Largest dark web markets Hansa & AlphaBay shut down

Largest dark web markets Hansa & AlphaBay shut down

Two of the three largest dark web markets have been shut down by the US Department of Justice and Europol. The two authorities announced Thursday that AlphaBay and Hansa the worlds biggest dark web marketplaces that served thousands of customers trading illegal goods online have been taken down. AlphaBay had over 200,000 customers and more than 40,000 sellers peddling illegal goods. The website had 100,000 listings for sale at the time of the governments take down….

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Kenya to start using digital driving licenses, NTSA

Kenya to start using digital driving licenses, NTSA

Early this year, the National Transport and Safety Authority of Kenya announced a proposal to launch a smart driving licenses. The move was made primarily to improve motorist safety on the roads. NTSA in March signed a Sh2.1 billion contract with the National Bank of Kenya for the manufacture and formulation of the smart licenses aimed at revolutionizing enforcement of traffic laws. According to Dr Wangila National Bank is working with Vienna-based digital payment solutions…

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Facebook to Start Hiding Your Posts If You Overshare & Spam Followers

Facebook to Start Hiding Your Posts If You Overshare & Spam Followers

If you are in the habit of posting too much on your timeline and as a result annoying your followers on Facebook, the company is out to get you. The social media company Facebook has announced its intention to  begin hiding posts from people who spam users’ news feed with click-bait, sensationalized and misinformation articles.  The statement posted recently  said that the update was being made “to reduce low quality links” in users’ news feed….

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Is PublicLikes growing into a scam? All accounts expire every 2 Months

Is PublicLikes growing into a scam? All accounts expire every 2 Months

PublicLikes has just gained a notorious publicity in Kenya in the last 3 months, Alexa the web ranking site puts it at global rank of 24,363 and 15 in Kenya. According to the website, PublicLikes.com is an innovative social media marketing tool available in a multi-language environment. The service works in PTC format, i.e. Paid to Click websites where you Earn some money whenever you watch ads do some task in the web browser. PTC…

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E.U. fines Google record $2.7 billion for “illegally” promoting search results

E.U. fines Google record $2.7 billion for “illegally” promoting search results

The European Union competition watchdog  has just fined google a record breaking €2.4 billion (£2.1 billion) for “illegally” promoting its Google Shopping results to feature more prominently above similar comparison results from rivals. The fine so far the largest ever levied by the European Union against a company for anti trust or abuse of its market dominance position. This is just the latest confrontation over business practices between E.U. regulators and American tech giants. “What…

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StarTimes will exclusively broadcast 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup LIVE

StarTimes will exclusively broadcast 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup LIVE

StarTimes Nigeria, has concluded a deal to broadcast live coverage of one of the FIFA Confederations Cup, scheduled to begin in Russia from June 17 to July 2, 2017. The matches will be played in four Russian cities of Moscow, Sochi, Saint Petersburg and Kazan with StarTimes set to air all the matches to the living rooms of Nigerian subscribers. Acting Brands and Marketing Director, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said StarTimes remains commited to delivering quality…

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No Internet Shut Down during elections in Kenya says CA

No Internet Shut Down during elections in Kenya says CA

There will be no internet shut down in Kenya during or after the August 8 elections, the assurance was made by officials of the Communications Authority to reporters. “We are using all possible means not to reach a level where the country can be in tension and force us maybe to take a drastic step,” director general Francis Wangusi told the media at CA headquarters. A survey of over 130 countries by Akamai found that…

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Twaweza: Safaricom rebrands to signal a new Digital Identity

Twaweza: Safaricom rebrands to signal a new Digital Identity

Safaricom no longer visualizes itself as a purely telecommunications provider. Since the launch of its globally successful mobile money business, M-Pesa the company’s portfolio has significantly increased and thus the company’s growth trajectory into diverse investments in health and transport business. Speaking recently to Business Daily, Safaricom’s chief executive, Bob Collymore, emphasized that “We don’t want to become a company for everything, we want to become a platform for everything. And in fact we’ve even…

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TechCrunch & Facebook to host Startup Battlefield in Nairobi

TechCrunch & Facebook to host Startup Battlefield in Nairobi

TechCrunch with sponsorship from Facebook is hosting its first startup competition in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Startup Battlefield competition will be brought to Nairobi on October 11 this year. The TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017 is looking for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs to participate in Startups can apply to three categories: social good, productivity and utility, gaming and entertainment. The event hosted by TechCrunch will take place in front of a live audience…

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Cyber Security: 4th AfricaHackOn Conference Set for June 23rd & 24th

Cyber Security: 4th AfricaHackOn Conference Set for June 23rd & 24th

Cyber Security is changing rapidly and hackers are not taking a second to rest with their new methodologies of exploitations. Most the recently the world just reeling from the aftermath of a global cyber attack that hit over 200,000 organisations in 150 countries. The major assault hit 47 NHS trusts in the UK, Read: Hackers Hit England’s NHS Hospital System; Demand Ransom in Bitcoins  The “WannaCry” ransomware exploited a flaw in Microsoft’s software, discovered by the…

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