‘TECH’ News

Online retail begins to click in Africa’s biggest market

The headquarters for this Internet startup is cheekily nicknamed “Graceland” and its co-heads are young Harvard graduates with grand plans who have rapidly expanded the business over the past year. Silicon Valley? Not even close. This emerging world Internet company, called Jumia, is now located...

U.S. Confirms That It Gathers Online Data Overseas

WASHINGTON — The federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night. The...

Kaspersky plans source code reveal to avoid Huawei’s fate

By Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor • Get more from this author Posted in Security, 30th May 2013 05:56 GMT Free whitepaper – European migration survey Eugene Kaspersky thinks Huawei’s products contain “some doors, they are not back doors, but somewhere in-between”, but that overall “there is...

The danger of blindly trusting the technocrats

We are living in the age of the technocrats. In business, Big Data, and the Big Brains who can parse it, rule. In government, the technocrats are on top, too. From Washington to Frankfurt to Rome, technocrats have stepped in where politicians feared to tread,...

ICANN on Africa’s Internet Market and Hub Offices: Interview with Brad White, ICANN’s Director of Global Media Affairs

Africa is increasingly becoming a key player in global business and essential resources like the internet will definitely be forming a critical part of this growth. At the end of 2012, Africa’s internet penetration rate was quoted as heading to 16%. While this is quite...

Cybersecurity and Internet Governance

Editor’s note: This brief is a feature of the Council of Councils initiative, gathering opinions from global experts on major international developments. Cybersecurity is now a leading concern for major economies. Reports indicate that hackers can target the U.S. Department of Justice or Iranian nuclear...

‘Bangladeshi’ hacks Google’s local domain, users redirected

Internet users trying to access Google’s search engine on Monday morning quickly discovered the company’s local domain was compromised. A hacker, who identified himself as Bangladeshi, defaced the company’s Google.co.ke domain, replacing the page with a black background with the word ‘hacked’ engraved on it....

Are Your Ill-Informed Policies Widening The Digital Divide?

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” – Rabindranath Tagore The words above were brought to my attention by Susan Bearden, CIO at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and one of The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter....

Cloud computing: It has already changed the Internet as you and I know it

This post is brought to you by Rackspace. Go to the Rackspace site for more information at http://www.Rackspace.com/open Ask Mitch Wainer what he thinks about your privacy settings, and he’ll tell you they’re pretty darn important. The marketing director of  DigitalOcean, a cloud service software...

Expanding Internet domain names in China

An organization that coordinates Internet protocols is discussing the future of online domain names in Beijing. In addition to the familiar dot-com and dot-org suffixes, billions more new addresses could be hitting the web, including those using Chinese characters. China’s new domain name market is...