. […]

MTN Music+ goes Int’l with Sony Music Entertainment

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Africa’s groundbreaking digital music service, MTN Music+ has added yet another ‘plus’ by signing a historic deal with Sony Music Entertainment. Through the partnership, which has been described as “the first of its kind in Nigeria,” subscribers on the platform can now stream over three million international song catalogues from […]

“Sarco”: Suicide machine that triggered outrage

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“Sarco”, a euthanasia machine that can assist people to kill themselves at the click of a button, has triggered outrage after it was unveiled at a funeral show in Amsterdam recently. The “3D-printed machine” invented by Philip Nitschke, an Australian doctor who has been advocating legalising euthanasia, comes with a […]

Lebanese hackers stole a ton of data then left it on an open server

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A Lebanese intelligence agency is thought to be behind the massive hacking campaign. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and mobile security company Lookoutreleased a report today detailing a major hacking campaign — dubbed Dark Caracal — that’s believed to have originated from Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security (GDGS), one of the country’s intelligence […]