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Last Friday, Facebook announced that they had experienced a data breach and attackers had collected information from over 50 million accounts via "access tokens" that could potentially give them access to sensitive information from your Facebook profile. The attackers used...
Most people consider their choice of smartphones an intimate affair. Nowadays, we spend more time on our phones than with actual human beings. This has been considered an epidemic by some people but one man's meat, is another man's...
Customer experience as a success driver for telcos has never been relevant than today, thanks to the disruptive trends emerging in the 21st century across industries.
It's insane how many different ways we can lock our precious phones from intrusion by people than us. We have fingerprint unlock that was made popular by the iPhone 5S, face unlock that was made popular by the iPhone...
Marketing companies, learning institutions or any other utilities have adopted the use of text messages to engage their customers and pass messages to them. However, it appears that the Kenyan version of promotional text messages is hardly apprehensive about...
Unsubscribe and delete Go to your inbox and find an email from a sender that you never open. Go to the search bar and type that name – which will bring up all the emails from that person or company. Open...
Companies usually beta test some features they think could be beneficial to their audiences and these usually end up getting rolled out later on when it is ready. Social networking companies are this way and Twitter is no exception. We...
There’s so much tech surrounding us – from the multiple devices we use to the websites we visit. Our everyday interaction with tech has fundamentally changed how we connect with each other. We spend most of our waking time...
A fair share of Kenyans use mobile money services. Particularly, Safaricom’s M-PESA users are in the excess of 21 million per CA’s statistics – which means millions of us have interacted with the conventional way the service is rendered,...
Here are 10 websites you can use to discover events or even pay for tickets to attend these events.
The future of video has never been so bright as it appears just about now. From a marketing, and content creation perspective, YouTube remains the top platform for sharing videos. Since its launch, the social network has never really developed...
Classic social network behaviour have been based on registering your details that proves your real identity. That's why they ask basic personal things like your email address, phone number, date of birth and others like Facebook go further by...
The latest stats by the Communication Authority of Kenya reveal that as much as active mobile money subscriptions have taken a shortfall by 3 percent over the last three months, the value of transactions has shown slight growth at over...
I've not used an antivirus on my laptop for a year now and that is a big deal. Windows PCs have always been plagued by malware of all types. The fear of your PC getting infected by viruses has always...
When the Nurucoin ICO hit the green light, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the new cryptocurrency that was meant to solve inter-African trade problems. In theory, Nurucoin was to be used as a payment on an e-commerce...
We live in a world fueled by notifications, or annoyed by them rather. Our smartphones are the most important gadgets in our lives and they receive a ton of notifications from SMS alerts to social media posts alerts and...
I started using WhatsApp in 2012 and frankly, it was the greatest thing ever at the time. I could communicate with family and friends without the need of texting them since at the time, sending SMS was not as...
A typical Kenyan day involves at least one instance where you will leave your phone number either at a security desk while getting into a building or at a supermarket when you "conveniently" pay for your shopping through your preferred...
A decade or so ago, online shopping and associated e-commerce services were unheard of in the country. This has changed over the years as internet penetration continues to grow, in addition to the launch of local-driven e-commerce systems that...
Phones started out as a great mobile alternative to the landline phones, but after the introduction of the iPhone, smartphones were a thing and they had proper web browsers. This was also a time when the likes of Facebook,...
I was always skeptical of buying apps. The free versions were alright save for the ads and in some cases, I got worthy alternatives. That changed in 2016 when I decided to periodically buy apps and I've never regretted...
The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act of 2018 was drafted and assented to on the 16th May 2018 and will soon be law.
This past weekend photographer @simplykech raised a claim against several parties including, musician Octopizzo that his photo (of Octo) was used to promote a certain event without both his consent and due payment. Several people have made varying comments and...
Digitization is changing the rules of the game. The digital economy carries the promise of unlimited opportunities, as the latest solutions for tomorrow’s economy.
In about a month, this new law will be in place and may change how you deal with your customers’ data or how you use your social media platforms. If you’ve noticed, you probably have several emails from your...
If you’re not that much of a tech savvy person, you might be pondering whether you should bother buying a tablet when you have a smartphone even though, deep down you do feel that an iPad or tablet might...
Huawei P20 Pro is a superb handset, and one that continues a number of successful trends in the marketplace.
Time to mitigation for professional DDoS protection needs to be emphasized more for many organization as this can mean the huge losses for businesses.
If you happen to do a Google search on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in one sentence you will come across headlines such as; "50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica", "Facebook shares drop amid fallout from Cambridge Analytica scandal" and "Exposed: How...
In the first part of this piece, I addressed the issue of Safaricom being compelled to share their towers with other Tier 1 telcos in an effort to level the playing field for everyone. Well, that's not the only...
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