Trust Payments, the global unified payments group for global pay-in, pay-out and customer journey technologies, has partnered with social network, messaging and e-commerce startup Wakanda Messenger to provide the payments element for their online marketplace and money remittance service. Wakanda Messenger, developed by Kemit Kingdom, will be widely available on iPhone and Android from 15 October 2020. It has already launched its Beta app in Africa and Europe to a selected audience of 20,000 trial users. Read more
On May 18, Tencent’s WeChat, Tsinghua University’s Tsinghua China Data Center, and the Tencent Social Research Institute jointly released a report entitled “The 2020 Pandemic and the QR Code Economy Report”. The report points out that as an important part of the digital economy, the WeChat QR Code Economy has played an effective role in buffering the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
At a hearing in Washington, D.C.on Wednesday, former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents. Continue reading
A Singapore firm working with the big tech companies and manufacturers has come up with a service that allows people to text their household appliances. Sara Hemrajani reports. Continue reading
Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says it has obtained a secret trove of hacking tools used by the CIA.
The Silicon Valley pioneer also said CEO Marissa Mayer and some other directors will leave the board after it closes its deal with Verizon. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
Yahoo says one billion accounts exposed in newly discovered security breach.
Yahoo has been secretly scanning millions of its customers’ emails for U.S. intelligence, according to a Reuters investigation.
Yahoo is expected to confirm that a data breach has exposed several hundred million user accounts, according to Recode. Fred Katayama reports.