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April, 2014

Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer Security flaw that put users at risk, exposes Windows XP

BBC News: Microsoft has warned consumers that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could let hackers gain access and user rights to their computer. The flaw affects Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 to 11 and Microsoft said it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” to exploit it. According to NetMarket Share, the IE versions […]

The AUC does not deserve a .africa domain for blocking an African to speak

Africa Union Commission (AUC) is involved in yet another unnecessary  scandal, a guest blockage case. Last week on 24th April 2014  Sophia Bekele the DCA Executive Director was supposed to give  a KeyNote remark at the annual Girl’s ICT day on 24th April 2014 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia at the invitation of  International Telecommunication Union […]

Are Tech giants winners in quest for control of the internet: NETmundial

Written by– Reuters with Lia Timson, AFP Tim Berners-Lee urges laws to guarantee free and universal web [update] Big internet companies were the clear winners at a global conference hosted by Brazil on the future management of the internet where most participants agreed it should remain a self-regulated space free of government intervention. Convened by […]

Russia: Veto online Law to Restrict Online Freedom, Bloggers to use real names

Written by Human Rights Watch (Moscow) – Russia should not impose unjustified regulations on freedom of expression and privacy on the Internet, Human Rights Watch said today. A restrictive new law requires Russian bloggers with significant followings to register with the authorities and comply with the same regulations as media outlets. On April 22, 2014, Russia’s […]

The big U-TURN In Policy, F.C.C. Will Allow a Web Fast Lane

  The proposed rules, drafted by Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and his staff, would allow Internet service providers to charge companies different rates for faster connection speeds. Daniel Rosenbaum for The New York Times By EDWARD WYATT April 23, 2014 for Ne WASHINGTON — The principle that all Internet content should be […]

Online Censorship won’t stop us warn Turkey Net activists

  Net activists in Turkey say a proposed law to tighten censorship online won’t stop them. The move to block websites comes as the government faces high legal corruption allegations. Turkey’s largest city Istanbul has again seen riot police clash with protestors. This month the protesters have been demonstrating against government legislation that’s going through […]

What’sApp with that? Facebook to shut down chat function forcing users to install its Messenger app

For many people, chatting to friends is a major reason to use Facebook’s app on their smartphone. But soon they will have to download the social network’s partner app, called Messenger, to carry on their instant conversations. Facebook is reportedly notifying users of its popular app that they will no longer be able to send […]

How Google plans to scan your emails for tailored ads, spam and malware detection

Google Inc has updated its terms of service and this is how incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads. By Alexei Oreskovic (Reuters) – Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted […]

John Levine: Yahoo’s New DMARC Policy breaks Every Mailing List across the globe

Yahoo! The one who enabled the HTTPS connections by default from the beginning of this year, the one who encrypts traffic moving between its data centers from 31st March, now has been accused of harming every Mailing List across the world. Experts from the Internet Engineering Council John R. Levine, specialized in email infrastructure and spam filtering […]

Connected Kenya Summit: Does this annual event enhance Kenya’s tech sector?

It’s that time of the year again, when all top government, private sector, media, academia and regulatory personalities in the ICT sector troop to Mombasa for the annual ICT Conference dubbed the “Connected Kenya Summit”. This year’s event will be held in Diani, Mombasa, from 14th to 17th April, 2014 under the theme “Breaking the […]