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Google is testing self-destructing emails in new Gmail

  TechCrunch Google is working on a brand new design for the web version of Gmail. Based on the screenshots earlier published by TechCrunch, expiring emails work pretty much like expiring emails in ProtonMail. After some time, the email becomes unreadable. In the compose screen, there’s a tiny lock icon called “confidential mode”. It

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Zuckerberg to testify before US Congress on April 11

  Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11. E&C Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) made this announcement this morning, clarifying that Zuckerberg will speak on the company's use and protection of user data. Here's what the Congressmen had

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WhatsApp Co-Founder Says People Should Delete Facebook

HuffPost   A high-profile tech industry billionaire has lent his voice to the #deleteFacebook hashtag in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal ― Brian Acton, the co-founder of messaging platform WhatsApp, which was bought by Facebook for $19 billion in 2014. Acton and business partner Jan Koum, former Yahoo employees, founded

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Google unveils its $300M News Initiative, with tools for subscriptions, security and fighting fake news

TechCrunch   Google today announced a multi-pronged News Initiative, which Chief Business Officer Phillipp Schindler described as a way to tie together all the company's efforts to work with the journalism industry. Google says the News Initiative is focused on three broad goals — strengthening quality journalism, supporting different business models and empowering

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24yr old Billionaire Dell heiress left social media after exposing her family to security risks

    Alexa Dell, 24, is the daughter of tech billionaire and entrepreneur Michael Dell. She grew up in Austin, Texas on a sprawling estate called "The Castle" with her parents and four siblings, and her father gave her an at-home masterclass on building world-changing technologies. But as tech royalty, Dell quickly learned

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Nigeria records 163m mobile subscribers, becomes mobile-first country

  Online shopping mall, Jumia Nigeria, on Thursday said that Nigeria was fast becoming a mobile-first country with 162 million subscribers and penetration rate of 84 per cent. The Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Nigeria, Mrs. Juliet Anammah, made the assessment at the 2018 Mobile Report Launch. “The availability of lower price point

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Heritage Bank Introduces Digital Banking Platform ‘Octopus’

  Heritage Bank Plc has introduced an advanced intelligent digital experience known as Octopus. The solution which is full-fledged digital bank was described as an innovation that is poised to connect all a customer’s bank accounts with your Debit Card details or account holder information. According to a statement, ‘Octopus’ by Heritage Bank

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Russia Deploys Hypersonic Nuclear ICBM,can defy existing missile defense systems

Newsweek   Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is developing a new generation of advanced nuclear weapons including a hypersonic intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach almost anywhere in the world and cannot be shot down by anti-missile systems. Putin made the claim during his annual presidential address to the Federal Assembly

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