Technology

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

Technology
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
Twitter makes an Instagram account, after five years of fighting

Twitter makes an Instagram account, after five years of fighting

social media, Technology
For most of its life, Instagram has seen Twitter as a frenemy. Early in its life, the companies and their founders were so close that Twitter attempted to buy the photo-sharing service. However the move wasn’t successful as Facebook swooped in to buy Instagram for a then-shocking $1 billion. A few months later, Twitter blocked  Instagram from using its API to find your Twitter friends on Instagram. Shortly thereafter,photo-sharing service platform disabled its integration with Twitter, preventing photos from showing up in the feed. Five years on, The verge reports that Twitter started an Instagram account this week, using the photo-sharing service to promote itself as a destination for breaking news and important conversations. The account, which launched Friday with little fa
Technology is key to Africa’s future

Technology is key to Africa’s future

Technology
Africa is a continent full of  innovation and creativity. Technology itself in the continent  is helping to break down the barriers for development. In relation to this, Africa’s embrace of technology turns two common assumptions inside out – that tech breakthroughs happen in rich countries, and that Africa needs basic services before it can use high-tech solutions. According to Africa Progress platform, what Africa’s start-ups are doing is using technology to build basic services – and a whole lot more. Technology is improving people’s lives – especially mobile services and applications. With minimal fixed line phone infrastructure, the continent has embraced the opportunity to leapfrog existing technologies, becoming a world leader in the delivery of such services. The mobil
Ethiopia bids to become the wind capital of Africa

Ethiopia bids to become the wind capital of Africa

Startups, Technology
Ethiopia is pressing ahead with ambitious development plans with energy being the core to the mission of becoming the wind power capital of Africa. The East African state has enjoyed a decade of strong growth, giving rise to profitable industries, new infrastructure, and showpiece summits. Ethiopia was among the most daring signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, committing to cut carbon emissions by 64% by 2030. The government has ploughed billions of dollars into hydropower megaprojects such as the Grand Renaissance Dam -- which will be the largest dam in Africa -- and the freshly-inaugurated Gibe III Dam. According to CNN,  Ethiopia inaugurated one of the continent's largest wind farms in 2013 -- the $290 million, 120-megawatt (MW) Ashedoga plant. This was