Mountain View-based internet firm, Google Corp. has cracked down on malicious cryptocurrency mining extensions on its Chrome platform. Until now, Google Chrome's web policy permitted cryptocurrency mining in extensions as long as it is the extension's single purpose and the user is adequately informed about the mining behavior. "Unfortunately, approximately 90% of all extensions...
In a further boost for African internet connectivity, Huawei Marine has announced that it will partner with PCCW Global to construct the first submarine cable between Mauritius and Rodrigues Island. This will be Huawei’s 12th submarine cable system deployed in the African region to meet increasing demand for internet connectivity. Located...
SpaceX has successfully launched and deployed its first two test satellites for Starlink Broadband Project, the rocket company's own constellation of thousands of communications satellites that aims to provide worldwide broadband internet access by 2024. If the project is successful, people around the world would get internet that's about 40 times as fast as...
Telecom firm; MTN Uganda as today announced a price reduction in its data rates. And according to CEO; Wim Vanhelleputte, "the reduction is expected to drive further internet connectivity to facilitate business growth and enable communication." Wim further adds that it's important for their customers not only get lower rates but...
A Member of Parliament has accused Budadiri West Constituency MP Hon. Nandala Mafabi for taking USD$30,000 from a Chinese Company to use Parliament to block the ongoing procurement process of the last phase of the national backbone infrastructure project. The legislator who prefers anonymity for now, says Mr Mafabi was...
The National Transmission Backbone/E-Government Infrastructure (NBI/EGI) project is a government imitative by Ministry of Information Communication Technology of Uganda through its mandated body National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U), intended to ensure that high bandwidth data connection is available in all major towns of Uganda at a reasonable rate. This Infrastructure...
Uganda will be celebrating its Liberation Day on Friday 26th, January 2018. And we can expect a lot from D-day. ISPs are always trying their best to give their customers/subscribes best internet rates at affordable prices. They've introduced package such as; super combos, night packs, WTF, Midnight Bundles, Happy Hours/Nights...
Developers at; Opera Software AS earlier this month rolled out the final stable build of the latest Opera desktop browser for Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms that came with numerous new features such as a new anti-cryptomining feature. On the other hand, the mobile platforms missed the roll out as the update...
Telecom firm; MTN and Cambridge, Massachusetts-based; software-defined radio technology firm Vanu Inc. have announced the integration of the two networks with an aim to extend MTN’s Network in rural areas which are currently unconnected in Rwanda. The agreement will allow for the provision of GSM services, including voice and data,...
Opera has officially announced the release of a stable build of the latest Opera 50 desktop browser and has been made available for Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms and packs numerous new features such as a new anti-cryptomining feature, and Chromecast and VR 360 support for the Oculus VR headset. NoCoin Anti-Cryptocurrency Mining The new NoCoin feature that helps block...