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2020-05-17 - COVID-19 Exposes Lack of ICT Policy in Nigeria’s Education System

Sun, 17/05/2020 - 17:40
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... Sociocultural

2020-05-16 - Google Removes Pirate Movie Showcase from Search Results

Sun, 17/05/2020 - 17:40
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... Economic Legal

2020-05-16 - Flaws in cyber security firm’s firewall & VPN tech exposed 100k+ devices

Sun, 17/05/2020 - 17:40
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 Security

2020-05-16 - This Week In Techdirt History: May 10th - 16th

Sun, 17/05/2020 - 17:40
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... Economic Legal

2020-05-16 - Cybercrime marketplace MagBo selling access to 43,000 hacked websites

Sun, 17/05/2020 - 17:40
By ghostadmin 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 Security

2020-05-16 - NetOne Suspended Boss Muchenje Arrested, Again

Sun, 17/05/2020 - 17:40
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... Economic Legal

2020-05-16 - Vodacom Welcomes Launch of AWS Data Centres in South Africa

Sun, 17/05/2020 - 17:40
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... Sociocultural

2020-05-16 - DISH Sues Pirate IPTV Suppliers Who Sold Through Amazon and Walmart

Sat, 16/05/2020 - 17:40
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,... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic Legal

2020-05-15 - Documents Show NSO Group Is Pitching Its Malware To US Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Sat, 16/05/2020 - 17:40
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... Security Legal

2020-05-15 - Pirate Release Group ‘TRUMP’ Promises the Best From the US, but Don’t Count Out ‘HILLARY’

Sat, 16/05/2020 - 17:40
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... Economic Legal

2020-05-15 - Disney: If We Can't Run Club Penguin, No One Can Run Club Penguin

Sat, 16/05/2020 - 17:40
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. If you... Economic Legal

2020-05-15 - Zero-day attacks are potent cyber threats that require serious response

Sat, 16/05/2020 - 17:40
By Waqas 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 Security

2020-05-15 - WiCipedia: Making diversity a priority in job searches

Fri, 15/05/2020 - 17:39
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. Security Sociocultural

2020-05-15 - Senate Passes Surveillance Reauthorization Bill 80-16 -- One Stripped Of Almost All Of Its Reforms

Fri, 15/05/2020 - 17:39
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... Legal

2020-05-15 - India increasing abuse of laws to harass journalists

Fri, 15/05/2020 - 17:39
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... Legal

2020-05-15 - Harare Man Facing Upto 1 Year Imprisonment For Sharing Someone’s COVID-19 Status On WhatsApp

Fri, 15/05/2020 - 17:39
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. In... Economic Legal

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