The Indian government has banned TikTok, WeChat, and several other apps, says the apps are ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of the county. India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has banned the Chinese-based apps as the ministry states that the activities of the apps are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India".
The Federal Government has made it clear it may no longer go easy on staff and officials caught leaking official documents on social media without authorization. In a circular marked HCSF/109/S.1/120 titled 'Unauthorized circulation of official documents/information on social media,' the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr FolasadeYemi-Esan, said recent unauthorized disclosure of official documents on social media which amounts to gross acts of misconduct and punishable as contained in the Public Service Rules was becoming embarrassing and therefore unacceptable.
Apple's Face Id has come to be an enormously popular feature since its introduction on iPhone offering more secure security for performing a number of tasks and transactions including unlocking of phones to performing purchases from iTunes Store, App Store as well as payments with Apple Pay. Thanks to an array of TrueDepth sensors contained on the iPhone's notch, the depth-perception 3D technology makes face unlock more secure by identifying the position of facial features like the eyes, nose, chin with pinpoint accuracy.
Google has taken down an Indian application from its app store for deleting Chinese applications from mobile phones. Google giant is a company owned by Alphabet Inc., an American conglomerate located in California. The contentious application was calling on users to delete Chinese applications on their phones. The app is like “Remove Chinese Apps” was a top trending free app on Google’s app store in India with over five million downloads in the last two weeks.
Africa’s largest mobile operator MTN has indicated plans to cut down on capital expenditure by as much as a quarter in 2020, as it pays more attention to saving cash and ensuring its network remain operational during the Covid-19 pandemic. During an update for its first-quarter performance, the company has revised its Capex guidance to between R21bn and R22bn, from R28.3bn previously, saying it expects Covid-19 to interrupt supply chains and cause difficulties in rolling out extra coverage.