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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragile state of Nigeria’s education system. A system which the Guardian Nigeria describes as “messy,” one that “lacks information and communications technology (ICT) ingredients, leaving the system to churn out half-baked graduates.”
They write that with the...
The purpose of search engines is to lead people to what they are looking for. Today’s web would be pretty much unusable without it.
Over the past two decades, Google has excelled at this up to the point where Googling became a verb.
There has also been critique. Major entertainment companies, in...
By Sudais Asif
One doesn't expect cybersecurity companies to be vulnerable but...
This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Flaws in cyber security firm’s firewall %26 VPN tech exposed 100k+ devices
Five Years Ago
This week in 2015, the backlash was coming in to the appeals court ruling that put a dent in NSA surveillance, with politicians crying foul in response as they hoped to spy on more Americans, while the EFF saw the ruling as reason enough to withdraw its support for the now-worse...
The operation is not limited to websites.
This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Cybercrime marketplace MagBo selling access to 43,000 hacked websites
Lazarus Muchenje and 6 other NetOne executives have been arrested on charges of criminal abuse of office.
I can confirm that Mr Muchenje and his alleged accomplices have been arrested. The charges relate to alleged criminal abuse of duty as public officers and the suspected violation of the...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) – alongside launching its next wave of data centres in South Africa – has partnered with Vodacom to grow the South African mobile networks offering further and deliver improved business, cloud and other solutions to its clients.
“Vodacom is an AWS Advanced Consulting...
Given the huge number of pirate IPTV providers, sellers and resellers operating all around the world today, shutting them all down must seem like an impossible dream for copyright holders.
Nevertheless, the MPA, anti-piracy coalition ACE, plus companies like DISH Network persist in their quest,...
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Infamous Israeli malware developer NSO Group is currently being sued by Facebook for using WhatsApp as its preferred attack vector. Malicious links and malware payloads are sent to targets, allowing government agencies -- including those in countries with horrendous human rights records -- to...
For decades the top of the piracy pyramid was the territory of release groups. While these come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, it all started with The Scene.
Scene groups tend to be highly organized and only share content among themselves through topsites. At least, that’s what they are supposed...
Disney's overly aggressive copyright bullying strikes again. Apparently, Disney has decided that if Disney can't run Club Penguin in a way that people want to use it, then no one should be able to run Club Penguin, and so the company has used the DMCA to takedown a fan server.
Lately, Zero-day attacks are being exploited to target small as well as large businesses.
This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Zero-day attacks are potent cyber threats that require serious response
This week in our WiC roundup: How to tell if your future employer is focused on diversity; YouTube's policies leave room for error; women take the lead in cybersecurity practices; and more.
The Senate voted today to give us five more years of pretty much unaltered surveillance. The reauthorization of key spy powers is back on again, after Congressional inaction ran head-on into a global pandemic, allowing these to (briefly) expire. Not that this temporary expiration resulted in any...
The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed grave concern over the misuse of the law by authorities in India to intimidate journalists and curtail press freedom.
On May 11, Dhaval Patel, owner and...
Disclosing someone’s health condition without their consent has always been a crime but it’s one of those things that isn’t taken too seriously in our country.
Jimmy Mhlanga who allegedly disclosed the COVID-19 status of someone via WhatsApp might have to learn his lesson the hard way.