Nigeria: It is 100 days post #TwitterBan; $360,000,000 estimated losses

#Twitterban Nigeria

The #TwitterBan in Nigeria is no news anymore, as the country hits 100 days post-Twitter ban. On Monday, September 13, Nigerians would have witnessed 100 days of #TwitterBan by the Federal Government. The measure taken by the government declaring the platform suspended has been heavily criticized as undermines Nigeria’s corporate existence; a move widely condemned …

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Every Marvel movie villain, ranked

Once upon a time, Marvel had a villain problem, but those days may be far behind us. To be fair, there are still a lot of duds in the growing history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but recent additions like Vulture, Wenwu, and the Mad Titan Thanos himself are almost enough to make us forget …

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Can a robot ever be conscious and how would we know if it were?

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Some people think we could easily build and identify a conscious robot, while others insist that it’s impossible – it all depends on what you think consciousness is. Technology 7 July 2021 By Anil Ananthaswamy and Kate Douglas Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images There is disagreement over whether machines can ever be conscious, let alone how we …

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Adopt skills to solve global challenges, DG NITDA urges Girls in STEM


Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has charged young girls to embrace digital skills to solve global problem using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The DG urged them to embrace STEM in a quest to produce virile young girls in preparation for challenges and opportunities in the …

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YouTube’s algorithm recommends videos that violate its own policies

By Chris Stokel-Walker The algorithm YouTube uses recommends videos that don’t follow the company’s guidelines Marvin Tolentino/Alamy YouTube’s algorithm recommends videos that violate the company’s own policies on inappropriate content, according to a crowdsourced study. Not-for-profit company Mozilla asked users of its Firefox web browser to install a browser extension called RegretsReporter, which tracked the …

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