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Does Facebook feed show you everything? Washington Post’s Tim Herrera thinks NO!

  On July 17, Tim Herrera spent six hours scrolling through his Facebook News Feed. What may sound like procrastination or killing time was actually Herrera’s own experiment to understand Facebook’s News Feed algorithm. Herrera went through and noted all of the July 17 status updates and posts made by his 403 Facebook friends and the […]

Tweetstorm: Rupert Murdoch Says Google Is Worse Than the NSA

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is not known to be a shrinking violet when it comes to saying what he thinks on Twitter, especially on a Sunday when he seems most fired up and ready to rumble. Reports Recode.net But today was a doozie, in which he claimed Google was — wait for it — worse […]

Funding scheme set to empower women in ICT in Africa

[KIGALI]  A project which was launched last year in Africa is set to empower young women and girls in computer science and help them become global leaders in information and communication technology (ICT), experts say. The project, called ‘Seed Fund for Women + Girls in Computer Science’, is  aimed at extending technological entrepreneurship programmes and competition […]

DEMO Africa 2014 brings together U.S. State Department, leading ICT companies to in Lagos, Nigeria

DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem. DEMO Africa is the place where the most innovative companies from African countries get a platform to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed. The organization will host […]

Regulating the web: Will the internet need its own bill of rights?

Summary: Experts in Italy are working on proposals that will set out web users’ rights and obligations – a draft bill that could eventually be adopted across Europe. Report ZDnet Does the internet need its own bill of rights? Italy is already working on a draft document that could end up being discussed and adopted […]

iROKO: Internet TV advances in Africa

The African entertainment internet TV platform iROKOtv.com has launched a new international content package for its subscribers on the continent. New content categories introduced on the platform include Hollywood, Bollywood, telenovelas and Korean programming, complementing the platform’s extensive Nollywood catalogue. Subscribers throughout English Speaking Africa (ESA) can access the service for $2.50 a month. iROKOtv […]

Has the potential of ICTs to reduce conflict in Africa been over-hyped?

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media have often been viewed as a solution to Africa’s myriad problems, including poor governance, conflict and poverty. From the M-Pesa mobile banking system in Kenya to the aggressive adoption of e-governance in Rwanda, the role of ICTs in improving Africa’s economy and governance systems cannot be underestimated. […]

Too slow to react? How major brands are falling prey to new domain name cybersquatters

Famous brands risk having their trade marks hijacked online by cybersquatters who are taking advantage of a new range of domain name registration opportunities  reports TechRadar Up to 1,400 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) – the suffixes visible to users at the end of a domain name – are being rolled out in stages by […]

‘World’s servers are ours’ says Obama administration

US says global reach needed to gut “fraudsters,” “hackers,” and “drug dealers.” by David Kravets for arstechnica Global governments, the tech sector, and scholars are closely following a legal flap in which the US Justice Department claims that Microsoft must hand over e-mail stored in Dublin, Ireland. In essence, President Barack Obama’s administration claims that any […]

Blocking Facebook: A Hot New Trend in Southeast Asia?

When clashes broke out in Mandalay in central Myanmar between Buddhists and Muslims early this month, the initial response of the government was to impose a curfew. Then, it blocked Facebook. Written byMong Palatino Police claimed blocking the social network would help prevent the spread of violence, but citizens and free speech advocates were skeptical […]