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  • Stakeholders in the technology and agriculture sector have called for the establishment of a reliable national database to collate relevant information on the agriculture sector to ensure information flow.
  • Technology giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google will soon come under government scrutiny for their handling of personal information belonging to Kenyans.
  • Apple’s upcoming “One More Thing” event, announced this morning and scheduled for November 10th, will be a major break with tradition in more ways than one: it will be the first time the company unveils an Apple laptop featuring its own custom Arm-based CPUs.
  • Apple TV will debut on Xbox consoles next month, just in time for the Xbox Series X and Series S launch. The new Apple TV app will be available across Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S consoles on November 10th, providing access to Apple’s TV shows and movie libraries. Apple TV has been missing on Xbox since its launch last year, and it’s also arriving on PS5 ready for its November 12th launch.
  • Google Messages has started rolling out a feature that lets users sort out messages into different categories, as per a report. The tech giant was spotted testing this feature a little over a month ago, and more users are now reporting to have the feature. Messages will be categorised into the following categories: personal, transactions, OTP (one-time passwords), offers, and more. The feature, once rolled out, can be enabled or disabled through a toggle switch in the settings menu of the Google Messages app.
  • Germany served Tesla a $14 million fine after the country said the electric carmaker failed to comply with battery recycling duties. Tesla disputed the allegations in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the US published at the end of October.