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Tech byte: Catch up on latest tech news roundup from February 4 to February 11, 2024

Tech byte: Catch up on latest tech news roundup from Februar

We're glad you're here for the most recent collections of Technology Newswhere we swiftly present the most interesting AllNews stories from the previous week.

Data protection revenue hits N6.2 billion in 2023 — Report

The total revenue for data protection in 2023 increased to N6.2 billion from N5.5 billion in 2022, according to the Nigeria Data Protection Annual Report.

The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) hosted an awards dinner and supper on its second anniversary in Abuja on Sunday, when the report was presented. Read more here.

Tesla's $30 billion market cap drop spells trouble for Elon Musk's worth in 2024

Due to the $30 billion decline in Tesla's market capitalisation at Monday's close of business, billionaire Elon Musk's prospects for 2024 are not looking bright as his net worth continues to decline.

According to Forbes' real-time billionaire estimations, Elon Musk's valuation has plummeted by $3.9 billion to $194 billion as of Monday. Read more here.

Google releases Gemini AI app to compete with ChatGPT

To catch up to OpenAI's well-liked ChatGPT, Google is putting all of its resources into Gemini, the high-profile AI language model it unveiled late last year.

The company released a Gemini app specifically for Android on Thursday, and it combined all of Duet AI's features from Google Workspace under the Gemini name. The company also renamed its Bard chatbot as Gemini. Read more here.

Former Apple engineer jailed for stealing self-driving car secrets

Former Apple hardware engineer Xiaolang Zhang has been sentenced to 120 days in prison and three years of supervised release for stealing information about the company's self-driving vehicle development.

Zhang was arrested in 2018 at San Jose International Airport as he was about to board a flight to China. He initially pleaded not guilty, but changed his mind in 2022 and admitted to stealing trade secrets.  Read more here.

US government offers $15m reward for arrest of Hhive hacker group

A $15 million reward has been issued by the US Department of State for information that leads to the identification and apprehending of the transnational organised crime gang responsible for the Hive ransomware version.

More specifically, information that leads to the identification and/or location of any person or people holding a significant leadership role within the organisation might potentially earn up to $10 million. Read more here.

These are a few of this week's most recent technology news. For more information on the most recent news in Nigeria and across the world, visit www.allnews.ng.

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