Category archives for: Internet

Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa

A joint initiative of the Internet Society and the Commission of the African Union May 12, 2018//-In 2014, African Union (AU) members adopted the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection (“the Convention”) .

Kenyan President Urged Not Sign Cybercrime Bill Into Law

New York, United States of America, May 11, 2018/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta not to sign into law a cybercrime bill that was recently passed by the National Assembly because it will stifle press freedom.

Investments in Digital Technologies Drive Profits, Productivity

May 11, 2018//-Digital technologies such as robotics, mobile and social media, the internet of things, artificial intelligence and big data analytics are transforming the global economy.

Botswana: Poised for Cloud Growth

Gaborone, Botswana, May 10, 2018, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/-  With internet penetration hovering at approximately 28 percent and the number of mobile subscribers showing more than 2,000 percent growth from 2000 to 2011, Botswana is ideally poised to benefit from the opportunities that cloud computing provides.

Internet Society, African Union Commission Unveil Guidelines on Personal Data Protection

Dakar, Senegal, May 9, 2018/ –The Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy in Africa.

Tech Sector Updates for Alibaba, Universal Display, and Gogo

May 7, 2018//-Technology stocks rebounded Friday, with shares of tech companies in the S&P 500 adding over 1.8% in value today while the Philadelphia semiconductor index was posting a more than 2.2% gain.

Change Your Password Now, Twitter Advises 330m Users After Internal Bug Leaves Them Exposed

May 3, 2018//-Twitter says it has discovered a worrying bug, which stored “unmasked” user passwords on its internal servers.

The Danger that Lurks with Every Click on the Internet

April 30, 2018//-With increased smartphone penetration, falling mobile data costs and improved Internet speeds, 72 per cent of Kenya’s 46.8 million population now troop online every day for various reasons, including networking, news consumption and shopping, according to a 2016 Google backed report.

Singapore Leads Artificial Intelligence Destinations Ranking

April 28, 2018//-To determine what makes a good destination for an investment in artificial intelligence or robotics, fDi examined a range of investment subsectors and married this with some economic factors. Cathy Mullan examines the results.

Ethiopia Becomes the First Country to Launch Global Digital Library

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 24, 2018/ — The Global Book Alliance, which is comprised of donor agencies from the United States, Norway, the UK, and other countries, is launching a new Global Digital Library in Ethiopia to increase the availability of high quality reading resources for children and youth across the country.

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