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WSJ: U.S. technology companies are in a pitched battle with Europe’s sovereign states

Discontent on Continent Highlights Battle Over Economics, Culture, Internet Control BRUSSELS—From Berlin to Madrid, from London to Paris, U.S. technology companies are in a pitched battle with Europe’s sovereign states. It is a clash that pits governments against the new tech titans, established industries against...

The cyberattack on Sony Pictures made employees collateral damage

The wave of cyberattacks of large retailers, from Target to Home Depot, over the past year have made hacks feel like a fact of life for many consumers. But the alleged breach at Sony Pictures last week hints at a future where such attacks are more invasive than a stolen credit card:...

Black Friday – consumers warned to be vigilant

On the eve of the much-anticipated retail focused sale and discount event, Black Friday, consumers in key regions across Africa, such as Kenya, are warned by network security experts to be vigilant. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are acknowledged as two of the busiest shopping...

Top 10 CEOs Innovating the African Tech Industry

African Tech 10. Alpesh Patel, Oju Africa Created in 2012, Oju Africa is part of Mi-Group International and is the first African-centric Emoticon provider. Running the show is Apesh Patel who has set his sights high in trying to bring Apple on board to diversify...

“Rock Star Woman! Sophia Bekele” hailed New York YALS on her KeyNote – Standing on the Shoulder of Giants

Summary: “From the African Giants we celebrate, we learn resilience, patience, persistence. Despite the meager resources they were able to rally support; and with their charismatic confidence they were able to move mountains. I call this the ‘staying power’. “ The delegates, students and organizers...

Facebook secretly working on new website called ‘Facebook at Work’ for office use

London (AFP) – Facebook is preparing a new office version of its social networking site to compete with other sites like LinkedIn, the Financial Times reported on Monday. “Facebook is secretly working on a new website called ‘Facebook at Work'” that would allow users to...

Amazon to Build Data Centres in ‘Every Large Country’ in Cloud Push

Internet Amazon.com Inc plans to build data centers in every large country over time as part of a broader investment push that will eventually make the Internet retailer’s cloud computing arm the largest part of its business. In a roundtable with reporters on Wednesday, Amazon Web...

NETmundial Initiative to use crowd-sourcing as way to fix Internet problems

NETmundial Initiative consists of Brazil’s Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) (Reuters) – Responding to a dizzying array of issues that threaten to break the Internet, from privacy to tax dodging to cybercrime,...

Apple users raise privacy concerns after hard-drive files uploaded to iCloud

Line between devices and cloud services fades as online storage allows users to switch without losing data by for the Washington Post After security researcher Jeffrey Paul upgraded the operating system on his MacBook Pro...

The creators of Google Inbox explain why it’s the future of Gmail

Google’s on a mission to reinvent email. Its weapon: Inbox, a standalone app that launched last week. Inbox aims to make email more useful with several new tools. It surfaces relevant content (photos, for example) and information from within individual messages so you don’t have...