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Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle goes virtual due to CoVID19 Coronavirus

Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle goes virtual due to CoVID19 Coronavirus

Internet, Technology
May is traditionally a month of big developer conferences, with Facebook F8, Google I/O and Microsoft Build often happening within the same two-week period. But not this year. After F8 and I/O were already canceled in favor of online events, Microsoft is now unsurprisingly following suit, too. Microsoft’s Build developer conference is the latest tech event to be affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The software giant was planning on holding its annual developer conference in Seattle from May 19th to May 21st, but Microsoft has decided to make it a “digital event.” “The safety of our community is a top priority. In light of the health safety recommendations for Washington State, we will deliver our annual Microsoft Build event for developers as a digital event, in lieu of an in-p
Password Stealing hacking Campaign

Password Stealing hacking Campaign

Cyber Security, Internet
A mysterious new phishing campaign is targeting government departments and related business services around the world in cyberattacks that aim to steal the login credentials from victims. In total, the phishing attacks have targeted at least 22 different potential victim organisations in countries including the United States, Canada, China, Australia, Sweden and more. All of the attacks involve emails claiming to be related to the targeted government agencies and all of them attempt to trick victims into clicking an email link that asks for their username and password. Anyone who enters their login credentials into the spoofed government agency websites will give cyber criminals access to their account. The campaign has been discovered and detailed by cybersecurity researchers a
Internet to become a public utility with low prices

Internet to become a public utility with low prices

Governance, Internet
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders recently announced a $150 billion, four-point plan that would fundamentally transform how the internet works in the United States. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders just unveiled a sweeping $150 billion proposal that would fundamentally reshape how the internet works in the United States. The plan, dubbed "High-Speed Internet for All," would effectively turn the internet into a public utility along the lines of water and power. "High-speed internet service must be treated as the new electricity," the proposal says , "a public utility that everyone deserves as a basic human right." To that end, the $150 billion would go to creating "publicly owned and democratically controlled, co-operative, or open access broadb
Twiga Foods emerge as Winners at CIO100 Awards

Twiga Foods emerge as Winners at CIO100 Awards

Business, Mobile, Startups, Technology
Twiga Foods is a mobile-based supply platform for Africa’s retail outlets, kiosks, and market stalls. The company is using a mobile-based, cashless, business-to-business (B2B) supply platform to access distribution into the millions of small and medium-sized vendors in African urban markets. Twiga Foods, were the sole winners of the Plus One Award at the regional CIO100 Awards and Symposium. They won the award, in light of their spearheading efforts to digitize and ease up the entire sourcing, purchase and delivery process. Since 2014, Twiga Foods have been at the forefront of bridging gaps in the food market, this was through the development of a cutting edge platform, designed to create an efficient, fair and transparent market place. With over 17,000 farmers, and over 8,000 vendor
So long, Cameroon! Africa retailer Jumia suspends e-commerce in troubled country

So long, Cameroon! Africa retailer Jumia suspends e-commerce in troubled country

Business, Internet, Mobile, Startups
Online retailer Jumia Technologies has said on Monday that is has suspended its e-commerce platform activities in Cameroon because they were “not suitable” for the African state. Its share price hit a record low of $4.96 after Reuters reported the suspension on Monday, said it would continue supporting buyers and vendors in Cameroon using its classified portal Jumia Deals. Dubbed “the Amazon of Africa”, the company founded in 2012 by two French former McKinsey consultants has grown quickly to become the continent’s leading e-commerce firm, operating in more than a dozen countries. Cameroon’s economy is one of the largest in central Africa, but growth has been hit by a two-year separatist uprising in its Anglophone North-west and South-west regions. “We came to the conclusion that ou