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Facebook And Instagram Delete Hundreds Of Nigerian Accounts For inauthentic behaviours

Facebook and Instagram have removed hundreds of accounts, pages, and groups from their social network platforms that the company says were involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour. The tech giant said it removed a total of 443 Facebook and 125 Instagram accounts, as well as 200 pages and 76 groups originating in the United Arab Emirates, […]

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READ: The revealing last letter written by Patrice Lumumba to the UN before his assassination

Born on July 2, 1925, Patrice Emery Lumumba was only 36 when he was brutally assassinated on January 17, 1961. After being executed by firing squad, his body was exhumed and dissolved in acid.  He was the first legally elected prime minister of the Republic of Congo after he helped the country gain its independence […]

Google has won a long-standing battle with European Union (EU) regulators, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Google can limit the scope of the so-called “right-to-be-forgotten” (RTBF) requests to searches made within the EU. Today’s announcement was largely expected, given that an adviser to EU’s top court backed Google’s case back in January — ECJ judges normally follow the advice given by the advocate general. But now it’s official, meaning that Google and others will only have to delist search results from search engines inside the EU’s perimeters. “The Court concludes that, currently, there is no obligation under EU law, for a search engine operator who grants a request for de-referencing made by a data subject, as the case may be, following an injunction from a supervisory or judicial authority of a Member State, to carry out such a de-referencing on all the versions of its search engine,” the ECJ said in a press release. The RTBF ruling dates back to 2014, and was intended to help people and companies delist specific web pages that contain irrelevant, out-of-date, or potentially “damaging” information. In the intervening years, Google has received millions of de-indexing requests, though it has said that less than 45% have been fulfilled. Initially, RTBF applied to all EU countries, meaning that any constituent member could file a request for a web page to be de-indexed from from European versions of search engines — such as Google.fr (France) or Google.co.uk (U.K.). However, in 2015 France’s privacy watchdog ordered Google to expand the RTBF program’s scope to include all of its search properties around the world, meaning that even if someone searched for a phrase on Google.com or Google.ca, the results would also not show up. In 2016, Google was fined $110,000 by French officials for not complying with its ruling, which kickstarted a three-year appeals process whereby Google escalated the case all the way through to Europe’s highest court in Luxembourg. “As a matter of both law and principle, we disagree with this demand [to hide results globally],” noted Google’s global general counsel, Kent Walker, in a statement at the time. “We comply with the laws of the countries in which we operate.” Elsewhere in Europe, Google continues to face the wrath of regulators. Back in January, it was hit with a $57 million fine by France for a failure to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations, and a further $1.69 billion fine over alleged AdSense antitrust abuses. And last year, Google was hit with a record $5 billion fine by EU antitrust regulators over the way it bundled its services on Android, effectively forcing phonemakers to preinstall certain Google apps to gain access to others. Today’s announcement represents not only a rare victory for Google in Europe, but also freedom-of-speech advocates who argued that this case was a pivotal moment for the global web. Indeed, a number of organizations have come out in support of Google since the beginning of this case, including Microsoft — which has had its own de-indexing battles to contend with in Europe — and Wikipedia’s parent the Wikimedia Foundation. At the crux of the issue has been whether one country (or group of countries) should be able to dictate what content is available to other people elsewhere in the world. “No single nation should attempt to control what information the entire world may access,” noted Wikimedia’s legal counsel Aeryn Palmer, in a 2016 statement. “This case would fundamentally undermine the Wikimedia vision of a world where every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.”
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Google Wins Fight To Restrict Right-To-Be-Forgotten Ruling To EU Search Engines

Google has won a long-standing battle with European Union (EU) regulators, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Google can limit the scope of the so-called “right-to-be-forgotten” (RTBF) requests to searches made within the EU. Today’s announcement was largely expected, given that an adviser to EU’s top court backed Google’s case back in […]

you are in my humble judgment the best African player in history Patrick Mboma tells Samuel Eto'o
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you are in my humble judgment the best African player in history Patrick Mboma tells Samuel Eto’o

After Samuel Eto’o announced his resignation from football, many people have shared positive regards about his career and talent. one that really caught our attention is from Patrick Mboma. his frontline attack partner in th Cameroon national team in the early 2000s. ”you are in my humble judgment the best African player in history ” […]

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Xenophobia in south Africa Burna Boy, Davido, Skales tear AKA over Xenophobic tweets

At the moment, Nigerian social media space is filled with reactions about Xenophobia in South Africa. In the past days, xenophobic attacks on Nigerians has increased and the videos that emerge from South Africa are appalling and horrible. In the midst of the rampage on social media, South African rapper AKA has been giving out xenophobic tweets […]

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Tony O. Elumelu’s Message at TICAD African Conference in Japan

TICAD African Conference in Japan Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Praises Tony Elumelu’s Private-Sector Led Approach to African Development; President of South Africa, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa: “If you want really good returns, as Tony Elumelu said, come to Africa”; Elumelu Champions Job Creation in Africa at Breakfast Meeting with President of Rwanda and UNICEF Executive Director. In an impassioned keynote […]

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Cameroon writer Samy Manga shares advice from DJ Arafat’s life

Following the death of Ivorian superstar Dj Arafat, there have been numerous views and reactions all over the media. one of the most contradictive and most educative is from Cameroon writer Sammy manga. Read: https://factstv.cm/brand-new-video-shofi-bestie-by-blade77films/ Cameroon writer Samy Manga wrote……, ”D-J BARABAS IF YOU ARE WAITING for MY RIP, YOU LIE.! Lucidity and honesty are […]

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Read Cedric Che Azeh Ngwa ‘s message to the candidates who failed the 2019 Cameroon GCE session

Cedric Che Azeh Ngwa is a well-known name in the Cameroonian entrepreneurial domain. Popular for his unapologetic anti-school campaign, Cedric is a founder of blogvisa , one of the best web hosting services company in Cameroon. He is equally co-founder and Chief Operation Officer at Eternal Company As earlier stated, Cedric is very popular on […]

'' Cameroon music donc big. Am proud to say God Used me to make it happen''
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Stanley Enow ” Cameroon music donc big. Am proud to say God Used me to make it happen”

Stanley Enow recently had an interview with BBC Pidgin talk show questions till your mouth pain you where he answered questions concerning him in particular and the Cameroon music in general The first question was ” it be like say you over like woman”? In his usual ambiance style, he accepted asking ”if he no […]