eScan Warns on Security Flaws in Xiaomi’s MIUI Software

Security solutions company eScan on Thursday in a 36-page report alleged that Xiaomi’s MIUI custom Android ROM has multiple flaws that affected the security of user data. Xiaomi system apps such as the uninstall mechanism and Mi Mover were some of the flawed aspects of MIUI, the report stated. The Chinese smartphone company has refuted …

Apple eyes 5G Roll out to enhance iPhone internet speed

“Apple Inc. seeks to assess cellular link performance in direct path and multi-path environments between base station transmitters and receivers using this spectrum,” reads the application, according to BI. “These assessments will provide engineering data relevant to the operation of devices on wireless carriers’ future 5G networks.” A report from Business Insider states that Apple …

3 African initiatives win 7000USD from the 2015 Miss.Africa Seed Fund

Three African girls and women STEM initiatives have won a total of 7,000 United States Dollars from the inaugural Miss.Africa Seed Fund from the Miss. Africa Initiative, a pan-african trust program of DotConnectAfrica (DCA).   Over 90 applicants from more than 18 Countries in Africa across the African continent applied for the Fund. Among the …

Occupy NetMundial – Internet Social Forum to Torpedo NETmundial Initiative and Disrupt Davos Discussions

A new initiative is angling to torpedo the NetMundial Initiative. Philip Corwin brings into light the issues of the new initiative Internet Social Forum, you can read about it here   Now, in the same week that global political and business leaders as well as prominent glitterati are meeting at the Davos event, a collection …

Netflix-Comcast Deal Threatens Internet Innovation

There is nothing wrong with the Netflix-Comcast deal. It’s no violation of net neutrality. But it illustrates the fragile nature of innovation on the Internet, and it’s a problem that only government regulation can solve.   Comcast customers who also subscribe to Netflix should applaud a deal between the two companies reported this weekend, wherein …

The Asymmetrics, the WEF, ICANN, Brazil, and the ‘Little Red Book’ of Multistakeholderism

Few weeks ago, candid minds did wonder whether Brazil would challenge the asymmetric US governance over Internet, or be fooled by the ‘Asymmetrics‘, or even accept to be fooled for other ‘good’ reasons, since president Dilma Rousseff called for a rebalancing of Internet power structure and a full stop to US global surveillance and spying …

AfDB Launches Open Data Platforms for 20 African Countries

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Open Data Platform program is part of the AfDB’s …