FACEBOOK LIVE NURSE TRUDY IS BACK TO WORK AND WE HOPE SHE’S LEARNT HER LESSON

FACEBOOK LIVE NURSE TRUDY IS BACK TO WORK AND WE HOPE SHE’S LEARNT HER LESSON. This is Trudy Ewurama Marcel. IMAGE: TRUDY EWURAMA MARCEL/FACEBOOK She’s the nurse who got suspended together with her friend for going LIVE on Facebook while on duty. In an interview later with Kofi TV, Trudy indicated that she has regretted her action and vowed not to repeat such an act again if she gets another job. Luck seems to be on her side as she’s been reinstated by her hospital. In a post on Facebook, Trudy indicated that she’s learnt patience, perseverance and dedication. She went further to thank God for getting her job back. It’s however unclear

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. The Ghana Police Service is set to launch a cyber intelligence unit. While this concept is long overdue we can only state however that better late than never. The sophistication of fraud via cyber techniques has overtaken the world like storm overwhelming everybody especially those of us in the third world. Unfortunately our law enforcement system has been, due to internal challenges, unable to cope with the speed with which the trend is sweeping the world. The global village which the world is today is so intertwined that such fraudulent acts are easily undertaken across frontiers. Countries whose law enforcement agencies fail to upgrade themselves by

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19-YEAR-OLD GHANAIAN STUDENT BUILDS SEARCH ENGINE TO RIVAL GOOGLE

19-YEAR-OLD GHANAIAN STUDENT BUILDS SEARCH ENGINE TO RIVAL GOOGLE. A 19-year-old Ghanaian university student Gabriel Opare has built a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube. According to Opare, his new search engine, Mudclo, will challenge the dominance of YouTube. Opare, a level 300 sociology student of the University of Ghana, taught himself how to code by taking online courses during his free time.Mudclo is a free search engine for videos. Mudclo discovers and streams videos from the different locations on the internet all in one place. “I believe that my business is good enough and that it can scale globally. It is a legitimate point to say that

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FACEBOOK IS GETTING CLOSE TO 2 BILLION USERS

FACEBOOK IS GETTING CLOSE TO 2 BILLION USERS. Facebook is “very close” to hitting 2 billion monthly active users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this week, according to Bloomberg. Nearing such a significant milestone, Facebook’s dominance as the world’s largest social network is as evident as ever. As Facebook’s global reach continues to expand, Zuckerberg shared an important update on the company’s vision — an update that involved revamping the company’s mission statement. Facebook’s new mission Originally setting out to connect the world, Facebook now wants to focus on reducing global division. “It’s not enough to simply connect the world; we must also work to bring the world closer together,” Zuckerberg said in

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MASSIVE CYBERATTACK TARGETS EUROPE, U.S AND WORLD WIDE

MASSIVE CYBERATTACK TARGETS EUROPE, U.S AND WORLD WIDE. Hackers launched blistering attacks Tuesday against companies and agencies across the world. Major global firms reported that they were under attack, including British advertising agency WPP (WPPGY), Russian oil and gas giant Rosneft and Danish shipping firm Maersk. “IT systems in several WPP companies have been affected by a suspected cyber attack,” said WPP on its official Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) account. Maersk issued a similar statement, saying its IT systems “are down across multiple sites and business units due to a cyberattack.” The U.S.-based pharmaceutical firm Merck (MRK) also said it’s been hit. “We confirm our company’s computer network was compromised today

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FACEBOOK AND TWITTER ARE BEING USED TO MANIPULATE PUBLIC OPINION – REPORT

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER ARE BEING USED TO MANIPULATE PUBLIC OPINION – REPORT. Propaganda on social media is being used to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new set of studies from the University of Oxford has revealed. From Russia, where around 45% of highly active Twitter accounts are bots, to Taiwan, where a campaign against President Tsai Ing-wen involved thousands of heavily co-ordinated – but not fully automated – accounts sharing Chinese mainland propaganda, the studies show that social media is an international battleground for dirty politics. The reports, part of the Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project, cover nine nations also including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Poland,

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WINDOWS 10 IS STILL “SPYING” ON USERS WARNS SECURITY ANALYST AND MICROSOFT MVP

WINDOWS 10 IS STILL “SPYING” ON USERS WARNS SECURITY ANALYST AND MICROSOFT MVP. Despite Microsoft giving users more Windows 10 controls to choose what data is gathered, the Enterprise Edition of the platform is still confusing and taking telemetry. A lot has been made of Windows 10 and the way the platform gathers data. What Microsoft calls gathering telemetry to ensure the smooth running of the OS, others would call spying. Either way, the company has attempted to reassure customers with more privacy controls. However, a security expert says Windows 10 is not going far enough. Mark Burnett, a seven-time Microsoft MVP, noted security analyst, and former Windows developer conducted

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HACKERS HIDE CYBERATTACKS IN SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

HACKERS HIDE CYBERATTACKS IN SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS. It took only one attempt for Russian hackers to make their way into the computer of a Pentagon official. But the attack didn’t come through an email or a file buried within a seemingly innocuous document. A link, attached to a Twitter post put out by a robot account, promised a family-friendly vacation package for the summer. It was the kind of thing anyone might click on, according to the official hit by the attack, who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. That is exactly the problem, Pentagon officials and cybersecurity experts said. While corporations and government agencies around the world

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STOP SPONSORING HAJJ PILGRIMS – ISLAMIC CLERIC URGES GOV’T

STOP SPONSORING HAJJ PILGRIMS – ISLAMIC CLERIC URGES GOV’T. A Ghanaian Islamic scholar and a lecturer at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria, Sheikh Mohammed Sani Ninche has called on government to stop sponsoring pilgrims to the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. According to him the practice of sponsoring people from state coffers for Hajj was un-Islamic and therefore cannot be accepted. Rather, he proposed that all individuals who want to partake in Hajj should be made to pay for the trip from their own resources and not from state coffers which belongs to all Ghanaians.The rationale of his argument is that, performing Hajj was an individual religious issue and

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM RANSOMWARE

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM RANSOMWARE. The cyber attack that wreaked havoc across the NHS over the weekend, leading to patients being turned away from A&E and some operations being cancelled, has continued to spread. By Monday afternoon, it the ransomware had targeted around 200,000 organisations in 150 countries. The “WannaCry” ransomware appears to have used a flaw in Microsoft’s software, discovered by the National Security Agency and leaked by hackers, to spread rapidly across networks locking away files. Ransomware is a kind of cyber attack that involves hackers taking control of a computer or mobile device and demanding payment. The attackers download malicious software onto a device and then use it to encrypt the

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WITH NEW DIGITAL TOOLS, EVEN NONEXPERTS CAN WAGE CYBERATTACKS

WITH NEW DIGITAL TOOLS, EVEN NONEXPERTS CAN WAGE CYBERATTACKS. SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers are discovering that it is far more profitable to hold your data hostage than it is to steal it. A decade-old internet scourge called ransomware went mainstream on Friday when cybercriminals seized control of computers around the world, from the delivery giant FedEx in the United States to Britain’s public health system, universities in China and even Russia’s powerful Interior Ministry. On Saturday, investigators could not yet tell who was behind the attack as security experts around the world raced to contain it. Across Asia, several universities and organizations said they had been affected. Renault, the European

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