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Twitter Update Gives Users Control On Data Sharing

Twitter on Wednesday said it will revise and refine its terms of service and privacy policy. According to an email sent to its user's, Twitter noted that this latest update is to give its users the control over the data shared on the platform. When users log in to Twitter, even if they are just looking at tweets, the company usually receives some personal information like the type of device used and the IP address. But in these new updates, Twitter gives its users control to limit the data collected from the…

Business Owners To Get Incentives For Selling Online

With the world turning into an e-commerce era it is very important for small business owners to start considering online presence. In line with this, the federal government has said that business owners from now on will receive incentives for selling and marketing their products electronically. According to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, online vendors will enjoy incentives including provision of a free domain name to help entrepreneurs and investors migrate from traditional ways of…

Would You Discuss Your Marriage On Social Media?

Marital problems could destroy a marriage if not handled with wisdom and understanding. Marriage is probably the most important relationship human beings can have and opinion is divided on how couples should handle marital challenges. Some had taken to social media to ventilate their frustrations and to seek advice. But there is the view that what we post, and share can reflect on our relationship and how people see us. THE WHISTLER asked some Nigerians their opinion on the issue.   Excerpts: “Advice On…

Hackers Attack 50 Million Facebook Accounts In New Security Flaw

Hackers may have stolen information of 50 million Facebook account holders, the social media giant has disclosed on Friday. The company said in a statement this evening that the targeted accounts may have been taken over by hackers due to a security flaw. Facebook said it discovered in the course of the week that the hackers stole some "access tokens" during an attack on its servers. “It’s clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code,” said Facebook's Vice President of product management,…

‘Don’t Be Deceived By Social Media’- Actress Joke Silva

Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, has spoken about celebrities social media lifestyle and its reality. According to her, actors are doing more than just acting to add to their source of income, so we shouldn’t be deceived by what goes on, on social media. The veteran actress made this known during an interview with Genevieve Magazine for the September edition where she also posed as it's cover girl. She, however, took to her Instagram page on Thursday, September 27, 2018, to post a part version of that interview with a…

NCC Partners National Assembly To Enact Social Media Law

The Nigeria Communications Commission has said that it plans to collaborate with the National Assembly in enacting a law that will regulate the social media platforms. Mr Tanimu Bawa, the NCC Controller in charge of Kano zone, stated this in Daura during the commission’s Consumer Conversation Programme held on Thursday. He said the misuse of the social media needed to be checked and regulated, adding that the platforms must be censored to ensure peace and stability in the polity. Bawa said the programme was aimed at…

Nollywood Actor, Mike Ezuruonye Reveals Why Nigerians Live Fake Lifestyle

Nollywood actor, Mr Mike Ezuruonye, on Monday said that the advent of the internet and the social media had increased fake-lifestyles among the youth. Ezuruonye told reporters in Lagos that he had had witnessed many fake lifestyles across the country over the years. “The advent of the internet and social media has put unnecessary pressures on the youth of this country to live fake lifestyles that should not have been the case. “You meet several people who feel they have to make an impression to be accepted by the…

Facebook ‘Terrorism’ Definition ‘Overly Broad’ — UN Expert

Facebook’s definition of what constitutes “terrorism” is “overly broad” and risks leading to censorship and the arbitrary denial of access to its services, a UN rights expert warned Monday. The UN Special Rapporteur on promoting and protecting human rights while countering terrorism has written to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to express concern about the company’s efforts to block “terrorists” from using its platform, according to a statement. “The use of overly broad and imprecise definitions as the basis for…

FG To Nigerians: Don’t Share Any Information You Can’t Vouch On Social Media

The Federal Government on Wednesday admonished Nigerians not to share any information for which they cannot vouch on Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp as a measure to curtail fake news menace. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the admonition in Abuja at the launch of National Campaign against Fake News. He urged social media users that before sharing any information on Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp, they should ascertain how credible the source was. Mohammed said the campaign against fake…

Nigerian Judges Barred From Using Social Media

In a bid to keep them away from “matters of public interest”, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has restrained Nigerian Judges from using social media. Justice Onnoghen specifically barred all judges in the country from uploading pictures of their "personal activities" on the internet. The CJN gave the directive on Monday while delivering a speech at the 2018 Induction Course for some newly appointed Judges and Kadis. At the event which took place at the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in…