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2020-01-17 - Amazon governments vow revenge for “illegal and unjust” ICANN decision on .amazon

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 18:11
The eight nations of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization are unhappy that ICANN is giving .amazon to Amazon the retailer and have vowed to spread the word that ICANN has acted “illegally”. ACTO secretary general Alexandra Moreira has written (pdf) to ICANN CEO Göran Marby to say: “We... Economic

2020-01-17 - Slovakia: Press freedom groups welcome start of Kuciak murder trial

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 18:11
Ten international and regional press freedom and journalism groups, including the International Press Institute (IPI), today issued a statement welcoming the start of the murder trial against four suspects accused of murdering Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, in... Human Rights Legal

2020-01-17 - New privacy law in Mozambique threatens freedom of expression, activists say

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 18:11
Citizens could be prosecuted for sharing images without consentSocial Networks in Mozambique. Photo: Brough Turner, Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) New amendments to the Mozambican Penal Code introduced to protect privacy could threaten freedom of expression, activists say.  The law, passed by the parliament... Human Rights Legal

2020-01-17 - Communications And Digital Economy Minister, Pantami, And NCC Boss, Danbatta, Meets Chairman, Governors Forum, Fayemi In Abuja; Resolution Of Right Of Way Issue On The Menu

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 18:11
The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, and Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, met with Governor Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State, who doubles as the Chairman of the... Development Economic Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-01-17 - Pitfalls Software Developers Should Avoid When Programming Using API

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 18:11
The rate at which cybercrimes occur is, now more pronounced, than ever before and evidence of these nefarious activities, can be seen, in the rise of the rigging of elections, high rate of cyberattacks on businesses and the fact that, the hard-earned money of bank customers, that are being wiped... Security

2020-01-17 - Bringing community insights on human rights priorities to world leaders in Davos

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 18:11
At the beginning of each year, hundreds of world leaders and CEOs, along with a small group of civil society reps, gather at the World Economic Forum to help shape global, regional, and industry agendas for worldwide impact. This is my second time traveling to Davos, Switzerland, for the World... Human Rights Security

2020-01-17 - WhatsApp Won’t Be Getting Any Ads But Facebook Still Wants to Make Money Somehow

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 18:11
Facebook has reportedly abandoned the plan to bring ads to WhatsApp, but the company is still looking into ways to make money with what’s currently the number one mobile messaging platform on both Android and iOS. A report from The Wall Street Journal reveals that Facebook disbanded the team... Economic

2020-01-17 - [Video] EcoCash CEO Thanks Users For Patience During Bumpy Upgrade

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 18:11
EcoCash’s CEO Natalie Jabangwe thanked users of the mobile money service for their patience with EcoCash: THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” —JFKHere%26#39;s a little... Economic

2020-01-16 - Study Shows The Internet Is Hugely Vulnerable To SIM Hijacking Attacks

Thu, 16/01/2020 - 18:10
U.S. Wireless carriers are coming under heavy fire for failing to protect their users from the practice of SIM hijacking. The practice usually involves conning or bribing a wireless employee to port a victim's cell phone number right out from underneath them, letting the attacker then pose as... Infrastructure and Standardisation Security

2020-01-16 - Hackers jailed for hacking National Lottery & withdrawing £13

Thu, 16/01/2020 - 18:10
By Uzair Amir Welp, here's something shocking... NOT. This is a post from Read the original post: Hackers jailed for hacking National Lottery %26 withdrawing £13 Security

2020-01-16 - #TBT: DOCSIS 3.1 heads to prime time; BT’s purchase of EE approved; LinkNYC debuts … this week in 2016

Thu, 16/01/2020 - 18:10
Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! LinkNYC Wi-Fi debuts New Yorkers can now enjoy... Development Economic

2020-01-16 - Judge Says Chicago PD Must Release Nearly 50 Years Of Misconduct Files Before The End Of This Year

Thu, 16/01/2020 - 18:10
The Chicago Police Department is one of the worst in the nation. There's simply no denying this. The Chicago PD ran its own black site for years, subjecting to arrestees to interrogations without access to legal counsel or notification of their families. Citizens effectively disappeared... Human Rights Legal

2020-01-16 - Amazon opens Netherlands marketplace to sellers

Thu, 16/01/2020 - 18:10
Amazon has opened its Netherlands marketplace for sellers to register, as well as announcing plans to expand it later this year. Economic

2020-01-16 - Rogers Activates Canada's First 5G Network; FCC Subsidized Low Income Phones Are Chinese Malware Shitshow; + more news -

Thu, 16/01/2020 - 18:10
Rogers officially activates Canada's first 5G network, but customers will have to wait to use it Some FCC Subsidized Low Income Phones Are A Chinese Malware Shitshow 5G isn t going to save you from cable broadband anytime soon US Pay-TV... Development

2020-01-16 - Bank Foreign Currency Exchange Rates Today – 16 January 2020

Thu, 16/01/2020 - 18:10
Here are the foreign currency exchange rates for the US$, ZW$ and Rand on the interbank and black market: Interbank rate USD to ZWL$:17.1001 ZWL$ to RAND: 0.8419 Data according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Black Market rates OMIR26.46USD / ZWL$ zimrates.com23.9USD / ZWL$ zwl365.... Economic

2020-01-15 - With Friends Like Google…

Wed, 15/01/2020 - 18:10
How do you solve a problem like Google? In the midst of a political environment that views every new technology with suspicion, you’d think that targets of regulation would be on their best behavior. Many are, of course: Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft are trying hard to convince... Infrastructure and Standardisation Human Rights Economic Legal