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2020-05-19 - FCC Digital Divide Steps Successful, Says Agency Chairman Ajit Pai

Wed, 20/05/2020 - 17:45
May 19, 2020 — The Federal Communication Commission’s measures to address the digital divide have been overwhelmingly effective, Chairman Ajit Pai claimed in a teleconference Tuesday. The teleconference, hosted by House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle, D-Pa., and... Development Legal

2020-05-19 - As Expected, Those Who Pushed For FOSTA Are Now Looking To Kill Off Porn

Wed, 20/05/2020 - 17:45
A few years back, when the campaign to use FOSTA (then called SESTA) as a way to chip away at Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act by creating a misleading moral panic around sex trafficking was in full swing, we pointed out that it was really a precursor to trying to outlaw all... Legal

2020-05-19 - EasyJet Reveals Cyber Attack on Nine Million Clients

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:44
British airline EasyJet on Tuesday said it had suffered a sophisticated cyber attack, uncovering names and travel details of about nine million customers amid raised concerns over coronavirus-fuelled Internet hacking. read more Security

2020-05-19 - Court Curbs German Spies' Foreign Internet Surveillance

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:44
Germany's foreign intelligence service violated the constitution by spying on internet data from foreigners abroad, the nation's top court ruled Tuesday in a victory for overseas journalists who brought the case. read more Security Legal

2020-05-19 - DoJ Again Asks for Encryption Backdoors After Hacking US Naval Base Shooter's iPhones

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:44
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday that the FBI managed to gain access to the data stored on two iPhones belonging to an individual who last year killed and wounded several people at a United States naval base. read more Security

2020-05-19 - Andela, Microsoft4Afrika Partner to Launch ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training for Nigerian & Kenyan Developers

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:44
Microsoft 4Afrika and Andela have partnered to implement the ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training 2020 to up-skill developers in Kenya and Nigeria. This will be through an immersive program where selected developers will work to learn basic skills in Azure, via the LinkedIn Learning platform. The... Sociocultural

2020-05-19 - COVID-19: Mastercard Reiterates Commitment to Connect Businesses to the Digital Economy by 2025

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:44
Mastercard Builds on COVID-19 Response with Commitment to Connect 1 Billion People, 50 Million Small Businesses, 25 Million Women Entrepreneurs to the Digital Economy by 2025 Mastercard Extends effort beyond 500 million financially included over the past five years; Maximizes technology,... Economic

2020-05-19 - The Music Mission Campaign Aims to Shut Down 200 Music Piracy Sites

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:44
The existence of torrent indexes and streaming portals is broadly acknowledged online. Equally, people are well aware of the hundreds of lower-quality music sites that often pull their content from YouTube for download. However, there is another class of music piracy sites that are mentioned in... Economic

2020-05-19 - LG Smart TVs and Kitchen Appliances bonding family and enbaling creativity

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:44
The way people are using technology to spend quality time with loved ones, engage with businesses and perform their jobs is fundamentally shifting. Loved ones who hadn’t seen each other in years are now seeing each other daily, people are getting creative with virtual happy hours and keeping up... Legal

2020-05-19 - Increased Focus on iOS Hacking Leads to Drop in Exploit Prices

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:44
The price of some iOS exploits has dropped recently and at least one exploit acquisition company is no longer buying certain types of vulnerabilities. Experts believe this is a result of security researchers increasingly focusing on finding vulnerabilities in iOS. read more Security

2020-05-19 - ICANN Announces Successful String Evaluation for Israel IDN ccTLD

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:44
LOS ANGELES – 19 May 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the successful completion of String Evaluation of the proposed Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) country code top-level domain (ccTLD) string for Israel. Details of the evaluation are... Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-05-18 - “That’s when I feel humanity dies”: Interview with IPI India award winner Nidhi Razdan

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:40
Last year, the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Indian National Committee presented its 2019 Award for Excellence in Journalism to private news channel NDTV for an investigation into the murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Kashmir in January 2018. The girl belonged to a Muslim nomadic... Human Rights

2020-05-18 - The Sunday Brief: Implications of accelerated technology adoption and work/learn from home

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:40
Graduation greetings from Davidson/ Lake Norman, NC, where we virtually celebrated the college graduation of our son (Jimmy).  We are proud of his accomplishments and share his excitement as he begins his software development career at Cerner Corporation (Kansas City) later this summer.  Finally, a... Development Economic Sociocultural

2020-05-18 - Cheap, Fast Municipal ISPs Blocked In Almost Half Of US; Could 2020 Be Cable's Break-Out Year In Mobile?; + more news -

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:40
Cheap and Fast Municipal ISPs are Blocked in Almost Half of the US uk.pcmag.com Could 2020 be cable's break-out year in mobile? lightreading.com AT%26T says HBO Max and quality broadband make for a compelling combo cnet.com USDA ReConnect Round 1 Comes to a Close Awarding a Total $744... Development

2020-05-18 - Download: Zimbabwe’s Cyber Security And Data Protection Bill

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:40
The Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill has been on the horizon for a while now. On Friday the bill was finally gazetted by government. It will then go through debate in parliament as it journeys to become the law or until it is rejected. It is quite an important bill and we look forward to... Economic Security

2020-05-18 - Sasai Working On COVID-19 Testing App Says Strive Masiyiwa

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:40
Strive Masiyiwa shares many updates on his businesses and interests on Facebook. One such recent post revealed that Sasai is working on a COVID-19 testing application that will be released sometime this week. Masiyiwa was speaking about COVID-19 testing and the different types of Covid-19 tests... Economic

2020-05-18 - YouTube Hit Wadiwa Wepa Moyo Coming To ZBC

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:40
Wadiwa Wepa Moyo which rapidly gained popularity after airing on YouTube a in February will be coming to ZBC. The show will be released in the same manner it was on YouTube – one episode per week with expectation being that this time it will reach many more eyeballs than it did on YouTube.... Economic

2020-05-18 - Cameroon’s 3-year separatist crisis: Online threats, attacks on identity and freedom of expression

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:40
A year-long internet shutdown in English-speaking regions stifled dissentA park located at Warda junction near Mfoundi waterfalls in Cameroon. “Cameroon united forever,” reads the sign. Photo by Simbanematick via CC BY 4.0. In November 2016, protests against French majority rule in Cameroon’s... Human Rights Legal

2020-05-18 - Women journalists in Uganda carry ‘double burden’ with online attacks and harassment

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:40
Being a woman and a journalist is a double threatUgandan journalist Gertrude Uwitware Tumusiime has experienced the “double burden” of working as a woman journalist in Uganda. Screenshot from “The Other Side: Gertrude Uwitware Tumusiime” on YouTube. In Uganda, female journalists who embrace digital... Human Rights Legal

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