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Africa should learn from Kenya’s digital migration strategy

Africa should learn from Kenya’s digital migration strategy

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Many African countries have not yet migrated to the digital platform IT web Africa reports.  In fact, all the regions of the continent have made significant steps towards digital migration to beat the International Telecommunication Union’s deadline. As of February 2017, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), based on its original deadline of 17 June 2015, several countries are yet to start the process including Central African Rep., Eritrea, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Sao Tome and Principe and South Africa. The study of Kenya found that the switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting created a more robust broadcasting sector. According to the report, the switchover resulted in a 20% increase in TV penetration and grew the total number of broadcasters fr
Facebook to Develop App for Television Set-Top Boxes

Facebook to Develop App for Television Set-Top Boxes

social media, Technology
Facebook Inc is creating an app for television set-top boxes, including Apple Inc's Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The world's biggest online social network was in discussions with media companies to license long-form, TV-quality programming the Journal reported. An app for set-top boxes would bring online social network closer to live video and video advertisements. Getting advertisers to buy more video ads is key to online social network's continued revenue growth as such ads fetch higher rates from advertisers than text or photo-based ads reports The Fortune. Live video is also becoming a highly competitive feature on social platforms, with companies competing to stream major sports events and exclusive video components from
Cloud technology can help improve governance in the new industrial age

Cloud technology can help improve governance in the new industrial age

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Computing has been with us for more than fifty years. Through this period, the technology world has shifted from the era of large machines often housed in warehouses and not unlike data centres now the internet era, which made information easily accessible to millions around the world and lastly, the cloud and mobile era which we happen to live in now. According to Ventures Africa, the cloud and mobile era comes with new concerns, uncertainty and questions around regulations and laws. History has shown us that technology will always evolve faster than law, thus governments around the world struggle to understand and regulate technology and strike a balance between allowing innovation and protecting their citizens from any perceived threats this uncovered terrain may bring. Thi...
Mozilla will warn users about sensitive data over insecure connections

Mozilla will warn users about sensitive data over insecure connections

Cyber Security, Technology
Keeping sensitive data safe from inappropriate access and disclosure is of the utmost importance. It is as well  important for users to find out what sensitive data they are handling and what steps are needed to protect it. For this reason, Mozilla & Google are taking new steps to warn internet users about sending sensitive data to websites vulnerable to hacking. In the latest updates to the Chrome and Firefox web browsers (versions 56 and 51, respectively), users will be told if they’re submitting sensitive information over insecure HTTP connections — rather than the safer HTTPS protocol. As noted by Chrome security engineer Emily Schechter, the old approach simply isn’t noticed by most users. “Studies show that users do not perceive the lack of a ‘secure’ icon as a warning,
Microsoft unveils more Windows 10 Creators Update features

Microsoft unveils more Windows 10 Creators Update features

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Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview build (15002) to testers  full of new features and changes. One of the first additions is a new tab preview bar in Microsoft Edge, which lets you visually glance at the rest of your tabs without leaving the page you’re on. Microsoft also added the ability to save and restore sets of tabs so it’s quicker to resume if you’ve closed all the tabs off or restarted. User’s can also launch a new window or In Private mode from the jump list for Microsoft Edge now The Verge reports. Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way than its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes but new features too. The most recent significant update is the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, released in 2016. Venture bea