Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks

The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month. The proposal from the Federal Communications Commission has rattled the $178 billion wireless industry, which has launched a fierce …

Racial Conspiracy – Towards the end of the .africa tale, Is it a coincidence or is it sheer Conspiracy

  Africa has grown in very paradoxical ways, while it remains to be the most endowed continent with its vast resources still untapped . The biggest problem that Africa seems to have suffered from is the inferiority complex where defeatism and weakness rather than meekness has eaten it to the core.   The fact is …

Opposition to .Africa: DCA insists the AU Commission to Withdraw its Support for UNIFORUM, but impossible!

. In what looks like the last letter that ICANN posted on its correspondence page from DotConnectAfrica, this letter of Opposition to .Africa was written to the African Union on June 2012, and addressed to Chief of Staff, H.E. Ambassador John Shinkaiye.The letter, also posted on DCA’s page states: . “We also request the African …

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 …