Facebook's fight against fake news

It's no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem. So big is the fake news problem on Facebook that the social media platform has, for the past year and half, been committing resources to fighting what they call "false news" through a combination of technology solutions and hiring people…

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Algeria shuts down the Internet

Algeria experienced a complete Internet shutdown on Wednesday, 22 June 2018, for a period of 2 hours. This came as a result of the North Afrikan country's government ordering telecommunications companies to cut-off Internet access to ensure high school exams run smoothly, without cheating. The 2 hour period which saw…

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Pay-as-you-go solar energy for Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland

BBOXX, a UK based solar energy company, is partnering with DC Go, a company that provides off-grid electricity, to provide off-grid electricity in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. The companies say they will mainly be targeting townships in the Southern Afrikan countries where they believe millions of residents use dangerous…

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Drones and agriculture

The African Union along with the New Partnership for Africa‚Äôs Development (NEPAD), have published a report that looks at drone usage in agriculture in Afrika. Titled "Drones on the horizon: Transforming Africa's agriculture", the report provides contextualized review of drones as a vital precision agriculture-enabling technology and its range…

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Google's new podcasts app

Google has announced the availability of their new podcasts app. Simply named Google Podcasts, the app is integrated with the Google Assistant to ensure personalized podcast recommendations. Google has also said that using Artificial Intelligence, the Google Podcasts app offers recommendations based on listening habits. "Google Podcasts seamlessly syncs across…

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Kenya's first Bitcoin ATM

Kenyans will now be able to buy Bitcoins using cash thanks to a new Bitcoin ATM machine in the East Afrikan country. Installed in Nairobi, the Bitcoin ATM machine is the first in Kenya, and possibly East Afrika, and it will also allow people to buy Litecoin using cash. The…

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