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Samsung to launch foldable smartphone after major delay

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Tech giant Samsung has said it will launch its hotly anticipated first foldable smartphone on Friday, months after faulty screens forced an embarrassing delay of its release. The world’s largest smartphone maker spent nearly eight years developing the Galaxy Fold, but had to hold its launch in April after …

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Twitter CEO account hacked, tweets by text halted

Washington, United States | AFP |  Twitter on Wednesday halted users’ ability to fire off tweets via text messages as it seeks to fix a vulnerability that led to CEO Jack Dorsey’s account being hijacked. Dorsey last week was the target of so-called “SIM swap” fraud, which enables a hacker …

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Could cryptocurrency dethrone the US dollar?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Bank of England governor Mark Carney has suggested that a virtual currency, modelled on Facebook’s Libra, could one day replace the dollar as king of the foreign exchange market. The BoE chief aired vague proposals for a so-called “Synthetic Hegemonic Currency” at the recent …

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New Huawei handset to launch without Google apps

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Huawei’s upcoming flagship Mate 30 smartphone will launch next month without key Google apps, creating a disadvantage for the Chinese tech giant hit by US sanctions. A Google spokesperson confirmed Thursday that the California firm won’t be able to deliver licensed applications such as Gmail, Maps and YouTube …

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Musinguzi, Lakidi to head NITA-U and Refugee Appeals boards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the appointment of the Refugee Appeals board and that of the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U). The new five-member Refugee Appeals board comprises of Gordon Lakidi Oloya as Chairperson and members Charles Wadenya, Gordon Mwesigye, Hajj Kisambira Muhammad Tezikuba and Animu Angupale. …

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