Tag Archives: Internet

  • China moves to block VPN access, a service used by millions including Africans to connect to social…

    An African man uses a laptop (AFP / BBC.co.uk) A report by Bloomberg says the government has given a deadline of February 2018 to telecommunications carriers in the country to block access to virtual private networks (VPN). The new directive will block global access to free internet in the country. China has one of the …

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  • The internet is “the largest surveillance network in the world”

    It is time to reflect on technical decentralization but also focus mainly on user awareness. Tim Berners-Lee With the US-based FBI doing everything possible to be able to tap into emails and web browsing history without resorting to warrants issued by a judge, revelations of Edward Snowden have only echoed that the Internet could be …

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  • Why most African companies are not on the web

    Originally published at senaquashie.com on April 27, 2016. Today, a website is very important for a company. This is a factual statement. I don’t even need to back it up with statistics. Many successful business have been built online; an yes many are undoubtedly extreme cases of usages of websites (and web-apps), but most African institutions …

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