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Kenya defence Twitter account hacked

The Twitter accounts of the Kenyan defence forces and its spokesman have been hacked by activists protesting about corruption. “All of you who have stolen money #Kenya, we are coming after you,” reads one post. The hacked posts were signed as being from activist group Anonymous. Kenyan military spokesman Major Emmanuel Chirchir often uses Twitter… Read More »

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Report shows half a million Samsung smartwatches sold in Q1

The smartwatch market has been increasing in popularity over the last year and while Google and its partners are still to bring the first Android Wear devices to market, Samsung’s results from Q1 present significant market share. According to a Strategy Analytics report, Samsung sold almost 500,000 smartwatches in a market that is estimated to… Read More »

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Google Acquires Start-Up Divide

Moving to strengthen Android’s appeal to enterprise customers, Google on Monday acquired Divide, a mobile device management platform, for an undisclosed sum. Divide announced the deal on its blog, noting that the company will become part of Google’s Android team and that its software will continue to work for existing customers. Divide also supports Apple… Read More »

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MOG founder Hyman sues Beats for $20 million

Beats Electronics, which is close to being sold to Apple Inc for $3.2 billion, has been sued by the founder of a music service Beats bought two years ago claiming he has been cheated out of his share of the company. David Hyman, the founder of the music subscription service MOG Inc, filed a lawsuit… Read More »

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Cisco urges Kenyan girls to embrace ICT careers

In a bid to encourage Kenyan girls to embrace ICT, Cisco played host to a group of 26 girls aged between 14-18 years. All this took place during an event dubbed ‘Girls in ICT Day’ that was launched in 2010. The 26 girls from various institutions were mentored by representatives from from Global Peace Foundation,… Read More »

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Tech giants issue open letter to Obama to rein in snooping

Eight major U.S. web companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, made a joint call on Monday for tighter controls on how governments collect personal data, intensifying the furore over online surveillance. In an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress, the companies said recent revelations showed the balance had tipped too far in… Read More »

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Microsoft dismantles largest network of compromised PCs

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had disrupted the largest network of compromised personal computers, involving some 2 million machines around the world, since it stepped up its battle against organized online criminals three years ago. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant filed a lawsuit in Texas and won a judge’s order directing Internet service providers… Read More »

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Twitter to be available on mobile phones without Internet

Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first quarter of next year, Chief Executive… Read More »

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