Big Brands advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off

A big advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off on Wednesday. What brands are pausing spending, what do they want, and what impact is this having on the world’s biggest social network? Ford, Adidas, Starbucks, Unilever — the roll call of companies joining the advertising boycott against Facebook includes some of the world’s biggest household …

2Africa Subsea Cable Debuts to Boost Internet Connectivity in Africa

China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, STC, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, and WIOCC, have partnered to build 2Africa, another submarine cable that is expected to become the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region. The parties have appointed Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to build the cable in a fully …

Google Launches a $1 Million Pan-African Grant for safe internet use

Google on Tuesday announced the launch of a $1 million pan-African Google.org safe internet fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and the safety of children, young people, and families online across sub-Saharan Africa. The grant is intended to support training by non-profit and social enterprises focusing on privacy, trust and safe internet in …

Google partnered with mobile security firms to clear Play Store of malware and malicious apps

In an effort to better protect the Play Store from malware and malicious apps, Google has announced that it has partnered with the cybersecurity firms ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to launch a new project called the App Defense Alliance. According to Google, the goal of the new project is to unify malware and threat detection …

Truecaller Launches User Verification SDK for Mobile Web

Communication app Truecaller on Tuesday announced the global launch of its software development kit (SDK) solution exclusively for the mobile Web platforms. Truecaller SDK would support all the key mobile platforms across Android, iOS, React and now mobile Web including “Progressive Web App” support. “Our vision has always been to enable the developer community by …

Couple loses tens of thousands in Bitcoin investment scam, cryptocurrency losses grow

Nick Yeomans and his wife Josie thought they had hit the jackpot when a Bitcoin investment they made tripled in six months. To the amateur investors, the cryptocurrency trader they had found, Coinexx.org, seemed too good to be true. Slowly, they poured more money into their account, and were met with greater returns. They convinced …