With a mobile app, you can now digitally report a crime in Kenya

With a mobile app, you can now digitally report a crime in Kenya

Kenya has gone a step ahead in crime reporting after it launched on Tuesday a free crime monitoring app that allows anyone with a smartphone to digitally report a crime. Kenya’s National Crime Research Centre (NCRC) launched the NCRC Kenya...
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Gambia’s government website ‘confiscated’ by proud computer hacker

Gambia’s government website ‘confiscated’ by proud computer hacker

Ismail Akwei The Gambian government website has been hacked a third time since the end of the December 1 election that ended the 22-year rule of former President Yahya Jammeh. As at Monday, the statehouse.gov.gm website had been taken over...
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Facebook ‘Fake News’ Plan ‘a Brutal Attack on Freedom of Speech’

Facebook ‘Fake News’ Plan ‘a Brutal Attack on Freedom of Speech’

Facebook is planning to cooperate with a team of independent journalists called Correctiv, who are expected to determine the compliance or non-compliance of certain news with reality. Earlier it was reported that Facebook is launching a fake news filter system...
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13-year-old Nigerian boy invents fan that lasts hours without electricity

13-year-old Nigerian boy invents fan that lasts hours without electricity

Ismail Akwei A 13-year-old Nigerian boy from Imo state hit the spotlight for inventing a battery-operated fan that can last up to 19 hours without electricity. Ukoma Michael’s invention which was widely covered by local media in August, was timely...
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Scientists track elephant corridors in Kenya

Scientists track elephant corridors in Kenya

  Elephants in Kenya are getting fitted with radio collars to help secure the corridors they use between national parks. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using GPS technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify...
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Bitcoin Unlimited Adoption May Lead To Network Centralization

Bitcoin Unlimited Adoption May Lead To Network Centralization

The crux of the problem with Bitcoin Unlimited is that the economic majority is making the decisions, including the decision of who gets to be a part of the economic majority (by increasing the cost of participation). Ever since Bitcoin...
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The internet is still actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

The internet is still actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

   It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book, but it isn’t: The whole internet is protected by seven highly protected keys in the hands of 14 people. And in a few days, they will hold a historic...
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African girls’ pee-powered generator raises questions

African girls’ pee-powered generator raises questions

by John Roach   A urine-powered generator presented by a group of school-age girls at an innovation fair in Africa is generating buzz as a world-changing breakthrough, but a reality-check with the expert who invented the contraption at the heart...
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You can now buy a car on Beforward using BitCoin

You can now buy a car on Beforward using BitCoin

 by Batsirai Chikadaya (@adroa91) Japan has fast become the BitCoin Capital of the World and in so doing many of its companies have now opened their doors to Bitcoin transactions including the much adored second-hand car sales site BeForward. Back...
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Europe not investigating Google tax deals

Europe not investigating Google tax deals

The European Commission has said it is not looking into Google’s European tax arrangements as part of its probe into whether the tech giant is abusing its market position. By Chris Duckett | The European Union regulator investigating whether Alphabet...
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