MEET THE CRYPTO OFFICERS: HOW THE INTERNET IS CONTROLLED BY 14 PEOPLE WITH SEVEN SECRET KEYS.

MEET THE CRYPTO OFFICERS: HOW THE INTERNET IS CONTROLLED BY 14 PEOPLE WITH SEVEN SECRET KEYS. Latest figures show 3.6 billion people use the worldwide web / Shutterstock. Global domain name systems are secured at highest levels by a handful of people. It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book, but it isn’t: The whole internet is protected by seven highly protected keys in the hands of 14 people. They hold a historic ritual known as the Root Signing Ceremony. Recently,  the world got a good reminder about the importance of the organisation these people belong to. A good chunk of the internet went down for a while when hackers managed to throw so much traffic at a

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HACKERS CAN GAIN ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER MONITOR — A CYBERSECURITY EXPERT SHOWS US HOW EASY IT IS (VIDEO).

HACKERS CAN GAIN ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER MONITOR — A CYBERSECURITY EXPERT SHOWS US HOW EASY IT IS (VIDEO). Everyone knows your computer can be hacked, but did you know your monitor might also be used against you? Ang Cui from Red Balloon Security has figured out a way to hack into a popular Dell monitor and manipulate what you see on your screen. Using this type of attack, a user could easily be tricked into revealing personal, private information. Here’s how it works. Following is a transcript of the video. Ang Cui: Basically, you can’t trust the thing that’s coming out of your computer, because the monitor is changing the content of

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VIDEO: SCIENTIST REQUESTS $6bn OUT OF $21.5bn RAILWAY MONEY TO BUILD BULLET TRAINS.

VIDEO: SCIENTIST REQUESTS $6bn OUT OF $21.5bn RAILWAY MONEY TO BUILD BULLET TRAINS. Ghanaian chemical engineer, Dr Thomas Mensah says he could revamp the country’s railway system at the cost of $6billion. He said he will achieve this by employing high-speed trains known as bullet trains that will link communities in the northern and southern parts of Ghana. The US National Academy of Inventors fellow told Myjoyonline.com Thursday, he will use a fibre-optic technology to shrink the travel time to 200 miles per hour (mph). The current estimated travel time from Accra to Bolgatanga, the capital of Upper East Region is 11 hours. His comment came months after the Ghana Railway Development

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GERMAN SPY AGENCY WARNS OF CHINESE LINKEDIN ESPIONAGE.

GERMAN SPY AGENCY WARNS OF CHINESE LINKEDIN ESPIONAGE. China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least 10,000 Germans, possibly to recruit them as informants. It released a number of fake profiles allegedly used for this purpose. BfV head Hans-Georg Maassen said the accounts show China’s efforts to subvert top-level German politics. “This is a broad-based attempt to infiltrate in particular parliaments, ministries and government agencies,” he said. China has denied similar allegations of cyber espionage in the past and has not yet responded

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NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTRE TO BE ESTABLISHED.

NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTRE TO BE ESTABLISHED. Government is to establish a National Cyber Security Centre, which will liaise with relevant state agencies and the private sector to oversee cybersecurity operations in the country. Cyber-crime, if not checked, can undermine government’s e-government initiatives such as the national identification system, the digital addressing system, e-payments and digital financial services. At the opening of the National Cyber-Security Week on Monday in Accra, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said Cyber-security issues were now firmly national security threats, adding that “Ghana cannot fully reap the digital dividends, associated with her adoption of ICT as a means of our socio-economic transformation, if it fails to

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THE IPHONE X ARRIVES FRIDAY. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

THE IPHONE X ARRIVES FRIDAY. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Apple’s iPhone X, the most anticipated iPhone since the original debuted a decade ago, is set to arrive in stores Friday. But unlike past releases, this iPhone may be extra hard to get — and it might not even be right for you. With a starting price of $999, the iPhone X is Apple’s first premium-tier iPhone. Its higher price and cutting-edge features skew the device toward early adopters and technology enthusiasts with disposable income. And because of reports about supply constraints, some analysts predict that many iPhone X orders may not be fulfilled until next year. So should you even bother trying

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VIDEO/STEP BY STEP GUIDE: HOW TO REGISTER ON DIGITAL ADDRESS SYSTEM, OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW .

VIDEO/STEP BY STEP GUIDE: HOW TO REGISTER ON DIGITAL ADDRESS SYSTEM, OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the National Digital Address System, “ghanapostGPS” in Accra. In partnership with the Communications Ministry and Ghana Post, the system is expected to give the country an accurate database of addresses. The launch of the National Digital Property Addressing System is a fulfilment of one of the campaign promises made by the New Patriotic Party during the 2016 general elections. At the launch of the system on Wednesday, President Akufo-Addo said that “we have stayed true to this commitment, and reaffirmed it in this year’s Asempa Budget.

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WE ASKED FACEBOOK 12 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ELECTION, AND GOT 5 ANSWERS.

WE ASKED FACEBOOK 12 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ELECTION, AND GOT 5 ANSWERS. Nearly a year after Election Day, Facebook’s role in our modern political infrastructure is finally coming into focus. We now know, for example, that Russian-linked Facebook ads reached roughly 10 million Americans during the presidential election season, and that Russian government actors posed as Americans on Facebook to push divisive social issues like gun control, gay rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. We also know, thanks to a recent interview with Brad Parscale, President Trump’s digital campaign director, that the Trump campaign considered Facebook’s advertising microtargeting tools essential to its victory. But there is much more to know. Facebook has addressed some

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WHAT IS BITCOIN, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

WHAT IS BITCOIN, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?. Bitcoin transactions are tracked by a decentralized network of computers around the world.CreditMark Blinch/Reuters. If you find the concept of Bitcoin confusing, you are not alone. The virtual currency has been a constant source of controversy, but it is still not well understood. On Monday, one Bitcoin was worth $4,389. Source: Blockchain.info Are Bitcoins those coins I see in photographs? No. Those coins are novelty items that newspapers used in photographs because they couldn’t find anything else to illustrate their stories about Bitcoin. A Bitcoin is a digital token — with no physical backing — that can be sent electronically from one user to

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FAKE RUSSIAN FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS BOUGHT $100,000 IN POLITICAL ADS.

FAKE RUSSIAN FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS BOUGHT $100,000 IN POLITICAL ADS. Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on hot-button issues purchased by a shadowy Russian company linked to the Kremlin. Most of the 3,000 ads did not refer to particular candidates but instead focused on divisive social issues such as race, gay rights, gun control and immigration, according to a post on Facebook by Alex Stamos, the company’s chief security officer. The ads, which ran between June 2015 and May 2017, were linked to some 470 fake accounts and pages the company said it had

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DR. THOMAS MENSAH: AN INNOVATOR OF FIBER OPTICS TECHNOLOGIES

DR. THOMAS MENSAH: AN INNOVATOR OF FIBER OPTICS TECHNOLOGIES. The use of light pulses to transmit data through cables from one place to another is known as fiber optic communication. Compared to many other forms of data transmission, fiber optics has exceptionally low data loss, a lack of power issues when traveling long distances and carries a much higher amount of data. Telecommunications and the Internet have been greatly influenced by fiber optics technologies which have allowed those industries to mature with more robust products and services. With the arrival of February comes the return of our celebration of Black History Month, where we profile innovations by African-American inventors that have shaped our world

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