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Facebook ad revenue tops $10 billion

Facebook profits soared in the third quarter as it brought in more than $10bn from advertising. The firm said profits were $4.7bn (£3.5bn) in the three months to the end of September, up 80% year-on-year. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told investors the firm’s investments in security would “impact” profitability. US …

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Why Zimbabwe has a ‘Minister of WhatsApp’

A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister – …

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Google sued over sex discrimination

Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work. The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it. It comes as companies in Silicon Valley face …

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New camera can see through human body

Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body. The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools, known as endoscopes, during internal examinations. Until now, medics have had to rely on expensive scans, such as X-rays, to trace their progress. The new camera works …

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Iranians up in arms as Apple removes top apps

Iranians have been joined by a minister in protest after Apple removed popular apps from its store, which the American company says has been done to comply with US sanctions. “Today, respecting consumers’ rights is a basic principle which Apple has not followed,” Information and Communication Technology Minister Mohammad Javad …

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Ministry alerts public of Facebook Scam

The Ministry of the Interior has alerted the public that Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior has no Facebook account or any other social media account. The Ministry therefore said some persons acting as the Minister’s agents were peddling false information in respect of recruitment into the security …

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