FG lifts ban on Twitter’s operation in Nigeria


The federal government has ordered that the ban on Twitter’s operation in Nigeria should be lifted. President Muhammadu Buhari made the disclosure in his October 1 independence anniversary speech on Friday morning. The president, however, said the lifting of the ban is based on Twitter meeting the conditions set by the Presidential Committee (and its …

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Drones are ‘sniffing’ ship exhaust for illegal fuel in European waters

By Matthew Sparkes The Camcopter S-100, manufactured by Schiebel Schiebel Drones are routinely being used for anti-pollution missions off the coast of Europe to “sniff” the exhaust fumes from ships and catch operators using illegal fuel. At the start of last year, the UN’s International Maritime Organization introduced new legislation to reduce the limit on …

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AI is helping US Air Force to decide which targets to strike

By David Hambling A US MQ-9 Reaper military drone U.S. Department of Defense Archive/Alamy The US military has started using AI to guide its air strikes, according to Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall. Speaking at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on 20 September, Kendall said …

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