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2020-06-08 - New US Lawsuit Alleges MTN Paid off Terrorist Groups in the Middle-East

Mon, 08/06/2020 - 18:11
A lawsuit filed in the United States that claims that telecom giant MTN paid protection money to terrorist groups al-Qaeda and the Taliban have been expanded to include new claims. The Wall Street Journal reported that the newly expanded lawsuit now also claims that two US contractors – which ran... Legal

2020-06-08 - The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 54: Eric Goldman on Internet Platform Liability and the Trump Executive Order

Mon, 08/06/2020 - 18:11
The U.S. approach to Internet platform liability has been characterized as the single most important legal protection for free speech on the Internet. Over the past two decades, every major Internet service has turned to the rules to ensure that liability for third party content posted on their... Human Rights

2020-06-08 - Mukuru and WorldRemit Expand Network of Remittances into Zimbabwe

Mon, 08/06/2020 - 18:11
Mukuru, one of Africa’s largest remittance providers, has announced a partnership with global online money transfer service WorldRemit to facilitate money transfers to Zimbabwe from across the globe. The partnership will be instrumental in bringing world-class financial services to Zimbabweans and... Economic

2020-06-08 - How COVID-19 Has Emphasised the Need for Digital Transformation

Mon, 08/06/2020 - 18:11
When it comes to digital transformation, COVID-19 has been a massive accelerant. Businesses with long-term transformation deadlines have been forced to bring them forward dramatically: what was once planned for 18 months’ time, now has to be ready immediately. Consumers are engaging with businesses... Legal Sociocultural

2020-06-08 - Sharing A Defamatory WhatsApp or Facebook Post Could Get You Sued or Fired in SA – Legal Experts

Mon, 08/06/2020 - 18:11
The social media sphere has quickly become a new stage to be navigated carefully in these modern times. Often filled with deepening negativity and debacles that are dreadfully embarrassing for those involved – like the fallout over a Miss South Africa candidate and her history of crude tweets. Now... Legal

2020-06-08 - Tourism Suffers as COVID-19 Restrictions Throttle Safari Industry

Mon, 08/06/2020 - 18:11
SafariBookings.com, an online marketplace for African safari tours, recently ran its fourth monthly survey among 308 safari tour operators. The survey’s aim was to acquire a detailed understanding of the impact in the safari industry from the downturn in travel associated with the coronavirus... Economic

2020-06-08 - SMBGhost Attacks Spotted Following Release of Code Execution PoC

Mon, 08/06/2020 - 18:11
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned Windows users that a recently released proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for the vulnerability tracked as SMBGhost has been abused to launch attacks. read more Security

2020-06-08 - Covid-19 makes it clearer than ever: access to the internet should be a universal right

Mon, 08/06/2020 - 18:11
This op-ed was written by Web Foundation co-founder and inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee. It was originally published in The Guardian. My 100-zip black backpack, previously the logistical and geek centre of my life, now sits neglected in a corner, not needed since Covid-19 abruptly halted... Development Legal Sociocultural

2020-06-06 - Uberchips Denies Nintendo’s Piracy Claims and Wants Case Dismissed

Sun, 07/06/2020 - 18:11
Nintendo is doing everything in its power to stop the public from playing pirated games on the Switch console. Their major adversary is the infamous hacking group Team-Xecuter, which released several ‘jailbreak’ hacks for the games console. The group is about to launch its latest products, SX-Core... Economic Security Legal

2020-06-06 - This Week In Techdirt History: May 31st - June 6th

Sun, 07/06/2020 - 18:11
Five Years Ago This week in 2015, one court was apparently forgetting the First Amendment exists while ordering a newspaper to delete an article, while the Supreme Court was punting on an important 1A question. The USA Freedom Act was marching forward with Mitch McConnell trying to destroy it... Economic Security Legal

2020-06-06 - On Demand Rental, Rentoza Is A Startup That Allows You To Use What You Can’t Afford To Buy

Sun, 07/06/2020 - 18:11
You can’t always buy what you want, but with Rentoza, you can get what you need when you need it.Forget about buying stuff and say hello to renting with Rentoza.Rentoza We have all, to one degree or another, been in a situation where we needed an accessory for a special day. Sometimes it’s an... Economic Legal

2020-06-06 - DEMS Volunteers congratulates Danbatta on his reappointment

Sun, 07/06/2020 - 18:11
Urges EVC to consolidate on 8-point agenda DIGITAL Economy Media Support Volunteers, (DEMS Volunteers), has congratulated the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, on his reappointment for another term of five years. The Group made... Development

2020-06-06 - Japan Passes New Copyright Law to Criminalize Manga Piracy & Linking Sites

Sun, 07/06/2020 - 18:11
Eight years ago, Japan passed legislation that made it illegal to download unlicensed movies and music from the Internet. The move to criminalize this activity with a prison sentence of up to two years received a general welcome from copyright holders. However, rightsholders offering other types... Economic Legal

2020-06-06 - Is Twitter The Best Crowdfunding Platform For Zimbabweans Right Now?

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:10
I think it’s fair to say crowdfunding in Zimbabwe is pretty difficult if not actually dead. The first problem you encounter when trying to run a crowdfunding campaign be it for business or for donations is that most Zimbos don’t have access to the existing platforms for crowdfunding. Most don’t... Economic

2020-06-06 - Opportunities & Risks From the 4th Industrial Revolution in Africa

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:10
Insurance provider and risk mitigator Aoncyber has published a new report titled “Cyber Risks in Africa.” The report focuses on the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) which is ushering in a new economy and a new form of globalisation, both of which demand new forms of governance to safeguard the... Security Sociocultural

2020-06-06 - Covid 19 Update

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:10
The Ministry of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services has released updated Covid 19 Statistics. Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount: EcoCash number: {{error_message... Economic

2020-06-06 - OCHA Report on AI, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Humanitarian Operations

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:10
ICT4Peace welcomes the  new OCHA Report “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applied to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and its Impact on Humanitarian Action” by Camille Oren and Andrej Verity. “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as remotely piloted aircraft or “drones” are small aircraft that... Security Legal

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