Nine months. That's how long Google's privacy settlement with federal regulators lasted before the company racked up its first violation.
Google has a preliminary deal in place with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to pay a $22.5 million fine for evading some privacy settings on Apple's Safari Web browser, a source with knowledge of the settlement told CNN.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab’s Camera Culture group is working on ways to make viewing easier and you may be glad to hear that the secret is not in the spectacles.
Learning about MIT’s work on making cool stuff for everyday use is exciting. When you want the future now, knowing that there’s a bunch of people much smarter than you working on the maths is pretty cool.
Google Walking Directions Come to Africa.
On July 12th, Google announced that this valuable feature is coming to 44 countries in Africa. Here’s what that Maps team had to say about it:
Wikipedia once again is diving into Internet politics.
The free encyclopedia on Tuesday temporarily shut down access to most of its Russian-language site in protest of proposed legal action in Russia that it says would result in Internet censorship.
Visitors to ru.wikipedia.org on Tuesday, 10th July saw a black censorship bar over the Wikipedia logo and a message asking them to imagine a world without free access to knowledge.
Ugandans will use short text messaging to vote for the top 50 brands. A joint venture between the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and Uganda’s government, the SMS polling aims at identifying the best brands to mark 50 years since the country gained independence.
The contest invites local companies from varied sectors that have been in existence for more than 10 years to participate -- including engineering, energy, ICT, agriculture, tourism, transport, haulage, trade and commerce, mining, oil and gas and skills, health, education and professional organizations.
According to PSFU, companies interested in participating should download and complete application forms to be submitted before July 18.
Cloud storage and syncing app Dropbox has doubled the storage space for its Dropbox Pro subscribers from 50 and 100GB to 100GB and 200GB at the same cost as before. It has also added a new 500GB tier for those who need a bunch of storage.
The Pro 50 plan runs $9.99 a month or $99.00 a year, and it will get a bump to 100GB at the same cost. The Pro 100 plan runs $19.99 a month and $199.00 a year and it will now get you 200GB of storage.
Two of Kenya’s largest mobile service providers are locked in a heated dispute over a Site Leasing Agreement. Essar Telcom (also known as Yu Mobile) and Airtel signed the agreement in 2009, but both parties accuse the other of non-delivery. In the latest development, Airtel has threatened to cut Essar Telcom’s connectivity and Essar is claiming $22-million (Sh1.9-billion) from Airtel.
The dispute stems from Airtel leasing certain sites to Essar, but the operator is claiming that “Airtel failed to meet the agreement which caused Essar to start experiencing frequent site failures that disrupted its network and hampered
Kenya’s communications regulator, the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK), has released its second quarter report on the country’s mobile and Internet sector.
The CCK has said that the country is inching closer to 30 million mobile subscription. The number currently stands at 29.2 million, an increase witnessed between January and March this year.
In a population of over 40 million citizens, the statistics are welcome news to the telecom operators and the ICT industry.
The United Nations Political Office for Somalia has revamped its digital presence ahead of the closing of the transitional period in Somalia.
UNPOS Public Information Unit, which had been working on a wide-ranging overhaul of the Mission’s online presence, announced on Monday evening that it had established three new digital platforms.