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U.K. to Station Cyber Crime Facility in Nairobi to Nab Pedophiles

Cybercrime cases have always been a menace in Kenya, and authorities that have been tasked to fight the vice may soon get a boost...

Kenya’s Electoral Agency Keen on Using Blockchain to Enhance Transparency

Kenya's electoral agency, the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission wants to kick things up a notch by introducing a relatively new technology for the...
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Biometric Data and GPS Coordinates Required For Kenya’s Integrated Identity System

Kenya's ICT secretary, Joe Mucheru announced that the country will conduct a fresh registration of persons that is meant to populate the upcoming National...
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Kenya Ranks Second in Broadband Speeds in Africa

Internet use is part and parcel of our lives in the current age and it is kind of sad we all don't have the...
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Kenyans Obsessed with Croatian President, Tennis and Pony Videos?

July was a very eventful month across the world. We had the world cup that had its own surprises, the recent lunar eclipse and...
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Kenya Mobile Penetration Closing on to 100%, CyberAttacks Decline

The Communications Authority of Kenya recently released their statistical report about the industry's performance for the January-March 2108 quarter. It is filled with some...
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eCitizen and Other Popular Kenyan Websites are not Secure- Report

When you are browsing websites on Chrome, you may have noticed that there is usually a padlock icon towards the left on the URL...
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Scam Artists Remotely Swapping SIM Cards to Defraud Kenyans

There's nothing as scary as realizing that you are under attack and there's really nothing you can do about it, this emotional state and...

Google Seeking Telco Partners for Full Project Loon Roll-Out in Kenya

X, a research and development company mothered by Google and prides itself of pioneering internet balloons famously known as Project Loon is seeking partnership...
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Pay-As-You-Go Market Research Tool, Google Survey Launches in Kenya

Google Survey, a business product that facilitates customized market research has finally launched in Kenya. The service, which launched back in March 2012 was...
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Law Society of Kenya Seeks to be Enjoined in Case Against Cybercrimes Act

After Kenya's president signed to law the contentious Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) was quick on its feet to...
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Top 5 Women in Tech Programs in Kenya

4 out of 8 girls drop STEM courses for more “feminine” degrees, women thriving in these industries mentor, inspire and motivate young women in tech.

Kenyan Developers Can Now Register as Merchants To Sell Apps on Play Store

On the consumer side, we are presented a list of free and paid apps on an app store and Google Play is no different....
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Set Back as Kenyan Legislators Invalidate Drone Regulations

Back in March this year, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) gazetted the proposed Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems Regulations, 2017 which set to legalize the...
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Jamboshop Aims for Jumia Kenya’s Lunch, Promises to Fix Customer Pain Points

The e-commerce space in Kenya is a fast growing business with more shops taking up the trade to either complement their physical presence or...
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Kenya Finally Making Strides Towards Data Protection Laws

Kenya's ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru, on June 11, 2018, announced that the government is working on a draft data protection law that will...
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The Story Behind Techno Brain, Africa’s First Software Testing Centre

To most of us, depending on the number of digits on your age, Techno Brain is either a BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) company or...

Google to Offer KES 200 Million in Grants for the Kenya-based Impact Challenge Winners

While organizations such as HiiL are scouting for local talent that can create exciting and possibly, scalable solutions for justice innovation, search engine and...

KFCB Changes Stance On Online Video Licensing After Public Uproar

After we (Yes, I am not going to exclude myself from this) went all up in arms to condemn the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB)...
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Kenyans Infuriated by New Film Licensing Regulations That Could Quash Content Creation

Last week, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) issued a public notice that as from 28 May 2018, anyone filming videos for public viewing...
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New Kenya Government Rules Require Devices to Allow Installation of “Additional Software” (UPDATED)

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has gazetted guidelines on features and technical specifications for mobile devices imported and distributed into the country. The...

Kenya Lawmakers to Revise Several Acts in the 2018 Statute Law

Kenya’s legislative body has announced a couple of revisions to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2018. The first amendment targets the Registration of Persons...

Celebrity Photos: Who Owns the Rights?

This past weekend photographer @simplykech raised a claim against several parties including, musician Octopizzo that his photo (of Octo) was used to promote a...
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Kenya’s Electoral Body Allegedly Sold Voter’s Data to Politicians

Even as the dust is yet to settle on Facebook's scandal with Cambridge Analytica in relation to the use of personal data to influence...
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Kenyans are Stealing an E-Book About Looting and Stealing in Kenya

Kenya as a country doesn't exactly have a good reputation when it comes to matters involving corruption, theft and impunity. As much as we...
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Airtel Kenya Joins 4G Family with Nairobi and Mombasa Launch

Airtel Kenya has officially launched their 4G network in the country. The high-speed network that has been undergoing testing for the better part of...

General Data Protection Regulation: What Kenyans Need to Know

In about a month, this new law will be in place and may change how you deal with your customers’ data or how you...
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Inflated Electricity Bills Fund Bitcoin Mining by Kenya Prisoners

A few months after a section of the Kenyan population was up in arms over what they termed as inflated electricity bills, it has...

UK-Based Telco Lycamobile to Launch in Kenya with a Focus on Low-Cost International Calls

Lycamobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) based in the United Kingdom and operating in 23 countries. Being an MVNO means that Lycamobile...
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Kenya Legalizes The Use of Drones Albeit Under Tough Regulations

It might come as a sigh of relief to any drone enthusiast when they read that the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has gazetted...
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Understanding How Cambridge Analytica Abused Facebook Data to Influence Elections

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...
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Kenya’s President Now Rocks Pace Focus Headphones

If you thought the hype surrounding Pace headphones was about to die down, think again. The Kenya-based startup was treated to a wonderful surprise...
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TESPOK Lobbies for Deletion of Two Clauses in the Kenya Computer and Cybercrimes Bill 2017

In mid-2017, Kenya’s Computer and Cybercrime Bill 2017 was gazetted, meaning locals had the chance to look at its suggestions. The bill covered all possible...
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Are Female-Only Developer Meetups Necessary?

I attended the Women’s Circle DevC event at ihub Nairobi on the 17th of this month, which was quite interesting, to say the least. Topics...