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How hackers use WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

How hackers use WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

August 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation. By doing so, attackers can put themselves in a position of immense power to not only steer potential evidence in their favour, but also create and spread [&hellip...

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5 Reasons why modern businesses need chatbots

5 Reasons why modern businesses need chatbots

August 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Far more menial tasks are being handed over to machine automation. Perhaps one of the greatest examples of this is chatbots. More and more companies are using chatbots to handle customer service issues that tend to go unanswered and subsequently pile up....

Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

August 14, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Twitter announced on Monday, 13 August 2018 that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries including five countries in Africa. The company also reveled that Lite now supports push notifications and threaded Tweets. Twitter Lite was launched in 2017 as...

Safaricom considering finger biometrics to curb SIM Card fraud

Safaricom to introduce finger biometrics to curb SIM card fraud

August 14, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s biggest teleco Safaricom, is in the process of developing a framework that will deal with the sim card swap fraud. This comes after ongoing sim card fraud that plagued users in the country in recent months. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said that such...

Microsoft Kaizala Pro now available in Nigeria

Microsoft Kaizala Pro now available in Nigeria

August 14, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Kaizala Pro is now available in Nigeria. Microsoft Kaizala is a mobile app that aims to improve the way businesses communicate and collaborate. The mobile app is designed for large group communication, workflow...

f Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa is set to take place on 17-18 October 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Announcing the 4th Annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa

August 13, 2018 • Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

The 4th Annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018 will be taking place on the 17th and 18th of October at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the theme “Transforming Healthcare with Technology”, the event...

Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz

Beat the cybersecurity skills shortage

August 13, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Conventional wisdom dictates that an increase in cybersecurity threats requires ever-larger IT security teams. Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz says it’s time to think differently. Speaking ahead of his track on security and risk...

Mines secures $13M Series A to expand credit platform for emerging markets

Fintech startup secures $13M Series A to expand credit platform for emerging markets

August 13, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mines, a fintech startup re-inventing credit in emerging markets, has closed a Series A round of $13M led by The Rise Fund, a global fund managed by TPG Growth. Also participating are Velocity Capital, Western Technology Investments, First Ally Capital,...

Temenos and AUC Venture Lab team up to accelerate fintech innovation in Egypt. Picture: Innovation Labs

Temenos and AUC Venture Lab team up to accelerate fintech innovation in Egypt

August 13, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo, university-based startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region, and Temenos, the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Cairo....

African Banks are using Agent Networks to unlock the potential of Financial Inclusion

African Banks are using Agent Networks to unlock the potential of Financial Inclusion

August 13, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Papersoft is now a technological partner of two of the biggest African banks: Equity Bank Group and Ecobank from Democratic Republic of Congo to help them delivering their financial inclusion services via hyperlocal agents. Banks alongside with technology...

Standard Bank customers are now able to use Samsung Pay

Standard Bank customers are now able to use Samsung Pay

August 13, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has announced that Standard Bank customers are now able to make use of Samsung Pay. According to Samsung, Standard Bank cards supported during early access are Mastercard credit and cheque cards. Craige Fleischer, Vice President of Integrated Mobility...

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple reaches new landmark with $1 trillion valuation

August 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Apple the culture-changing company behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad hit another milestone on Thursday, becoming the first private-sector company to surpass $1 trillion in market value. Shares of Apple hit $207.91 in afternoon trading on Wall Street, allowing...

Destiny 2: Forsaken - Legendary Collection and Dreaming City Trailer

Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection and Dreaming City Trailer

August 12, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bungie, High Moon Studios, and Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, revealed that Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection will release worldwide on September 4 and is now available for pre-order. Destiny 2: Forsaken –...

Hundreds of thousands of Tokyo 2020 athletes, staff and reporters will be scanned by cutting-edge facial recognition technology in an Olympic Games first

Tokyo 2020 to deploy facial recognition technology

August 12, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tokyo 2020 will be first Olympics to use facial recognition technology to increase security around all venues. Hundreds of thousands of Tokyo 2020 athletes, staff and reporters will be scanned by cutting-edge facial recognition technology in an Olympic Games...

The latest model boosts memory capacity, with options for 128 or 512 gigabytes of memory. Users also can insert a micro card to boost capacity beyond a terabyte, a record for a smartphone.

Samsung unveils newest smartphone – Galaxy Note 9

August 11, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone on Thursday, its latest effort to address flagging sales of the high-functioning gadgets. The consistent leader in the global smartphone market, Samsung nonetheless suffered a 22...

Red Dead Redemption 2

New Red Dead Redemption II trailer showcases stunning visuals and gameplay

August 11, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

As the release date for Rockstar’s open-world Western, Red Dead Redemption II, draws closer, Rockstar has only just dropped a more comprehensive look at what the actual gameplay will be like. In this thrilling prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption,...