Comprehensive Cybersecurity Bill: Priority of US Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Tom Carper, incoming Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement on the introduction of S. 21, the Cybersecurity and American …

DotConnectAfrica implores the ICANN Board not to follow the GAC Early Warning Advice on .africa

“We believe that the governments were teleguided (or manipulated) into submitting these GAC Early Warning Advice, and as such, cannot really be considered as authentic in most cases. It is simply the outcome of a coordinated action which African country governments are being coerced to support, and we believe that actual governmental consultations with respective …

Keeping the Internet free

INTERNET FREEDOM is not something to be taken lightly, as anyone who has tried to gain access to forbidden sites in China will tell you. The countries that would like to censor Internet content, including Russia, China, Iran and others, were eager read more

ICANN Board Recommendation to AUC prejudicial to DotConnectAfrica’s .africa application!

DCA Trust considers this as a very serious aberration that is inimical to the new gTLD application for .africa that it has submitted Says DotConnectAfrica in its response to ICANN, as a matter of procedure while responding to the early warning issues that have been raised in the 17 duplicate warnings by African countries as …

SMEs cautioned against poor data security

To guide against security loopholes that could expose businesses to cyber vulnerabilities and attacks in the digital economy, one of the indigenous information security firm in the country, Digital Encode, has warned small and medium-scale enterprises against poor security in the digital economy. read more

Mobile voice calls rise after 2year slump

The number of mobile voice calls and call durations increased for the first time between July and September last year, after nearly two years of consistent decline. Latest data from the Communication Commission of Kenya shows a 10.5 per cent increase in voice traffic amounting to a total of seven billion minutes up from 6.3 …

Google looks to ditch passwords for good with NFC-based replacement

Google engineers are testing new tools that could replace passwords as the primary way of authenticating identity on the web. Google is currently running a pilot that uses a YubiKey cryptographic card developed by Yubico — a start-up operated out of Sweden and the US, which has produced a two-factor authentication fob that can emit encrypted …

Early Warnings….of Corruption in ICANN’s GAC

The Czech Republic GAC representative also abused the Early Warnings process, using it to take sides in the contention over .GREEN. There are four applicants for .GREEN, and the Czech GAC representative declared that it liked one of the four applicants better than the others because it has a nice business plan that involves creating …