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Operation: Payback has offered support for J. AssangeCyber attacks apparently organized by Internet activists sympathetic to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shut down the website of credit card company Mastercard and two Swedish sites on Wednesday.

"WE ARE GLAD TO TELL YOU THAT http://www.mastercard.com/ is DOWN AND IT'S CONFIRMED!," said an entry on the Twitter feed of a group calling itself AnonOps.

The move was in apparent retaliation for the company's blocking of donations to the WikiLeaks website.

Literacy Bridge seeks a lead software developer for its C-based Talking Book firmware. The Talking Book is a simple, portable, and durable audio computer designed by Literacy Bridge to enable knowledge sharing in remote villages among people who may have had no formal schooling and who have no access to electricity.  It runs apps that anyone  can write, some of which help students improve their vocabulary, pronunciation, and reading comprehension (through multiple-choice apps).  The firmware has had its first release, but more features and testing are needed.  We will also soon port the firmware to a new hardware platform.

UK Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Hon Ed VaizeyLONDON, December 7, 2010 –The UK Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Hon Ed Vaizey has stressed the importance of broadband and ICT development in creating business opportunities for both the developing and developed countries.

Speaking at a two-day ICT Finance: Emerging Markets Global Summit organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) at the BIS Conference Center from the 6-7 December 2010 in London, Hon Vaizey said price, speed and competition, supplemented by regulation, are important ingredients for successful broadband implementation and connectivity.

Full results are being published on this link. Click here to check it out! 10KM Position Race No.  Name   Gender Country Min/KM Race Time 1 21027 Moses Kibet Male Uganda 2.93 00:29:20 2 21035 Daniel Rotich Male Uganda 2.94 00:29:22 3 24896 Soyekwo Kibet Male Uganda 2.94 00: 29: 25 4 24919 Kipsiro Moses Male Uganda 2.96 00:29: 37 5 21025 Timothy Toroitich Male Uganda 2.97 00:29:42 WOMEN 1 24216 Rebecca Cheptegei Female Uganda 3.51 00:35:05 2 21028 Juliet Chekwel Female Uganda 3.55 00:35:33 3 24883 Janet Achola Female Uganda 3.58 00:35:47 4 21024 Nancy Cheptegei Female Uganda 3.63 00:36:17 5 24209 Emily Chebet Female Uganda 3.66 00:36:34 21KM MEN 1  2136 Stephen Kiprotich Male Ugandan 6.34 01:03:22 2 376 Onesmus Serem Male Kenyan 6.37 01:03:44 3 2131 Alex Chesakit Male Ugandan 6.38 01:03:49 4 2114 Wesala Peter Male Ugandan 6.45 01:04:31 5 2089 Jackson Kiprop Male Ugandan 6.47 01:04:31 Results Table being updated!

The founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been arrested by police in London.

Julian AssangeThe 39-year-old Australian, who was the subject of a European arrest warrant, denies allegations he sexually assaulted two women in Sweden.

Mr Assange is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court later.

A Wikileaks spokesman said Mr Assange's arrest was an attack on media freedom but it would not stop the release of more secret files.

WikiLeaks Facebook pageWashington, USA - Facebook, the social networking giant, has no plans to ban content from a 'fan page' associated with Wikileaks-at least, as of now, say bosses. 

"The Wikileaks Facebook Page does not violate our content standards nor have we encountered any material posted on the page that violates our policies," CBS News quoted the statement as saying. 

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MTN Marathan Take-offJacob Arapmarich came in a jubilant first in the 21km leg of the MTN Kampala Marathon 2010 while Moses Kibet led the field in the 10km leg this morning, making Uganda proud winners of the shorter two categories of the international event.

The MTN Kampala Marathon also dubbed 'yellow sunday' kicked off at about 6:00am with close to 20,000 participants from around the world running the 10km, 21km and 42km races.

President Museveni urges youth to focus on East Africa, not just Uganda

H.E. Yoweri MuseveniTen months after it was first seen on Ugandan shelves, PC Tech Magazine was named among the Top 10 ICT innovations at the Young Achievers' Awards gala at Serena Hotel in Kampala on Friday.

Organized by Tetea Uganda, in Conjunction with the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce (UNCC), Young Achievers' Awards is an initiative designed to create a platform for harnessing talent, show case excellence and innovation among Ugandan citizens aged between 18 and 35 years, and equally inspire others to get involved and pursue their dreams. The award is designed as an intervention to address the pressing issue of unemployment among the youth through promotion of the concept of job creation and alternative skills training programs particularly vocational skills.

LONDON, December 2, 2010 – Information and Communications Technology provides the building blocks to build societies and fuel economic growth. However for successful implementation investment partnerships must be established across the international community. In joining forces, The Commonwealth Telecom Organization and BroadGroup TMT Ventures are organising a compelling content-rich ICT Finance Emerging Markets Global Summit 2010 from the 6-7 December 2010 at the BIS Conference Centre in London.

Focusing on “Developing ICT Investment Partnerships for Emerging Markets Globally”, the two-day conference will connect key players from government and operator organisations in emerging markets with investors, financiers and professional advisors from the developed and developing countries.

Google says it will cooperate with the EC investigationThe European Commission said Tuesday it will investigate whether Google abused its dominant position in online search in violation of European Union rules.

Search service providers have complained about unfavorable treatment of their services in Google's unpaid and sponsored search results, along with an alleged preferential placement of Google's own services, the European Commission said.