Opera Mini 50 launches with major update and fully revamped design of Opera Mini

Opera has launched Opera Mini 50, a small, fast and powerful browser that comes with unique features such as data compression technology, a download manager with offline file-sharing capabilities, and a built-in ad-blocker. Over 15 years, Opera Mini has provided people with a better browsing experience. Now, with version 50, Opera has fully revamped its …

6,000 coronavirus-related web domains registered in a week, many are malware loaded

More than 6,000 Covid-19 and coronavirus-related web domains have been registered in the past week, security researchers say, with large numbers of them malign. According to a report released by software company Check Point, in the past three weeks alone, more than 2,200 of these new sites were found to be suspicious and 93 were …

Google Bans Employees From Using Zoom over security concerns

Google has advised its employees to stop using Zoom, the teleconferencing service, on company-issued devices, BuzzFeed News reports. The company emailed employees that had Zoom’s desktop app installed on their computers, advising them that Zoom did not meet the company’s security protocols and would be blocked by company servers starting this week. “We have long …

Unintentional? TikTok’s algorithm accused of racial bias, based on its “feedback loop,”

A little experiment by an artificial intelligence researcher is raising questions about how TikTok’s recommendation algorithm suggests new creators to users. But TikTok’s algorithmic obsession with giving you more content that it thinks you will like is having an unintended consequence: it’s started recommending people new accounts to follow based on the physical appearance of …

Project Nightingale Trouble: Google secretly accessed millions of Americans’ health records

Google has reportedly secretly gathered millions of patient records across 21 states on behalf of a health care provider, in an effort dubbed “Project Nightingale,” reports The Wall Street Journal. Neither the provider’s doctors nor patients were made aware of the effort, according to the report. The Wall Street Journal’s Rob Copeland wrote that the …

ECOWAS Block, West Africa to scrap roaming charges from January 2020

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says its citizens travelling within the sub-region will from January 2020 pay no roaming charges, following the implementation of the ECOWAS Roaming Initiative, reports Ghanaweb. The initiative is aimed at creating an enabling environment for the international mobile roaming market to ensure affordable access to roaming services …