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Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg accused of misleading investors

May 24, 2012

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The lawsuit names Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, as a defendant, as well as top Silicon Valley investors Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Facebook, Morgan Stanley and some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley are being pursued over the social network’s disastrous share sale by the law firm that won a $7bn […]

Microsoft Launches So.cl, a New Social Network.

May 22, 2012

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The past weeks have been filled with Facebook related news from Facebook IPO to Mark Zukerberg’s marriage to a longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday, Microsoft has quietly launched its own social network that has been in development for almost a year. This social network, called So.cl (pronounced “social”) which launched in beta at the […]

eLearning Africa ICT for Development Conference holds in Bénin

May 22, 2012

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The Continent’s largest gathering of high-level policy makers, decision makers and practitioners from education, business and government, eLearning Africa is taking place from 23rd to 25th May in Cotonou, Benin. This year’s programme will feature 12 pre-conference workshops, up to 60 sessions and over 300 speakers from Africa and beyond. Online registration has closed but […]

Fake Google Chrome Installer Steals Banking Details

May 21, 2012

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Beware there are fake Chrome installers for Windows. A file named “ChromeSetup.exe” is being offered for download on various websites, and the link to the file appears to be legitimately hosted on Facebook and Google domains. In reality, the software won’t install Google’s Chrome browser, but an information-stealing Trojan application known as Banker, according to […]

The Fund for Internet Research and Education launched

May 18, 2012

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AFRINIC announced the launch of the Fund for Internet Research and Education (FIRE). The FIRE Programme was launched today, 19 May 2012, by the AFRINIC CEO Adiel Akplogan, at the AFRINIC 16 Policy Meeting in Serekunda, The Gambia. This is a grant and awards programme designed to encourage and support the development of solutions to […]

The annual Africa Internet Summit launched

May 18, 2012

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The Africa Internet Summit(AIS) was officially launched on 15 May 2012 at the AFRINIC 16 meeting in Serekunda, The Gambia. The annual Africa Internet Summit is a forum where major development issues faced by Africa are discussed. The forum provides a more business-oriented structure bringing together numerous stakeholders including policy makers, operators, regulators, technical experts, […]

Twitter Introduces “Do Not Track”

May 18, 2012

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Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. When you turn on DNT in your browser, Twitter stops collecting the information that allows them to tailor Twitter based on your recent visits to websites that have integrated their buttons or widgets. Specifically, they have removed unique cookie […]