‘China’s gift to Africa’: How China spied on the African Union via donated computers

For a period of 5 years, China continued to spy on all electronic communications at the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chinese spy operation continued throughout this period without being detected until some network administrators at the AU’s headquarters discovered it in January 2017. This is according to an investigation conducted by Le Monde which has gone on to reveal how the Chinese, who donated and built the new AU headquarters in Adis Ababa, fitted the building with hidden microphones and transferred data every night from the AU’s data center to their servers in Shanghai. In January 2012, the…

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Give the Gift of A Good Charge with the Qi Wireless Charging Pad [Deals Hub]

Untangling snake-like wires and needing to plug in to the port on your device are the worst things about charging your iPhone or other smartphone. If only there was a better way to charge by just leaving your phone and it charging automatically without overheating, or short circuiting. Now you can charge more efficiently and faster with Qi Wireless Charging Pad. It’s on sale now in iPhoneHacks Deals Hub. Continue reading
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How to redeem a Nintendo Switch gift card

Gift cards are a great gift for any Nintendo gamer, but redeeming those cards can be a pain. Here’s how to redeem those for your cards and get your hands on the best games!

Everyone loves a gift card because you can spend it on anything you want. The only downside is trying to figure out how to redeem them, and it is always frustrating to have to figure it out yourself. Here is a step by step guide on how to do it on your laptop or desktop as well as the Nintendo Switch.

Laptop and Desktop

  1. Go to Nintendo.com and select Game Store. Go under All Games right below the Game Store to find what game you’re looking for.

  2. When you’ve decided which game to purchase and if you want the digital download, it will ask you how you want to purchase the game. Make sure to select Nintendo eShop Card to be able to use the card you received.

  3. Put in the code on the back of your card, underneath the scratch off box. Once the code is in, the funds will be applied to your game, and you’re ready to play away!

Nintendo Switch

  1. Open up the Nintendo eShop on your Switch. When you first open up, you should several tabs.

  2. Scroll down to the last tab that reads Enter code to enter your eShop card code and use it on your games.

Another option you have is to add the card when you’re buying the games individually.

  1. Go through the store and pick out the game you would like to purchase. When you pick out which game you want to buy, select Nintendo eShop card.

  2. Once you’ve selected this option, you’ll be prompted to enter the code on the back of the card. Once you enter it into your Switch, the credit will be added to the game, and you should be all set to play your game.

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Tech Deals: $550 Off MacBook Pro With Touch Bar, 15% Off iTunes Gift Card, $60 Off BeatsX Earphones, More

We have reached that time of the day again when you get to sit back, peruse some technology deals, and decide if you want to introduce some wonderful new gadgets and accessories into your life without having to pay full price.

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