Forest Mall and Shoprite Given Tough Conditions for reopening

Forest Mall and Shoprite Given Tough Conditions for reopening.

Following the closure of Forest Mall and Shoprite, Kampala Deputy Resident Commissioner in charge of Nakawa, Burora Herbert Anderson has set a number of conditions for reopening of the giant shopping centers. The two entities have been closed over the failure to observe the Covid-19 standard operating procedures. In the letter to the managing directors of the two organizations, Burora…

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The World demands more social emoji diversity, new Adobe study reveals

An emoji is worth a thousand words but only if you can find the right one.  An enormous number of people around the globe want social network emojis to be more inclusive and culturally distinct so they can show how they feel and communicate fairly as per their desires and intentions, according to a new Adobe study. Adobe’s latest Global Emoji Diversity &…

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URA’s Move to Stop Illicit Trade, Smuggling & fake products through a Digital Tracking Solution

URA Moves to Stop Illicit Trade, Smuggling & fake products through Its Digital Tracking Solution

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) introduced the Digital Tracking Solution (DTS) as a medium to put an end to the illicit trade, counterfeit products, tax evasions, smuggling and to safeguard local manufacturer from unfair competition. DTS is a track & trace platform that sends production and importation data for the…

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Personal data for 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hackers’ website

The hacker is asking for a four-digit sum (in USD) for the breached LinkedIn data

LinkedIn in hot soup after being hit by a data leak scandal for over 500 million users which were found for sale on the hackers’ website. The dataset extracted by hackers from LinkedIn’s database includes sensitive information like User IDs, email addresses, phone numbers, workplace information, full names, account IDs, links to their social media accounts, and gender details.  The…

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Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp restored after a second outage in a month

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after a second outage in a month

The world’s most popular social apps Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down on Thursday afternoon according to the trusted sources. Billions of users of the popular social apps experienced a blackout of the services which lasted for over 20 minutes on most continents. This was reported a second outage in a month period after the first occurrance on 19th March…

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LinkedIn offers a paid week off to over 15,000 workers

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after a second outage in a month

LinkedIn, a social network for social connection, jobs and education will give its workers next week off in a bid to help them with a tormenting burnout. This move comes as large companies are trying to find ways to help the Zoom-fatigued employees as a result of ensuring the pandemic social distancing guideline. The company will give its 15,900 full-time…

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“People are going be forced to look for the cheaper sources of data,” – internet expert reveals

minister of finance matia kasaija

The government of Uganda is proposing to remove the OTT but impose a tax on the internet data (MBs). According to the Ministry of Finance, OTT had yielded less revenue than it was anticipated due to the fact that most of the internet users resorted to VPNs which by-pass the OTT internet logical access rule. The other taxes table include;…

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Breaking: Anonymous Hackers shuts down Ministry of Gender and Labour’s Website

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development’s website has allegedly been hacked by the Anonymous Hackers just hours after Minister Frank Tumwebaze dared them to take on Ugandan “Gov’t ICT resilience & Cyber Defence capabilities”. The website https://mglsd.go.ug/ emits a service error on access; “Service Unavailable: The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime…

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