10 Top Tweets from the Edelman, Gina Din, 2018 Trust Barometer Study

10 Top Tweets from the Edelman, Gina Din, 2018 Trust Barometer Study

The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer revealed that trust in the U.S. has suffered the largest-ever-recorded drop in the survey’s history among the general population. Trust among the general population fell nine points to 43, placing it in the lower quarter of the 28-country Trust Index. Trust among the informed public in the U.S. imploded, plunging 23 points to 45, making it now the lowest of the 28 countries surveyed, below Russia and South Africa. The…

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Google to launch self-destructing emails in new Gmail

Google to launch self-destructing emails in new Gmail

Gmail.com is doing a major first redesign in seven years, the new look will introduce a raft of features.  With the new side panels for Google Calendar, Google Keep, and Google Tasks, inplace, the latest new feature is the long over due self-destructing emails. “We’re working on some major updates to Gmail (they’re still in draft phase),” a Google representative said in an email. “We need a bit more time to compose ourselves, so can’t…

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Jumia flops into Ksh14 billion loss

Jumia flops into Ksh14 billion loss

E-commerce platform Jumia Group has sunk deeper in the red, posting a Sh14.9 billion loss before tax and other costs in the year ended December compared to Sh11.3 billion a year earlier. The company blamed the loss on increased investment in the business. In 2017, Jumia also reported a net loss of Sh12.4 billion for the year to December even as the business, which has operations in Kenya, recorded a drop in revenues and customer…

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Facebook is about to warn you if personal data got to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is about to warn you if personal data got to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has been embroiled in a bug scandal with irresponsible data  sharing with Cambridge Analytica. This has resulted is suspensions of companies such as  AggregateIQ and Cubeyou. Facebook began on Monday alerting the 87 million users whose data may have been harvested by Cambridge Analytica. The company will to post a link at the top of users’ news feeds that will let them to see which apps are connected to their Facebook accounts and what…

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Airtel and Telkom Kenya Merger could form the second largest Telco after Safaricom

Airtel and Telkom Kenya Merger could form the second largest Telco after Safaricom

Telkom Kenya and Airtel are reported to have began started talks that could result into a major merger or a business  joint venture in Kenya in a bid to form a telco giant to bite into the market share of leading Safaricom. First reported by Sunday Standard the two companies could want to combine their operations and function as one entity instead of waiting to be wiped out by the mountains of losses they have…

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Data analytics firm, AggregateIQ suspended from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica expose

Data analytics firm, AggregateIQ suspended from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica expose

The Canadian analytics firm AggregateIQ, linked to the Vote Leave campaign in the Brexit vote, has been yanked from Facebook, the company said Friday. AggregateIQ has been linked to the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, the data firm that has been accused of improperly accessing data from 87 million Facebook users.  Facebook said in a statement to CBS News that in light of reports that AggregateIQ may have received improperly received data, the firm has…

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Michaella Rugwizangoga appointed CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda

Michaella Rugwizangoga appointed CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda

Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda. Rugwizangoga, a Chemical Engineer by profession comes to Volkswagen with a wealth of strategic planning, project management and product development experience. As a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and an active member of the Kigali Hub, Rugwizangoga will be able to use her international experience and Rwandan heart to lead Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda to become an…

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#DeleteFacebook trends After Cambridge Analytica illegal data harvest

#DeleteFacebook trends After Cambridge Analytica illegal data harvest

The hashtag “DeleteFacebook” was trending on Twitter on Wednesday, and multiple news outlets posted instructional guides for users who felt that Facebook hasn’t done enough to protect their data. Amid the ongoing data privacy scandal surrounding the Trump-connected firm Cambridge Analytica, tech critics and users alike are revisiting the concept of leaving Facebook and extracting ourselves from one of the world’s most pervasive advertising empires. The decision to delete Facebook boils down to two questions:…

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Juniper’s Top 10 Disruptive Technologies in Fintech

Juniper’s Top 10 Disruptive Technologies in Fintech

Juniper has released the Top 10 Disruptive Technologies in Fintech. The research assesses the emerging technologies that, individually and collectively, are taking digital commerce in fresh and exciting new directions. The new research also investigates these disruptive technologies and ranks them according to the scale of their anticipated impact. It examines how these digital commerce technologies will affect the consumer and B2B (Business to Business) experience, alongside an in-depth analysis of critical barriers and ecosystem…

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DSTV Criticized for x-rated content on Cartoon Network

DSTV Criticized for x-rated content on Cartoon Network

DSTV is in the center of criticism after a photo depicting an adult scene was shared on social media. The company DStv Kenya, through their official Twitter handle, said it is aware of the picture which purportedly shows inappropriate content on Cartoon Network. The company said in a statement “We can confirm without hesitation that these images are not authentic and have never been broadcasted or shared on any official Cartoon Network platforms in Africa…

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