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5 Tools You Need To Protect Your Privacy Online

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The purpose of protecting privacy is to reduce the power governments and private sector companies have over you. Therefore, it is recommended that you safeguard your information with the right internet privacy tools even when you believe “you have nothing to hide.” 

It appears that the word ‘privacy’ is now being trivialized because most search engines and internet service providers (ISPs) now collect and sell user data. On the grounds of this, the need for internet privacy protection products and services became crucial.

Albeit, there are several options available across the web, such as Nigeria VPN,  Password manager, encrypted DNS,  encrypted hard drive, privacy-focused web browser, among others, All these shall be discussed vividly in subsequent paragraphs.

1. Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

VPN serves as a shield because it protects your location from being disclosed, and it hides the websites you have visited. Basically, your internet traffic is directed through a secured server. Keep in mind that not all VPNs are the same. There is a wide range of free VPN’s apps but it is advisable to go for a service that charges a monthly fee due to the fact that it is more reliable. Examples of trustworthy services are ExpressVPN and Private Internet Access VPN. Sadly, this doesn’t automatically mean that all your online activities are private.

2. A password manager.

This is a broad area because it encompasses password strength, password management, and password storage. People make common errors (such as using their date of birth or phone number) to formulate computer passwords, thereby making their information vulnerable to hacking. You need to start using strong, unique passwords for every site you visit. Many people store passwords in the web browser and this is risky. You would be better off using a dedicated password manager.

Here are examples of good password managers; KeePass, LessPass, Bitwarden, Dashlane and 1Password. You can also set up 2-factor authentication for every important website and service you use.

3. An Encrypted DNS (domain name system) links URLs with their IP address. Encrypting DNS helps improve user privacy and scrutiny. It is important that you change your DNS settings from time to time to prevent your information from being breached and sold to advertisers. On that account, using a privacy-focused DNS like 1.1.1.1 could help. The DNS, which Cloudflare owns, employs encryption to protect your internet traffic.

4. An encrypted hard drive

Putting a password on the computer’s hard-drive is also a step to protect a user from a data bridge. The computer’s data becomes inaccessible to a criminal when the hard drive is taken out. Without your password, they wouldn’t be able to gain entry. The encryption process can vary between systems and devices. If you use a Mac, you’ll simply want to enable FileVault protection on it, which encrypts the hard drive. Windows PC users should consider downloading an open-source application such as DiskCryptor app to encrypt their computers.

5. A privacy-focused web browser

Not all browsers are not fully secured but some assist you to maintain your anonymity and surf the web securely. Google is not your friend if you’re bothered about your privacy online and you might need to look out for other secure options. 

‘Brave’ is said to be an excellent browser as it is based on the open-source Chromium project. Your browsing data are not stored or collected. It automatically blocks trackers, and even automatically upgrades to HTTPS for secure, encrypted communications. You can also get it on your mobile phones. There are also other options as well such as Apple’s privacy-focused Safari web browser, Opera, and Firefox. Some browsers also offer ad blockers.

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Hit the Infinix Global Jackpot and you might win a brand new car!

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There’s no better way to celebrate Christmas than with a big win. This year, Infinix will be giving its customers the opportunity to win big this festive season.

Infinix, premium online-driven smartphone brand, will be launching the “Infinix Global Jackpot” for the first time. The leading smartphone brand has decided to do this as a way of appreciating brand loyalists for their support over the years. Premium gifts, such as cars, refrigerators, home appliances and other grand draw prizes will be given out during the festive season.

Before you start making room for that brand new car, here’s what you need to know about the Infinix Global Jackpot.

The promo is set to start on the 27th of November and will end on the 13th of January. During this period, anyone who purchases any of the Infinix Note 8 series, Hot 10 series, Zero 8 series, or the S5 pro will be entitled to participate in an online raffle draw. At the end of the raffle, emergent winners will walk away with one of several amazing prizes including a brand new car.

Concerning the promo, Mr. Philip Pan, Infinix Global GTM and Retail Management Director said, “Infinix has achieved great milestones over the years and we couldn’t have done it without our customers. This is why we have made it a culture to continually show them our appreciation in the best way that we can. The ‘Infinix Global Jackpot’ is another gesture of appreciation from us to our beloved customers in Nigeria.”

There are three ways to benefit from this promo.

1. Offline purchase
Walk into any authorized retail store and buy any of the earlier mentioned devices i.e. Infinix Note 8 series, Zero 8 series, Hot 10 series or the S5 pro and stand a chance to win branded gift items like bags, flasks, umbrellas etc.

2. Join the Infinix community – Xclub
If you’re not a part of the Xclub and you own an Infinix device, you can simply register byaccessing the Xclub application on your smartphone application list. If you do not own an Infinix device, there’s nothing to worry about. You can also join the community by registering here.

Participate in Xclub activities after registration to stand a chance of winning discount coupons to purchase any Infinix device at a discount. Lucky individuals might also get to win one unit of the Infinix Zero 8 for free.

3. Participate in the raffle
The biggest winners will come from the raffle draw. Participants will stand a chance to walk away with selected home appliances and the Grand prize – one new car.

Here’s what you need to do to participate;

1. Get a ticket when you buy any of the Note 8 series, Hot 10 series, Zero 8 series, or S5 pro from offline stores to qualify for the raffle draw.

2. Follow @Infinixnigeria to get updates on the promo.

3. Watch out for your raffle ticket number during the raffle draw winner announcement.

Promo runs from November 27th till January 15th . So, get ready to see some wonderful surprises roll in from now till the New Year. The draw dates are as follows.

  • Lucky Prize:11 December 2020 – 13 January 2021 Live Draw.
  • Mega Jackpot:11 December 2020 – 5 January 2021 Draw date: 8 January 2021.
  • Super Jackpot:6 January 2021 – 13 January 2021 Draw date: 15 January 2021.

For more information, please visit Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @Infinixnigeria.

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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The New Note 8 – Infinix Unveils an All-Rounder for Success

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Lagos, Nigeria, October 30, 2020 – Infinix unveiled the new Note 8 series today and it exudes sleekness and power. The premium online-driven smartphone brand, Infinix, has once again outdone themselves with an excellent all-round smartphone model that is targeted at the mid-to-high end market segment.

Infinix’s new flagship model comes with a high-performance MediaTek Helio G80 processor, the biggest dual front
camera screen, 64M Ultra HD 6 cameras and a fast charging, massive 5200mAh battery. It’s an ultra-sleek, ultra-fast
and ultra-long-lasting smartphone.

An Image of the newly released powerhouse – Infinix NOTE 8

The new Note 8 comes in 3 attractive color designs such as, silver, green, and blue with subtle patterns in the
reflective glass, all at a favorable price range of ₦90,400.

Excellent all-round performance

The high-performance MediaTek Helio G80 processor with MediaTek HyperEngine Game Technology powering the new Note 8 makes it incredibly fast and ensures that the phone provides a comprehensive strong and smooth all-round performance.

The MediaTek HyperEngine Game Technology ensures your smartphone always keeps up with you. It features an
intelligent resource management engine that ensures sustained performance and longer gameplay. It also helps with
dynamic management of CPU, GPU, and memory and can easily handle demanding game scenes as well as intense
gameplay.

Ensuring that users enjoy an uninterrupted performance while on the go is the Note 8’s new fast charging, massive
5200mAh battery with super long endurance. This battery coupled with power marathon tech embedded in the device will keep the phone going for hours on end. For avid gamers, this will ensure users that they can have long hours of gameplay without flinching. For the successful business person or entrepreneur, the Note 8 provides crucial
connectivity on the go, ensuring easy access to essential functions like email, office-related apps, video conferencing
apps and more.

To address heat issues while charging your phones, the new Note has dual engines technology. This keeps the Note 8
cool, reducing the heat by 8 degrees while charging.

Bringing visual experience to a whole new level
One of the key highlights of the Note 8 is that it features the biggest dual front camera screen in the industry with dual super tiny camera punch hole – allowing the display to wrap around the punch hole and be less of an obstruction during media consumption.

To broaden users’ horizon, the phone uses a super-wide 6.95" Dual Infinity-O Display. The precise cutting of the punch ensures that the camera remains clear of any blockages and does not suffer from a degradation of the picture quality.

To complete users’ audio visual experience, the Note 8 comes with dual surround speakers supported by the DTS
audio enhancement technology and 4 modes that deliver immersive musical experiences. This will allow users to level up the sound effect to better enjoy the audio experiences while watching their favorite movies or listening to music or gaming.

Making super stable videos easy

To meet the exacting demands of mobile phone users in this era of phoneography, Infinix has made continuous efforts to improve the camera functions of its smartphones. The new Note 8 comes equipped with a top of the line set of high definition cameras – 64MP Ultra HD 6 Cameras – that will allow users to capture every important moment in incredible detail, with crystal clear clarity and lifelike beauty.

In today’s world of TikTok and vlogging, there is a huge demand on smartphone makers to create smartphones with
cameras that can produce professional quality videos on the go. After intense testing and evaluation by Infinix’s
development team, Vidhance’s video enhancement solution was chosen, as it provided top quality video stabilization
software. This was successfully implemented in the Note 7 which garnered positive reviews.

For uncompromising quality when it comes to video performance and stabilization, the Note 8 will also have leading
video-enhancement algorithms from Vidhance®. This will guarantee stability and clarity of videos when using the Note 8.
Should users decide on making a dramatic slow motion video, the phone’s Slow Motion Capture will capture every
frame of the action without missing a detail.
Infinix has also found a solution to combat insufficient light situations that plague users when shooting videos. After
spending more than 180 days and nights of unremitting research and development to address this issue, Note 8’s
product design team were able to create the Ultra Night Mode 2.0 which delivers uncompromising results under low
light conditions.

An exquisite design

The physical allure of phones will definitely bring in admirers and one’s phone might just be as important to one’s
personal style as the clothes on their back. The new Note 8 has a sleek design with GEM CUT that is both trendy and
classy. The exquisite design pattern of the phone is filled with alluring gradient lines that collect and reflect the rays of light in a very appealing way.

Comfort is certainly not compromised in place of looks on this device, as the Note 8 gives you a more comfortable grip than you ever expected.

“We are committed to developing cutting-edge products that will become the industry benchmark, so we are very proud to launch Note 8 to global markets. Our latest flagship Note smartphone has been designed and developed with current and future everyday challenges in mind. The latest in our Note series combines Infinix’s technological
innovation strength with our deep insights into our target consumers’ real needs to deliver an overall enhanced
experience in terms of looks, power and endurance. The Note 8 is ideal for elite users who are used to the elite
lifestyle and all that it offers,” said Amos Zhao, Infinix country manager.

NOTE 8 special edition

Infinix is also releasing a special limited edition of the Infinix NOTE 8 alongside its primal and LITE version. The NOTE 8 special edition is signed by Afro pop super star and Infinix brand ambassador – David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.
The available stock for the special, Davido-signed NOTE 8 edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide. You can also get the limited Davido-signed edition on SLOT’s online store at http://slot.ng/infinix/.

Availability

Note 8 will be available across all authorized retail stores nationwide. The product will also be available on online
stores like Xpark.com and Jumia. The primal version of the NOTE 8 comes with 128+6GB storage capacity and is sold for ₦90,400. The 128+6GB variant of the NOTE 8i is sold for 78,100 while the 128+4GB and 64+4GB variants of the NOTE 8i will be sold for ₦73,300 and ₦65700 respectively.

For more information about Note 8, please visit https://www.infinixmobility.com/ng or follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Infinixnigeria.

Specifications of the Note 8 & Note 8i:

About Infinix

Launched in 2013 and targeting the young generations, Infinix Mobile is a premium online-driven smartphone brand.
With “THE FUTURE IS NOW” as the brand essence, Infinix aims to allow consumers to stand out in the crowd and to show the world who they really are. Infinix is committed to providing the most cutting-edge technologies, bold and stylish designs, keeping consumers on trend and up-to-date. Infinix’s portfolio spans five product lines – ZERO, NOTE, HOT, S, and SMART; empowering users to own innovative technologies and experience intelligent lifestyles! Infinix has a presence in more than 30 countries around the world, covering Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South Asia. For more information, please visit: http://www.infinixmobility.com/ng.

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