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Group Urges Nigerian Govt To Conduct Survey On Child Internet Abuse

The Cyber Security Expert Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) has called on the Nigerian government to consider conducting a survey on child internet abuse. According to CSEAN’s Lagos branch secretary, Remmy Nweke, the survey will help the government evaluate the rate of child online abuses in the country. Speaking in a paper titled: “Nigerian Students, Technology Education and Cyber Crime,” Nweke said the boom in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has made it pertinent to conduct the survey so as to measure the…

Iran Blames Saudi Arabia, U.S, For Anti-Government Protests

A senior Iranian security official on Tuesday accused Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and Britain of being “major players” behind recent anti-government protests, a local reported. “Certain countries are waging a proxy war against the Islamic republic via social media and the internet,’’ Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said. He said that the U.S, Britain and Saudi Arabia are behind the recent riots in Iran, adding that the hash tags and social media campaigns in Iran are all being guided by…

Obama Warns On Dangers Of Social Media

Former US President Barack Obama told Britain’s Prince Harry he was concerned social media was “corroding civil discourse”, in what he said was his first interview since leaving the White House, aired Wednesday. “One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities,” he told the prince, who was guest editing BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases. Things aren’t as simple as they’ve been portrayed in whatever chat room…

Police Condemn #EndSARS Campaign, Says Unit Doing ‘Fantastically’ Well

The Nigeria Police Force have condemned calls by some sections of the public to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Allegations of extra-judicial killings, torture, wanton arrests for bribes and other menacing conducts flooded social media since Saturday, with citizens taking their rage to the Internet with the hashtag #EndSARS. They argue that the department, which was launched in early 2000s to combat armed robbery and other criminal activities, has become too contaminated to be reformed. However,…

Facebook Unveils New Mobile Notifications Tab

Social media giant, Facebook, has rolled out personalised notifications tab for iOS and Android users. Mobile notifications will now surface personalized information such as your friends’ birthdays and other important life events, as well as information about upcoming events you’ve joined.