Author: Lynn Wandia

Google taking down fake reviews on Google play store

Google taking down fake reviews on Google play store

Mobile, social media, Technology
The Google play store is the best place to download an app. It only gives you choices but also shows apps of your interest according to your previous downloads. Google has now taken the move to improve its filtering system to help play store users install safe app while keeping away malicious app developers. According to statista report, Google announced that over 25 billion apps had been downloaded from its app store In September 2012 and the last reported figures from May 2016 stated that 65 billion apps had been downloaded from Google Play. This statics indicates that a lot of  users continue to download apps from the store as technology develops. The company has improved its algorithm to make it smarter in detecting fake reviews and spam comments easily. If you are using a
The Public should be cautious of cyber fraud activities, Cyberspace experts warn.

The Public should be cautious of cyber fraud activities, Cyberspace experts warn.

Cyber Security, Internet
Cybersecurity will never get better until we are able to curb cyber crime. In an increasingly digital world, criminals have the information and the means to ensure that high profile security breaches. As technology evolves, so do the threats being developed by hackers who have a whole host of motivations for wanting to disrupt businesses of all sizes. It’s a constant battle but thankfully one that has resulted in increasingly sophisticated security tools coming to the market. According to Beta News,  it’s reported that attacks have increased by 3,500 percent in 2016, hitting 41 percent of businesses and bringing in revenues of more than $1 billion for cyber criminals. It is also feared that the emergence of the much heralded quantum computing will only enhance the power of the hac
Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft gets more time to tackle ‘excessive’ data collection

Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft gets more time to tackle ‘excessive’ data collection

Cyber Security, Internet
Windows 10 is amazing. It is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. The new windows operating system has also been received with smiles and open hands all over the globe. However, parts of Microsoft's new privacy policy are raising eyebrows due to concerns that they could be 'spying' on what users do. The tech company’s service agreement has a safety clause that worries users on the safety of their data. The Microsoft’s privacy statement tells users, “we will access, disclose and preserve personal data", including the contents of emails or files in private folders. However, Microsoft does allow Windows 10 users to opt out of all of the features that might be considered invasions of privacy and users are opted in by defaul
App scams on the rise as mobile shopping increases

App scams on the rise as mobile shopping increases

Cyber Security, Internet, Mobile
Smart phones now ‘big business’ for online criminals. With the rampant increase of these devices around the globe, fraudsters have taken control of phones and run up huge bills for victims using rogue mobile applications. Mobile malware is rapidly increasing at a high rate. Smart phone users are getting a nasty surprise when they see their monthly bills, discovering that they have run up huge phone bills for premium-rate text messages they did not send. This is one of the latest scams being used by online criminals to profit from the recent boom in smart phones and mobile web applications (apps), experts at GetSafeOnline.org are warning today. The latest research from Get Safe Online shows that 17% of smart phone users now use their phone for money matters and this doesn’t escape
African Business Arena considered more ideal for start ups

African Business Arena considered more ideal for start ups

Startups, Technology
When investors set to identify best  locations to place their investments, Africa is less likely to come to mind yet the investment scene in Africa has experienced a surge of activity over the last few years, fueling speculation that Africa could be the next big start up hub. Innovation has accelerated with new ideas and technologies spreading across the region. Among the sectors that have really thrived in this region are eCommerce and mobile industries. In addition, sub-Saharan Africa was estimated to see GDP growth of around 5% in 2014. This has been realized and the economic scene has evolved rapidly. That’s substantially faster than the developing-country average. According to focus economics, the continent expects an economic growth of 3.2% in 2017. In addition, the Afri