Category: Technology

UCC bans sell of scratch airtime cards

Uganda Communication Commission – UCC together with Telecom companies agreed to phase out airtime scratch cards by 30th June 2018. After the ban on simcard vending, UCC has also set a deadline for airtime cards. According to a statement issued by Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, the commission Executive Director, the position was reached at in meeting […]

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A 15 year old British teenager hacks crypto-currency wallet

A hardware wallet designed to store crypto-currencies, and touted by its manufacturer as tamper-proof, has been hacked by a British 15-year-old. Writing on his blog, Saleem Rashid said he had written code that gave him a back door into the Ledger Nano S, a $100 (£70) device that has sold millions around the world. It […]

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CHEAP AS CHIPS: Samsung Galaxy S9 deals – the best deals, offers, prices and where to buy

We’ve got all the info you need to get your hands on a cracking Samsung Galaxy S9 deal We’ve got all the details, including release date, price, offers and where to find the best Galaxy S9 deals. Samsung Galaxy S9 release date and price The Samsung Galaxy S9 was available to pre-order starting from Sunday, February 25, […]

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Watch if you dare – Netflix has revealed the horror films people are too scared to watch all the way through
Netflix reveals the top 10 horror movies Brits are too scared to finish watching

Netflix just revealed the top 10 scary films viewers can’t finish – do you reckon you can handle these terrifying movies? The streaming service has just revealed its scariest horror movies that UK viewers can’t watch all the way through. The criteria was that Netflix watchers made it at least 70% of the way through […]

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Telecoms halt sale of new SIM cards following UCC directive
Telecoms halt sale of new SIM cards following UCC directive

Following a directive from Uganda Communications Commission to all telecom companies to stop the sale of new SIM Cards until UCC establishes API connectivity with National Identity verification, various telecoms have complied with the directive. The commission directed that all companies should halt the sale of new SIM cards to the public until it establishes […]

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UCC sets 1 month ultimatum for online content providers to register

In Summary Online data communication service providers, including online publishers, online news platforms, and online radio and telephone operators are therefore advised to apply and obtain authorization from the Commission.   All Online data communicators in Uganda are directed to register within less than a month or else they face disciplinary Measures. According to a […]

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BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over messaging

The suit, filed Tuesday, targets Facebook and its Instagram photo-sharing app and WhatsApp messaging service, BlackBerry said in a statement. It came after what BlackBerry said was “several years of dialogue” with the social network. The suit isn’t available online yet. “As a cybersecurity and embedded software leader, BlackBerry’s view is that Facebook, Instagram, and […]

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How to Protect Yourself against Chip Flaw

Microsoft is updating your PC to protect against a major microchip security flaw which is good, though the fix is going to slow down your computer. Intel and other chipmakers revealed on January 3 (From CNN) that potentially serious vulnerabilities nicknamed Spectre and Meltdown could allow bad actors to access the stuff on your computer […]

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Apple to Address Kids’ iPhone Addiction with Enhanced Parental Controls

Apple has a response of sorts to activist shareholders concerned about kids’ addiction to iPhones: Enhanced parental controls are coming to iOS. Ahead of Apple’s annual shareholder meeting next month, Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) asked Apple this week for new software to let parents limit kids’ iPhone use, and […]

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