These are Africa’s top 10 internet giants

Internet growth and digital transformation go hand-in-hand both in Africa as well as globally. In order for a country to keep up with the digital revolution, more commonly known as the fourth industrial revolution, it needs to ensure that the majority of the population has a reliable internet connection. This revolution has seen internet growth […]

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App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization

An app developer appears to have prevailed in a long-running trademark war against the US president’s business operation. The creator of iTrump first clashed with the Trump Organization in January 2011, when the billionaire’s lawyers alleged the trumpet simulator’s name falsely suggested a link to the tycoon. After defeating this claim, the developer then went […]

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Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges

Uber has been ordered to introduce tougher measures to protect the privacy of its drivers and their customers, to settle charges brought by a regulator. It also had to agree to have the effectiveness of the stricter controls assessed by an independent auditor every two years for the next 20 years. The charges relate to […]

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India Police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak

Indian police have arrested four people suspected of leaking an episode of the hugely popular TV show Game of Thrones before it was aired. Three of the accused are current employees of Prime Focus Technology, while one is a former employee. Prime Focus, a Mumbai-based company that stores and processes the series for Indian streaming […]

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JOTIS 2017: ‘Winter is coming’ – for brick-and-mortar banking

At the Joy FM Technology and Innovations Summit 2017, the tech savvy showed a long-held passion for short-cuts in almost everything – starting with grammar. No time for Automated Clearing House when you could simply say ACH. Person to Person is too long. Why not just P2P? Long words waste time, an app saves it, […]

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GoFundMe removes campaigns for Charlottesville suspect

GoFundMe and other crowd-funding sites have taken a tough stance on campaigns for a man arrested following violence at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. GoFundMe removed some campaigns, saying they fell foul of its rules regarding hate speech and abuse. James Alex Fields Jr, 20, is being held in police custody after a car […]

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Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public. The facility is set to be created at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down. […]

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