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2020-06-02 - IPv6 and Rust

Tue, 02/06/2020 - 18:06
Guest Post: NLnet Labs shares their experience with Rust's support for IPv6. Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-06-01 - Trump’s Executive Order Threatens to Leverage Government’s Advertising Dollars to Pressure Online Platforms

Tue, 02/06/2020 - 18:06
This is one of a series of blog posts about President Trump's May 28 Executive Order. Other posts are here, here, and here.The inaptly named  Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship (EO) seeks to insert the federal government into private Internet speech in several ways. Section 3 of... Human Rights Legal

2020-06-01 - Securus Quietly Settles Lawsuit Over Illegally Spying On Inmate Attorney Conversations

Tue, 02/06/2020 - 18:06
We've noted repeatedly how interstate inmate calling service (ICS) companies have a disturbingly cozy relationship with government, striking (technically buying) monopoly deals that let them charge inmate families $14 per minute. Worse, some ICS companies like Securus Technologies have been... Legal

2020-06-01 - Researcher Claims Apple Paid $100,000 for 'Sign in With Apple' Vulnerability

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:05
A security researcher claims Apple paid a $100,000 bug bounty reward for a critical vulnerability in Sign in with Apple, the company’s privacy-focused authentication system. read more Security

2020-06-01 - AWIEF and AfricArena to Host a Webinar on Women in Tech

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:05
Africa is the only region in the world where more women than men choose to become entrepreneurs Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum has partnered with AfricArena to host a webinar titled “Women in tech: Is it more complicated in Africa?” on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at [15:00] CAT (GMT... Economic

2020-06-01 - Rights Alliance Reinforces Pirate Site Blocking Agreement With Danish ISPs

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:05
For more than a decade, Denmark has been a a frontrunner when it comes to pirate site blockades. The first blocks date back to 2006 when music industry group IFPI filed a complaint targeting the unlicensed Russian MP3 site AllofMP3. Not much later, Denmark became the first European country to force... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic Legal

2020-06-01 - COVID-19: Bank Digitisation will Ensure Building Sustainable Growth

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:05
Banks from the region shared some case studies on digitisation in banking services in the region Bankers from Sub Saharan Africa and China who attended the Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa Financial Services Industry Online Summit 2020 agree that digitisation of the sector will give it resilience against... Development

2020-06-01 - Ecommerce Trends Shaping the Way Business Sell Online

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:05
If you haven’t noticed the attention to eCommerce trends, then you haven’t been reading the news, especially in this unprecedented time of the global pandemic. For companies that have a robust presence online, including ordering, delivery, and social media, they’ve had a chance to endure and... Legal Economic

2020-06-01 - Tech Trends: Edutech As The New Frontier In Education Needs Adequate Infrastructure And Government Policies To Impact Well – Femisola Awosika

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:05
One of the measures that governments, all over the world are taking, to stem the spread of coronavirus pandemic, is advocating social distancing. This has led to the closure of markets, offices, places of worship and schools. Closing of schools, means that, students, from the primary, secondary and... Development Sociocultural

2020-06-01 - Why is a /48 the recommended minimum prefix size for routing?

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:05
Proper IPv6 address planning can make network management easier now and in the future. Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-06-01 - A developer’s take on IPv6 and DHCP

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:05
Guest Post: Learn how a fascination in IPv6 and a Masters thesis led to Dibbler, DHCPv6 and ultimately, Kea. Infrastructure and Standardisation

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

Sun, 31/05/2020 - 18:04
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

Sun, 31/05/2020 - 18:04
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

Sun, 31/05/2020 - 18:04
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

Sun, 31/05/2020 - 18:04
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

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

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

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