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2020-02-18 - Egnyte Launches New Content Visibility and Control Platform

GIPO observatory - Tue, 18/02/2020 - 18:27
Mountain View, CA-based Egnyte is combining its Protect and Connect platforms into a single Content Services platform. As data has expanded, business has become more geographically dispersed, and data protection regulations have increased around the world, so it has become more important for... Security

2020-02-18 - China Emphasizes Protection of Personal Data by Issuing a New Circular

GIPO observatory - Tue, 18/02/2020 - 18:27
On February 9, 2020, amidst the ongoing coronavirus outbreak (“2019-nCoV”) in China, in order to protect personal information collected during the fight against coronavirus, such as the personal data of diagnosed patients, suspected patients and individuals who have been in close contact with... Security

2020-02-18 - SA Launches ‘My Pregnancy Journey’ App to Aid Pregnant Women in Africa

GIPO observatory - Tue, 18/02/2020 - 18:27
Jacqueline Rogers a South African entrepreneur has laid claims to own the first pregnancy app, My Pregnancy Journey on the continent. According to Jacqueline who is also the founder, the app delivers required information on the challenges facing women and girls in Africa. The mobile educational... Sociocultural

2020-02-18 - Zero Online Pirates Criminally Charged in 2019, Lowest Since 2010, Swedish Authorities Say

GIPO observatory - Tue, 18/02/2020 - 18:27
While there are many hundreds of pirate sites and hundreds of millions of pirates around the globe today, for many years it was Sweden that generated a disproportionate number of news headlines covering the phenomenon. With a population that had become exceptionally comfortable with file-sharing... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic Legal

2020-02-17 - Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 02/17/20

GIPO observatory - Tue, 18/02/2020 - 18:27
This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Frozen 2 is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise... Economic

2020-02-17 - Apple reportedly rejects Qualcomm’s 5G antenna for 2020 iPhones

GIPO observatory - Tue, 18/02/2020 - 18:27
As it tackles 5G, Apple might be trying to rid itself of its dependance on Qualcomm Qualcomm will provide its Snapdragon X55—its 5G modem chip—for Apple’s newest iPhone model, but the phone maker has reportedly decided to design the phone’s antenna in-house, according to a Fast Company exclusive.... Legal

2020-02-17 - Bis Henderson Recruitment Roundtable: Finding a holistic approach to diversity

GIPO observatory - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 18:27
A recent RetailX roundtable discussion, sponsored by Bis Henderson Recruitment, focused on diversity in the supply chain. Economic Sociocultural

2020-02-17 - CABS Dismisses Cyber Attack Allegations

GIPO observatory - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 18:27
A recent social media post by journalist Hopewell Chin’ono shared a Facebook post by a person claiming that CABS had been hacked and funds were being withdrawn: Someone has got illegal access to the CABS payment system. Funds are being withdrawn from accounts. Reports are being made at the... Economic Security

2020-02-17 - Access Now presents the European Human Rights agenda for the digital age

GIPO observatory - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 18:27
After elections in May 2019, and Brexit in January 2020, the European Union is now launching its new agenda of reform for the five years to come, and so are we. In “the European Human Rights agenda for the digital age”, we are asking EU lawmakers to put human rights at the center of any upcoming... Infrastructure and Standardisation Human Rights Legal Security

2020-02-17 - Tech Trends: Uzondu Calls For Policies To Create Enabling Environment For Integrating More Females In The Tech Ecosystem

GIPO observatory - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 18:27
Despite significant growth, in the number of women working in technology and IT role, female representation in the sector has stalled over several years. The gender issue in technology, no doubt needs to be tackled. I, recently, had a chat with Uzondu Uba, Communications Manager, Semicolon, on Tech... Legal

2020-02-17 - DNCL directors appointed

GIPO observatory - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 18:27
Two independent directors join the Domain Name Commission board for a three-year term. Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-02-17 - BRC calls on UK government to broker a ‘pragmatic and fair’ deal with EU to mitigate import price rises post-Brexit

GIPO observatory - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 18:27
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is calling for the UK government to broker a fair deal with the EU to ensure that retailers aren’t forced to pass on higher import costs to consumers – 52%25 of whom voted for it in Brexit – come 1 January 2021 Economic

2020-02-16 - The Sunday Brief: The New T-Mobile–a passing shower or Cat 5 hurricane?

GIPO observatory - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 18:27
Greetings from Atlanta, GA (Dwarf House, a.k.a. the Original Chick-fil-A restaurant pictured), and Charlotte, NC.  This week’s issue will be entirely devoted to the implications of Judge Marrero’s decision (here) on the telecommunications industry.  Because of word constraints, we are going to push... Infrastructure and Standardisation Legal

2020-02-16 - Copyright Troll Drops Lawsuits When it Gets the ‘Wrong’ Judge

GIPO observatory - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 18:27
In the United States, federal courts are still being swamped with lawsuits against alleged BitTorrent pirates. While copyright holders avoid some unfavorable jurisdictions, these companies are a common sight in others, such as Southern Florida. Over the past year or so, adult entertainment company... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic Legal

2020-02-16 - Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

GIPO observatory - Sun, 16/02/2020 - 18:26
As the week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. From gadget grading, Samsung v. Apple and quality control in networking to this year’s botched Mobile World Congress – here’s a quick look at this week’s top articles: 4. 3 Reasons Why Samsung’s Galaxy... Security

2020-02-16 - LEO Broadband Will Create Millions of Jobs

GIPO observatory - Sun, 16/02/2020 - 18:26
If the satellite broadband ISP business model pans out, millions of jobs will be created Earlier this month, Elon Musk tweeted an invitation to a job fair at the new SpaceX production and launch facility near Boca Chica, Texas. As shown here, the tweet says they want hard-working, trustworthy... Development Legal

2020-02-15 - New Wave Of Nintendo Anti-Piracy Complaints Helps Microsoft Too

GIPO observatory - Sun, 16/02/2020 - 18:26
While most if not all gaming companies have piracy issues to contend with, Nintendo is among the most aggressive when it comes to protecting its intellectual property rights. The company has a multi-pronged strategy that tackles the issue from almost every conceivable direction. When sites create... Economic Legal

2020-02-15 - Game Jam Winner Spotlight: Hot Water

GIPO observatory - Sun, 16/02/2020 - 18:26
This week, we announced the winners of Gaming Like It's 1924, our game jam celebrating the works that entered the public domain in the US this year. Just like last year, over the next few weeks we'll be spotlighting the winners from each of our six categories (in no particular order), and... Legal

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