Flywire has announced plans to partner with Mastercard in providing discounted foreign exchange rates on cross border tuition payments for students.
This is according to a news source verified by Themoneymetrics. The offer will be accessible to any school in the world offering Flywire as a payment method for international tuition through the 2020 fall term for students from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Kenya and Ghana, the release stated. Students will be able to use their own currencies to pay through Mastercard credit or debit cards.
Tertiary education, as pretty much every other area, has been affected by the pandemic, with grounds to shut down early this year. The unique feature of this payment system is convenience and safe payment procedure coupled with a customizable experience it provides for international students.
Speaking on the new deal, Mike Massaro, CEO of Flywire, said the organization would serve to raise up understudies through cost-effective measures.
“Our customer schools and their understudy families around the globe trust Mastercard for advantageous and secure installments,” said Massaro in the delivery. “We’re satisfied to keep on joining forces with Mastercard on unique contributions like this one to guarantee a consistent advanced installment experience while giving significant reserve funds to lessen the expense of worldwide training.”
For International students, rules are significantly murkier as new U.S. visa rules won’t let them go to class in the country except in any event one class happens face to face. That represents an issue for schools as worldwide understudies have commonly paid full educational costs in advance, giving gigantic incomes to schools. In that capacity, schools need to scramble to make bargains and oblige understudies to urge them to return.
WhatsApp to allow users send messages from a computer without your smartphone connected
WhatsApp has rolled an updated multi-device capability that will allow users send messages without being connected to their mobile phones.
Currently, WhatsApp can be connected on your smartphone and also your computer, but it has limited functionalities as it can frequently get disconnected — especially when the phone has a poor connection, its battery is running low, or the application process gets killed by the phone’s OS.
But with this new feature which is currently in beta and will be rolled out to a small group of users, WhatsApp said “You can now use WhatsApp on your phone and up to four other non-phone devices simultaneously — even if your phone battery is dead. Each companion device will connect to your WhatsApp independently while maintaining the same level of privacy and security through end-to-end encryption that people who use WhatsApp have come to expect.”
Since its launch in 2009 as a smartphone messaging app, WhatsApp has garnered more than two billion users around the world.
In a tweet, Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp said“Our multi-device capability immediately makes the experience better for people who use desktop/web and Portal. And it also will make it possible to add support for more kinds of devices over time.”
How WhatsApp will handle security challenges for multiple devices
This new feature has a flaw such that other people can maliciously log into your WhatsApp by surreptitiously adding your device to their account to see your private conversations, but WhatsApp said, “We have extended security codes to now represent the combination of all of someone’s device identities so that anyone and their contact can always verify all the devices they are sending messages to. We also give people additional control and protections over which devices are linked to their account.”
We’ve not renewed Airtel’s mobile operating license ― NCC
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has dismissed a recent report which reported that the mobile operating license of Airtel has been renewed by the Commission for another period of ten years.
The report in an online publication credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Mr Olusegun Ogunsanya, claimed that the mobile operating license of Airtel has been renewed by the Commission for another period of ten years.
The Commission in a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, said that while Airtel Nigeria has applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service Licence (UASL) granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing the required regulatory process.
According to Adinde, the statement was issued to guide stakeholders from misinformation regarding the status of the service provider.
The statement reads in part: “The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission has been drawn to a recent statement on an online publication credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Mr Olusegun Ogunsanya, to the effect that the mobile operating license of Airtel has been renewed by the Commission for another period of ten years.
“Mr Ogunsanya was said to have made the statement while speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, July 14, 202, during the media launch of Airtel’s corporate soc programme, ‘Touching Lives 6’.
“The Commission wishes to state that while Airtel Nigeria has applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service Licence (UASL) granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing the required regulatory process.
“This statement is issued for the guidance of our stakeholders.”
The company noted that it will be sharing its values and updates to its users through the status feature available on WhatsApp.
In the coming weeks, Whatsapp plans to display a banner on their App that will provide users with information on its new privacy policies that they can read at their own pace. And they will subsequently remind users to review and accept these updates to keep using the platform.
Over 175 million people message a WhatsApp Business account every day and more will want to do this in the future.
WhatsApp charges businesses to provide customer service on WhatsApp – not people. So, this new update is about optional business features that are a part of the broader efforts to make communicating with a business secure, better, and easier for everyone.
The company is building a business that puts people in control – what people choose to send to a business is up to them, not to WhatsApp.
WhatsApp also reminded its users that they are committed to protecting users’ privacy and security, so personal messages will always have end-to-end encryption, so WhatsApp can’t read or listen to them.
In case you missed it
- Earlier this year, WhatsApp announced that it will start sharing users’ personal information with Facebook.
- The tech giants got a lot of backlash from people concerning this privacy update and they have worked round the clock to clear the misinformation.
- Whatsapp’s new policy forced some users to seek Signal and Telegram as an alternative, as they consequently both experience a surge in downloads.
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