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Man shot dead in Nyeri ‘had fought with officer at bar’

By admin | On Tue, Mar 10th, 2015 - No Comments »
Ms Gladys Gathoni, whose husband, King'ori Kanyi, was shot by police on March 7, 2015

King’ori Kanyi had a bar brawl with policeman weeks before he was executed, says father A man who was shot dead by police on Saturday night in Nyeri had been involved in a bar brawl with one of the officers three weeks before the incident. And on Tuesday, Mr Joseph Macharia, the father of the late King’ori Kanyi, said one of the officers had warned him that they would kill his. 

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I am single, but I am not interested in your husband

By admin | On Tue, Mar 10th, 2015 - No Comments »
Esther Njambi during the interview

Esther Njambi during the interview Esther Njambi is a 33-year-old woman who runs a wedding and events planning business. She is single and has no children. As is the case with many other Kenyan women above 30, she often finds herself the recipient of the popular question and jeer: “Why are you still single at your age? You must have been too choosy when you were young…” This question. 

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US Federal Communications Commission approves new net neutrality rules

By admin | On Thu, Feb 26th, 2015 - No Comments »
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The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to implement new net neutrality rules designed to make sure Internet service providers treat all legal content equally. The historic vote on the proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler elicited hearty cheers from a wide array of technology companies and consumer groups while setting the table for further legal challenges from Internet service. 

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Google buys Softcard, teams up with carriers on mobile payments

By admin | On Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015 - No Comments »
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Google and the mobile carriers have long been at odds over mobile payments, but faced with the runaway success of Apple Pay, the two rivals have become friends. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are selling their mobile wallet joint venture Softcard to Google for an undisclosed amount, Google and Softcard revealed on Monday in separate blog posts, and they have agreed to pre-install Google Wallet. 

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Young entrepreneur finds success in social networking sites

By admin | On Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015 - No Comments »
Ms Barbara Mwamburi displays a tablet showing a job placement portal she developed to bridge the gap between jobseekers and potential employers.

Ms Barbara Mwamburi displays a tablet showing a job placement portal she developed to bridge the gap between jobseekers and potential employers. After graduating from university, Barbara Mwamburi thought that armed with an IT degree, the chances of getting formal employment were high. But after walking from one office to another office, the long search for a job proved unsuccessful. She decided. 

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Orange rolls out Wi-Fi in Bungoma County

By admin | On Wed, Feb 11th, 2015 - No Comments »
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Integrated telecommunications solutions provider Orange has rolled out Wi-Fi in Bungoma County. The Wi-Fi solution, which is in its first phase, covers the county headquarters in Bungoma and the town. The second phase of the project, which will be launched at a later date, will cover the entire sub-counties and the adjacent areas. Company CEO Vincent Lobry says that the provision of wireless. 

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World Bank launches initiative to crowdfund green startups in Kenya

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The Kenya Climate Innovation Centre‘s (KCIC) ribbons have officially been cut this week, with a vision of mentoring and crowdfunding small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in East Africa. Specifically, those focusing on eco-friendly or green technologies. This comes at the back of a study, done by the World Bank’s infoDev arm, which reckons that the crowdfunding potential in the developing. 

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BitBeat: Kenya’s BitPesa Raises $1.1 Million, Expands Operations

By admin | On Wed, Feb 11th, 2015 - No Comments »
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BitPesa, the Nairobi-based startup that’s taken aim at the global remittance business, announced that it’s raised $1.1 million in a second round of funding led by San Francisco-based Pantera Capital. Dan Morehead, Pantera’s CEO and founder, joined the startup’s board of directors. Other investors included Crypto Currency Partners, Stephens Investment Management, Bitcoin Opportunity. 

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WhatsApp Comes To The Desktop

By admin | On Wed, Jan 21st, 2015 - No Comments »
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whatsapp Desktop Are you one of the 600 million people on WhatsApp? Do you grow tired of having to type all of your messages through your phone? Good news! There’s now a desktop version. It’s a web app rather than a native client — and for now, at least, it seems to only play friendly with Google Chrome. But if you’re ready to dive in, you can find the new web-ready version of WhatsApp. 

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[VIDEO] UK prime minister wants backdoors into Encrypted Messaging Apps messaging apps or he’ll ban them

By admin | On Tue, Jan 13th, 2015 - No Comments »
UK prime minister David Cameron calls for more powers for spy agencies and greater control over digital communications.

The terrible terrorist attacks in France forced the British Prime Minister David Cameron to consider banning the popular encrypted online messaging apps like Snapchat, CryptoCat, WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage unless the companies don’t give the UK government backdoor access to their encrypted communications. Popular messaging services like Snapchat and WhatsApp are in the cross hairs. 

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U.S. military social media accounts apparently hacked by Islamic State sympathizers

By admin | On Mon, Jan 12th, 2015 - No Comments »
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Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State took control of the social media accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command on Monday, posting threatening messages and propaganda videos, along with some military documents. The command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were eventually taken offline, but not before a string of tweets and the release of military documents, some of which. 

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China Blocks Access to Google’s Gmail as Ban Escalates

By admin | On Wed, Dec 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
A pedestrian walks past the building housing the Google Inc. China headquarters in Beijing, China. While Gmail’s website had already been blocked, the latest restrictions cut off users of third-party services including the Mail app built into Apple Inc. iPhones and iPads.

A pedestrian walks past the building housing the Google Inc. China headquarters in Beijing, China. While Gmail’s website had already been blocked, the latest restrictions cut off users of third-party services including the Mail app built into Apple Inc. iPhones and iPads. China blocked access to Google Inc. (GOOG)’s e-mail service through third-party applications, adding Gmail to the. 

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KENIC Lowers .KE Domain Costs to Just Ksh 650

By admin | On Wed, Dec 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
The Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC)

The Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) The Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) has adjusted domain prices following deliberations made by the cTLD manager and registrars on 31st October 2014. TESPOK also attended the meeting. The Kenya Network Information Centre, Kenya’s .ke registrar, said that the new prices will be effective as of 1st January 2015. The adjusted domain wholesale. 

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Hacker Clones German Defense Minister’s Fingerprint Using Just her Photos

By admin | On Wed, Dec 31st, 2014 - No Comments »
Mr Krissler provided details of his technique at a convention in Hamburg

Mr Krissler provided details of his technique at a convention in Hamburg A member of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) hacker network claims to have cloned a thumbprint of a German politician by using commercial software and images taken at a news conference. Jan Krissler says he replicated the fingerprint of defence minister Ursula von der Leyen using pictures taken with a “standard photo. 

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FBI Investigating Whether Companies Are Engaged in Revenge Hacking

By admin | On Tue, Dec 30th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The hacked are itching to hack back. So say a dozen security specialists and former law-enforcement officials, who described an intensifying and largely unspoken sense of unease inside many companies after the recent breach of Sony Corp. (SNE)’s networks. U.S. officials have shown little appetite to intervene as banks, retailers, casinos, power companies and manufacturers have been targeted.