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Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests

Posted: November 30, 2018 at 11:39 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Technology, World News

The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party. It said an internal investigation found an attacker had been able to access the Starwood network since […]

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Mobile Money Interoperability Phase Two

Posted: November 28, 2018 at 6:14 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Featured, Politics, Technology

This morning, Vice President Dr.Bawumia was the Guest of Honour at the launch of the ‘Mobile Money Interoperability Phase Two’. The first phase of the mobile money interoperability project saw the interconnection of the mobile money platforms and the Ghana National Switch (gh- link system). The second phase will allow customers to move funds across […]

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Mobile money interoperability: NPP doing for ¢16m what NDC planned for ¢4.6bn

Posted: May 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Politics, Technology

Suffice it to say that the National Democratic Congress had so many avenues to syphon taxpayers’ monies into their pockets and one such vehicle was the awarding of contracts. It would be an understatement to say that contract sums were inflated under the erstwhile John Mahama administration. As a matter of fact, what were witnessed […]

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Global smartphone penetration to hit 66% in 2018

Posted: May 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Technology, World News

In 2018, 66% of individuals in an array of 52 key countries, which includes South Africa along with various developed and developing countries across the globe, will own a smartphone. This number is up from 63% in 2017 and 58% in 2016, according to Zenith’s Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017, published on 16 October 2017. The […]

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We’re Building A New Ghana Anchored On Technology – Bawumia

Posted: April 12, 2018 at 11:26 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Technology

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated that President Nana Akufo-Addo’s vision of a Ghana beyond aid is founded on the firm belief that Ghana cannot continue to rely on only her natural resources to achieve and sustain economic growth and development. Rather, a Ghana beyond aid will be grounded on the ideas and […]

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg fires back at Apple’s Tim Cook

Posted: April 2, 2018 at 10:13 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Media, Technology, World News

Facebook’s chief executive has defended his leadership following criticism from his counterpart at Apple. Mark Zuckerberg said it was “extremely glib” to suggest that because the public did not pay to use Facebook that it did not care about them. Last week, Apple’s Tim Cook said it was an “invasion of privacy” to traffic in users’ personal […]

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Cambridge Analytica: Can targeted online ads really change a voter’s behaviour?

Posted: March 30, 2018 at 11:18 am   /   Editor's Choice, Technology, World News

Prof David Carroll campaigned for Barack Obama during his presidential bid but did not do the same for Hillary Clinton. Now he asks himself whether so-called dark ads – individually targeted online messages – were to blame. “I am open to the possibility,” he told the BBC. “I am concerned I got ads or stories […]

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The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

Posted: January 4, 2018 at 11:20 am   /   Editor's Choice, Technology

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, […]

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Tim Cook required to fly only by private jet

Posted: December 29, 2017 at 10:28 am   /   Editor's Choice, Technology, World News

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has been ordered by the firm to use only private jets for both business and personal transport. In documents filed with the US markets regulator, Apple said the policy was “in the interests of security and efficiency”. Apple reported that Mr Cook’s personal travel expenses came to $93,109 (£69,253) in […]

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Second Karpowership inaugurated

Posted: December 16, 2017 at 9:29 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Technology

The second Karpowership from Turkey with the capacity to supply 470 megawatts (MW) of power has been inaugurated. The powership will supply uninterrupted and reliable electricity at one of the lowest cost to Ghana. Christened Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan, the facility is twice the size of the earlier barge which arrived in Ghana in 2015. […]

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