We shall use VPN to access Twitter – Nigerians tell Service Providers

We shall use VPN to access Twitter - Nigerians tell Service Providers

Nigerian social media in-laws have roared out loud to service providers that they will use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access Twitter following the suspension of its services in the country by the government. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture announced the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria on Friday… One of the benefits of using a VPN…

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IBM to empower African youths with digital skills through free training

IBM to empower African youths with digital skills through free training

The Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT,) has announced its partnership with IBM to provide free digital skills to groups of youths from African and Middle East countries. Among the eight countries that have been selected include Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, Jordan and Lebanon which will contribute a total of at least 40,000 youths to attain the training. However, upto…

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Pitchfest: An Event for Entrepreneurs to Meet Local Investors in Uganda

Pitchfest An Event for Entrepreneurs to Meet Local Investors in Uganda

Talk to any economic expert and my most educated guess is they will tell you how SMEs are the backbone of any growing country. For the case of Uganda, the figures are staggering, close to 90% of business in the country falls in this category and this makes the demand for capital or local investors even more critical. On the…

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Security Operatives Likely To Switch Off Internet Tomorrow Amidst The Swearing In Ceremony

Security Operatives Likely To Switch Off Internet Tomorrow Amidst The Swearing In Ceremony

With the swearing in ceremony of the president-elect, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni slated for tomorrow at Kololo Independence Grounds, word making round is that the internet could be switched off yet again for the second time this year. This comes after it was switched off in January a few days to the presidential and parliamentary elections. The reason given by…

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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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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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