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2020-05-31 - EcoCash Customers Wake Up To Money Deducted Into A Strange Account

GIPO observatory - 9 min 38 sec ago
You remember when a good number of EcoCash customers woke up to messages that said they had successfully registered for EcoSure and so a dollar had been deducted from their wallets. That was strange because most of these folks had not tried to register for EcoSure! A repeat? Here is an... Economic

2020-05-30 - Netflix Impostor Bombards Google With Fake DMCA Takedown Notices

GIPO observatory - 9 min 38 sec ago
Earlier this month we reported on an interesting trend. Suddenly, the number of DMCA takedown notices sent by Netflix to Google shot through the roof. As a possible explanation, we suggested an increase in enforcement following the surge of piracy during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there were... Economic

2020-05-30 - Video: Fixed Internet Subscribers In Southern Africa 2000-2018

GIPO observatory - 9 min 38 sec ago
This is a visualization of changes in fixed internet subscribers over 18 years Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount: EcoCash number: {{error_message}} {{error_message... Economic

2020-05-30 - Watch Tower DMCA Subpoena Row Settled After Judge Hands Out Vulgarity Warning

GIPO observatory - 9 min 38 sec ago
Back in March we reported that the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, the publisher for the Jehovah’s Witness religious group, had gone to court to obtain a DMCA subpoena. The aim of the group was to discover the personal details of a self-declared ‘apostate’ who uploaded Jehovah’s Witness... Economic Legal

2020-05-30 - Econet Now Offering Cheaper Private WiFi Packages

GIPO observatory - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 18:04
Last month, Econet announced new pricing for their private WiFi and the internet went ablaze. Activists roared that internet access is a human right whilst consumers threatened to switch services but nothing would change – the price was set and that was that. Econet seems to be trying to fix... Economic

2020-05-30 - NetOne Working On Its Own eLearning Bundles

GIPO observatory - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 18:04
NetOne is reportedly partnering with TelOne and UNESCO to create an eLearning bundle that improves access to remote learning at a time when the cost of data has been one of the biggest hindrances to students trying to learn virtually. The new bundle will reportedly be slightly cheaper than what... Economic Sociocultural

2020-05-30 - Listed Companies Urged To Hold Annual General Meetings Online By ZSE

GIPO observatory - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 18:04
Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has responded to concerns of listed companies citing COVID-19 as a hindrance to hosting Annual General Meetings (AGMs) %26 Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs). The stock exchange has noted the companies’ concerns but urged that they host these meetings virtually... Economic Security

2020-05-30 - CIOs Should Embrace the Opportunities of a Post-lockdown Market

GIPO observatory - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 18:04
As South Africa enters the tenth week of the nationwide lockdown, the business focus has shifted from enabling employees to work remotely to now planning for what the new normal is likely to look like. This requires CIOs to balance existing organisational priorities with ways of becoming more... Security Legal

2020-05-30 - Professional Race Car Driver Hires Expert Gamer To Race His Video Game Car

GIPO observatory - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 18:04
The esports momentum due to the COVID-19 pandemic isn't slowing down. And one of things many people are learning now that they're either spectating or participating in esports for the first time is just how hard it is to be really, really good in these competitions. The days that bore the... Sociocultural

2020-05-30 - Last Minute Addition To Louisiana Bill Hamstrings Community Broadband

GIPO observatory - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 18:04
We've long noted that roughly twenty states have passed laws either outright banning community broadband, or tightly restricting such efforts. The vast majority of the time these bills are literally written by telecom lobbyists and lawyers for companies like AT%26T and Comcast. While the bills... Development Legal Economic

2020-05-29 - District Court Mostly Refuses To Terminate The Litigation Testing The Copyright Termination Provision

GIPO observatory - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 18:04
The decision this post discusses, Waite v. Universal Music Group, came out at the end of March, but, as one of the leading cases litigating the termination provision of the copyright statute, it's still worth the attention. Maybe even especially now, as the Copyright Office overtly goes to bat... Human Rights Economic Legal

2020-05-29 - No, Twitter Fact Checking The President Is Not Evidence Of Anti-Conservative Bias

GIPO observatory - Sat, 30/05/2020 - 18:04
I know we've gone through this a bunch already, but there remains no evidence to support the claims of anti-conservative bias at major social media platforms. Some people (usually self-claiming conservatives, though they rarely seem to represent actual conservative principles) get really angry... Human Rights Legal

2020-05-29 - Why the USMCA Locks in the Internet Platform Liability System in the U.S., Canada and Mexico

GIPO observatory - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 18:03
U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday signed an executive order targeting Internet platforms after Twitter fact-checked one of his tweets on mail-in voting (the company followed up with a warning on another tweet earlier today involving glorifying violence). The order cannot simply reverse current... Human Rights Legal

2020-05-29 - Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Targetting Social Media Companies

GIPO observatory - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 18:03
United States President Donald Trump has signed a controversial executive order that could allow federal officials in the US to go after technology giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google over how those companies treat content that appears on their websites. The president, whom The Independent... Human Rights Legal

2020-05-29 - NITDA clarifies issues on licensing of law firms as DPCO

GIPO observatory - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 18:03
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has given some clarifications about the concerns of a legal practitioner on the propriety of NITDA licensing law firms as Data Protection Compliance Organisations (DPCO) to provide data-privacy related services to the public. The IT... Security

2020-05-29 - The Future of Work – Becoming a Digital Workforce

GIPO observatory - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 18:03
The future of work has always been a popular topic for discussion, especially among HR and payroll practitioners. However, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown many countries have experienced are fast-tracking discussions towards more practical interventions to prepare the... Economic Sociocultural

2020-05-29 - How to Shop for Gadgets Online Like a Pro

GIPO observatory - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 18:03
If you want to shop for an electronic gadget online then you are probably wondering how to get the best deal. Shopping online is cool but it also has its shortcomings. You can lose cash buying the wrong gadget, or you might even get a faulty one that might lead to frustrations. Most gadgets are... Security

2020-05-29 - AFRINIC is recruiting a Data Manager

GIPO observatory - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 18:03
The Data Manager will ensure the efficient management of databases at AFRINIC, document standards and processes relating to data architecture. He/she will organise, store and analyse data to ensure timely production of reports and statistics to meet reporting needs and work on data-related projects... Legal

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