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An IT graduate with special interests in blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends from an expert point of view. I cast my critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.

Three Things Banks Can Learn From Cybercriminals

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Editor’s Note: Guest post by William Lawrence, Regional Practice Lead: Fraud and Financial Crimes at SAS Cybercrime costs the South African economy R5.8 billion a year and 19% of online banking users have fallen victim to online fraud, up from 10% a year ago. Understanding how cybercriminals operate and the techniques they use is key to preventing attacks. But how ...

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Google Scans Everyone’s Email for Child Porn, and it just got a man Arrested

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John Henry Skillern was arrested last Thursday for the possession of child pornography. The 41-year-old restaurant worker was allegedly sending indecent images of children to a friend, but while it was police in Houston, Texas that obtained a search warrant for Skillern’s tablet and computer and placed him in custody, it was Google that tipped them off to his illegal activities. That’s ...

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Bebe Cool’s August Show to use Electronic “Gagamel” Cards

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Self-proclaimed East Africa’s biggest reggae artiste, Mr Moses Ssali, aka Bebe Cool has launched a media drive for his latest concert dubbed Nkola Byafayo, that’s scheduled for August 8. The concert, to be held at Kampala Serena Hotel, will require revelers to buy electronic [Gagamel cards] tickets to access the show. The digital tickets are built in an ATM card format ...

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Microsoft Launches ‘Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub’ an Intellectual Property Portal to Empower Innovators

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Microsoft Corp. has unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. The IP Hub will offer developers and independent software vendors the skills and tools necessary to develop, protect and monetize their innovations. The portal will pilot in Kenya for two years, after which ...

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Amazon Unveils 3-D Fire Smartphone

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Three years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle Fire, the company’s first color, multitouch tablet. Now, the company is expanding the Fire line with its first smartphone. Here’s what you need to know. Creating its own smartphone gives Amazon a kind of insurance policy. If customers ever have trouble getting Amazon content on third-party platforms, they can always buy an Amazon ...

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Understanding the Goal Line Technology in the 2014 World Cup

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Every four years, the FIFA World Cup reminds us of what makes the tournament historic: great rivals face off; new stars emerge; and moments become unforgettable. This World Cup will make history for an additional reason. It’s the first time that FIFA — the world’s soccer, or football, governing body — has permitted the use of technology to automatically detect ...

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