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Business

WATCH | Facebook now targeting real users in security crackdown

Today at 16:00 PM, via Fin24

Facebook is taking a more aggressive approach to shut down coordinated groups of real-user accounts engaging in certain harmful activities on its platform, using the same strategy its security teams take against campaigns using fake accounts.

Politics

IEC in KZN ready for weekend’s voter registration

Today at 15:02 PM, via SABC News

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) says it is ready for the two-day voter registration ahead of the local government elections (LGE) on the 1st of November. 

Education

Nigeria: Adeyemi College of Education Matriculates 4,608 Students

Today at 14:12 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] As directed by the Federal Government, the Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State, Dr. Samuel Akintunde, has charged students of the institution to take COVID-19 vaccine jabs, make use of nose mask always and avoid crowded places.

Education

Liberia: Young Scholars of Liberia Thrill Hundreds With Poems for Peace

Today at 12:19 PM, via AllAfrica

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia — Young Scholars of Liberia (YSL) who are dedicated to poetry writing, fiction and nonfiction on Saturday, September 11, 2021, thrilled hundreds of people including some of Liberia’s best and brightest minds with poems reading for peace and enlightenment.

Entertainment

9/11 made spy dramas like ’24’ and ‘Alias’ scramble. But not for long

Today at 16:14 PM, via CNN

The Sept. 11 terror attacks that rippled through US society and culture 20 years ago also disrupted the fall TV season that was about to begin. While all of television pondered how to respond, those events particularly impacted a trio of new dramas with anti-terrorism and espionage themes: “24,” “Alias” and “The Agency,” resulting in last-minute scrambling and changes.

Entertainment

‘Muhammad Ali’ lets Ken Burns go four fascinating rounds with the champ’s life and legacy

Today at 16:14 PM, via CNN

Floating and stinging as it explores the boxing icon’s life inside the ring and out, “Muhammad Ali” is another epic Ken Burns-produced dive into the life of an influential 20th-century figure, coming on the heels of “Hemingway.” Much has said about Ali, but going the distance with this four-part PBS documentary makes it feel like, well, the greatest.

Science/Tech

Tencent Opens WeChat To Rivals’ Links as App Walls Crumble

Today at 16:41 PM, via Slashdot

Tencent allowed users of its main WeChat social media service to link to rivals’ content for the first time in years, taking initial steps to comply with Beijing’s call to dismantle walls around platforms run by the country’s online giants. From a report: From Friday, users who upgrade to the latest version of the messaging service can access external services such as Alibaba’s Taobao online...

Science/Tech

Telegram’s cybercrime problem

Today at 16:15 PM, via MyBroadband

An investigation into cybercrime activity on Telegram’s messaging services revealed data dumps containing numerous email and password combinations.

Science/Tech

Telegram Emerges as New Dark Web for Cyber Criminals

Today at 16:01 PM, via Slashdot

Telegram has exploded as a hub for cybercriminals looking to buy, sell and share stolen data and hacking tools, new research shows, as the messaging app emerges as an alternative to the dark web. From a report: An investigation by cyber intelligence group Cyberint, together with the Financial Times, found a ballooning network of hackers sharing data leaks on the popular messaging platform,...

Health

Research on Covid Booster Shots is Conflicting

Today at 14:16 PM, via New York Times

An advisory committee faces a range of bewildering scientific questions surrounding whether to authorize additional coronavirus vaccine doses, and for whom.

Health

Where Did It All Go So Wrong for Juul?

Today at 13:00 PM, via New York Times

A new documentary by The New York Times traces the e-cigarette maker on its path from fledgling start-up to Silicon Valley juggernaut and, eventually, public health villain.