TECHNOLOGY

KNUST student wins $7500 TEN Ghana Elevation Pitch Contest

Ivy Barley, a student of KNUST has won $7500 in the TEN Ghana Elevator Pitch Contest after convincing the members of the jury with her business idea. The TEN Ghana Elevator Pitch is an initiative by TEN Ghana to reward young entrepreneurs who have the best business ideas and wish to penetrate the Ghanaian market. Founder and CEO of the ...

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Data-driven decision making critical to border trade mgt

The increasing levels of e-commerce and cross border trade among countries highlight the crucial need for data-driven decision making in border management, Mrs. Aba Lokko, Communications Manager of GCNet, has said. Mrs. Lokko shared this thought on big data and border management after her participation in the 2017 World Customs Organisation (WCO) IT Conference and Exhibition held in Tbilisi, Georgia. ...

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Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Tweet Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The amount is the regulator’s largest penalty to date against a company accused of distorting the market. The ruling also orders Google to end its ...

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GCNet hosts Ho Technical University Students

Some final and third year Computer Science Students of the Ho Technical University have paid an educational visit to the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) which has over the past 15 years pioneered Single Window operations in the country. The visit by the 40-member student group was to enhance their knowledge in computer applications engineering as part of the ...

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US Government Websites Hacked By ISIS Propaganda

Several government websites, including that of Long Island, New York, the Ohio state government and the Ohio Gov. John Kasich, were hacked Sunday to display propaganda with a message that supports the Islamic State group (also called ISIS), according to reports. A message on Kasich’s website said: “You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every ...

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Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing

Russia’s FSB security agency has said the Telegram mobile messaging app was used by a suicide bomber who killed 15 people in St Petersburg in April. Authorities have already threatened to block the app, founded by Russian businessman Pavel Durov, for refusing to sign up to new data laws. Mr Durov has refused to let regulators access encrypted messages on ...

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The great intellectual property trade-off

In January 1842, Charles Dickens arrived on American shores for the first time. He was greeted like a rock star in Boston, Massachusetts, but the great novelist was a man with a cause: he wanted to put an end to cheap, sloppy pirated copies of his work in the US. They circulated with impunity because the United States granted no ...

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Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans

Google’s decision to stop scanning Gmail users’ emails in order to target them with personalised adverts has been given a qualified welcome by privacy campaigners. The tech firm revealed the change in a blog at the end of last week. Google promised to make the move before the year’s end to bring the consumer version of Gmail in line with ...

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ANONYMOUS SAYS NASA HAS EVIDENCE OF ALIEN LIFE. DOES IT?

Anonymous, the global hacking collective, believes that alien life exists—and it thinks that NASA is about to confirm it. The shadowy group made the claim in a 12-and-a-half-minute video published on an unofficial YouTube channel on Tuesday. The video centers around recent findings by the American space organization, including the discovery of 219 new planet candidates—10 of which present similar ...

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SOCCER PLAYERS OR TURBULENT PARTICLES? PHYSICS SAY THEY ACT ALIKE

New research shows the way soccer players move about the field bears similarities to the manner in which particles behave under the chaotic conditions of turbulence. This discovery is one of the many made in an effort to better understand turbulence, which is a surprisingly active and pressing field. More than half a millennium after Leonardo Da Vinci first coined ...

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