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MTN revenue climbs on data, serves 20m Nigerians exclusively

Data subscriptions in Nigeria lifted MTN’s revenue by 15 per cent in 2018. The firm grew its active data users from 4.5 million customers to 18.7 million within the last few years. A document made available to The Guardian revealed that the South African firm, which raked in about N1.06trillion from Nigeria last year, recorded […]

US mum ‘abused kids who performed on family YouTube channel’

A US mother whose seven adopted children regularly performed as superheroes on her family’s YouTube channel has been charged with child abuse. Machelle Hackney, from Arizona, and her two adult sons were arrested on Friday by local police. Ms Hackney has denied abusing her children. The adoptees regularly appeared on the popular Fantastic Adventures channel, […]

MTN gets 16m new subscriber, unveils first feature smartphone

Telecommunications firm, MTN has launched the first feature smartphone in Africa, with a target to increase more mobile connections in the country and Africa as a whole. Unveiled in Lagos, MTN said it has been on the project since last year before it materialised in 2019. The South African firm, which operates across its 21 […]

Court ‘bars Ghosn from attending’ Nissan board meeting

A Japanese court on Monday barred Carlos Ghosn from attending a Nissan board meeting, according to local media, as the bailed former chairman prepares his defence against charges of financial misconduct. Nissan removed Ghosn as chief shortly after his shock arrest in November, but he cannot be officially removed from his seat on the board […]

Uber ‘not liable’ for self-driving death

Uber will not face criminal charges for a fatal crash involving one of its self-driving cars. Prosecutors have ruled that the company is not criminally liable for the death of Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was struck as she crossed a road in Tempe, Arizona. The car’s back-up driver could still face criminal charges. A police […]

Cyber-thieves set sights on hijacking payment data

Thousands of websites are being hit by cyber-thieves who implant code to scoop up payment card numbers, research suggests. Security giant Symantec found more than 4,800 websites were being hit by these “form-jacking” attacks every month. High-profile victims of these attacks include airline BA and Ticketmaster. Online crime groups had turned to the attacks as […]

Google admits error over hidden microphone

Google has acknowledged that it made an error in not disclosing that one of its home alarm products contained a microphone. Product specifications for the Nest Guard, available since 2017, had made no mention of the listening device. But earlier this month, the firm said a software update would make Nest Guard voice-controlled. On Twitter, […]

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