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Facebook Shareholders Want Zuckerberg’s Powers Curtailed, Over Scandals

Facebook shareholders have expressed desire to reduce CEO Mark Zuckerberg's powers, following several high profile scandals that have hit the social media giant in the recent past. Among the scandals listed by the investors include the sharing of personal data of 87 million Facebook users with Cambridge Analytica, the...

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies Of Cancer, At 65

Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen has died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - a type of cancer that originates from the lymphatic system - at the age of 65. Allen founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, but left the company in 1983 due to the battle with Hodgkin's disease which...

Ethical Hackers To Earn Between Ksh25,000 To Ksh200,000 From Safaricom

Ethical hackers are set to earn rewards between Ksh25,000 ($250) and Sh200,000 ($2,000) from Safaricom for hacking and responsibly disclosing bugs or vulnerabilities found in any of its products and services. The award will however depend on the severity of the bug. The target groups are university and college students, innovation...

DHL To Start Delivering Parcels Using Drones In Tanzania

German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL, which owns the DHL courier company, has launched parcel delivery service in Tanzania using drones. The drones famously known as Parcelcopters were first used in Germany to deliver medication to remote island villages and mountain top villages. The drone can carry 6 kg...

Court Extends Suspension Of The Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act

The High Court yesterday ruled that the disputed law of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act remains suspended, saying that the laws should first pass the constitutional validity test. The ruling was issued by Lady Justice Wilfrida Okwany, following an appeal by the government to allow the Act...

Facebook Announces Fact-Checking Partners In Kenya To Curb Fake News

Facebook has announced partnership with two third party fact checking firms in Kenya to help assess the accuracy of news being disseminated in its platform. The fact checkers include Africa Check, Africa’s first independent fact checking organization and AFP which is a well known news organization. Currently, Facebook relies on feedback...

Truecaller Launches Messaging App That Detects Fake News

Truecaller has launched an instant messaging (IM) platform, Truecaller Chat. The IM platform will allow users to report links, ensuring that fake news is not circulated unchecked by users. Users will be able to mark website links as spam if they suspect it to have incorrect information, which...

Safaricom Head of Innovation, Kamal Bhattacharya, Exits in Unclear Circumstances

Safaricom Head of Innovation Lab, Kamal Bhattacharya has left the company in what colleagues call suspicious circumstances, few months after being recruited. Kamal who previously worked with MIT and IBM was recruited to spur innovation at the telco which is looking beyond voice, data and sms services as...
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Instagram Users Panic As App Stops Working

Photo sharing app, Instagram users are facing a downtime after the app stopped working on Wednesday morning. Users could not access their profiles or view pictures of those that they follow and could only see a blank page on their phones and a message that the app "couldn't...

Taxify Riders Now Able To Access Service Through Google Maps

Taxify on Tuesday announced that customers will now be able to get an estimate for a Taxify ride, duration and fare in Google Maps right next to other transport options. The new option will require customers to open the Google Maps app on their smartphones. After searching for...

Africa Data Centres CEO Stephane Duproz Elected Vice President Of New Association For African Data Centres

Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres (ADC), has been elected as Vice President of Africa Data Center Association; a new membership organisation aimed at driving awareness of the data centre industry in Africa. Africa Data Center Association was officially launched last week at DataCloud Africa Leadership Summit...

Apple Acquires Shazam At Ksh40 Billion After 10 Months Of Waiting

Giant technology company Apple has announced the acquisition of music discovery app, Shazam,at a reported amount of US$400 million (KSH40 billion). The deal was first announced in December of 2017, and has been closed weeks after the European Union approved the deal. “We are thrilled that Shazam and its...

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