WhatsApp Warns Users To Share Their Data With Facebook or Stop Using The App

 WhatsApp Warns Users To Share Their Data With Facebook or Stop Using The App

WhatsApp Warns Users To Share Their Data With Facebook or Stop Using The App

The Facebook-owned messenger with 2 billion users revamps its privacy policy.

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messenger that claims to have privacy coded into its DNA, is giving its 2 billion plus users an ultimatum to agree to share their personal data with Facebook or delete their accounts.
The requirement is being delivered through an in-app alert directing users to agree to sweeping changes in the WhatsApp terms of service. Those who don’t accept the revamped privacy policy by February 8 will no longer be able to use the app.

Shortly after Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014, its developers built state-of-the-art end-to-end encryption into the messaging app. The move was seen as a victory for privacy advocates because it used the Signal Protocol, an open source encryption scheme whose source code has been reviewed and audited by scores of independent security experts.

In 2016, WhatsApp gave users a one-time ability to opt out of having account data turned over to Facebook. Now, an updated privacy policy is changing that. Come next month, users will no longer have that choice. Some of the data that WhatsApp collects includes:
  • User phone numbers
  • Other people’s phone numbers stored in address books
  • Profile names
  • Profile pictures and
  • Status message including when a user was last online
Under the new terms, Facebook reserves the right to share collected data with its family of companies.

“As part of the Facebook family of companies, WhatsApp receives information from, and shares information with, this family of companies,” the new privacy policy states. “We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them, to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings.”
In some cases, such as when someone uses WhatsApp to interact with third-party businesses, Facebook may also share information with those outside entities.

A lack of transparency
The move comes a month after Apple started requiring iOS app makers, including WhatsApp, to detail the information they collect from users. WhatsApp, according to the App Store, reserves the right to collect:
User content
Usage data and

A WhatsApp spokeswoman declined to speak on the record about the changes and precisely how or if it’s possible for users to opt out of them. She agreed to email additional information on the condition it be kept on background, meaning none of the details can be quoted verbatim.
The move, the spokeswoman said, is part of a previously disclosed move to allow businesses to store and manage WhatsApp chats using Facebook's infrastructure. Users won't have to use WhatsApp to interact with the businesses and have the option of blocking the businesses. She said there will be no change in how WhatsApp shares provides data with Facebook for non-business chats and account data.

Together, the WhatsApp privacy policy and terms of service are more than 8,000 words long and are filled with legal jargon that makes it difficult for non-lawyers to understand. WhatsApp is doing its users a disservice by not agreeing to speak on the record so that reporters can fully understand the changes and explain them to readers.
WhatsApp users migrating to Telegram app

People who object to the new terms and policy should consider using a different messenger. The Signal messenger provides the same robust encryption engine with a much more transparent privacy policy and terms of service. (Those documents are half the length of those from WhatsApp, too.) Besides providing encrypted chats, Signal also offers encrypted audio and video calls. 
And also, Telegram is another more encrypted messenger you need to move to. People that are already using telegram tends to prefer it to whatsapp.

What do you think about this new Privacy policy by WhatsApp?

4 Interesting New Features Of MIUI12 Update For Xiaomi Redmi 8


4 interesting new features of miui12 update for redmi8

It's no longer a new thing that Xiaomi has rolled out MIUI 12 updates for all models of her smartphones including the Global version. Though, not everyone has received this updates nor installed them.

Those that haven't gotten theirs will receive it in the coming months, while some users must have received theirs but have failed to download and install the updates due to different personal reasons.

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Incase you haven't updated your xiaomi redmi 8 device to the latest version and you are wondering what exactly is the new updates coming with. Well, below are the new features that accompanies miui12 on redmi 8


MIUI V12.0 New Features

1. Control center

New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notifications shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center

New: When Notification shade is open, swipe down from the upper right orner to open Control center

Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode

2. Dark mode

Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode

3. System

Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases

4. Status bar, Notification shade

New: Screen lights up with an animation now

New: Status bar color gradient animation

Aren't these new features awesome? I suggest you waste no time and Update to MIUI 12.

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How To Activate 200 Naira For 1.2GB On Glo

 How to activate 200 Naira For 1.2GB On Glo

How to activate 200 Naira For 1.2GB On Glo

Glo is undoubtedly leading the data plan world. They are seriously bringing out different data plan to suite every individual depending on what they use their data for.

For instance, Glo data plan has Night and Weekend plan which most users don't know. As you read onwards, I'll be showing you how you can activate the 200 naira for 1.2gb data plan.

It's very simple. The interesting part is that, Glo 1.2GB for 200  naira is Sunday data plan and is available for all customers. Meaning, all Glo sims are eligible for this offer, whether new or existing customers.

How To Activate It

  • Simply recharge your Glo sim with 200 Naira

  • Dial *777# > Data plan > Buy data plan > Night & Weekend. 
  • Select 1.2GB for N200 1Day SUN and subscribe for the data plan.  

To check your data balance, please dial *127*0#.

Note: Data is valid for only 1 Day and usable only on Sunday.
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How To Make Your Blog Appear on Google Search Engine

 How To Make Your Blog Appear on Google Search Engine

How To Make Your Blog Appear on Google Search Engine

For those that are new in the blogging world, you might not really know how to make your blog appear on Google or how Google search really works. What you only know is that your blog needs to appear on Google search engine inorder to drive traffic to your blog.

Most new bloggers don't know that they can get their blogs on Google for free, all they need to do is just a simple task with a tool called Google Search Console (formerly Google webmaster)

Google Search Console is a free tool offered by Google which helps in making blogs or websites appear in Google search engine. This tool also helps you to improve the crawling rate of your blog (i.e allowing Google bots to visit your blog and source for information which will be sent to Google search results).

To begin this process, you need to do this few simple things.

First of all, you need to add your blog to Google search console and verify that you’re the owner of the blog.

Adding your blog to Search Console

To start things off, you’ll need to set up a free account with Google Search Console. Then you’ll need to verify that you actually own the site you’re going to analyze.

(Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to check up on your competitor’s sites with this tool. You must prove ownership to inspect a site.)

Start by clicking the “add property” button on the left-hand dropdown.

From there, just enter your site name. Remember that it’s a strict entry, meaning http: and https: are counted as different sites.

Next, you’ll need to verify that you own the site. Google provides a few different ways of doing this.

The recommended method is to add an HTML file to your server. But you can also add a meta tag, edit your DNS settings. But since we are focusing on blogger, you are advised connect to your Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager account to Google search console.

The second and most important task is to submit your blog/website sitemap to search console.

In the course of this post, I'll be guiding you through the step by step methods on how to submit blog sitemap to Google Search Console and make your blog appear on Google search engine result pages.

But, before we take off, you need to understand what actually a sitemap is, and why is it important for your blog to submit a sitemap.

What is a Sitemap?
A sitemap is actually a map of your website or blog. It is a list of pages of a web site within a domain.

When Google crawlers go around the web indexing new web pages in its database, new blogs are usually missed out as only a few or no sites are linking to them as well as they’re not aware of sitemap thing.

A sitemap is either an XML or HTML file that contains all the URLs of the pages inside your blog.

While HTML sitemap helps your visitors to navigate through your blog, an XML sitemap helps the search engine crawlers the same way.

When you submit an XML sitemap to Google Search Console, it helps search engine crawlers to find all the URLs on your website and add it to their database.

There are various parts of a sitemap that affect the crawling rate of your blog, such as the size of your sitemap, the number of URLs in your sitemap, indexing priority of pages on your blog, updating frequency, etc.

Now, that you know about sitemap and its importance, let’s move on to the further steps.

Submit Blogger Sitemap To Google Search Console

Below is the complete process you have to follow in terms to submit your blogspot blog sitemap to Google Search Console.

Submitting sitemap for blog posts

1: Sign in to your Google Search Console Account.

2: Select the desired blog you wish to submit the sitemap for.

3: At the left side of the page, click on Sitemaps under Crawl section.
Adding blogger sitemap to Google search console

4: Now, at the top-right corner of the page, click on Add/Test Sitemap button.

Step 5: Add the below code in the provided text field.


This is the sitemap code for your blogger blog that you need to add.

Step 6: Press “Submit Sitemap” button.

Step 7: Refresh the page.

Congratulation! You have finished the process of submitting your blog sitemap.

Note: The above sitemap will work for 500 posts only. If you have more than 500 posts published on your blog, then you have to add one more sitemap.

The Whole procedure will be same, but at this time you have to add this code.


That’s it. You are done with submitting the sitemap for blog posts. Within the next 24 Hours, your blog will start appearing on Google search engine result pages.

After going through all these steps and you came in contact with one problem or the other, do well to drop your questions in the comment section, and I'll be glad to help you out. Don't forget to share this post with your fellow bloggers on Facebook.

How To Know When A Telegram Channel or Group was Created

 How To Know When A Telegram Channel or Group was Created

How To Know When A Telegram Channel or Group was Created

A telegram channel is more like a facebook page (but without likes and comments) where contents are published by one or more administrators for the public to see. Members can only get access to updates from the channel by subscribing to it, just as it's been done on YouTube.

A Telegram channels can pursue a variety of purposes, from sharing useful content to implementing a business strategy. Also, you can successfully use your channel to build and improve your company image, boost your sales, make profits on ads, enhance customer loyalty, etc. 

Are you already in a telegram channel or group and want to know how long it has been in existence? This post will help you achieve that. The group or channel might not really have to be yours. It can be any group or Channel.

Here's how to know when a telegram channel was created

1. First of all, locate the group or channel you want to find out it's date of creation and click on it.

2. Once you are in the channel or group, click the option button at the top right of your screen.
Dominzyloadedtech Telegram channel

3. From the drop-down lists, select ' Go to first message' 

4. Once this is selected, you will be taken back to the first message that was posted in the group or channel, and right before it is the date at which the Channel or group was created.

5. You should see something like 'January 1, 2018 Channel created at 12.33pm as shown below.
How To Know When A Telegram Channel or Group was Created

For group chats, you might not really get the exact date but you will find yourself closer to it, except you are the group owner. Still on the group chat, after clicking on go to first message, it might take you to the first message you saw when you joined the group or got added to the group. Just add a little effort by manually scrolling up to see the first message that was sent to the group.

Hope this was helpful. Now you can find out how long a well thriving channel has been in existence.

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How To Easily Check Your MTN Phone Number

 How To Easily Check Your MTN Phone Number

How To Easily Check Your MTN Phone Number

Most times when we buy new SIM card and haven't stored the number in our head, we find it difficult to call out the phone number especially when it's needed during form registration or other uses. Also, we might want to check the phone number of a particular person without having to flash your phone with his number.

In this post, I'll be showing you how to easily get any MTN phone number using some particular codes. There will no need for you to go about with your mtn SIM pack or call MTN customer care service just to get your number.

Codes To Check MTN Number
To check your mtn number, just dial *663# and your phone number will popup on the screen of your mobile phone.

Another way to check it is by dialing the ussd code *123*1*1#.
If the above code is not going due to errors, you can use the step by step method.
Dial *123# from your phone dailer,
Select 1 from the options, which is "Account information"
Then select 1 again which is "My number" and your number will display on the screen and you will also receive an SMS immediately that contains your number.

For Androids, you can simply go to settings, then select Dual SIM settings and you will see your number.

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5 Ways To Make Money With Your Website In 2021

 5 Ways To Make Money With Your Website In 2021

5 Ways To Make Money With Your Website In 2021

These days, everyone is owning one website or the other and a website is one of the most powerful digital marketing tools where one can make money from.
A website that is Appropriately optimized with great valuable content can generate up to $1000+ per month.

Below are 5 proven ways to make money and even more.

1. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts.
Instead of just providing ads to users, affiliate marketing can link neatly with your content.

2 . Sponsored Posts
A sponsored post, also known as a promoted post, is a post to any community-driven notification-oriented website which is explicitly sponsored as an advertisement by a particular company in order to draw a large amount of popularity through user promotion and moderation to the most active or most viewed page on the website. 
It’s not just Instagrammers who can get in on the action, though. As your website grows in popularity, you may find companies reach out to you looking forward to promoting their brand.

3. Generating Leads
Lead generation is the process of putting potential customers in touch with companies who may be of benefit to them. For that, you’ll need a clean, easy to navigate website with clear CTAs.

4. Subscriptions
Anything from online tutoring, to accessing software, to premium digital content can be monetized through a subscription model. Subscriptions work best when you have a product or service that people can’t physically buy, but do need to access regularly.

This is how you put your website income on autopilot. It’ll help users order content placement from you with ease. You’ll get payment, rankings, and content for your website with every new buyer! Try it out.

Get .COM Domain For As Low As $7 Per Year

Get .COM Domain For As Low As $7

 Get .COM Domain For As Low As $7 Per Year

It's almost Christmas and here's your chance to get a domain for your website or online store at a very cheap price.
Namecheap is giving out up to 99% off across their product range which include Domain name registration, Domain transfer, Hosting, SSL, VPN, VPS hosting, etc. This is actually the perfect time to stock up on everything you need to keep your website online for less next year.
This offer is title Holiday Deals and will last till December 21st. Up to 94% off on Domains, 99% off on Hosting & Email, Up to 86% off on Web Security.

Why Should You Use Namecheap?
There are 3 major reason why you should use namecheap:

1. Privacy and security
Your website security and privacy comes first at Namecheap, and they will always support the rights of individuals and consumers online. It’s Namecheap's mission to keep the Internet open, free, and safe for everyone.

2. Boosting Business Online
With industry-premium products and services, Namecheap will boost your business online at prices that won’t break your budget. If it doesn’t provide you with a better Internet experience, They simply don’t offer it.

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You’re covered by a Support Team that’s renowned for being one of the most knowledgeable, friendly, and professional in the business. Real people are ready to assist you with any issue, any time, 24/7.

So what exactly are you waiting? Don't let this opportunity pass you by, get a domain name now.

Gionee Found Guilty Of Purposely Planting Malware Into 20 Million Phones

 Gionee Found Guilty Of Purposely Planting Malware Into 20 Million Phones

Gionee Found Guilty Of Purposely Planting Malware Into 20 Million Phones

Gionee has been found guilty by a Chinese court of purposely planting malware in over 20 million phones. The court verdict details were announced by China Judgment Document Network and reported by the Chinese media. A Trojan horse malware was injected into Gionee phones through an app, and this malicious activity was carried out between December 2018 and October 2019. Gionee is said to have used this app to plague users with ads and make huge profits.

Chinese media CNBeta.com reports that Gionee is found guilty of these malpractices by a Chinese court. The report shares details of the verdict published by China Judgment Document Network “on the illegal control of computer information systems”, disclosing details of Gionee phones becoming "broilers". The court found that Beijing Baice Technology cooperated with the defendant Shenzhen Zhipu Technology (a subsidiary of Gionee) to implant malware into Gionee Phones through an update of "Story Lock Screen" app. The app was automatically updated with Trojan plug-ins without the users' knowledge, and then “Dark Horse Platform” was used to install and update the “Living Trojan Horse” onto Gionee phones.

Shenzhen Zhipu Technology and Beijing Baice Technology then indulged in unethical activities using the pull method. The report says that the two companies successfully executed “pull activities” a total of 2.88 billion times. Unsolicited ads were also showed to affected users to make profits. The report says Shenzhen Zhipu could have earned over CNY 27.85 million (roughly Rs. 31.4 crores) from Beijing Baice Company's “pulling businesses”, and their estimated expenses are said to be at CNY 8.425 million (roughly Rs. 9.5 crores). Since April 2019, the number of "pulling" handsets covered every month exceeded 21.75 million
Both the parties have been reportedly awarded three years and six months of jail term and a fine of CNY 200,000 (roughly Rs. 22.5 lakhs), each.

I guess this is an example of "everyday for the thief, one day for the owner". We all need to be honest in our business.

Google Will Delete All Your Backup Storage Files Online If You Fail To Do This

As long as you use Gmail, Google drive and Google photos to store most of your files, this important information is for you.

Google Will Delete All Your Backup Files Online If You Fail To Do This

Google just released a new policy statement, which they sent to every gmail users. A sample of it is below

Dear Google User,

We are writing to let you know that we recently announced new storage policies for Google Accounts using Gmail, Google Drive (including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files) and/or Google Photos that bring us in line with industry practices. Since you have previously used one or more of these products in your Google Account storage, we wanted to tell you about the new policies well before they go into effect on June 1, 2021. Below is a summary of the new policies. Please reference our Help Center article for a complete list of what's changing.

The summary of this policy changes is that, starting from 1st of June 2021, every files you upload on Gmail, Google photos and Google drive (forms, docs,sheets) will be deleted if you haven't done any of these things below:

1. If you haven't accessed or signed into any of your storage account for the past 2 years, you will be affected. This means that if your account has been inactive for 2 years or more, all contents in it will be deleted.

2. If you exceed your Storage limit for 2 years, your files will surely be deleted.


Those that won't be affected by this new policy are:

 Google One member that have not exceeded their storage limit and have been inactive for more than 2 years, will not be affected.Those using Google Workspace, G Suite for Education and G Suite for Nonprofits policies will also not be affected by this policy change.

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Before your contents gets deleted, you will be notified via your mail. Begin now to access your Gmail, drive and Photos, to avoid your files being deleted and also check your storage limit from time to time to be sure not to exceed it. Try to delete the photos or files that are no longer useful. 

Learn how to manage your storage by using the free storage manager in the Google One app and on the web to see how you're using your Google Account storage, and free up space across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos.

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