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September, 2013

Four Critical African ICT facts and figures

Africa may be regarded as a booming telecommunications market but it still lags behind the rest of the world. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which is a specialised agency of the United Nations that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies (ICT), annually reveals facts and figures regarding the global uptake of […]

DCA Registry Services Kenya among participants of the 2nd African IGF

The second African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) successfully concluded. The conference was held from 24-26 September 2013 at the Multimedia University, Nairobi Kenya. The AfIGF conference was organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the IGF Secretariat in cooperation with the Kenyan government among other stakeholders. DCA Registry Services Kenya delegates […]

Google’s Gmail Keyword Scanning Might Violate Wiretap Law, Judge Finds

A federal judge today found that Google may have breached federal and California wiretapping laws for machine-scanning Gmail messages as part of its business model to create user profiles and provide targeted advertising. The decision by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh was rendered in a proposed class-action alleging Google wiretaps Gmail as part of its […]

ICANN Study on Whois Privacy & Proxy Service Abuse

ICANN is seeking Public Comments solicitation represents an opportunity for the community to consider the study results detailed in this report, provide feedback and request further clarifications. In parallel, ICANN and NPL will conduct Webinars to facilitate feedback by summarizing this study’s purpose, methodology, key findings, and conclusions. Purpose (Brief): This study, conducted by the […]

.amazon and .africa gTLD applicants fight for their rights at ICANN

Both Refuse to Withdraw: In what is to be the next online real estate grab, gTLD applicants at ICANN objected by GAC continue to fight for their rights. ICANN has released the latest NGPC  Action on GAC Durban Advice on New gTLDs, according to that report, the NGPC indicated it would take action on the advice concerning […]

US court rules hitting Facebook ‘like’ button a constitutes right of free speech

HITTING the “Like” button on Facebook is an element of free speech protected by the US constitution, a federal court ruled yesterday, in a case closely watched by employment lawyers. The US Court of Appeals based in Richmond, Virginia, made the judgment in the case of a Virginia sheriff’s department worker who claimed he was […]

UK Cryptographers Call For Outing of Deliberately Weakened Protocols, Products

A group of cryptographers in the UK has published a letter that calls on authorities in that country and the United States to conduct an investigation to determine which security products, protocols and standards have been deliberately weakened by the countries’ intelligence services. The letter, signed by a number of researchers from the University of […]

African governments fear ICT policy creation? A case made by dotAfrica

Africa in the recent years has become the focus of international business and tech firms looking to pitch and setup in Africa in order to be part of the beneficiaries of the African Market. This past week, iWeek conference in conference in South Africa hosted delegates on internet business. Its reported that stakeholders at the […]

How Data-Driven Solutions Can Transform Health

Over the past few decades, the relationship between health, data and technology has dramatically evolved, and has increased access to information about health issues. As a result, individuals, communities and companies are becoming more knowledgeable and are better equipped to make healthier choices.  At the center of this profound shift is what many have referred […]

Africa.com Now Selling Subdomains From $40 – $5,000 Per Year

Africa.com has become the latest site to sell Subdomains and according to the registry trademark holders have already grabbed a bunch. According to Ope Odusan, Managing Director, Africa.com: “The world’s largest and most high profile brands have been among the first to acquire domain names ending with the new extension .africa.com. “In the first few […]