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Nigeria’s Twitter ban: Government orders prosecution of violators

The government announced on Friday it was suspending Twitter’s operations in the country. Mobile phone networks blocked access after being ordered to do so, but some users are getting around the ban. The move comes after Twitter deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari for breaching the site’s rules. Some users saw his post, which … Continue reading Nigeria’s Twitter ban: Government orders prosecution of violators

Microsoft Teams is down worldwide for many users

Microsoft Teams is down and experiencing an outage worldwide for many users and are blocking connectivity for lots of Microsoft Teams users across Europe and Asia. Microsoft is aware of the issues and is currently investigating the route cause. “We’ve confirmed that this issue affects users globally,” says Microsoft’s 365 status account on Twitter. “We’re … Continue reading Microsoft Teams is down worldwide for many users

Microsoft lunches voice command in word

Harness the power of your voice Now more than ever, we’re all very busy—juggling family, work, friends, and whatever else life throws our way. New enhancements in Office leverage the Azure Cognitive Services AI platform so you can harness the power of your voice to spend less time and energy creating your best work and … Continue reading Microsoft lunches voice command in word

YouTube video removals doubled during lockdown

YouTube removed more videos than ever during the lockdown period, the company says. The second quarter of the year saw more than 11 million videos taken down, up from six million at the start of the year. YouTube said that it had opted for “over-enforcement” in its automatic systems when it was short-staffed during lockdown. … Continue reading YouTube video removals doubled during lockdown

Warning over ‘dangerous’ DIY beauty trends on TikTok

DIY beauty trends popular on TikTok could be dangerous and harmful, healthcare groups have warned. Examples include applying bleach to whiten teeth, removing moles at home, and using eyelash glue to make lips appear larger, BBC News has discovered. When these videos went viral, they encouraged others to copy the so-called “beauty hacks”, which could … Continue reading Warning over ‘dangerous’ DIY beauty trends on TikTok